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Secrets, Symbols & Statements: THE COLOR IS RED

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The Color Is RED
Secrets, Symbols & Statements: THE COLOR IS RED

1195 Pine Street
Oakland, CA 94607
May 14th, 2010 - June 18th, 2010
Opening: May 14th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blackdotcafegallery.wordpress...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
Lntofon@yahoo.com
OPEN HOURS:  
Varies
TAGS:  
letitia ntofon photography mixed-media, eesuu orundide, githinji wa mbire, marcel diallo, karen seneferu, malik seneferu, nancy holliday, carla herzenberg, lorrie fink, duane deterville graffiti/street-art, landscape, figurative, modern
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

Join us  Friday, May 14th at Black Dot Cafe Gallery for the opening reception of The Color Is RED, a juried show of diverse Bay Area artists whose small works explore the dynamism, power, and mysticism this color contributes to our everyday lives.

Considered a power color, Red is the color of passion, blood, and is often an element in ceremonial clothing for rituals in many cultures around the world. In books we’ve heard characters described as ‘seeing red’ to punctuate an angry, livid moment. But, of course, when on a rose—red symbolizes love. Women wear red dresses to stand out in a crowd, and a red light district is a beacon for ladies interested in selling more than a wink and a smile. In certain Southern quilts, red evokes magic, but it’s also the costume color of ole' saint nick and the religious imagery of the devil. And what color were Dorothy’s shoes that brought her home?  Red is also the color of politics.

The Color Is RED offers a glimpse into the language of color—it’s secrets, symbols, and statements, through the eyes of Duane Deterville, Lorrie Fink, Githinji Wa Mbire, Carla Herzenberg, Letitia Ntofon, Dolores Vitero Presley, Marcel Diallo, Karen Seneferu, Nancy Holliday, Malik Seneferu, and Eesuu Orundide. See you there!

Opening Reception: May 14th, 6:30-9:00PM

Address: 1195 Pine Street (Pacific Cannery Lofts)

Exhibit:  May 14th-June 18th 2010