Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gray Loft Gallery presents ~ Rock Wall Wine tasting

Join us on Saturday, September 27 
for a tasting of recent releases from 
Rock Wall Wine Company!

And while you are tasting, 
enjoy the current exhibit:


Gray Loft Gallery presents INHABITING SPACE, curated by Ruth Boerefijn,  an exhibit that explores how we occupy physical and psychological environments.  The five artists (who have been colleagues in art conversations for over forty years) filter the concept of inhabiting through diverse backgrounds and media, and respond to the gallery space itself with installations of light, photographs and sculpture.  
The exhibition also examines the influence of such individuals in the long
arc of creative life.
 Exhibiting Artists:
Ruth Boerefijn    Renée Carriere    Gail Gordon  
Judith James    Patricia Lyons Stroud
Show dates:  September 12 – October 25, 2014
Rock Wall Wine Company wine tasting: Saturday, September 27, 3 to 5 pm
2nd Friday Art Walk reception: October 10, 6 – 9 pm
Closing Artist Party: Saturday, October 25, 6 – 8 pm

Ruth Boerefijn 


Ink, Fishing Line, Pastel, Paper, Text (Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?)

The repository of our experiences is rich, but sometimes we get entangled in it. To work  our way out of complexity we need a compass, a way of orienting ourselves. Our sense  of place arises through the call and response between people, places, and histories.

Renée Carriere

"Distant Tree #2"
"Recently I have been looking into how form begins to take its shape, how it manifests itself and how it might begin to dissolve or come apart."

Gail Gordon

"Light Form With Volume"
I am fascinated with forming an invisible element such as light, and creating a focused and voluminous form that can be perceived in the viewer's mind.

Judith James

"Underwater City" references the tension between habitation and habitat arising from  the pressure of urban expansion. Conceived as a response to the impending development  of San Francisco's last undeveloped area, this series imagines a proto-city submerged  beneath the waves. The approach was suggested by the underwater lots visible on the Gold-Rush-era plat maps of San Francisco lots that continue to exist today in the waters  of India Basin.

Patricia Lyons Stroud

Sometimes I feel as though I'm just asking questions.  If I'm lucky I get some answers, and if I'm really lucky  I get to be surprised. The best works for me are the ones that surprise - they seem to have made themselves.
Detail of Renee Carriere's installation.
upcoming exhibit:

There is a There There

November 14 to December 12
2nd Friday Art Walk Reception: Friday, November 14, 6 to 9 pm
Open during Jingletown’s Winter Art Walk
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 & 7, 11 to 6 pm
2nd Friday Art Walk Closing Reception: Friday, December 12, 6 to 9 pm

 Inspired by Gertrude Stein’s philosophy of collecting and supporting art and artists, this group show will be celebrating that way of life by creating environments in the gallery with furniture, art and events that reflect this attitude.   Bay Area artists – primarily from Oakland – who have previously shown or are affiliated with the Gray Loft Gallery, will be displaying their art in solon-like arrangements in the gallery creating a milieu
reminiscent of Ms. Stein.
Curated by Jan Watten

Please join us for these events and support the local art scene and the
Gray Loft Gallery - as the future in our present location is uncertain...
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, California 94601


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

Gray Loft Gallery is a proud member of the Jingletown Arts and Business Association
and the Oakland Art Murmur

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