Exhibition dates: December 1-31, 2011
Artists' Reception: Saturday, December 10 from 4-6pm. Artists' Talk at 5pm.
Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Opening: Friday, December 2 from 6-9pm
Dave Meeker: Landscapes
Light plays an important role in the landscape and is at the core of a new series of light sculptures by Dave Meeker. The artist's inspirations are the urban landscapes of Oakland, historical landscapes as seen and recorded by others, and interior landscapes - imagined landscapes with no physical presence past or present. The works continue Meeker's exploration of the use of projected light and sculptural forms.
The artist focuses on the horizon, a line that marks the extent of our visual perception, as both an end and a beginning. The end of what we see and the beginning of what we imagine. Through framing, cropping and editing, Meeker distills the colors and patterns of his visual and mental landscapes into a few thin slices. Each piece is the projection of a segment or segments of a landscape that inspired him.
Curated by Charlie Milgrim
Mercury 20 is pleased to present "Interlocking Terrain," a group show of work by gallery artists, curated by artist Charlie Milgrim. This show explores connections and juxtapositions between man-made and natural environments and their relationships to inner geographies.
Founded in 2006, Mercury 20 is a contemporary art gallery established, supported and operated by East Bay artists. Mercury 20 maintains a venue for artists to exhibit, develop, and advance their work and is committed to exhibiting art of diverse media and content. Exhibitions rotate monthly and the gallery presents a well-attended opening event every first Friday in conjunction with the Oakland Art Murmur.
ARTISTS REPRESENTED: JULIE ALVARADO, JO ANN BIAGINI, ERIC BOHR, MARGARET CHAVIGNY, TERRYL DUNN, P.K. FRIZZELL, PETER HONIG, MAYA KABAT, KATHLEEN KING, LEAH MARKOS, MARY V. MARSH, JILL MCLENNAN, JODY MEDICH, DAVE MEEKER, CHARLIE MILGRIM, PAUL MUELLER, MARY CURTIS RATCLIFF, JULIANNE STERLING, KERRY VANDER MEER, JOAN WEISS