“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), […]

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 […]

Photo Feature: “Terra Incognita,” Mills College 2015 MFA Exhibition

05.27.2015
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“Terra Incognita,” the title of this year’s Mills College’s Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, translates from Latin to mean an unknown or unexplored territory. Certainly this title resonates significantly within the work, career, and creative practices of this year’s graduating artists of the Studio Art Program: Megan Enderschmidt, Jackie Farkas, Sara Kerr, Kevin Keul, Malena Lopez-Maggi, Dani Padgett, Christine Patterson, […]

Call for Art: “Superstrata: 3D Printed Art” at The Compound Gallery — Deadline: June 1, 2015

05.13.2015
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SUPERSTRATA: 3D PRINTED ART OPEN CALL FOR 3D PRINTED ART There is a $25 submission fee for up to 5 works Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2015 midnight Notification of acceptance: by June 15th, 2015 Show dates: July 18th-August 30th, 2015 If accepted, drop off/deliver work by: July 8th, 2015 If work is accepted: Artist must […]

Call for Applicants: 2015-2016 Kala Fellowship Award — Deadline: May 22, 2015

05.12.2015
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2015-2016 KALA FELLOWSHIP AWARD Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce the thirtieth year of the Fellowship Program. The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts […]

Samantha Bittman, “Material Data” at Johansson Projects

05.10.2015
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Historically it has been seen that as new materials with propensity for creative use have come to prominence, many designs, motifs and even techniques are transferred from existing, traditional mediums and crafts, creating an intriguing continuity of culture, as well as a furthered examination of arts’ objecthood and its significance. Samantha Bittman’s new series of works in Material Data now […]

Photo Feature: “New Normal Two” at New Normal Brewing in Collaboration with Guerrero Gallery

05.04.2015
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Recent socioeconomic and political issues, and the ensuing changes in the Bay Area have often created schism between the cities of Oakland and San Francisco. It has now seemed to become a great topic of debate where artists reside and exhibit, where they have been forced to move, and the status quo and future of each city’s separate arts […]

“New Paintings” at Aggregate Space

04.15.2015
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Aggregate Space Gallery’s current group show, New Paintings presents a collection of works by five locally-based artists: Tara de la Garza, William Emmert, Adam Hathaway, Clive McCarthy, and Evan Reiser that each contend with the assumptive conflict between traditional painting and new media, and experiment with hybrid aesthetics, exploring new avenues of expression in traditional painting practices. By implementing techniques […]

Berkeley Art Center Agility Projects: Claire Colette: Ever/After; and Rhonda Holberton: You Are Something the Whole World is Doing

04.09.2015
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Berkeley Art Center’s current solo shows of commissioned new work by Bay Area-based artists Claire Colette and Rhonda Holberton are the debut of the new Agility Projects series: exhibitions and public programs that engage audiences with the diverse array of artists within the local community. This series provides artists with the critical tools that will encourage them to further explore new […]