About This Event

The Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University is pleased to present this traveling exhibition curated by Douglas McCulloh and organized by UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography. Join us for our First Friday opening reception.

Fire as omen and elemental force, as metaphor and searing personal experience—these are the subjects explored by the artists of Facing Fire. In the past two decades, West Coast wildfires have exploded in scale and severity. The artists of Facing Fire — Noah Berger, Kevin Cooley, Josh Edelson, Samantha Fields, Jeff Frost, Luther Gerlach, Christian Houge, Richard Hutter, Christoph Kapeller, Benoit Malphettes, Anna Mayer, Cody Norris, Stuart Palley, Norma I. Quintana, Justin Sullivan, and Joan Wulf— bring us incendiary work from active fire lines and psychic burn zones. They face fire, sift its aftermath, and struggle with the implications.

Image credit: Stuart Palley, El Portal Fire, Yosemite National Park, 2014. Dye sublimation print on aluminum. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition runs through May 13, 2023.
Museum hours are Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm; Sundays: Closed.

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