Friday, August 18, 2017

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Amy Sollins: Introspective closing reception


Amy Sollins: Introspective
On view until August 26, 2017
Closing Reception: Saturday, August 26, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Gallery hours: Saturdays, August 19, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 26: 2:00 to 6:30, and by appointment
Please don't miss this exquisite exhibit by an extraordinarily gifted artist.  Amy Sollins: Introspective, is on view only until August 26 - when we will have a closing reception that day from 4:00 to 6:30.

AMY SOLLINS creates charcoal drawings of her possessions, including her grandmother’s cast iron doorstop, underwear, jewelry, and other inanimate objects that have meaning for her, revealing a whimsical nostalgia for sacred and personal artifacts.  Uprooted from the context of her life, the artifacts are drawn on large white pieces of paper, floating and swimming, disregarding the natural laws of gravity.  She draws with the softest charcoal possible so that the dust falls in shadows, enhancing the objects from her personal mythology and that of her heritage.  The result is a surreal narrative, where scale and context are less relevant than emotive charge, and the everyday, inanimate object is poetry.  She is interested in the difference between perception and reality, and her work is rooted in the ways in which the scale of objects and their meanings may be opposite and the same—at the same time; the unity of opposites, the co-existence of being and non-being.  

Sollins is known earlier in her career for her intricate abstract paintings – of which a few will be on display in the gallery.

Amy is offering special pricing for this show only. If you are interested in her work. please contact the gallery at the email listed below.

A Baltimore native, Amy Sollins earned her M.F.A. from the California College of Arts in Oakland and her B.A. from Syracuse University. Her work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, San Jose Museum of Art, Fresno Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Richmond Art Center and numerous galleries.
www.amysollins.com
A few examples of Amy's work in the show:
Yemenite Necklace
oil pastel and charcoal on paper




















Wire Baskets    
charcoal and pastel on paper







Demoiselle Cranes on The Steppes
charcoal and pastel on paper
















The Antipodes
watercolor, charcoal on paper
Portrait of Amy Sollins by Lynn McGeever
Please check out Facebook and Instagram pages
for photos of the opening reception and gallery installation.
THANK YOU!
We are grateful, thrilled and honored to have received "Best Art Gallery" for the 2nd year in a row in the Oakland Magazine's Readers' Choice Award!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
We truly appreciate your support and love!
Heart in the Wilderness painting by Lin Fischer
UPCOMING  EXHIBITS!
Lin Fischer
September 16 - October 28, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, September 16, 4:00 - 6:30

Beyond Landscapes
November 10 - December 8, 2017
2nd Friday Jingletown Opening Reception: Nov. 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
The show will be on view during the annual Jingletown Winter Open Studios event: Saturday & Sunday, December 2 - 3, 11:00 to 6 pm

Art of Resistance
January 20 - March 9, 2018
Do you have work that is in reaction to our current political climate?
Please send images to us for consideration: grayloftgallery@gmail.com

Juried Photo Exhibit (working title)
March 24 - May 11, 2018


Send us art for consideration for the Landscape and Political show.
Email images (up to 4) to art.grayloftgallery@gmail.com


ABOUT  GRAY  LOFT  GALLERY
  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


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


DIRECTIONS

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

Friday, August 4, 2017

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Amy Sollins: Introspective










Amy Sollins: Introspective
On view until August 26, 2017
Closing Reception: Saturday, August 26, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Gallery hours: Saturdays, August 5 and 19, 1:00 to 5:00 pm (closed Aug. 12)
Saturday, August 26: 2:00 to 6:30, and by appointment
Please don't miss this exquisite exhibit by an extraordinarily gifted artist.  Amy Sollins: Introspective, is on view only until August 26 - when we will have a closing reception that day from 4:00 to 6:30.
 
AMY SOLLINS creates charcoal drawings of her possessions, including her grandmother’s cast iron doorstop, underwear, jewelry, and other inanimate objects that have meaning for her, revealing a whimsical nostalgia for sacred and personal artifacts.  Uprooted from the context of her life, the artifacts are drawn on large white pieces of paper, floating and swimming, disregarding the natural laws of gravity.  She draws with the softest charcoal possible so that the dust falls in shadows, enhancing the objects from her personal mythology and that of her heritage.  The result is a surreal narrative, where scale and context are less relevant than emotive charge, and the everyday, inanimate object is poetry.  She is interested in the difference between perception and reality, and her work is rooted in the ways in which the scale of objects and their meanings may be opposite and the same—at the same time; the unity of opposites, the co-existence of being and non-being.  
 
Sollins is known earlier in her career for her intricate abstract paintings – of which a few will be on display in the gallery.

Amy is offering special pricing for this show only. If you are interested in her work. please contact the gallery at the email listed below.
 
A Baltimore native, Amy Sollins earned her M.F.A. from the California College of Arts in Oakland and her B.A. from Syracuse University. Her work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, San Jose Museum of Art, Fresno Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Richmond Art Center and numerous galleries.
www.amysollins.com
A few examples of Amy's work in the show:
Wire Baskets    
charcoal and pastel on paper
Demoiselle Cranes on The Steppes
charcoal and pastel on paper
The Antipodes
watercolor, charcoal on paper
Portrait of Amy Sollins by Lynn McGeever
Please check out Facebook and Instagram pages
for photos of the opening reception and gallery installation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU!
We are grateful, thrilled and honored to have received "Best Art Gallery" for the 2nd year in a row in the Oakland Magazine's Readers' Choice Award!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
We truly appreciate your support and love!
 
