I'm pleased to announce/ remind you about our group show that opens tomorrow night at Athen B Gallery in Downtown Oakland. I can't tell you the amount of excitement I have for this show because it's just so important to me. It has been an honor working with Athen B Gallery and the two other artists involved in the show. The gallery has had my back since our relationship blossomed this past winter and it's obvious in this show. We've all spent countless hours gearing up for the exhibit and it's finally here! 

Ready, Set: New Paintings | Heather Day Journal

Curating and planning for a group exhibition takes a high level of patience and understanding among everyone. This exhibition is very playful in the placement of the art and the art itself. This has been a solid team effort and I can't wait to hear what you think. I don't want to share too much because I'd really like to encourage you to go see the show for yourself in Oakland. It's kind of like reading the plaque in a museum prior to observing the piece for yourself. 

Aside from several large paintings, I will be showing sculptural works for the very first time. 

If you can't make it, I plan on sharing a recap later this month. As for now, I'll leave you with a little bit of information about the other artists involved. I'm showing alongside Oakland-based artist, Brett Flannigan and Italy-based artist, Martina Merlini 

Brett Fannigan: Brett has a penchant for paradox. His work lies at the crossroads of construction and deconstruction, somehow resonating on both sides. Each work is dualistic in nature. Emotive, raw marks and intuitive forms are often protrusive at first glance, giving way to logic, pattern, and algorithm upon further inspection. These overlapping ideas create work that can be viewed in stereoscopically, where visual hierarchies rise and fall from power throughout the viewing. Flanigan makes no attempt to leave his work at the point of resolution, instead disembarking when it reaches its most energized place, as though it were balancing on top of a hill and a single push could send it plummeting in any direction, a collected depiction of entropy, both rigid and structureless simultaneously.

Martina Merlini : Martina, was born in Bologna, Italy in 1986. She received a degree in Illustration from IED Milano and now lives and works in Milan. She has collaborated with and had clients such as Vice Italia, Zelle ArteContemporanea, Rivista Studio, Eli Edizioni, Diner Journal, Assab One and The Milan Review. Merlini often showcases her work in Milan and throughout Italy, and has shown work in notable contemporary art galleries in Amsterdam and the U.S.

See you tomorrow / April 9th at 7pm.

Athen B Gallery : 1525 Webster Street, Oakland CA 84612. The exhibition runs until May 6th.

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Ready, Set: New Paintings | Heather Day Journal
Ready, Set: New Paintings | Heather Day Journal
Ready, Set: New Paintings | Heather Day Journal
Ready, Set: New Paintings | Heather Day Journal
Ready, Set: Group Show in Downtown Oakland | Heather Day Journal

Please contact Athen B Gallery for all inquiries. Info@athenbgallery.com