Current Art Exhibitions

Life as Potential works by Ana Maria Gower

Showing: October 3 – 31

Reception: Saturday, October 13, 5 – 7 pm

“The most effective representation of the ideas of life’s path and potential can be found in a simple tree branch. In the process of development, it selects a path out of multitude and each choice contains new alternatives. I started noticing branching structures all around me. A very straightforward observation, that became the impetus behind the “Transfusion” series, was focused on the fact that everything – from a body to a culture – contains such branching structures, both literally and symbolically. To me it was an evidence of a transfused potential, that seems to be the foundational quality of our reality.”

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Showing At Grove Salon – 1483 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

AND YOU WERE THERE TOO

by Alison Moncrieff

Showing: October 4 – November 15

An ongoing meditation on loss, transformation, and the fluidity of identity, my empty-dress paintings are witness to that which is mourned, transmuting, or being born. Historically, clothing has communicated social information such as sexual availability or fertility, class, religious status. Garments communicate the restrictions and the freedoms of a culture, narrowly defining the people who wear them. What would the world would be like if the message a garment carried were under the purview of its wearer and not that of their society? Empty clothing is emblematic to me of how much we do not know about other people, how much is theirs to define. Inside every garment can be a personal sovereignty that holds out hope for freedom, spiritual opening, and change.

at Grove Salon

Upcoming Events

Paper Mache Sculpture with Einat Laudon

Saturday, October 27, 10:30 – 1:30pm and Saturday, November 3, 10:30 – 12:30pm

$75 + $15 materials fee

In this two part workshop, we will make either an owl or a cat, using Paper Mache sculpting.

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