Empty Spaces: Gina Gaiser – MANNA GALLERY
May 1 - June 19Free
Manna Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Empty Spaces”, an exhibition of paintings and photography by Bay area artists Sandra Wong Orloff and Gina Gaiser, opening Saturday, May 1 and continuing to Saturday, June 19. Both artists will do a walk through May 1 from 2 – 4pm when they will discuss the ideas and issue involved with their work to gallery visitors. The public is cordially invited to attend.
Gina’s photography explores images we see every day. “Time and place are an important part of the work. The photographs document a specific moment that might be familiar but is unique and something we may not otherwise notice or remember. I use a digital camera, camcorder, or phone and photo editing software to simplify the images and focus on formal compositions, creating a series of my daily activities that are like pages of a book, cells in a comic strip, or stills from a film.
“In this age of Anthropocene, the human age, momentum is building to establish a new geological epoch that recognizes humanity’s impact on the planet. It is in this context that I explore images of everyday life – how we navigate through our environment, build structures, and connect with others.”
Gina Gaiser is an Oakland-based artist working primarily in photography and digital media. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and studied printmaking and art history for one year at Il Bisonte School of Graphic Arts in Florence, Italy. Gina returned to the Bay Area and co-founded the artist collective Ben Dunne Presents producing pop-up art events. She received an MFA from Mills College in Digital Media, Video, and Sculpture.