770 West Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
510 567-4108


   

Artist's Opportunities:

Call for Entries:
Walking the Line

Deadline June 25th

Juror Drew Bennett, Director Facebook Artist in Residence Program

Awards include future exhibition opportunities


GearBox Poetry Event:
Maw Shein Win

with Jack Foley and Sangye Land
Saturday, June 23rd,
2 - 4 pm, with Open Mic Signup 1:30 pm


Now at GearBox:
CHOICE WORDS:
Matthew Priest & Maryann Steinert-Foley


May 31 - June 23


Coming Soon:
By Implication:
Marsha Balian & Joy Broom

June 28 - July 28


OPEN HOURS:
Thurs - Fri: noon - 6 pm
Sat: 11 am - 5 pm
and during the First Friday Art Walks from 6-9 pm


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DARK MATTER: Jerry McLaughlin & Gina Telcocci




  with special installation, FACTOTUM, by Jessica Eastman in the Inner Room
September 28 – October 22, 2017

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 6th from 6-9 pm

Jerry McLaughlin: The Art of Taking Risks
Artist's Talk & Book Event, Saturday, October 14 from 1-3 pm
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The works of both of these artists reflect a deep engagement with the raw materials they are comprised of and the power of pure abstraction.

McLaughlin's new work is inspired by the poetry and lives of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Constantine Cavafy. His painting is informed by the urban world of concrete, asphalt, & steel, as well as by the decay, erosion, & weathering of that environment. It is both austere in its minimalism, and intimate in its detailed textures, which invite close examination. The powerful, rough presence of these paintings is the result of intensive working and building up of many layers of paint, pigment, and cold wax medium, along with additives such as earth, sand, & ash. The work speaks of the artist's appreciation of all that is tough, enduring, gritty and human in the city environment.

Gina Telcocci's sculptures are made of meticulously assembled combinations of materials, ranging from harvested willows, reeds, & found wood, to metal & plastic bits of detritus. Structures are created using traditional weaving techniques & assemblage, then layers are built up to enhance the forms. The resulting objects and installations combine qualities inherent in the materials themselves with the familiarity of traditional crafts and formal abstraction. The simple shapes with their ambiguous references to creatures or things become symbolic and contemplative objects with shifting meanings, suggesting both the known and the unknown.