A BI-MONTHLY ROUND UP
Updates from AltEx Grantees: October–November 2014
Interface Gallery, Round 7 Grantee
486 49th Street, Oakland
Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters
October 1 – 31, 2014
Bonanza, the collective practice of Conrad Guevara, Lindsay Tully and Lana Williams, creates a thoughtful, playful and engaging installation of individual and collaborative works spanning sculpture, film and painting. Taking inspiration from the horse races at nearby Golden Gate Fields and the gallery's history as turn of the century horse stables, Eighteencharacters is titled after a naming convention used for race horses.
Et al., Round 6 Grantee
Cybele Lyle & Aaron Harbour in conversation
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12:00 PM
Real Time & Space
125 10th Street, Oakland
Cybele Lyle will have a number of new works on display. Her work is a hybrid of photography, sculpture and video; her most recent works are screen prints of architecture and landscape photography combined into beautiful, colorful, evocative images in layers of bright inks.
Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Round 4 Grantee
4231 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Every Night I Tell Myself I Am The Cosmos: A solo exhibition of new work by Sófia Córdova
October 11 – November 9, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Performance: Friday, October 31, 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Every Night I Tell Myself I Am The Cosmos describes a future located specifically around the Caribbean, where an unidentified series of events have led to the decline of current civilization – radically challenging human existence on Earth. Expanding from more personal, autobiographical investigations into the creation of self, identity and the influence of cultural constructions, this exhibition presents a darker, more global space, where Córdova has, in her own words, "collected the relics of our past, gleaned from our current future."
Oakland Nights...Live!, Round 6 Grantee
4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland
Mayor Jean Quan and Council Member Rebecca Kaplan
Saturday, October 11, Doors @ 7:30 PM; Show @ 8:00 PM
For October, Oakland Nights...Live! presents part 2 of their two month coverage of the Oakland Mayoral race.
Shapeshifters Cinema, Round 7 Grantee
Temescal Art Center
511 48th Street, Oakland
Sunday, October 12, Doors @ 7:30 PM; Show @ 8:00 PM
Cyrus Tabar is a multidisciplinary artist primarily working with motion picture and sound. He performs past works Tempus Fluxus, Optica, The Spider and The Fly and Terraforma> in addition to his latest piece. Made exclusively for Shapeshifters, this work deals with lost identity and the path to redefine it.
Stairwell's, Round 5 Grantee
Short and Longcuts: A Stairwell's Field Trip
Saturday, October 25, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The sixth Stairwell's Field Trip is an interactive walking tour exploring pathways and passages in San Francisco's Financial District and surrounding areas. Join Stairwell's for a journey through cobblestone alleyways and around empty fountains: together the group will tread the line between public and private to find stunning stairways and expansive views. Led by Stairwell's Co-Directors Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin and featuring Guest Field Trip leaders Em Meine, Lauren M. Taylor and Zoe McCloskey, this 3-hour group excursion includes both indoor and outdoor stops and concludes with a picnic lunch.
SPLITS, Round 7 Grantee
486 49th Street, Oakland
F A I L U R E Release Party
Thursday, October 30, 7:00 PM
Interface Gallery will host the release party for the first issue of SPLITS, a free publication created by Lauren McKeon to support new collaborations between visual artists and dancers. This first edition, entitled F A I L U R E, is a collaborative project between choreographer Sara Shelton Mann and visual artist Amanda Curreri. The release party also includes a brief performance.
Et al., Round 6 Grantee
West Oakland (venue details disclosed after RSVP)
Fictions: Anthony Discenza & George Pfau in conversation with Aaron Harbour
Sunday, November 2, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Harbour joins artists Anthony Discenza and George Pfau in Discenza's studio, where they discuss gallery works, large public commissions and impressionist landscapes that hide zombies in careful dabs of oil paint. Both artists incorporate popular fiction into their practice; this is a great opportunity to hear them discuss the connection between public art, private art practice and the public domain.
ØGAARD, Round 7 Grantee
5861 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland
Clay Bodies, Jessica Niello
October 18 - November 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 18, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Born in California and working in Oakland, Jessica Niello works in clay and paint. Influenced by mid-century modernism, her work explores both functional vessels and abstract sculptural forms and installations.