POSIES: A POCKETFUL – CURATED BY RUTH SANTEE – GEARBOX GALLERY

Loading Events

« All Events

POSIES: A POCKETFUL – CURATED BY RUTH SANTEE – GEARBOX GALLERY

August 26 - October 2

Gallery Hours: Thursdays – Saturdays 12-5 pm and First Fridays 5-8 pm

Artist’s Reception August 28th 1-3 pm

Throughout history, flowers have commanded human attention. Our relationship with flowers is special. In many ways it is symbiotic. Wild flowers being the exception, most flowers are cultivated and require human care. In return, flowers provide us with a rich cultural, and sensory experience. There are countless cultural and scientific references to flowers throughout history.  Humans have designated the flower as a symbol of birth, death, love and honor. We adorn our bodies, our homes, our churches and our graveyards with them.  We pick them, plant them, buy them, pollinate with them, draw them, sculpt them, dry them, eat them, preserve them and heal with them. For most people flowers carry enormous symbolism, provide soothing sympathy and are an integral part of many of cultural ceremonies. Flowers heighten our awareness. By using all of our senses, our continued relationship with flowers connects us to each other and the environment.

This exhibit promises more than mere reverence for the “flower”. Posies: A Pocketful explores the unique interpretations 11 established artists have with this subject matter.

Posies in this exhibit include: Bronze, steel Ikebana, abstracted zip tie flowers, ceramic blossoms, dancing paper mache flowers, illuminated neon flora, floral assemblage of found objects, paper flowers, and flowers on paper.

The exhibiting artists are:

David Kimball Anderson

Jerry Ross Barrish

Lynn Beldner

John Casey

Cheryl Coon

Roger Daniells

Vicki Gunter

Carrie Lederer

Ruth Santee

Tiffanie Turner

Franca Van Allen

Details

Start:
August 26
End:
October 2
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,
Website:
https://gearboxgallery.com/home/

Organizer

Gearbox Gallery
Phone:
(510) 859 - 5208
Website:
http://gearboxgallery.com/

Other

Name of the Artist
Ruth Santee Curator
About the Artist
Ruth Santee has been an advocate for the arts for 30 years. Santee is a California based artist, curator, gallerist and tenured professor. She received a BFA from the College of Santa Fe and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Santee is a recipient of a Cadogan Fellowship Award from the San Francisco Foundation and a recipient of a San Francisco Art Commission award. Santee's work is in the permanent collection of the University of Oregon, the David Brower Center, Berkeley CA and the US Forestry Service of Northern California. Santee has curated exhibits for community, academic and gallery venues. Santee is the co-director/owner of Transmission Gallery in Oakland, CA. Transmission Gallery is a member of the Oakland Art Murmur and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association

Venue

Gearbox Gallery
770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(510) 859 - 5208
Website:
http://gearboxgallery.com/