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The beautiful and macabre paintings of Nina Wright are on display at Vamp record store in downtown Oakland at 331 19th Street. Canvases stretched to form pieces of a female body bring to life the original style of Nina’s brush through color, shape, space, and layers of expression.
Check it out, it’s dope!
Cannon Dill’s solo show at Le Qui Vive gallery at 1525 Webster Street will be on display all this month. Spray paint, acrylics on wood, found objects, canvas, wheat pastes, screen printed and embroidered clothing make up an extensive gathering of Cannon’s works that are a must see.
Cannon’s dual conflict of man and nature remains evident as he works in the classic wood grain, rustic, fine line detail of work. Cannon takes on a new form as he introduces color into his palate. Between the sharp lines a new liquid, oozing between the idea of innards and substance. The colors strike and dawn the perimeters of the artist’s narrative scale. At first glance, Heavy Water becomes the feeling of the pinnacle, folksy storytelling from Cannon, leaving the title of the show to stand for the organs produced. Dictating the scale of proportions, this narrative begins to set this rule. We also gain the magnitude and importance in the large scale murals that Cannon produces; a direct translation of size within his work. The approach reprises the undertones that Cannon consistently aims for. A sense of detachment from the wonders of the simple world bring to life the harrowing dismissal of nature; present in the subjects he draws a new idea of reason, awareness & introspective thinking.
“The EleFUNk Gallery.” Curated by Patti Astor, the show will feature a huge line-up of graffiti and street artists and will pay tribute to Patti’s original FUN Gallery in NYC, which was the first art space to show the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Futura, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy and many other influential artists in the early ’80s.
“The EleFUNk Gallery” runs April 5-30 and the opening reception will be held at Loakal on April 5. There will also be an all-day live painting event with all of the artists, followed by a closing reception, on April 27.
The line-up of artists includes: Founding members of The Ex-Vandals Crew, Wicked Gary (NYC), Stan 153, Flint, Kool Kito, Refa, Resek, Kufue, Nate1, KAYTWO, Pengo, Chris Granillo, Cuba, Mace, Jeannette Farrell, Agana, Sno (WA), Joker, Nite Owl, Onedr, Kori Thompson, Ernest Doty, Griffin One, Such & Champ Styles (AZ), and more. These artists will be joined by Chuky and Creature for the wall jam and closing reception on April 27.
This year we have two tables (immediately next to each other) so that we can pack even more work by local artists.
The Bookfair will aslo be more conveniently located in the Mission near BART this time.
The 18th annual San Francisco Anarchist Book Fair will be March 16 and 17, 2013.
For the first time, the book fair will be held at The Armory Community Center, located in San Francisco’s Mission District at the corner of 14th Street and Mission.
The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is a free two-day event presented by Bound Together Bookstore.
Each year, the book fair brings together over 75 radical booksellers, distributors, independent presses, and political groups from around the world, and features books, pamphlets, zines, art, crafts, and information. The two-day fair includes dozens of speakers, panels, and workshops as well as an art show.
Transforming the Landscape of Black America
Friday, Feb. 1st – Saturday, Feb. 23rd
Come out to the 3rd annual Warehouse 416 Black History Month Exhibit and experience the legacy of Oakland Art. Warehouse416 is proud to be the only Oakland Art Murmur gallery to annually host a Black History Month Show. This years show, Innovators is a special treat, focusing on an incredible group of artists, spanning four generations, who are continually breaking new ground in their work. Come experience the pioneers and emerging talent of your local art community with us!
the THEME…. Black folks who were/are game changers, trailblazers, pioneers, chief rockers of the vangaurd and by definition just by breathing were the avant-garde….in a word…
Friday, Feb. 1st 6-10pm
In conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur
Every Saturday, 1-5pm
or by appointment firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST FRIDAY DJ
Artist Talk & Brunch with James Gayles, Eesuu Orundide & Aswad Aarif
Saturday, February 9th, 2-5pm
Longtime members of Oakland’s art scene, James Gayles, Eesuu Orundide, and Aswad Aarif have inspired a generation of Black artists, James with his watercolors and Eesuu and Aswad with their strong graphic style. Come hear these amazing individuals discuss their artistic process, and share their ruminations on how the Oakland art scene has evolved over the years.
Pacificohigh Zine Release
Saturday, February 16th 1-5pm
Check out the longawaited zine release of Pacificohigh #2 from Deadeyes, featuring three years of incredible street art, installations, murals and gallery work
Black Futurist Spoken Word/Broun Fellinis
& Closing Reception of Innovators
Saturday, February 23rd 5-9pm
Join D.Scott for an improvisational collaboration of spoken word artists, vocalist, and live painting, featuring the music of the Broun Fellinis
CURATED BY Melanin
PRODUCED BY Scrivani Productions…follow your art
WAREHOUSE 416 • 416 26TH ST OAKLAND • WWW.WAREHOUSE416.COM
FIFTY24PDX Gallery and Upper Playground are proud to present Peeled: a show featuring the dark and detailed work of Portland artist Hill Hudson.
Bringing the cross hatch back one line at a time, Hill Hudson has been professionally throwing ink at paper for years as a Portland Oregon dwelling hipster. He is an illustrator backed by an epic overdose of graphic skateboarding, street art and comic book culture. Enthusiastically capturing very realistic yet stylized and controlled imagery, he’s breaking through the walls of a detailed, old-timey, quill and ink approach, to the popular wit of the new school zombie-loving era we live in. Hill has shown his work from galleries to coffee shops, Juxtapoz.com and zines littering the floors of nerdy kids rooms everywhere.
An opening reception for Peeled will be held First Thursday, February 7th 2013, from 6:00-10:00 PM. The show runs through March 30th 2013.
23 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Man, Animal and the Machines: Print Show
Friday Dec. 7. 5-10pm
33 Grand Ave, Oakland
Featuring heads from Special Delivery and presenting artists who translate their life from the streets to new styles and mediums… photography, painting and flipping the original expression of graffiti and street art.
Celebrating Ear Peace Records Grand Re-Opening as a gallery event space with an upstairs graffiti shop.
@ Ear Peace Records
(between Harmon St & Alcatraz Ave)
No backpacks or outside drinks
Free 2 hour parking
Ashby BART adjacent