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.
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
Ink, Fishing Line, Pastel, Paper, Text (Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?)
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.
"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
"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.
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
Detail of Renee Carriere's installation.
There is a There There November 14 to December 12 2nd Friday Art Walk Reception: Friday, November 14, 6 to 9 pm Open duringJingletown’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
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...
GRAY LOFT GALLERY 2889 Ford Street, third floor Oakland, California 94601 510.499.3445 DIRECTIONS
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