19 Sep Fritzia Irízar: CaCO3
April 7 – September 1, 2019
Mexican artist Fritzia Irízar’s work explores the concept of value relative to precious materials such as diamonds and gold. CaCO3 focuses on the pearl and uncovers its vast historic web of influence as a commodity for centuries and across civilizations. Through video, sculpture, and ephemera, this exhibition examines the implications that the international trade of this precious material has had on natural resources and labor, with a particular emphasis on the history of pearl production in Mexico.
This exhibition was organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and co-Curated by Virginia Roy, Curator, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC and Cassandra Coblentz.