Art Exhibits

Past Art Exhibits

Irving Guyer

Selected Works 2007-2011
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Irving Guyer lived a full artistic life, working for the WPA in the ‘30s, mounting solo shows in New York in the '60s, and experimenting in San Francisco in the ‘70s and ‘80s. In the latter part of his career, living in the Sierra Foothills, and with diminishing eyesight, he produced some of his strongest work. Stripped of excess, it explores the border between nature and abstraction.


At One Time, From One Place

Selected Landscapes from June Yokell, Sarah Morrison, and Karen Smidth
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Gaze upon the land that surrounds you and you’ll see it change from moment to moment, morphing in shifting light, bending in the breeze. As grand and permanent as our western landscapes seem, they are an ever changing perception that can only be frozen in our memory or, as these artists do, in an image.


Botanical Languages

Selected works by Lorrie Fink, Sonia Gill, Lee McCaffree and Katie McCann
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Four Bay Area artists with four unique perspectives explore the beauty, mystery, and universal appeal of the botanical world. From technical to fantastic, from expressive to abstract, their work compellingly illustrates our enduring connection to a natural world. Please join us to share in their intricate details, expressionistic colors, and creative juxtapositions.


Nightwatch

The night photography of John Vias
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John Vias’ images, taken using long exposures that freeze a moment in time, allow others to see the life and colors of the night captured in a tree’s translucent leaves, a wall’s repeating patterns, a bridge’s sensuous curves. His night watches reveal the beauty of everyday objects during the subtle curfew of the dark. For Mr. Vias, photographing at night is like shooting a movie all in one frame. Time is compressed; movement is frozen. What remains is stillness and quiet.


Surroundings

The paintings of Ned Axthelm and drawings of Rick Oginz
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There is a connection between the private self and the public world that is charged with tension. Our tendency when moving within modern urban environments is to recoil from this energy, to turn inward and become willfully blind to the people, places, and objects around us. In this exhibit, artists Ned Axthelm and Rick Oginz turn their gaze outward, embrace their surroundings, and explore the rich dynamics, at once fragile and powerful, of the Bay Area.


Sacred Beauty

The Photographic Images of Hagit Cohen
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In her current body of work, Hagit Cohen transforms found natural objects photographically by manipulating light, color, and scale to give them a new presence. Her practice includes walking, looking, finding, collecting, and exposing. Delicate palm tree bark turns into intricate, theatrical shadow play. Tree-seed pods open up in full light to offer their intimate interiors. Small, ephemeral objects are turned into looming and mysterious figures, arresting out attention. They take center stage.


Colores & Intersections

The Photos of Harley Jensen
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Harley Jensen is a retired architect now concentrating on his long-time passion of photography. His work is influenced by a deep understanding of form stemming from his career and by his extensive travels here and abroad. He has exhibited his work in several venues including Placeware+Lyndon Design Gallery in Gualala, California and the Emery Arts program in Emeryville. He also shows his work during Open Studios through Pro Arts in Oakland. His photographs have been selected for various juried shows. Mr. Jensen lives in Emeryville, California.