Facing Fire: Art, Wildfire, and the End of Nature in the New West
February 22 - August 9, 2020
UCR Arts California Museum of Photography
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6pm - 8pm
3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Norma I. Quintana’s Forage From Fire series will be featured in this group exhibition at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA.
“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.”