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July 2022

ARTIST-LED TOUR W/ CRAIG CALDERWOOD – MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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Join artist Craig Calderwood for a special walkthrough of her exhibition, The Light Bulb Sound, and take home a risograph print designed by the Artist. The Light Bulb Sound, part of MCAM's 2022 Art + Process + Ideas Exhibition, shares elements of Calderwood's creative process, including preliminary drawings and notes, alongside finished paintings. The exhibition shares the push and pull of failure and the transformative process that each piece goes through.

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Artist Talk: Myra Eastman & Sonia Gill

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Days in Our Lives, featuring work by Myra Eastman and Sonia Gill. Eastman’s figurative paintings are driven both by the past and a desire to make sense of the chaos surrounding our world. Her work, grounded in current political and social narratives, strives to contain the often-chaotic action, creating areas of calm and reflection on the picture plane. Gill is fascinated with repetitive shapes, colors, and patterns. Her painted still life compositions of kitchenware are carefully culled from thousands of…

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August 2022

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – AGGREGATE SPACE GALLERY

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aggregate Space Gallery, 1255 26th street, suite 101
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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We are seeking catharsis. We are creating spells of catharsis. Our work exists as a collective aspect of our transformations, offering the resonant waves of our actions in creation. The perceptions we position ourselves in, and the questions we pull from our guts lead to metaphysical shifts which bubble not only in ourselves but into the society of which we are a part. By examining our place in societal structures, we peer inside both the world around us and ourselves,…

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Alexi Antoniadis + Susie Taylor | Origin Stories

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Johansson Projects, 2300 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Origin Stories is a graphically adventurous exhibition made up of sculptural and textile works by artists Alexi Antoniadis and Susie Taylor. The exhibition as a whole reflects the artists’ explorations of modernism, memory, and our surrounding environment through the optics of line, pattern, color and abstraction. Susie Taylor’s textile panels–handcrafted with a traditional loom and cotton or linen yarn–seduce the eye with vibrant colors and geometric motifs. The motifs in her latest series are records from our everyday surroundings: lined…

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OPENING RECEPTION FOR “What the Dormouse Said”

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art@Archer, 431 13th Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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California artist, Wally Fields, is back at Art@Archer with his unique blend of psychedelic and mid-century modern themes.  Join us for the Opening Reception and an opportunity to talk to Wally about his process.  Food and beverages will be provided.   See you there!

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Opening Reception: Group Show at John Natsoulas Gallery

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Natsoulas 519 Uptown Gallery, 519 17th St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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John Natsoulas Gallery presents a group show featuring work by Boyd Gavin, Richard Notkin, Jose Ruiz, Mark Bulwinkle, Dan Snyder, and Tip Toland. Join them for an Opening Reception on First Friday from 6 - 8 pm at 519 17th Street.

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SECOND SATURDAY ARTIST TALK – AGGREGATE SPACE GALLERY

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Aggregate Space Gallery, 1255 26th street, suite 101
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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We are seeking catharsis. We are creating spells of catharsis. Our work exists as a collective aspect of our transformations, offering the resonant waves of our actions in creation. The perceptions we position ourselves in, and the questions we pull from our guts lead to metaphysical shifts which bubble not only in ourselves but into the society of which we are a part. By examining our place in societal structures, we peer inside both the world around us and ourselves,…

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Opening Reception – Lori Murphy: Transforming the Canon

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave., Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Opening Reception Saturday, August 6th, 1-4 pm Greet the Artist! Enjoy the light refreshments outdoors on our deck. Free street parking nearby.   Lori Murphy continues her series of work based on the deconstruction and reconstruction of John Canaday's Metropolitan Seminars in Art, a classic series of instructive books about art and art making. Transmission Gallery is pleased to present Murphy's recent pieces from this project. Read more about the how on our website...

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Opening Reception – Karl X Hauser: Fever Dream

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave., Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6th, 1-4 pm Meet the Artist! Enjoy light refreshments on our outdoor deck! Free street parking nearby!     A lot has happened since Karl X. Hauser's last solo show at Transmission Gallery, a combination of catastrophic events almost impossible to have imagined back then in 2019.  Aptly titled, Hauser's, Fever Dream, introduces  gritty figurative sculpture created during these bewildering and chaotic few years.  Horrified and horrific, stupefied, but still gamely carrying on, hopeful even, Hauser's characters and…

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FAINTING COUCH: A CONTACT IMPROV DANCE PERFORMANCE – MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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A collaborative work by UNA Productions dance company and Christy Chan -- Join artist Christy Chan for a walkthrough of her exhibition, Patterns, followed by a contact improv dance performance by members of UNA Productions dance company in response to Chan’s Fainting Couch. Light reception to follow. Patterns, part of MCAM's 2022 Art + Process + Ideas Exhibition, invites the public to examine America’s intergenerational privilege and culture of gaslighting when confronting racial and social inequities. Chan has decolonized an…

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