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Justin Kimball’s ‘Pieces of String’ Exhibit Opens at OCC Arts Pavilion March 13

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will feature the photography of Justin Kimball in “Pieces of String,” an exhibit that opens on March 13 and runs through April 18. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the MOPLA – Month of Photography, Los Angeles.

Work by Cierra Lopez and Melissa Aviles will also be on display in the Art Pavilion’s second gallery. The Arts Pavilion galleries will be open from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays.

A closing reception is planned on Saturday, April 19, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., including a presentation by Kimball and book signing. Refreshments will be served.

For four years Justin Kimball photographed abandoned homes, hotels and buildings in the Northeastern United States. For much of this work he accompanied his brother Doug, an auctioneer, into the houses of the deceased or dispersed. While Doug cleared these spaces of items for potential resale, Justin sought within them the evidence of an individual’s life.

Kimball was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1961. He completed his M.F.A. in photography at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture and earned his B.F.A. in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.

His photographs have appeared in many publications and his work is included in numerous collections, including the Corcoran Museum of Art, George Eastman House, J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Kimball taught photography for more than 20 years at colleges and universities, including the Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Orange Coast College and Amherst College, where he is currently an associate professor of art.

What: “Pieces of String”
Justin Kimball, photographer

When: March 18 through April 18
Closed for Spring Break, March 24-27

Closing Reception Saturday, April 19, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Justin Kimball presentation and book signing

Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs – 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Wed – 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa

Admission: Free, Public Invited

Contact: Juan Gutierrez, OCC Communications & Marketing, (714) 432-5725
Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, (714) 432-5102

Orange Coast College, founded in 1947, is one of the nation's top transfer schools. With a student population of 22,000, OCC provides exemplary programs leading to Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees and 145 career programs. The college's 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa. For complete details about OCC, visit