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Facing Fire: Art, Wildfire, and the End of Nature in the New West

  • California Museum of Photography 3824 Main Street Riverside, CA, 92501 United States (map)

February 22 - August 9, 2020
UCR Arts California Museum of Photography


Fire as omen and elemental force, as metaphor and searing personal experience -- these are the subjects explored by the artists of Facing Fire. California's diverse ecologies are fire-prone, fire-adapted, even fire-dependent. In the past two decades, however, West Coast wildfires have exploded in scale and severity. There is a powerful consensus that we have entered a new era. The artists of Facing Fire bring us incendiary work from active fire lines and psychic burn zones. They face fire, sift its aftermath, and struggle with the implications.

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