Curator-Led Tour: Facing Fire

California Museum of Photography

April 7, 2021

Curator-Led Tour: Facing Fire

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 11am - 12pm

Live Virtual Event

Curator Douglas McCulloh will lead a virtual tour of the Facing Fire exhibition currently installed at the California Museum of Photography. Join in on the live discussion about art, photography, and wildfire.

About the exhibition:

Fire as omen and elemental force, as metaphor and searing personal experience — these are the subjects explored by the artists of Facing Fire. California’s diverse ecologies are fire-prone, fire-adapted, even fire-dependent. In the past two decades, however, West Coast wildfires have exploded in scale and severity. There is a powerful consensus that we have entered a new era. The artists of Facing Fire bring us incendiary work from active fire lines and psychic burn zones. They face fire, sift its aftermath, and struggle with the implications.

Work by:

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
Joan Wulf

Thank you to our sponsors: Altura Credit Union and Stella Artois.