 
 
 
Heart in the Wilderness painting by Lin Fischer
 
 
 
UPCOMING  EXHIBITS!
Lin Fischer
September 16 - October 28, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, September 16, 4:00 - 6:30.

Beyond Landscapes
November 10 - December 8, 2017
2nd Friday Jingletown Opening Reception: Nov. 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
The show will be on view during the annual Jingletown Winter Open Studios event: Saturday & Sunday, December 2 - 3, 11:00 to 6 pm

Art of Resistance
January 20 - March 9, 2018

Juried Photo Exhibit (title in the works)
March 24 - May 11, 2018


Send us art for consideration for the Landscape and Political show.
Email images (up to 4) to art.grayloftgallery@gmail.com
 
 
 
ABOUT  GRAY  LOFT  GALLERY
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GRAY LOFT GALLERY
is a proud member of the Jingletown Arts and Business Association 
and the Oakland Art Murmur.
Hours: Summer Hours by appointment  (call or
email us)

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Amy Sollins: Introspective

Deer Crossing
charcoal and pastel on paper


Amy Sollins: Introspective
 July 14 – August 26, 2017
Artists’ opening reception
2nd Friday Jingletown, July 14, 6 – 9 pm
Closing Reception
Saturday, August 26, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Summer gallery hours are by appointment
Gray Loft Gallery is extremely pleased to present our first one-person show: Amy Sollins: Introspective, opening July 14th during our monthly 2nd Friday reception, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

AMY SOLLINS creates charcoal drawings of her possessions, including her grandmother’s cast iron doorstop, underwear, jewelry, and other inanimate objects that have meaning for her, revealing a whimsical nostalgia for sacred and personal artifacts.  Uprooted from the context of her life, the artifacts are drawn on large white pieces of paper, floating and swimming, disregarding the natural laws of gravity.  She draws with the softest charcoal possible so that the dust falls in shadows, enhancing the objects from her personal mythology and that of her heritage.  The result is a surreal narrative, where scale and context are less relevant than emotive charge, and the everyday, inanimate object is poetry.  She is interested in the difference between perception and reality, and her work is rooted in the ways in which the scale of objects and their meanings may be opposite and the same—at the same time; the unity of opposites, the co-existence of being and non-being.

Sollins is known earlier in her career for her intricate abstract paintings – of which a few will be on display in the gallery.

Amy is offering special pricing for this show only. If you are interested in her work. please contact the gallery at the email listed below.

A Baltimore native, Amy Sollins earned her M.F.A. from the California College of Arts in Oakland and her B.A. from Syracuse University. Her work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, San Jose Museum of Art, Fresno Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Richmond Art Center and numerous galleries.

www.amysollins.com

A few examples of Amy's work in the show:



Demoiselle Cranes on The Steppes
charcoal and pastel on paper



The Antipodes
watercolor, charcoal on paper




Wire Baskets    
charcoal and pastel on paper





Portrait of Amy Sollins by Lynn McGeever






THANK YOU!
We are grateful, thrilled and honored to have received "Best Art Gallery" for the 2nd year in a row in the Oakland Magazine's Readers' Choice Award!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
We truly appreciate your support and love!

Join us on July 14th for our celebration of receiving this award on Friday!


Please check out Facebook and Instagram pages
for photos of the gallery and receptions.


ABOUT  GRAY  LOFT  GALLERY
 
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

 



GRAY LOFT GALLERY
is a proud member of the Jingletown Arts and Business Association and the Oakland Art Murmur.
Hours: Summer Hours by appointment  (call or
email us)










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









Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Happy Fathers Day!


 

Happy Fathers Day!

Join us today for the the last day of

East Bay Open Studios!

June 18, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Don't miss this chance to see the work of 10 artists in the gallery, as well as many others throughout the neighborhood!

The annual open studio event highlights the work of artists who live and/or work in Jingletown, which is a neighborhood in Oakland comprised primarily of artists’ studios, and is located between the Park and Fruitvale Street bridges bordered by the estuary separating Oakland from the island of Alameda.  The neighborhood will be filled with interesting artists exhibiting fine art and collectibles in a unique and walkable arts district.

Participating Artists at Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Susan Brady, mixed media  
Olga Evanusa-Rowland, mixed media 
Shelley Gardner, mixed media
Dorie Meister, hand crafted jewelry 
Barbara Nussel, photography
Eben Ostby, photography
Jenny Sampson, photography  
Susan Scott, photography
Susan Tuttle, jewelry and photography 
Jan Watten, photography

Other venues participating in the Jingletown Open Studio event – which will include more than 25 artists exhibiting art and collectibles throughout the neighborhood:
Ford Street Studios, 2934 Ford Street
Jingletown Art Studios, 3001 Chapman Street
Norton Studios and Gallery, 3094 E 10th Street

For a complete listing of Jingletown artists, businesses and upcoming events in the area, please visit the Jingletown website or the East Bay Open Studios website.
Collect Art! Support the Arts in Oakland!
Upcoming  solo exhibit:
Amy Sollins - Introspective
July 14 - August 19, 2016
THANK YOU!
We are beyond thrilled and honored to have received "Best Art Gallery" for the 2nd year in a row in the Oakland Magazine's Readers' Choice Award!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
We truly appreciate your support and love!

Join us in our celebration of receiving this award on Friday!
Please check out our Facebook  and Instagram pages
for images of the art in the gallery.


ABOUT  GRAY  LOFT  GALLERY
 
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
 
GRAY LOFT GALLERY
is a proud member of the Jingletown Arts and Business Association and the Oakland Art Murmur.
Hours: Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00
Sundays by appointment  (call or
email us)

DIRECTIONS
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Email
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2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakand, CA 94601