“When a golden blob ascends to meet her, she doesn’t move to meet it. But she doesn’t flee either. The sweetness she smells and its gentle movements are soothing and non-threatening. When it communicates with her, asking question after question, she hesitates.  It doesn’t take long for her apprehension to shift to delight. What good questions it asks.  She tells it exactly what she wants.” –Nnedi Okorafor, Lagoon I created the work in this series drawing from the apprehension and wonder I feel when swimming in the open water and the curiosity I have about unfamiliar life-forms.  I arrived at the title The Unprepared EyeRead More →

Over 30 mixed media works on paper inviting the viewer to an internal world inspired by unfamiliar and unknown life. Treacy uses the media of cut paper, acrylic painting and myriad drawing tools to create highly textured and vivid surfaces. The exhibition is curated by Charmin Roundtree-Baaqee and is the culmination of two years of dialogue between artistic and curator.    EBMUD Oakland Administration Building 2nd Floor Lobby 375 11th Street Oakland, California   An Artist Reception will be held September 1, 2017 5:30 to 7:00 pm   The exhibit is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm  For more information, call 510-287-0138 or visit www.ebmud.com/art  Read 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 October 31, 2015 Collector’s Preview:  Saturday, September 12 2pm to 5 pm First Friday Reception + Artist’s Talk: October 2 5pm to 9pm Gallery information: Phone: +1-510-698-9370 Email: info@oakstop.com Hours: M-F, 8:30am – 8:00pmRead 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 Arts East Bay Open Studios Week 1: June 6 and 7 | 11am-6pm Week 2: June 13 and 14 | 11am-6pm Betti Ono Gallery 1427 Broadway, Oakland, CA WEB: http://bettiono.com PHONE: 510-473-5919 HOURS: Wed. to Sat. 12-5pmRead More →

Forging Ritual To be a maker of art objects at a time when our visual media are increasingly presented in virtual forms, without a tangible body; in a place where artists are becoming increasingly more cramped for space; I am more careful and mindful each time I use my creativity to bring another object into the world. “What purpose will this artwork serve in my life, and what purpose do I want it to serve for my viewer?” These are the types of questions I ask myself as I construct my cut paper pieces. In this body of work, the choice to make paintings inRead More →

Unearthed, Unveiled An Exhibition of New Mixed Media Works by Jamie Treacy and Nicole Dixon Press Release Included Works Online Gallery + Price List Project Statement Exhibition Dates: June 5 – June 28, 2014  Open Studios Hours: June 7 – 8 and 14 – 15 | 11am – 6pm | East Bay Open Studios Map Numbers: 174 & 173 Preview Night: Thursday, June 5 | 7-9 pm        Opening Reception: Friday, June 6 | 6-9 pm Artists’ Talk:  Sunday, June 8 | 2-4pm Betti Ono Gallery 1427 Broadway, Oakland, CA WEB: http://bettiono.com | PHONE: 510-473-5919 A culmination of nearly a decade of artistic conversationRead More →

Project Statement This group of cut paper paintings is inspired by a short-story titled “Cruciger” by Erin Cashier. In this story, a massive and autonomous ship named Duxa voyages to a liquid planet inhabited by beings that communicate with glyphs on the surface of their skeleton-free bodies. Duxa arrives programmed with the task of refashioning this liquid world to ready it for human life. Duxa explores the native beings by treating them as play things as she experiments with them until they expire. However, after learning the creature’s glyph language, she communicates with them and becomes aware how complex they are and that her experimentsRead More →

Addison Street Window Gallery Curated by Demetri Broxton Addison Street Windows Gallery Price List February 22 to April 9, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 22nd 3-5 pm 2018 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704 Work is on view 24/7 from Addison Street, right across the street from Berkeley Rep! http://calendar.insidebayarea.com/berkeley/events/art-opening-/E0-001-066478233-8 RSVP for the opening and tell me what you think of the show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1445402749010716/ Project Statement: In these paintings, the intimate path-side vista is the source material for my construction of a fictional landscape. When gallivanting through the forest, head down to avoid catching my foot on a protruding rock, the miniature organic habitatRead 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 that what if humanity were someday charged with the task of kickstarting life on another planet, or our own?  In these cut paper works on panel, diaphanous and tentative forms are cradled, pinched, incised and examined by someone unseen.  Mechanical instruments jut in from outside theRead 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 Murphy for sharing these images. I particularly enjoyed having the chance to talk about artistic process in this show and hearing about the other’s process in the show was mind-blowing!  I was left feeling so proud with hard everyone worked on their pieces for this show.Read More →