Gallery opening of the week: ‘Tribute 1’ at Irvine Contemporary
Irvine Contemporary is getting ready to move after 10 years in business, the last five of which have been in the bustling 14th Street corridor. Before it closes up shop at 1412 14th St. NW on Aug. 27, the ever-lively gallery — as an homage to some of the artists who have kept it that way — will mount a two-part group hug of an exhibition, the first half of which opens Saturday with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Running through July 16, “Tribute 1” will feature work from such regulars as Teo Gonzalez, James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek) and the recently featured artist known as [dNASAb] — short for Disney NASA Borg. “Tribute 2” will run from July 23 to Aug. 27. And after that? The gallery, according to director Lauren Gentile, has every intention of opening elsewhere but is still “exploring [its] options.”
— Michael O’Sullivan (Friday, June 10)