Friday, August 1st, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
470 49th St Suite G,
Oakland, CA 94609
Join us at Walrus for another great First Friday art reception. This time we host Jennie Lennick, a San Francisco-based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, animations, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. To create her work, she collects food photography from midcentury cookbooks and recreates the images in multiple media. For Reheat on High Lennick will present a playful series of hand-embroidered vintage meals.
Come see her work and enjoy some food and drink on us!
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 4:00-6:00 PM.
Studio 110 Projects
West Deck - ICB
480 Gate 5 Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
The whole point of Camp is to dethrone the serious. Camp is playful, anti-serious. More precisely, Camp involves a new, more complex relation to "the serious." One can be serious about the frivolous, frivolous about the serious.
-Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp
Summer Camp uses Susan Sontag's "Notes on Camp" as a point of departure in presenting the work of nine contemporary artists who employ camp/kitsch aesthetics. This work playfully engages with artifice, 'bad' taste, the grotesque, with double meaning and 'Being-as-Playing-a-Role' in critique of pop-culture, class, the academic, and normative representations of gender and beauty. Summer Camp extends the exploration of artifice, borrowing its structure from summer camp. Each Saturday, artists will guide attendees through an 'activity', from talent shows and cook-outs to painting and lanyard-making. Participating artists:
Persia + Daddie$ Pla$tik
AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 5, 7 - 11pm
300 Jefferson St
Oakland, CA 94612
City Limits has asked many of their favorite Bay Area artists to contribute work to Something Completely Different, a sprawling salon-style group show unlike any of our previous exhibitions. The participating artists, all at various respective stages of their careers, have been asked to contribute one new work which differs from anything they have done previously. While the format and scale of the exhibition differs greatly from our previous exhibitions, the invitation to make something different aligns with our mission, which is inviting artists to exhibit new works which deviate from their typical art practice or discipline.
This opening reception for this show will function as a fundraiser for City Limits, an artist-run gallery operating without grants or outside financial support. At the reception, limited edition City Limits merchandise will be available, as well as refreshments courtesy of Pacific Coast Brewery, located in Old Oakland.