Archaeology of Metaphor: The Art of Gilah Yelin Hirsch – Artist Walkthrough
ARCHAEOLOGY OF METAPHOR: The Art of GILAH YELIN HIRSCH
OPENING NIGHT WALKTHROUGH, OCTOBER 1, 2022
ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (OCCCA), SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA)
was pleased to present
Archaeology of Metaphor: The Art of Gilah Yelin Hirsch
Exhibition curated by Donna Stein
Dates: October 1 through 29, 2022
About the Exhibition
This retrospective celebrates Canadian American artist Gilah Yelin Hirsch who is an influential professor of art and a pioneer of the Feminist art movement in California. The exhibit brings together original ideas in art, science, ecology, human consciousness and the additional timeless themes of race and equality.
Meaning has always been Hirsch’s primary subject matter. She has continually searched for substance beyond the obvious. In her inventive handling of ordinary subject matter like everyday food, and by superimposing images over each other in a dynamic conversation of call and response, she manipulates time through space in her quest for as yet undiscovered order. It is the unknown that lures her. There is no end to this search for it is the direction of the soul. While Hirsch is primarily a painter, the exhibition will also include monotypes, photographs, books, two films and contextual materials. The pervasive question is: Does one think because of what one sees, or does one see because of what one thinks?