Mercury 20 Gallery’s ‘Self-Portraits in the Age of Selfies’ expands the scope of self-portraiture

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In its latest exhibit, “Self-Portraits in the Age of Selfies,” Oakland’s Mercury 20 Gallery seeks to complicate the definition of a selfie. The exhibit is not a critique of the practice by any means but rather an expansion of what a selfie can be — beyond both the cell phone screen and traditional forms of self-portraiture.
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Collaborating with the community at Art Murmur

“Terminus Exhibition No. 4” at Terminus Salon-style, “Terminus Exhibition No. 4” showcases works by Evan Barbour, Mike Kimball, Adam Springer, Ghost Ghost Teeth, Jon Garaizar and Sarah Craig. Pieces range from abstract expressionist paintings to precisionist sketches of Oakland scenery. Terminus focuses on large group shows to highlight emerging, local
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First Fridays: Looking for inspiration, finding creativity

1. “Reclaiming: A New Asylum” at Creative Growth Art Center In a world removed from conventional art and pop culture lies Creative Growth Art Center’s latest show featuring childlike scribbles, shapes and brushstrokes. “Reclaiming: A New Asylum” showcases the essence of creativity. Part crazy and part beautiful, the exhibition, which
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Galleries gather pieces of life through sculpture, printmaking

Elise Morris and Helen Dannelly at SLATE contemporary gallery Combining layered, nature-based paintings with colorful, encaustic sculptures, SLATE contemporary introduces Elise Morris and Helen Dannelly, two Bay Area artists working in different media. Morris looks to light as a source of inspiration for her meditative and calming works. Her abstract
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Your guide to February Oakland Art Murmur

1. “Histoire Noir” at Mercury 20 Gallery Though the discipline of history may seem fact-driven, emotion and imagination merge with historical renditions of Oakland and Europe in “Histoire Noir,” a two-part show opening at Mercury 20 Gallery. Artist Jody Medich takes the stories of her relatives living on the border
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