“Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest” at the Oakland Museum of California

Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest now on view at the Oakland Museum of California is the Bay Area artist’s first full retrospective. Including over 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the Museum’s own collection and from the SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art (where De Forest had a mid-career survey), […]

Interview: Danielle Schlunegger-Warner, “Frontier” at Basement Gallery Oakland

05.23.2016
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Frontier, Danielle Schlunegger-Warner’s current installation project had just opened the preceding Friday at Basement Gallery Oakland when Oakland Art Enthusiast stopped by to talk with the artist. An ambitious undertaking made possible by a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding, which she regularly tells us of her immense gratitude to her donors throughout the visit, Schlunegger-Warner’s installation is an approximately 12-foot-wide […]

Photo Feature: Erik Parra, “each devil his own” at Transmission Gallery

01.06.2016
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San Francisco-based artist Erik Parra draws upon the nuances of predominantly American culture, both the visual arts of painting and film as well more underground spheres of that culture including music and radical political groups, to form a psychological portrait of the United States at critical moments in the nation’s history. His carefully-rendered images explore how the fabricated and real histories […]

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 […]