Fritzia Ir​í​zar: CaCO3​

Fritzia Ir​í​zar:

April 7 – September 1, 2019

Mexican artist Fritzia Ir​í​zar’s work explores the concept of value relative to precious materials such as diamonds and gold. CaCO3 focuses on the pearl and uncovers its vast historic web of influence as a commodity for centuries and across civilizations. Through video, sculpture, and ephemera, this exhibition examines the implications that the international trade of this precious material has had on natural resources and labor, with a particular emphasis on the history of pearl production in Mexico.

This exhibition was organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and co-Curated by Virginia Roy, Curator, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC and Cassandra Coblentz.


Fritzia Irízar, Untitled (Japan Ama) (installation view), 2019; single-channel video projection; Courtesy of the artist and Arredondo/Arozarena Gallery. Photo: Bliss Photography.
Fritzia Irízar: CaCO3 (installation view), 2019; Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.