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:
Featuring David Erdreich

Saturday, May 26th,
2 - 4 pm, with Open Mic Signup 1:30 pm


Now at GearBox:
Syncopainted Pauses:
Phyllis Lasché & Paula Boas

with Small Sculpture by Darrell Hunger in the Inner Room
April 26 - May 26


Coming Soon:
Choice Words:
Matthew Priest & Maryann Steinert-Foley

May 31 - June 23


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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SCREEN SHOT: Cameron Brian and Ruth Santee

 

April 16 - May 16, 2015
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION:   May 1st, 6-9 pm
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Ruth Santee focuses on screen shots of Google image searches as the foundation of her latest paintings. With a sure hand and chunky paint Santee converts digital snapshots of digital images captured on the small screen back into reality as objects, solidified and preserved as curious artifacts of online life.

Cameron Brian's pieces are realized from screen shots of another era, the era of the silver screen. Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the film Grapes of Wrath, Brian reconstructed elements of Weed Patch Camp, immortalized in the film and the foundation of his major sculptural installation, Federal Work Camp Experimental Model Project, recently on view at California State University at Bakersfield. Three of the Federal Work Camp Project pieces are on display at GearBox Gallery, including the spare and yet eloquent Screen Door (Green). The attention with which Brian addresses the work serves to remind us of the simplicity and austerity of an era largely at odds with the over availability of our current online existence.