Posts Tagged ‘Oakland’

Rhonda Holberton: YOU BECAUSE FREE INSTANTLY NEW at Pro Arts Gallery

Rhonda Holberton. YOU BECAUSE FREE INSTANTLY NEW, 2014; installation view; Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California. Courtesy of the Artist and Pro Arts Gallery.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Amanda N. Simons reviews Rhonda Holberton: YOU BECAUSE FREE INSTANTLY NEW at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, California. Pro Arts Gallery in downtown[.....]

Sylvia Fein: Surreal Nature at Krowswork

Sylvia Fein. Crucial Eye, 2011; egg tempera on board, 20 x 24 inches. Courtesy the artist and Krowswork Gallery, Oakland.

Today from our partners at Art Practical we bring you Mary Anne Kluth‘s review of Sylvia Fein: Surreal Nature at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland, California. Kluth notes, “A true pleasure of the exhibition, and a mark of its success as a retrospective, is the opportunity to trace developing threads, such as a particular symbol, subject matter, or technique, through various works over long periods of time…the[.....]

Bon/anza 3: Dress for This at n/a gallery

Bon/anza 3: Dress for This, Installation View, n/a Gallery windows, 2013. Image courtesy of the Artists.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Suzanne L’Heureux reviews Bon/anza 3: Dress for This, at n/a gallery in Oakland, California. Bon/anza 3: Dress for This, at n/a gallery, is a visually satisfying and conceptually[.....]

Nomadic Art Experience Pulls Into Oakland

Promotional image for Levi's Station to Station project, 2013; organized by artist Doug Aitken.

As part of our ongoing partnership with KQED Arts, today we bring you a thoughtful consideration of Levi’s Station to Station project. Author Christian L. Frock notes, “Though it seems unlikely that corporate benefactors will support politically potent, radical, or controversial artworks, perhaps the support leveraged by these popular and populist ‘public art’ opportunities will allow artists to engage in work that challenges us to think[.....]

“Hello, all but forgotten piece of 1970s feminist Earth Art, have you ever seen a transsexual before?”

Liz Rosenfeld, Untitled [Dyketactics Revisited], 2005. Video transfer.

Sight, acknowledgment, and shared experience all figure prominently in Hybrid Narrative: Video Mediations of Self and the Imagined Self, currently at Mac Arthur B Arthur in Oakland, CA. Artists Liz Rosenfeld, Chris E. Vargas, Sofia Cordova and Shana Moulton make themselves “seen” though video, film transfer, installation and performance. Rosenfeld’s Untitled (Dyketactics Revisited), a 16mm film transfer to video, brings us to another time both[.....]

The Take-Away: Run Off at MacArthur B Arthur

Anyone who’s ever temped in an office or published a zine knows the marvelous idiosyncrasies of the Xerox machine: the sliding, illuminated beam that scans the images; the warm stacks of copies identical enough to be called “exact” yet often full of bleeding letters; shiny black-hole shadows and flecks of who-knows-what from the machine itself.  In Run Off, now on view at MacArthur B Arthur[.....]

World Disclosers: Medusa’s Mirror at Pro Arts Gallery

Some philosophy holds that the fundamental role of human beings is to be “world disclosers.”  Medusa’s Mirror: Fears, Spells, and Other Transfixed Positions, a small yet conceptually powerful show at Oakland’s Pro Arts Gallery, demonstrates this principle via the visual arts.  The exhibit, curated by Amanda Cachia, is expansive in at least two important ways. First, the objects on view include both traditional and new[.....]