Friday, October 14, 2016

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Figure opening reception

Join us for our opening reception tonight!

You are invited to join us for the
opening reception of 


October 14, 6 - 9 pm

Duo - watercolor by Tom White

Gray Loft Gallery is very pleased to present Figure, a group show consisting of figurative drawings, paintings, mixed media and photography.  The Bay Area has a rich tradition of figurative art and this exhibit reflects a small collection of this genre.  Included are ink drawings from models, figurative paintings, photography and mixed media abstractions of the figure.

“The use of line, symbolic color, and an abstracted compositional flat space, illuminate underlying culture and the human condition. Beyond portraiture, figurative paintings have sought to distill imagery to an abstract system which conveys elements of power, tension, and resolution.” ~ JanWurm

Featured Artists:
Jeffrey Abrahams  |  Gabriele Bungardt  |  Mark Eanes  |  Lin Fischer
Nathaniel Garcia  |  Cliff Gustafson  |  James Hartman  |  Lara Hoke
Betsy Kendall  |   Susan Matthews  |  Lynn McGeever  |  Janet Norris
Gordon Pagnello   |  Jude Pittman  |  Claire Rabkin  |  Fernando Reyes
Mary Robinson  |  Styrous  |  Tom White  |  Jan Wurm  |  Elena Zolotnitsky

October 14 – November 19, 2016

Artists’ opening reception
2nd Friday, October 14, 6 – 9 pm

2nd Friday reception
November 11, 6 – 9 pm

Gallery Hours:  Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays by appointment

Burqchic - painting by Jude Pittman
Please visit Facebook and Instagram to see more examples of work in the show.

2nd Friday Art Walk
in Jingletown and Alameda

Friday, October 14, 6 - 9 pm

Click here for a listing of other galleries and art spaces in Jingletown and Alameda who are participating in the monthly 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

is a proud member of the Jingletown Arts and Business Association and the Oakland Art Murmur.


  The Gray Loft Gallery - voted "Best Art Gallery" in the 2016 Oakland Magazine Award - has promoted the rich art culture of Jingletown and the greater Bay Area since 2012. The gallery has been referred to as a hidden gem in Jingletown, and noted by Kenneth Baker, former SF Chronicle Art Critic, in his Visual Arts Don’t Miss Column as “…A space gaining prominence in the Bay Area…”   The mission of the gallery is to provide exhibition opportunities for artists in a setting that is an alternative to the traditional gallery model. We hope to inspire, engage and celebrate artists in our community and beyond.  We acknowledge the achievements of emerging, mid-career and established artists – with an emphasis on those who live and work in the Bay Area – in a non-traditional art space. A number of artists began their art career at Gray Loft Gallery.

“I have always enjoyed this gallery, superb atmosphere and lighting. The polished and worn hardwood floors creek slightly in places as you climb to the third floor, providing a granular and unique, organic aesthetic. This is a do-not-miss venue in the East Bay.”  –  Facebook Review

Our mailing address is:
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakand, CA 94601

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