History Repaints Itself


  • Irvine Fine Arts Center 14321 Yale Ave Irvine, CA, 92604 United States

Exhibition Dates: February 21st, 2015 - April 18th, 2015                                Opening Reception: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

History Repaints Itself is a group exhibition that endeavors to bring attention to the ever-present influences of our past and underline the importance of art history and its allusions. Featuring artwork that re-imagines or references iconic and historically significant artworks, this exhibit produces a fresh and scholarly look at both the past and present. The goal of the show is to highlight the impact that historic artists, movements, and styles still have on art today by presenting artists who are making work in the lineage of ‘the Masters’. 

The curators hope to encourage a dialogue about important topics in today’s art world, such as the definition of “high art”, appropriating the past, and the continually regenerating themes throughout art history. The show includes interpretations of works by famous artists such as Warhol, Kahlo, and Picasso as well as artwork inspired by historical and cultural movements. This exhibition features some of the innovative and intriguing ways in which artists approach and reproduce classical works, giving light to their own contemplations and ideas about these works in a contemporary setting.