Photo Feature: Sofie Ramos “pathways / in and out” at Johansson Projects

In pathways / in and out, Sofie Ramos’ evolving exhibition at Johansson Projects, vivid playgrounds, fantastical constructions, and vibrantly textural wonderlands take over the gallery space. Spilling beyond the confines of the canvas, Ramos stretches fabrics, string, sharp lines of color, and absurd forms in her physical interactions with space. Ramos insists on emphasizing process over […]

Photo Feature: Santos Shelton, “The Kingdom is Lost” at Faultline Artspace

11.09.2015
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In “The Kingdom is Lost” now on view at East Oakland’s Faultline Artspace local artist Santos Shelton begins his multi-part visual epic series chronicling the adventures of the character known as Deep Space Traveler. “The Kingdom is Lost” is the first part of this narration, which concerns a civilization that has been nearly destroyed by a meteor, and has […]

Call for Proposals and Diners: Oakland Stock — Deadline: November 8, 2015

10.20.2015

Oakland Stock: a micro-granting dinner series November 15 Call for Proposals & Diners Come eat a lovely meal, meet your community, vote on and support artist projects, and have a swell time. Sunday, November 15, 6pm-8:30pm Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland, CA 94612 DINERS: Tickets- Direct ticket inquiries to oaklandstock@gmail.com. Pre-purchase is necessary to […]

Don’t Miss: Brian Haefling, “Yellow Pages” at Good Mother Gallery

09.29.2015
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“Yellow Pages,” Brian Haefling’s solo show of paintings on the ground floor, and an immersive installation that fills the entire upstairs gallery, will be on view at Oakland’s Good Mother Gallery for just another week. Haefling’s paintings, filled with colorful and intricate patterns, turn into intriguing exercises in repetitious imagery that survey intrinsic meanings behind the symbols and […]

Photo Feature: Athen B. Gallery, “Condition”

09.20.2015
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Experiences and moments, from the everyday to the once-in-a-lifetime, are enjoyed and endured through a limited filter of just 5 senses, and the essential physicality of the body. Athen B. Gallery’s group show, “Condition” refers specifically to the included artists’ diverse avenues of examination into this particular (and also perhaps peculiar) human condition. With each artist’s unique depictions and perspectives […]

Call for Artists: Real Time & Space, 2016 Residency — Deadline: November 1, 2015

09.02.2015

Real Time & Space is pleased to announce an open call for applications to our 2016 international residency program! Applications are due Nov. 1st, 2015. Real Time & Space is located in a 4000 sq ft former print shop in Oakland’s Chinatown. RTS is comprised of 15 work-only artist studios, one of which is dedicated […]

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 […]