Orange Country Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) celebrates a group show titled “Into the Light.” From Caravaggio to Turrell, light is essential for art. With digital effects, or old master techniques, and in every imaginable medium, artists capture and reflect light in all its forms. Since time immemorial, the radiance of light has expressed spiritual illumination, and the thirst for transcendence – even in the darkest of times.

Calle de la Ola Vista, Frederika Roeder, Acrylic, interference, glass bead gel, acrylic glaze and acrylic was on primed, clear gesso canvas, 54″ x 48″ x 1.5″

Frederika Roeder’s work will be included in the exhibition. Her work follows Minimalism and the Light and Space Movements, while finding its roots in the natural environment, will be showing her large acrylic painting Calle de la Ola Vista from her current San Clemente series. Working with minimal color and materials including iridescence and fluorescence, she works to capture and reflect light to imitate the changeable conditions of nature and the shimmering potency of memories. Her San Clemente series pays homage to her youth, growing up in Southern California and the ocean, beaches and surf culture that shaped her life. “Calle de la Ola Vista” is a sacred street leading to the Riviera District in San Clemente where that culture was born.

Don’t miss this brilliant exhibit at the Orange Country Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), juried by Nicholas Barlow, Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art & Photography, Hammer Museum. Forty-nine artists where chosen from a pool of 600 to demonstrate their relationship with light, using mediums ranging from painting to photography and styles from figurative to abstract.

Selected artists include: Jon Ng, Frederika Roeder, Sheila Daube, Carla Falb, Virginia Katz, Robert Repp, Constance Rawlins, Richard Bohn, and Annie Claval and others. For a complete listing of participating artists, go to:

On view: February 1, 2020 – March 28, 2020 

What: Opening reception
Where: Orange Country Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), 117 North Sycamore St
(Corner of 2nd and Sycamore), Santa Ana, CA 92701
When: February 1, 2020; 6:00pm – 10:00pm