Please note: This month’s First Thursdays event falls on the 5th, but some of the galleries are now celebrating on Saturday instead. Please check the galleries individually for times and dates.
Panorama Framing will be hosting an Opening Night Reception on Saturday for a show of propaganda and political posters entitled “RE-ACTION” from “The Lighthouse Collection” owned and curated by Brook Turner. This is not just a reprise of the show last year that was very well received. The new show has all new materials with more diverse subject matter and will also include pieces from Europe. Hours for the reception are 6 – 8 pm, possibly a bit later, but the doors will be open for viewing throughout the day and for the next two months.
Urban Furniture and Boutique will be hosting an Opening Night Reception on Thursday evening from 6 – 9 pm for a new show of paintings and drawings by Bridget Star Harrison, an artist who specializes in the depiction of the human figure. Complimentary beverages and small bites will be served.
Jau Jou Studio has a lovely show of paintings by Fernanda Martinez – a Mexican artist based in Oakland. La Tinta, her personal brand, is best recognized for its highly expressive spirit; through her work with gouache and acrylic she explores the relation with the environment by incorporating nature elements as themes. The show is available for viewing whenever the salon is open, but hours vary.
510 Brand will be dedicating most of their wall space to artwork by Oakland Native Michael Johnson, but new works by Stitch and Shop Manager Natalina Simi will also be displayed. Thursday night from 6 – 10 pm, look for a nice spread with complimentary drinks, snacks, and a DJ. They should be open Saturday night until 10 pm.
My art explores the disconnect from the physical world caused by a deepening reliance on technology. Presently, the primary subjects of my paintings are abandoned and outdated technology: old TVs, circuit boards, recycling centers, junkyards, and cluttered storefronts.
Alchemy’s second-floor gallery is always open during regular hours, unless a class or other special event is scheduled.
The Libertine is continuing to feature Josh Stevenson’s nudes printed on aluminum that focus on the interplay between light and shadows.