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September 2021

BLOOM: KIEU TRAN – LOCAL LANGUAGE

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
Local Language, 477 25th Street
Oakland, CA Oakland, CA, 94612 United States
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Local Language is pleased to present BLOOM, a new exhibition by Artist in Residence Kieu Tran. BLOOM is an exploration of human transformation and growth; a reminder of how we are all continually growing even when we don’t feel like we are blooming. The concept for this show grew out of Kieu’s recent decision to quit her financially secure tech job in January 2021 to become a full-time artist. It’s the second time that she has drastically changed her career to break…

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TABITHA SOREN: SURFACE TENSION EXHIBITION – MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM

September 18 - December 12
Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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Featuring photographs by Bay Area artist Tabitha Soren, Surface Tension explores the intersection of everyday technology with culture, politics, and human contact. Using an 8x10 large-format camera, Soren shoots iPad screens under raking light to reveal the tactile trail we leave behind. The images beneath are a compendium of private and public experiences, from a young child blowing a kiss goodnight to her mother, to the protests that followed the fatal 2014 shooting by police of Michael Brown in Ferguson,…

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RE-ENVISION: GROUP SHOW – GRAY LOFT GALLERY

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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Gray Loft Gallery is reopening this September and we are very pleased to present Re-Envision, a group show of seven Bay Area artists. On view will be painting, photography, mixed-media and hand-blown glass. Out of the Isolation of the past 18 months, these artists have created pieces that reflect resilience and optimism. “While I have been making art during this pandemic, it has given me the space and my undivided attention to really dig deep and produce. Quarantine is not…

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From the Collection of Althaea Langston

September 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
[email protected], 431 13th Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Althaea Langston (also known as Greg's mom) has been a Bay Area Resident for over 20 years.  Her love of art, however, extends over a lifetime. Art in its many forms has inspired Althaea throughout her life.  She has collected oils, acrylics, watercolors, and photography, as well as sculpture, weaving and ceramics.  To her, art is part of everyday existence. After a lifetime of collecting, she has decided to divest herself of some of her immense collection.  Art has given…

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“le Cirque – Encore!”: New Work by Elaine Maute`

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - November 6 @ 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.  ”le Cirque – Encore!”.  The exhibition opens Saturday, September 25 and continues to Saturday, November 6.  Elaine will greet gallery guests at a reception on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 2 to 4 pm when she will discuss the ideas and issues behind her latest work. Elaine is fascinated with the magic world created by the circus and this is her second show based…

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October 2021

NATALIA JUNCADELLA – SLATE CONTEMPORARY

October 1 - November 28
Slate Contemporary Gallery, 473 25th Street
Oakland, 94612 United States
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SLATE Contemporary is pleased to present Natalia Juncadella’s solo exhibition curated by Lucy Spencer. Juncadella’s exhibition features large immersive paintings that were created last year when we were all at home. Her paintings invite us into cozy living spaces that recall intimate memories of her family–having tea with her grandmother, bananas ripening on the counter–waiting to be made into her mother’s famous banana bread, bowls spilling over with the harvest from family fruit trees. This group of paintings are an…

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EXCUSE ME, HIGHLIGHTS – VESSEL GALLERY SATELLITE

October 1 @ 10:00 am - December 18 @ 5:00 pm
Vessel Satellite at The Alice Collective, 272 14th St
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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In addition to COVID, AAPI communities now must reconcile injustices of distant and recent past, such as the six Asian women massacred in Atlanta, physical attacks on our most vulnerable elders, racial slurs and threats in communities worldwide; the traumatic events are too long to list. Grief, realization, reflection; our communities are sorting through emotions and losses. "Excuse Me - Highlights" continues to shine a light on this group of AAPI artists and make their work visible.  While we work…

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Unlikely Heroes: Christine Ferrouge & Samuelle Richardson – Artists’ Opening Reception – GearBox Gallery

October 7 - November 13
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GearBox Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 12 - 5 pm
Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Gallery Hours: Thursdays – Saturdays 12-5 pm and First Fridays 5-8 pm Artists' Opening Reception Saturday October 9th, 1 -5 pm Unlikely Heroes pairs monumental paintings by Christine Ferrouge and dynamic sculptures by Samuelle Richardson. Girls, dogs, and birds wander through a gloomy backdrop of damaged forest and dance with gestural marks, rough edges, and a united palette of charcoal, earth and fiery hues. These somewhat benign, unlikely heroes possess surprising strength, presence, and hope.

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Solo Exhibitions: Raymond L. Haywood and Chris Komater

October 22 - November 27
Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Mercury 20 Gallery continues to celebrate its fifteenth year as a platform for culturally relevant exhibitions from Bay Area artists with two solo shows opening October 22. Through painting and photography, Raymond L. Haywood and Chris Komater explore gesture, abstraction, and the aesthetics of meaning. Raymond L. Haywood remembers that the context for his series Love Letters and Love Notes was evolving in late 2019 before “the COVID year.” Up to this point, brilliant color and bold compositions were signifiers in…

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Garry Knox Bennett: Illumination, Time, Containment and Bling

October 23 - November 27
Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave., Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Opening Reception: Saturday, October 30th from 1-4 pm Illumination, Time, Containment and Bling brings together an exhibition focused primarily on fine craft lamps, clocks, boxes and jewelry by Garry Knox Bennett, spanning several decades of his career. Ever the consummate craftsman, Bennett revels in the exploration and design of everyday objects, elevating them from the arena of routine utility, and they are meant to be used, to the realm of art and high craft, in a most unpretentious way.  Notable…

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