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August 2022

THE WAY WE WERE – COOPER SALMON – WERKSHACK

August 13 - October 8
Werkshack, 481 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The Gallery at the Werkshack is pleased to present a refreshing new series of paintings by artist, Cooper Salmon. On view until October 8th, this playful body of work captures some of life's most quiet, precious moments in the language of a cartoon. In his own words: I’m making a picture book. A sort of cartoon biography of modern life. It started when I was a kid. I grew up watching loony toons and taking pictures with disposable cameras. Cartoons…

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September 2022

SUPERBLOOM – LISA KAIROS – SLATE CONTEMPORARY

September 2 - October 28
Slate Contemporary Gallery, 473 25th Street
Oakland, 94612 United States
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SLATE Contemporary Gallery presents SUPERBLOOM, a solo exhibition of new artworks by Lisa Kairos. The work in this show is inspired by the six months that artist Lisa Kairos spent in the Mojave Desert, just outside Joshua Tree National Park. The artist took long walks through the desert–thinking, feeling, observing, and then returning to the studio to study satellite imagery of the area and to paint. The resulting artworks reference geological formations revealed by satellite maps overlaid with aerial views…

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KHAMSA – AGGREGATE SPACE GALLERY

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
Aggregate Space Gallery, 1255 26th street, suite 101
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Khamsa, the Arabic word for “five,” is a multimedia art exhibition showcasing twenty Black, Muslim, Immigrant, and Refugee visual artists and musicians traversing the five stages of grief. Khamsa will immerse participants within the heart and mind of the project through a musical and visual journey of the five stages of grief. The exhibition will be paired with a hip hop album release with music by the featured music artists. Khamsa aims to address the different forms and contexts of…

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RAYMOND L. HAYWOOD: ENVy OF DESIRE

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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This body of paintings on recycled wood panels and old growth redwood is a continued exploration of how painter Raymond L. Haywood deals with and relates to the countless killings of African Americans in the United States. African Americans are 3.5 times more likely than Caucasian Americans to die at the hands of police. Living in this reality is both difficult and traumatizing. How does Haywood, as an African American male artist and educator cope? In the documentary film James Baldwin: The…

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CHRISTINE MEURIS & KRISTINA NOBLEMAN: IN SYMMETRY

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 15, 2022

Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Artists Christine Meuris and Kristina Nobleman are In Symmetry. With the concepts of wholeness and balance in mind, they have created work in their related yet unique visual languages. Both artists are inspired by the basic grid pattern of plain weave textiles and the effect that simple methods like folding, cutting, or removing threads can achieve in creating harmonious imagery that aspires to convey more than the sum of its parts. Using a restrained palette and limited materials, such as paper,…

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NEOCLES SERAFIMIDIS: ABEYANT LANDSCAPE

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 15, 2022

Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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In late 2021, Neo Serafimidis began a photographic exploration in response to the perception of nature and reality into which we would emerge after COVID. As it turned out, the pandemic was not over; re-emergence in any sense was suspended. Our relationship to this new world is vague and as variable and mutable as the virus itself. Photographing at night, Serafimidis explores the natural open space along the East Bay shoreline that, during the day, functions as an escape for…

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Commuter – Bing Zhang & TaVee McAllister Lee

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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GearBox Gallery is pleased to present Commuter, our 75th exhibition in Oakland! At first not obvious, artists Bing Zhang and TaVee McAllister Lee rely on similar strategies in creating their work, a combination of random interaction, multilayered process, and meticulous execution. Standing with the work in Commuter, one may experience this essential convergence, a combination of chance and intention that elevates the routine and marginal to heroic and meaningful, a reminder and reflection of values and value. September 15 -…

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“Flux”: New Works by Elaine Maute`

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - October 29 @ 5:00 pm
Manna Gallery, 473 25th St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Manna Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Oakland artist Elaine Maute`’s most recent work.  Entitled ”Flux!”,  the exhibition opens Saturday, September 17 and continues to Saturday, October 29.  The exhibition is free and open to the public. In “Flux”, Elaine continues her exploration of movement that began with her Cirque shows and over time has become increasingly abstracted.  Her current work uses looser gestures and strives to accept the accidental as part of the beauty of her expression…

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Robin L. Bernstein: Beauty and Terror, Part 2

September 22 - October 30
Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave., Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Opening Reception. Saturday, September 24th, 1-4 pm Artist's Talk, Saturday, October 15th at 2 pm Transmission Gallery Oakland again presents challenging work for challenging times in Beauty and Terror, Part 2, comprised of eight recent pieces, including 7 from Beauty and Terror, Bernstein's 18 piece series memorializing little known events of the Holocaust, a powerful reminder and timely warning of the savagery human beings are capable of.  Beauty and Terror, Part 1, originally shown at Transmission Gallery in 2019, will be on view at Vargas Gallery at Mission College in Santa Clara…

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JINGLETOWN ORIGINALS – GRAY LOFT GALLERY

September 24 - October 29
Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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Celebrating our 10th year, we are delighted to present Jingletown Originals.  This year marks the fourth decade of the inception of the first live-work building for artists in Oakland’s Jingletown Community. This exhibit celebrates and honors this rich artistic history that spans almost 4 decades. Jingletown Originals shows the remarkable work of 20 artists who helped pave the way for a distinctive, flourishing arts community. The artists featured in the show have all been or currently are residents of this…

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