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Carpe Diem at lOAKal Gallery Oakland

The second annual Carpe Diem took place this past Saturday. This year was about twice as big and about twice as dope. 19 artists working together in one space for one very long day. Inspiring, totally fun and exhausting. The work produced was simply incredible. It’s amazing what can happen in just one day. A total transformation. It’s my favorite event to curate and my favorite event to participate in.

Line-up: Brett Amory, Zoltron, Skinner, Jessica Hess, John Casey, Marcos LaFarga, Jet Martinez, Cannon Dill, Lauren YS, Max Kauffman, John Wentz, Eddie Colla, Ian Ross, Hueman, Nite Owl, Lisa Pisa, Chris Granillo, Reggie Warlock, Daryll Peirce and Cameron Thompson.

loakal presents Carpe Diem from Eddie Colla on Vimeo.

 

This  Friday, April 4, 6-10 pm, there will be an opening reception for the exhibition at Loakal with many of the artists in attendance. The artwork will be on view at Loakal through April 29.

 

Indoor Mural Project – 941 Geary

I was fortunate enough to be invited to do a piece for 941 Geary’s “Indoor Mural Project” last month. This group of artists is amazing, Blek Le Rat, Chor Boogie, Apex, D Young V, Hugh Leeman, Casey Gray, Skinner, Augustine Kofie, Brett Amory, Hush, Damon Soule and more. Below are some pics of the piece, which is a self standing wall made out of newsboxes.

The doors are open to the public starting April 1st and will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 12-5 until the closing party on April 23rd, 6-9pm.


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First Friday Afterparty September 3rd JLS

Express Gallery is proud to present a First Friday After Party.
Come join us this Friday, Sept. 3rd for a celebration of the best of the greater East Bay’s established and emerging art. Featuring the music of Dj Platurn of the Oakland Faders and Marc Stretch of Foreign Legion as well as live art by Ras Terms, Brett Amory, Safety First and Eon75. The Express Gallery opens it’s doors at 6PM
and will go late into the night with beverages provided by Trumer Pils. The Express Gallery and the current “Decade With No Name” showcase are proudly sponsored by: fiftyseven-thirtythree, East Bay Express, Spoke Art and Warholian.com

Our friends at the Oakbook have a great show up with local artist Daniel Healey just down the way from Express Gallery, they’re open on Friday from 6PM-9PM, so be sure to check them out as well!

Participating Artists:
Mike Shine
Gats
Brett Amory
Aaron Nagel
Amanda Lopez
Annie Vought
Eddie Colla
Scott Hove
Lea Bruno
Skinner
Owen Cook
Zoltron
Alika Cooper
Ras Terms
Monica Canilao
Dave Correia
Jason Vivona
Deth P. Sun
John Felix Arnold
Brenda Monroe
James Swinson
John Coyne
Meagan Donegan
Emory Douglas
& Hangar 18 Print Showcase

A decade with no name

fiftyseven-thirtythree and the East Bay Express are Proud to present 2 Major Art exhibits at this year’s “Best of the East Bay” Party. “A Decade will no name”, Bay area art from the first 10 years of a new century, and “If these walls could Talk” Live Aerosol art.

As the aughts come to a close and we approach the dawn of a new decade we are collectively faced yet again with a challenge we may have not even completed these last ten years. As the scope, breadth and reach of technology and information expand at exponential proportions with every passing day, their affects on one of the country’s most ethnically and culturally diverse areas cannot go unnoticed… especially amongst the state’s highest percentage of people per capita who list their occupation as “artist”.

A multi-disciplinary look into the works currently being created in our collective backyard, “The Decade With No Name” serves as a celebration of the sculptors, painters, photographers and street artists who call Oakland, Berkeley and the greater East Bay their home.

From the the three-dimensional monstrous cake sculptures of Scott Hove, to Brett Amory’s figurative paintings, Amanda Lopez’ Dia de los Muertos photographs, the politically and socially inspired street art of Eddie Colla, Monica Canilao’s found object installations and Emory Douglas’ historical Black Panther graphic agitation, this showcase serves as a veritable who’s-who of the East Bay’s emerging and established artist community.

Join us during the East Bay Express’ “Best of the East Bay” party, Friday, August 6th as we celebrate the arts in Oakland’s historic Jack London Square. With a massive gallery space located right across from the concert’s main stage, as well as a sixty foot-long wall of live aerosol murals by Bay Area legends Chor Boogie, Apex and Eon75 occurring during the event, this is one party, and an art show, that you’re not going to want to miss.

Participating Artist’s “A decade with No Name”
Mike Shine, GATS, Brett Amory, Aaron Nagel, Amanda Lopez, Emory Douglas, Skinner, Eddie Colla, Scott Hove, Peter Gronquist, Owen Cook, Zoltron, Alika Copper, Ras Terms, Monica Canilao, David D’Andrea, Dave Correia, Jason Vivona, Deth P. Sun, John Felix Arnold, Brendan Monroe, James Swinson, John Coyne, Meagan Donegan, Lea Bruno, Annie Vought and Hangar 18 Print Showcase.

Participating Artist’s “If These Walls Could Talk”
Chor Boogie, Apex, Eon75, Dabs & Myla, Surge