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October 2022

Artist talk: Bing Zhang & TaVee McAllister Lee

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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Artist’s Talk – Robin L. Bernstein: Beauty and Terror, Part 2

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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…

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JUDITH BELZER AND KATHRYN SPENCE IN CONVERSATION – MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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A conversation between Bay Area artists Judith Belzer and Kathryn Spence, whose work is featured in MCAM’s fall exhibition Shifting Terrains. Belzer’s paintings explore our dynamic and sometimes uncomfortable relationship with the natural world and the built landscape. Spence’s carefully crafted objects and arrangements are inspired by nature but are composed from the discarded materials of the human world—exploring the disconnection between nature and human culture and, in particular, the realities of an overwhelmingly consumption-driven society. Arrive early to see…

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November 2022

Artist talk: Diane Williams & Maryann Steinert-Foley

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Diane Williams’ paintings and Maryann Steinert-Foley's sculptures parallel one another in the way they interpret the contradictory terms of abstraction, realism, and myth. The Realm of Possibility begins with the artist staring at a blank canvas or a raw lump of clay and extends to the viewer when the piece is complete. Whether abstraction or realism, paint or clay, the work must include the audience. Standing with the work one may feel empowered by the energy and grace of a…

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BESSMA KHALAF ARTIST LECTURE – MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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An artist lecture from esteemed Oakland-based artist Bessma Khalaf (b.1978, Baghdad, Iraq) whose video work is featured in MCAM’s fall exhibition Shifting Terrains. Khalaf employs processes of degradation (burning, smashing, shattering, melting, defacing, eating, regurgitating) to her work in photography, video, sculpture, and performance to explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image. Arrive early to see Bessma's work on view at MCAM!

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