Time Under Tension, located in Gallery 1, presents works by Eduardo Aispuro and Patricia Liverman, who treat the surface and substratum of their art in such a way that they draw attention to what is invisible as much as to what is visible. Aispuro employs the language of minimalism in his paintings as a point of departure to investigate ideas of construction, the body, and phenomenology. Liverman’s paintings, made up of accumulated fragments of oil paints, call to mind topographic maps formed by series of dramatic eversions. Together, Aispuro and Liverman’s paintings prompt viewers to consider rupture, concealment, and transformation as actions that shape the world.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibitions, opening reception, and parking are free. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave. For more information, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.