Everyday Mystics

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Patricia Sweetow Gallery
Untitled, 2010 Inkjet Print 20 X 30 Inches (51.6 Cm X 77.4 Cm) © image courtesy of Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
Cosmicomics, 2010 Multimedia Installation © image courtesy of Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
Meditation 98: One Hundred Opening Lives , 2010 Site Specific Installation © image courtesy of Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
More than this (transcendental), 2009 Paper Mache, Wood, Paint, Formica, Glitter, Plaster, Craft Paper, Paper Bags, Fabric 39 X 25x 35 Inches © image courtesy of Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
Accumulation (Large Red and Green), 2010 Oil And Spray Paint On Canvas 84 X 66 Inches (216.72 Cm X 170.28 Cm) © image courtesy of Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
Everyday Mystics
Curated by: Kim Anno

440 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
July 6th, 2010 - August 14th, 2010
Opening: July 8th, 2010 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

East Bay
Thu-Sat 12-6; Sun 12-5; 3rd Thu 12-8; 1st Fri 12-9
photography, installation


Please join Patricia Sweetow Gallery for a summer exhibition; guest curated by artist Kim  Anno. Everyday Mystics include both emerging and mature visual artists working in a variety  of media. Artists include Emily Wilson, New York artist Jeff Gibson, who teaches at California  ollege of the Arts, and recent MFA graduates Ricardo Rivera, Sune Woods, Ali  Naschke-Messing and Renee Gertler. The exhibition dates are July 8th through August 14th.  Reception is Thursday, July 8, 5:30-7:30.

The exhibition, Everyday Mystics presents artists who work in the margins of materiality,  movement, light, and image. While the artists work with varied media, including drawing,  projected image, photography, installation and painting, all works offer conceptual rigor,  elemental and familiar, as otherworldly and surprising.

Ricardo Rivera, received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. The artist will present  interactive video and drawing. He relates to the concept of “anamorphosis”, playing with  distortion and reflection, using silver as the projected surface. Rivera is also a software  programmer, lending his installations interactive aspects.

Emily Wilson, a Bay Area artist presents drawing and painting. In the exhibition will be a  series of white bound books with repeated patterns of flowers, also a large work on paper.

Renee Gertler creates a galaxy inside paper bags, with finely pierced holes allowing light to  pass. In addition to the galaxy of bags will be imperfect globes made of various materials.

Sune Woods just received her MFA from California College of the Arts. She is the recipient of  the Cadogen-Murphy Award, and hails from Brooklyn, NY. In this exhibition Sune will present  narrative photographs, harkening African American mythologies. Using her friends as actors,  the large-scale photographs spin the viewer into a seductive, complex story.

Jeff Gibson's paintings borrow from a panoply of historical and contemporary painting and  design, as well as ethnographic material from North America and Africa. Gibson is a member  of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, as well as sharing his heritage with the  Cherokee's. His paintings address questions of "authenticity", how an artist of cultural, ethnic,  and racial divergence from the dominant culture, employs a visual language relevant  to their own experience.

Ali Naschke-Messing received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2007. Ali will  present an ethereal installation of thread drawn from ceiling to floor, coated with reflective  material. Ali will also present a floor work of various objects that will reflect light against the  floor and wall.

Terri Friedman describes her work thus, "Using non-traditional materials, methods, and saccharine
palettes, I explore the artificial boundaries between painting and sculpture, temporal and permanent,
abstract and representation." The exhibit will include one sculpture from her current series of work.