To organize the greens, To gather the browns, To give names to the sticks. To witness the departing moisture And the membrane that cradles each droplet. To welcome the presence of cracks and mold, To escape from the city Into the refuge of a leafy arc. When I think about a forest refuge, I consider the comfort but also theRead More →

Oakstop Gallery 1721 Broadway (2nd Floor) Oakland, CA 94612 A group of works on canvas and paper created over the past three years.  The mental escape of California and Michigan’s forests serve as a starting point in the artist’s altered and uncanny vistas that consider the changes in our environment and abstraction within plant life. Exhibition runs from September 12 to OctoberRead More →

stria |ˈstrīə| noun (pl. striae |ˈstrī-ē| ) Technical a linear mark, slight ridge, or groove on a surface, often one of a number of similar parallel features. Anatomical any of a number of longitudinal collections of nerve fibers in the brain. Writing about this body of work keeps bringing up a memory of the eerie hills of Badlands National Park in SouthRead More →

Jamie Treacy, Oakland based artist challenges his own understanding and ours of landscape and environment. In this limited edition artist catalog, Treacy captures his emotional connections to incredibly bazar landscapes like the Badlands. Inspired by current environmental concerns like drought, climate change, and industrial waste this catalog takes the viewer through an amazing journey of Treacy’s creations. $20 8.5 xRead More →

May 1 to June 20 | BETTI ONO GALLERY Mixed media paintings on panel and drawings on paper of invented landscapes and liquid-scapes populated with beings that are both gnarled and permeable. Opening reception: Friday, May 1 | 6 to 9pm Artist talk: Saturday, May 16 | 2-4pm First Friday catalog debut: June 5 Official Satellite Exhibition for Pro ArtsRead More →

Examining the Early Waters  30 x four inch by six inch poplar panels. Cut paper, acrylic, colored pencil and pen. In these small cut paper works, done over the course of 30 days, I pondered the early eons of life on our planet.  When that legendary primordial mixture went from being nonliving chemicals to living.  I started to think thatRead More →

This summer has been a magnificent mix of refinishing furniture, tending my vegetable garden and creating this odd group of cut paper works.  I have a few others pieces that are not quite finished yet…but I was feeling too excited to hold these back any longer.  I’m submitting this group of work to a show at the Arc Gallery inRead More →

In this gallery I’ve included a variety of small works done on paper that combine  pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil and watercolor.  Some of these compositions will be later be re-imagined in a larger cut paper on panel piece, but I don’t feel that they are rough drafts… I plan on framing several of these as finished works. InRead More →

With just one week left in the group exhibition that I helped curate as well as participated in, I’m feeling so supported, inspired and motivated for my next project.  Both the opening and artist talks yesterday were very well attended, and we have lots of fantastic photos to share!  Thanks to the photographers Daniel Zarazua, Katherine Campbell and Eric MurphyRead More →

Joyce Gordon Gallery invites you to the opening reception of “Slide”, on June 7th, 6pm. Exhibition Dates: June 7 – June 29, 2013 Opening Reception: June 7th, 6-9pm  Artist Talk: Saturday, June 22nd 1-4pm Location: 406 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612 Hours: Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5pm Saturday 1 to 4pm Gallery Contact: jvbgg2@gmail.com 510-465-892 I’m so excited toRead More →