September 14, 2012

From One Thing To Another: The Art of Recycle


A new exhibition is opening tonight at the Gray Loft Gallery. Details and photos of the exhibition:

Show dates: September 14 to November 9, 2012

Opening reception 2nd Friday, September 14, 6 - 9 pm

Closing party/reception: November 9, 6 - 9 pm

Gallery Hours: Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, Sunday by appointment

This event is free and open to the public.

The Gray Loft Gallery is pleased to announce it's next exhibition: From One Thing to Another - The Art of Recycle. This group exhibition includes assemblage, collage, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, handbags and stationary –  all made up of natural or manufactured materials, objects, or fragments originally not intended as art, but when reassembled these things are transformed into incredible visual statements.  From one thing to another.

The diverse group of artists in this show are:

Marlene Aron, mixed media on canvas
Barbara Cushman, assemblage and stationary
Julie Baron, furniture
Susan Brady, book art and mixed media monotypes
Becky Calandri, mixed media
Betsy Davidson, sculpture
Deborah Friedman, sculpture
Clint Imboden, sculpture
Shelley Gardner, sculpture
David Gerard, assemblage
Stephen Keyton, sculpture
Nancy LaRose, handbags and stationary
Lisa Mendelson, jewelry
 Michael Mew, assemblage
Ginny Parsons, mixed media painting
Fernando Reyes, painting
Melanie Ross, jewelry
Zona Sage, mixed media assemblage
Julia Storrs, mixed media
Tom White, mixed media painting

Notes on a few of the artists:

Michael Mew juxtaposes pre-industrial views of nature with logos and advertising of recent eras. He has paired the common and overlooked detritus of various cultures with the classically beautiful to create collages made of upcycled materials. 

Clint Imboden incorporates found objects with fabricated structures which are reassembled into sculpture that have political undertones. 

Shelley Gardner’s multi-layered surfaces incorporate buttons, twine and wire, and are the result of the observation of the way in which seemingly small and insubstantial matter can slowly coalesce into a solid and enduring forms. 

Barbara Cushman uses vintage stamps and letters to create quilt-like collages. 

Melanie Ross's steampunk jewelry of upcycled materials include earrings and necklaces. 

Nancy LaRose incorporates discarded leather from furniture factories which she stitches and appliques into chic and contemporary handbags and wallets.

Gray Loft Gallery celebrates the phenomenal achievements of emerging and established artists, with an emphasis on those who live and work in the Bay Area, in a non-traditional art space.  The mission of the gallery is to provide exhibition opportunities for artists in a setting that is an alternative to the traditional gallery model.  The newly-opened Gray Loft Gallery is a unique venue located on the third floor of one of Oakland’s oldest artists’ work/live warehouses in the historic artist district Jingletown.

Weekend events will include wine tastings, poetry readings and performances. Check the Gray Loft Gallery website for updates.

Gray Loft Gallery openings are in conjunction with 2nd Fridays in Oakland and Alameda.

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