Friday, October 19, 2018

Gray Loft Gallery: Betty Jo Costanzo ~ Portals Opening


Join us Saturday!



Crab Cove #5, #6, #7
painting by Betty Jo Costanzo
Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals
October 20 – November 17, 2018

Opening reception: 
 Saturday, October 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
 
2nd Friday Jingletown reception: 
Friday, November 9,6:00 – 9:00 pm
 
Closing reception: 
Saturday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
 
Gray Loft Gallery is extremely pleased to present this solo exhibit of new work by artist Betty Jo Costanzo.   Costanzo is a former professor at CCA, with roots in the Bay Area for three decades, she now lives and works in Seattle.   On display in the gallery will be a multimedia video installation based on her series TimeSCAPES and abstract paintings created in response to the movement and images of the videos she has created.

“TimeSCAPES began in 2008 and continues today. For each new location, I find myself in I am recording a painting about to happen through sound and image - seeing through the camera lens the movement of painting with light and time passages.  The more I am arrested by the site and the deeper the impression, the more I am able to translate this into the video editing and then into the painting process. The goal is to create seamless video loops that will be played non-stop either by themselves or in tandem with several others in the studio.

Inside the studio I am surrounded by these sounds, videos and paintings in all stages. It is not one painting, nor one video nor one sound bite, but a time-based installation that prompts me physically to translate through my body the fluidity of these onto the painted surfaces. I work best on a larger scale and when I can move from one work to another. Really, this is performance with my body, surfaces and paint.”  ~ Betty Jo Costanzo


Snow Gesture
painting by Betty Jo Costanzo



Crab Cove #4 
painting by Betty Jo Costanzo



Ocean Shores FOG
painting by Betty Jo Costanzo




Poetry in the gallery!
Barrett Watten will read and discuss his recent works.
Join us for an afternoon reception at the gallery.
Wine and appetizers will be served.
Saturday, November 24, 5:00 - 7:00 pm




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



painting by Jennifer LaPierre



ceramics by  Cuong Ta



2019 Calendar

All About Blue - juried photo show
February - March 2019
Email us for the prospectus




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 6 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,  Oakland Grown and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association

Hours: Saturdays 1:00 - 5:00 pm during an exhibit, and by appointment
(email us to set up a time to stop by)

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601

DIRECTIONS
Thank you to our supporters!













Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Karyn Yandow ~ In the Realm of the Senses closing reception

Please join us for the closing reception of

Karyn Yandow
In the Realm of the Senses

Closing Reception: 
 Saturday, September 29, 4:00 - 6:30 pm
The gallery will be open at 2:30 if you would like to stop by earlier


This exhibit is part of the SF Bay Month of Photography event held in September throughout the Bay Area.  See more about MOP here.




We hope you will join us for the closing reception of the exceptional 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 and dreamy 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.

Please read the Staff Pick review in the East Bay Express here.




 
UPCOMING  EXHIBITS

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



Crab cove #4 
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 opening reception of Karyn Yandow - In The Realm of the Senses!
Please see photos of the 2nd Friday reception here.

Please check out our 
Facebook and Instagram pages
for more photos of the gallery and events.



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,  Oakland Grown and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association
Hours: summer hours are by appointment (email us to set up an appointment to stop by)

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601

DIRECTIONS
 
Thank you to our supporters!



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




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. 
          









UPCOMING  EXHIBITS

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.

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


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,  Oakland Grown and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association
Hours: summer hours are by appointment (email us to set up an appointment to stop by)

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601


DIRECTIONS
Thank you to our supporters!




GRAY LOFT GALLERY
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakand, CA 94601







Friday, August 31, 2018

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Upcoming exhibitions!



Please mark your calendars 
for our upcoming exhibitions!
 
We are very excited about these shows and hope to see you in the gallery!

In the Realm of the Senses - Karyn Yandow  - solo show
September 14 - 29
Artist Opening Reception: 
2nd Friday, September 14, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Closing Reception:  
Saturday, September 29, 4:00 - 6:30 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.




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

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



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,  Oakland Grown and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association
Hours: summer hours are by appointment (email us to set up an appointment to stop by)

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601

DIRECTIONS
Thank you to our supporters!








Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakand, CA 94601





Thursday, August 23, 2018

Gray Loft Gallery ~ last day of SUMMER SALON


This is your last chance to see 
SUMMER SALON.

 


Join us in Jingletown this Saturday!



Join us this Saturday for the last day of
 
SUMMER SALON
 

Closing reception: 
Saturday, August 25, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
The gallery will be open at
3 pm
if you would like to stop by earlier


Participating artists at Gray Loft Gallery:
 
Susan Brady, mixed media assemblages and monotypes
Jamey Brzezinski, paintings and prints 
Olga Evanusa-Rowland, mixed media
Shelley Gardner, mixed media   
Dorie Meister, hand crafted jewelry
Barbara Nussel, photography   
Jude Pittman, drawing and painting
Laurie Rothman, painting and mixed media
Jenny Sampson, photography
Susan Tuttle, jewelry and photography
Emily Weil, acrylic works and watercolors
























"Heated Bedrock"
Lin Fischer
I 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.  


 
"Gradually Blue"
Suzy Barnard
Now, as I paint, I find it is not necessary to literally describe the ships.  Perhaps I am painting from the ship’s perspective, diving into the seascape through which they must venture in all weathers. Or perhaps they are still there, just beyond the veil of fog,  hugging the shoreline in the distance.  I search the light particles of water and air for the perfect unattainable spot, and sift and sort the colors that seem to simultaneously intertwine and separate themselves.  In this quest, mixing and layering paint is like playing with my own delicious elements. Traveling with my mind’s eye between sea, sky and shore, I imagine myself completely immersed in the colorscape.


 
"Botanical Blue"
Karyn Yandow
Karyn has been photographing private and public gardens and the landscape of San Francisco and the Bay Area for over twenty-five years. Plants and trees reflect the magnificence and vulnerability of all living things. She looks for a beauty that elevates the imagery into a realm of abstraction while remaining representational. Karyn continues to seek out sensuous and ephemeral botanical imagery that is metaphorical for the transcendent and intimate moments in our lives.


 

"Buck's Lake" watercolor on canvas
Lynn McGeever
As I paint I look for the nexus between abstraction and realism. 
I work from life, not photographs, because I am interested in seeing and documenting the essence, the kernel of the feel of the person or place and I love the physical act of painting a unique look or body position.  My work documents the ephemeral moment; that moment then becomes universal reality.
"Murmuration" photo collage construction
Larry Davidson
I look for a combination of color, light and texture - and the creation of mood that follows. In this sense, the subject matter is almost secondary which gives me a lot of freedom in creating these images. In a way my camera becomes my paintbrush, light and color my paints the film my canvas, and texture my very best friend. 


 
"The Date"
Jan Erion
I listen for that humorous edge in conversation; watching friends laugh, love and enjoy life to the fullest.  The rhythm of life is compelling to me, and I embrace the textures, and the colors I see daily, within each of my works.  The patterning of my canvases and prints has a distinctive message of life in progress; and the lush world that surrounds us. My work is pulled together with post-expressionist big black lines, and vibrant hues.
 
 
 
 
 
Amy Sollins
The gallery is honored to be showcasing Amy's art posthumously.
Amy created charcoal drawings of her possessions, including her grandmother’s cast iron doorstop, underwear, jewelry, and other inanimate objects that had meaning for her, revealing a whimsical nostalgia for sacred and personal artifacts. She drew with the softest charcoal possible so that the dust falls in shadows.   Uprooted from the context of her life, the artifacts were drawn on large white pieces of paper, floating and swimming, disregarding the natural laws of gravity. She subjectively curated the drawn 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.
If you are interested in seeing other pieces by Amy, please contact the gallery.




Save the dates!
Fall Exhibitions!



In the Realm of the Senses - Karyn Yandow  solo show
September 14 - 29
Reception: 2nd Friday, September 14, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
This exhibit is part of the Month of Photography event held this September throughout the Bay Area.


Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals  - solo show
October 20 - November 17
Opening reception: Saturday, October 20, 4:00 - 6:30

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


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



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,  Oakland Grown and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association
Hours: Saturdays 1:00 - 5:00 and by appointment

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601