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January 2021

Community Garden – JOHANSSON PROJECTS

January 23 - May 1
Johansson Projects, 2300 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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At a time when it feels like the light is finally breaking through the darkness, Community Garden — a group exhibition of seven artists — cultivates an abundance of connections. Using a variety of methods, the artists achieve a naturalism that aesthetically binds their work together into a single gesture, allowing us glimpses and sensations of the open spaces where we once walked freely, and will soon return. Community Garden features: Miguel Arzabe, Rachelle Bussières, Craig Dorety, Matthew F Fisher,…

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March 2021

A MOUNTAIN OF HILLS – LOCAL LANGUAGE

March 6 - April 24
Local Language, 477 25th Street
Oakland, CA Oakland, CA, 94612 United States
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Local Language is pleased to present our first exhibition of 2021 – A Mountain of Hills by Artist in Residence Ruth Le Roux. A mountain (a collective noun for hills) is a place to escape for adventure, but also a place where one can find solace. Similarly, Le Roux views her artistic journey as beginning with expressive, bold painting and ending with meditative mark-making. The second aspect of her process could not take place without the first, and that tension…

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Pandemania: New Work by Luz Marina Ruiz – Manna Gallery

March 13 - April 24
Manna Gallery, 473 25th St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Manna Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Luz Marina Ruiz opening Saturday, March 13 and continuing to April 24.  Meet Luz at the gallery Saturday, March 13, from 2 – 4 pm when she will meet gallery visitors and discuss how sheltering in place has influenced her creative process.

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Outside of Time, Chuck Potter & Diane Williams – GEARBOX GALLERY

March 19 - April 24
Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Artists Diane Williams and Chuck Potter are a married couple and share a very large studio space in Benicia where they have worked for over two decades.  While they describe their work as not a collaboration, there is an obvious dialogue between them that informs their art.  Both artists are concerned with place and time.  Williams’ work is anchored by places that she describes as “energy spots.”  Potter’s work has many references to times past, some perhaps ancient.  Shown together…

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SIGHTINGS – EVAN HOLM – VESSEL GALLERY

March 20 - May 8
Vessel Gallery, 490 Lake Park Avenue, #10022
Oakland, CA - California 94610 United States
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Installations, videos, and photographs by Evan Holm "Under COVID's restraints, Evan Holm's SIGHTINGS adapts indoor installation to the outdoors in rogue fashion. SIGHTINGS telegraphs a response to imposed pandemic conditions. The results are contemplative yet sudden appearances of calm offerings; serenity amidst uncertainty with which we all grapple. " —Lonnie Lee, Vessel Gallery CLICK HERE to view the Online Exhibition

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April 2021

Phoenix – SLATE CONTEMPORARY

April 1 - May 29
Slate Contemporary Gallery, 473 25th Street
Oakland, 94612 United States
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SLATE contemporary is pleased to present Phoenix, a solo exhibition of mixed media work by artist Holly Wong. All of the works featured in the exhibition were created during the shelter-in-place order over the past year and, so, reflect her spiritual and visual responses to the pandemic, social injustice, and her desire for personal and social transformation.  The display presents a wide variety of expressive modes, including a large-scale drawing-based installation titled Phoenix, to which this show is dedicated, as well as a…

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IMPRINTED: Selections from Myrtle Press Printmakers – TRANSMISSION GALLERY

April 2 - May 22
Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave., Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Curated by Ruth Santee, Dixie Laws and TaVee Lee Transmission Gallery presents work by printmakers affiliated with Sacramento's print making studio, Myrtle Press! Chaitra Bangalore, Donna Brown, Emily Chatusripitak, Elizabeth Corkery, Roger Ewers, Barbara Hennelly, Joanna Kidd, Dixie Laws, the Mayor, Vera McBride, Graham McDougal, Jazel Munoz, Eliot Olson, Ruth Santee, Susan Silvester, ​Nikki Thompson, Summer Ventis, and Sandy Fong Whetstone Myrtle Press printmakers work in a wide variety of techniques, creating editioned works and monoprints in a shared Sacramento printmaking…

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Ginny Parsons – Gray Loft Gallery Pop-up @Werkshack

April 17 - May 29
Gallery at the Werkshack, 481 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Gray Loft Gallery is very pleased to present Ginny Parsons – solo show – a pop-up show at Gallery at the Werkshack in Oakland.  Ginny has a B.A. in graphic design at California State University, Chico and also attended San Francisco School of Art and San Francisco State University.  Her inspirations in art include Richard Diebenkorn, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet and Andy Goldsworthy. She teaches art to children, who also inspire her daily.  But Ginny’s primary inspiration is her connection…

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Ginny Parsons – solo show

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - May 29 @ 5:00 pm
Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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Ginny Parsons – pop-up solo show at Gallery at the Werkshack, curated by Gray Loft Gallery Show dates: April 17 – May 29, 2021 Artists’ Opening Reception: Saturday, April 24, 3:00 – 6:00 pm Artists’ Closing Reception: Saturday, May 22, 3:00 – 6:00 pm Pop-up Location: Gallery at the Werkshack, 481 25th Street Oakland, CA 94612 Werkshack Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, or by appointment Gray Loft Gallery presents Ginny Parsons – a pop-up solo show curated by…

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ARTIST TALK – SIGHTINGS – VESSEL GALLERY

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vessel Gallery, 490 Lake Park Avenue, #10022
Oakland, CA - California 94610 United States
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Topic: Artist Talk with artist Evan Holm and Director Gallerist Lonnie Lee Webinar Vessel Gallery hosts an evening chat with artist Evan Holm discussing his creative process during the pandemic, and the fruition of installation, video, and photography presented in the exhibition "SIGHTINGS". Guest collaborator musician Alexandra Stefans will join. CLICK HERE to join via zoom and for more info! "Under COVID's restraints, Evan Holm's SIGHTINGS adapts indoor installation to the outdoors in rogue fashion. SIGHTINGS telegraphs a response to…

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