Artist Proof: Masako Miki, “Kokoro no Tabi” Kamiyama Artist in Residence in Japan

“Kokoro no Tabi” (A Journey in Between Place) is an installation I created during my Kamiyama Artist in Residence Program in Tokushima Prefecture, a small agricultural town surrounded by mountains of cedar trees, by the river Akui. The piece consists of a 10’ x 18’ drawing and 23 light sculptures and paper objects. The piece […]

Artist Proof: Masako Miki, “Kokoro no Tabi” Kamiyama Artist in Residence in Japan

11.25.2014
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“Kokoro no Tabi” (A Journey in Between Place) is an installation I created during my Kamiyama Artist in Residence Program in Tokushima Prefecture, a small agricultural town surrounded by mountains of cedar trees, by the river Akui. The piece consists of a 10’ x 18’ drawing and 23 light sculptures and paper objects. The piece […]

Compound Gallery’s New Institute of Fabrecation

11.11.2014
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Compound Gallery and Studios kicked off November with a celebration of a massive addition to their sprawling art-making paradise with the opening of The Institute of Fabrefaction, expanding Compound’s space to over 12,000 sq. feet of art facilities. With the opening of the Institute, Compound’s main building just a few feet from the Institute can now be completely devoted to […]

Artist Proof: Curator Jan Wurm, “Closely Considered: Diebenkorn in Berkeley” at Richmond Art Center

11.10.2014
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As the exhibition, Closely Considered: Diebenkorn in Berkeley draws to a close, there seems to be a quiet moment – a pause between becoming/being and the finite has been. It was several years ago that I sat in a student’s studio looking at her paintings, repeatedly turning to gaze over my shoulder at a Richard […]

Call for Artists: Oakland Stock — Due November 30, 2014

11.07.2014
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Oakland Stock, December 7 Oakland Stock is part of the Sunday Soup network, supporting artists’ projects one bowl of soup at a time. Diners pay a small dinner fee, feast on a gourmet meal, and listen to artists propose new projects that need funding. The diners vote on their favorite project to support and the winning […]

Photo Feature: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, “All Exit” at Johansson Projects

11.06.2014
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Responding to California’s increasingly high-tech sphere of society, All Exit, Brookly-based artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy engage with perspectives of the multifarious interpretations of the state’s contemporary landscapes real and imagined, built and natural in their second exhibition at Oakland’s Johansson Projects. “California,” says Johansson Projects of its exhibition, “with its nexus of computer, entertainment, and military industrial centers […]

Photo Feature: Oakland Museum of California 20th Anniversary Dias de los Muertos Community Celebration

11.02.2014
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Throughout the day on October 26, Oakland Museum of California hosted the Dias de los Muertos Community Celebration, marking an impressive milestone of 20 years for this party. Craft activities, tasty traditional food, dance and music groups, and colorful ofrendas bring the community together during this event. Visitors watched demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browsed […]