OCCCAs new show Regeneration is tied explicitly to stem-cell therapyin honor on UCIs new stem-cell research centerand implicitly to all kinds of ideas about what regeneration can mean, as interpreted through photography and sculpture by local-ish artists whove shown worldwide. One immediately interesting entry comes from Lowrider Arte editor and photographer Edgar OSOK Hoill, best known for uncompromising street-level photography. He teams up here with illustrator Gregg Stone for a series exploring how the warrior philosophy of the Aztecs has reappeared (or regenerated) among the Cholo counterculture of today. This is a subject Hoill can attach to plenty of experience; look for something focused and powerful.
Sat., June 5, 6 p.m., 2010