Join us this Thursday for Jenny Sampson's book signing and on Saturday for the closing reception for Lin Fischer! Scroll down for more information.
You are invited to join us for the closing reception of
LIN FISCHER Saturday, October 21, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Enjoy the last day of this exhibit with a tasting of Rock Wall Wine Company latest releases paired with fine chocolate tasting by Bisou Chocolate Makers.
Don't miss this solo exhibit of an extraordinarily gifted painter.
use painting as a way to get in touch with a higher power. Images occur
to me and I create them. Everything depends on the mood I am in when I
go to paint, and what I am feeling. It all revolves around what image is
attracting me and what will fulfill me. Consequently the paintings are
not always exactly the same as the last ones in terms of abstraction,
expressionism, impressionism or realism. I trust the paint and my hand
to do the job. The brain seems to have little to do with it. Afterwards I
learn from what is on the canvas.” – Lin Fischer About Lin Fischer Lin
Fischer is a third generation northern Californian. Lin's BFA in
painting was earned at the University of California, Davis, where she
studied with Roland Peterson and influenced by Wayne Thiebaud, who was
head of the fine arts department. She earned her MFA from the Academy of
Art College in San Francisco where, after graduating, Lin taught
painting to Masters Candidates, and Design and Color to undergraduates.
Other teaching included Experimental Figure Painting at the California
College of the Arts Oakland, at additional venues in the east bay and
Contra Costa County, and with private students in her studio. Lin
currently lives in Oakland, California. She has shown her work in the
San Francisco Bay area and across the nation. www.linfischer.com A few examples of Lin's work in the show:
This Thursday, October 19, 6:30 - 8:30!
Jenny Sampson will be in the gallery with her new book "Skaters".
Stop by to check out this hot-off-the-press collection of tintype
photos of skater culture. She will also have a pop-up display of her
work in the gallery. Read the press releasehere.
Beyond Landscapes November 10 - December 8, 2017 2nd Friday Jingletown Opening Reception: Nov. 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Oakland Grown Plaid Friday Weekend: Saturday, November 25, 11:00 - 6:00 pm The show will be on view during the annual Jingletown Winter Open Studios/Art Walk event: Saturday & Sunday, December 2 - 3, 11:00 to 6:00 pm Closing Reception: Friday, December 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Seeing Red This juried photo show will be based on the color RED. What
does the color red mean to you? It is a primary color at one extreme
end of the visible spectrum and can represent many different things. Is
it a state of extreme passion, anger, excitement or arousal? Does it
signify happiness and good luck? Is it a Valentine heart or does it
refer to leftist Communism? This show will be on view during Valentine’s Day and Chinese Lunar New Year. Show us what this color means to you.
Email us for the prospectus. Entries due by December 20. January 20 - March 9, 2018
Art of Resistance March 24 - May 11, 2018 A group show that is in response to our current political climate. Curated by Jan Watten with assistance and support of Dr. Peter Selz and Professor Celeste Conner. Do you make political art? Please email images (up to 4) to us for consideration.
ABOUT GRAY LOFT GALLERY
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
GRAY LOFT GALLERY is a proud member of the Oakland Art Murmur, Jingletown Arts and Business Association and Oakland Grown. Hours: Summer Hours by appointment