Bigindicator

Oakland Art Gallery

Venue  |  Exhibitions  |  Reviews
_mg_3813

Mixed Emotions

by Richard von Busack
  This oddly-shaped space is directly across from the Oakland City Hall and a few steps from the 12th Street BART station. Aimee Reed juried this selection of a dozen local artists, who work in a rich mix of mediums. "Sophie" and "Elizabeth" (both 2008) are Andrea Land's two c-prints of girl children on the verge of adolescence, caught in an instant of some foreboding. "Complicated and somewhat troubled," is the way Land describes these models; the girls recline or stand, clutching small, indistinct, caterpillar-like dolls. Three vibrant woodcuts by Alexis Babayan are homey East Bay landmarks... [more]
Posted by Richard von Busack on 10/19/08