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January 2021

LANDSCAPE STORIES – GRAYLOFT GALLERY

January 19 - March 30
Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor
Oakland, CA 94601 United States

Gray Loft Gallery is very pleased to present Landscape Stories – a pop-up show at Flax art & design in Oakland. The exhibit includes urban, natural and abstract landscapes by four Bay Area artists, and includes painting, mixed media and photography. Featured Artists: Anthony Holdsworth, Ginny Parsons, Michael Teresko, Xan Blood Walker Artists’ Opening Reception: Saturday, February 6, 3:00 – 6:00 pm Location: FLAX art & design, 1501 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland, California FLAX Hours: Monday - Saturday,…

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“Tents and Towers”: New Work by Janet Bogardus

January 23 - March 6
Manna Gallery, 473 25th St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Manna Gallery is pleased to present our first show for 2021.  “Tents and Towers”, recent works by Marin artist Janet Bogardus, opens Saturday. January 23 and continues to Saturday, March 6. A meet and greet for Janet occurs on Saturday, January 30, from 2 – 4pm, when she will be present to greet visitors and discuss her latest work. Janet says this about her work,” I am fascinated with cities, in all their contradictions …In the series Tents and Towers…

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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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Equilibrium, Jules Campbell & Linda Ellinwood – GEARBOX GALLERY

January 29 - March 13
Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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 Equilibrium, a new exhibit, showcasing the recent work of two gallery members, Jules Campbell and Linda Ellinwood, with guest artist Lori Murphy’s Canaday Redacted, featured in the inner room gallery, will run from January 29 through March 13, 2021.  Campbell  and Ellinwood are both process oriented artists. Campbells’ many layered and sanded collage surfaces are juxtaposed with and balanced by solid surfaces of brilliant color, usually orange or red/orange. Ellinwood draws from a wide assortment of organic materials - wood,…

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Lori Murphy, Canaday Redacted, a special installation in GearBox Gallery’s Inner Room

January 29 - March 13
Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Three years ago, Lori Murphy began dismantling and reassembling a volume set of “Metropolitan Seminars in Art” by John Canaday.She was interested in altering his narrative, writing new stories over the old. Part of her process is the continuous rhythm of deconstruction and reconstruction–breaking down this vintage canon of art history from the 1950s and reworking it to her own liking. Murphy ripped out pages, tore them up, obliterate sections with whitewash and graphite, then reassembled the parts until it…

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February 2021

Elizabeth Sher: Surreality – MERCURY 20 GALLERY

February 12 - March 20
Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Elizabeth Sher’s artwork over the last decade has been inspired by residencies in other countries. She makes small scale works abroad, brings them back to her Oakland studio, and lets them evolve into more finished pieces. This year, Covid-19 made travel impossible. Starting in mid-March, Sher sheltered in place at a cottage on the Russian River where everything was closed and time slowed down. For three months this satellite studio became a refuge, its own unique kind of artist residency.…

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Julianne Wallace Sterling: Pandemic Motherland

February 12 - March 20
Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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So much has been said about an unprecedented year that it's no longer interesting to repeat. However, at the beginning of the pandemic and social unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd, Julianne Wallace Sterling began saving her newspapers from 2020, knowing that she might want to comment artistically. Sterling has long drawn from the rich history of portrait painting with her work, and here she returns to painting portraits of loved friends, women and children, all living through a year…

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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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Another Dream Portal

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - April 11 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery at the Werkshack, 481 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Installation and drawings by Olivia A. Carter A master of meaningful objects, Olivia A. Carter persistently constructs monuments to loved ones who live in her memory. Having lost precious mementos, and missed opportunities for final goodbyes, Carter is on a constant quest to recreate the feeling and presence of those persons. Fading memories can sometimes include convincing personal fiction and Carter embraces the invented narrative. In our hearts we piece together the missing person, the storyline, the ephemera… and perhaps fall…

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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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