Michael Arcega, “ESPYLACOPA: A Place” at Johansson Projects

Horace Mitchell Miner’s, The Body Ritual Among The Nacirema, published in 1956, was a ripping satire of the proliferation of anthropological and behavioral science papers narrating the nuances of other cultures that were rife with arrogant Western biases. Nacirema was an intentionally transparent word play, spelling “American” backwards; Miner’s fabricated native group of people were directly based upon […]

Photo Feature: Shannon Taylor, “The Stars Come Down” at Redux Studios & Gallery

09.01.2015
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“The Stars Come Down,” a solo show of new artwork by Oakland artist Shannon Taylor at Alameda’s Redux Studios and Gallery is the culmination of Taylor’s artist residency at the St. Vincent de Paul Sorting Facility in East Oakland. For three months Taylor explored the Society’s vast facility of donated objects in search of objects that might be implemented creatively. Introduced to atypical […]

Call for Curators: 2×2 Solo Shows at Pro Arts Oakland — Due: September 21, 2015

08.21.2015
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2 x 2 Solos: Call for Curators Entry Deadline: Monday, September 21, 2015, midnight Pro Arts is accepting applications from curators for 2 x 2 Solos, an exhibition series commissioning new work from four accomplished emerging artists based in the Oakland/Bay Area. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: Click Here   Four curators will be selected for the […]

“Botanica: All Things Plant Life” at Bedford Gallery

08.15.2015
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Floral still lifes and lush landscapes were once considered lowest in the Hierarchy of Genres, until the Middle Ages when a secular, upper-middle class of art consumers emerged, and filled their lavish homes with them. From here the Dutch Golden Age, the 19th and early 20th century Impressionists and Fauves that broke the rules again, and to present-day modern […]

Michael Arcega, “ESPYLACOPA: A Place” at Johansson Projects

07.16.2015
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Horace Mitchell Miner’s, The Body Ritual Among The Nacirema, published in 1956, was a ripping satire of the proliferation of anthropological and behavioral science papers narrating the nuances of other cultures that were rife with arrogant Western biases. Nacirema was an intentionally transparent word play, spelling “American” backwards; Miner’s fabricated native group of people were directly based upon […]

Artist Proof: Constructing The Sacred, A Conversation with Sound Sculptor Kate Lee Short

06.15.2015
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Cease is Basement Gallery Oakland’s second exhibition since the artist run space reopened in May. Using wood forms augmented with audio transducers, this site-specific work is engaged in lengthy dialogue with the humming, rumbling industrial neighborhood in which it is located. As gallery director, my curatorial mission is to showcase emerging talent and never before […]

Call for Applicants: Oakland Museum of California Bay Bridge Steel Program for Creative Reuse in Civic and Public Art Projects

06.03.2015
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Bay Bridge Steel Program for Creative Reuse in Civic and Public Art Projects www.museumca.org/bay-bridge-steel The Bay Bridge Steel Program, being administered by Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), was created in response to significant public interest from Bay Area artists and creative communities in making steel from the bridge available for repurposing and reuse. The program’s […]