Thursday, September 13, 2018

Gray Loft Gallery: Karyn Yandow ~ In the Realm of the Senses

You are invited to join us for the opening reception of

In the Realm of the Senses
Karyn Yandow

Show dates: September 14 - 29

Opening Reception: 2nd Friday, September 14, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, September 29, 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Gallery hours: Saturdays 1:00 - 5:00 pm
This exhibit is part of the SF Bay Month of Photography event held this September throughout the Bay Area.  See more about MOP here.

We are extremely pleased to present this solo exhibit of photographs by artist Karyn Yandow.  Karyn’s sublime and surreal images use nature as a metaphor to explore human spirituality and connectedness. Her hauntingly beautiful photographs weave a common thread throughout her imagery that reflects on the poignant meditative beauty of spirituality, loss, fragility and hope that reaches beyond the eyes and into the soul.  She seeks out sensuous and ephemeral botanical imagery that is a symbol for the transcendent and intimate moments in our lives.

Karyn was born a fraternal twin in the Bronx, New York and graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in printmaking. Although she is a self-taught photographer, she was greatly influenced by her maternal grandparents who were documentary and fine art photographers.  Karyn has exhibited her photography in San Francisco and the Bay Area for over 25 years at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Berkeley Art Center, Gray Loft Gallery, Gallery Route One, Falkirk Cultural Center, CIIS, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Bolinas Art Museum, Sanchez Art Center, and the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel.  

Click here to see more of her work. 


Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals  - solo show
October 20 - November 17
Artist Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 4:00 - 6:30
Closing ReceptionSaturday, November 17, 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Ocean Shores FOG #01
painting by Betty Jo Costanzo

Exquisite Little Things - a group show of small works of art
December 1, 2 and 8
2nd Friday Reception: December 14, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
in conjunction with the 13th annual Jingletown Winter Art Walk

ceramics by  Sara Chieco

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the closing reception of Summer Salon! Please see photos of the afternoon here.

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Gray Loft Gallery - voted "Best Art Gallery"  two years in a row - 2016  & 2017 - in the Oakland Magazine Readers' Choice Award - has promoted the rich art culture of Jingletown and the greater Bay Area for 5 years. 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

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