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


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

Now at GearBox:
Hunger & Huncilman

First Firday Reception
March 2nd, 6-9 pm

A Conversation with the Artists:
Saturday, March 3rd,
stop by any time between 1 & 4 pm

Coming soon:
Harry Clewans & TaVee McAllister Lee

with special guest artist Deborah Benioff Friedman in the Inner Room

Special Events:
Gearbox Poetry:
March 24, 2-4 pm
Open mic signup at 1:30

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SCREEN SHOT: Cameron Brian and Ruth Santee


April 16 - May 16, 2015

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.