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We are a commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland, California. We exhibit art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists. The aim of the gallery is to respect the creative pursuits of the individual and seek to make such works accessible to a broad audience.

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"SEIZE THE GAZE"

MAY 3 - JUNE 29, 2024 (In the Front Gallery)

 

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd | 6-9pm

Artists Panel: Saturday, June 8th | 3-5pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, June 29th | 6-8pm

"Dance of the Elders" with live performance featuring

Susan Almazol (left) is a visual artist, dancer, and curator based in Oakland, CA. She became a sculptor at 54, danced for the first time on stage at 66, and began creating nude self-portraits at 71.

 

Judith Kajiwara (right) a life-long dancer, Judith Kajiwara has dabbled in many dance and movement forms. Since 1994, she has performed as a Butoh solo performing artist, telling stories designed to uplift the human spirit. 

 

Arisika Razak (left) has led healing and empowering workshops nationally and internationally for over forty years. Her early work was dedicated to reclaiming the power and sacredness of the female body.



Deborah Vaughan (right) is the co-founder and artistic director of Dimensions Dance Theater in Oakland CA. She brings to the stage both conceptual material and a point of view that takes the experience of Africans and African-Americans to a new frontier by blending contemporary influences with the deep and vital traditions of the past. 

For more info or to register, visit:

https://seizethegazeatjgg.eventbrite.com  or 

https://SeizetheGazeatJGGL2.eventbrite.com

 

Featured Artists: Susan Almazol, Barbara Mumby Huerta, Eustorgia Sol Navarrete, Laura Ming Wong, Simone Nia Rae, Cynthia Tom

 

Curated by: Susan Almazol with support by Gallery Curator, Eric Murphy

 

“Seize the Gaze” exhibition is a captivating immersion into the boundless presence of women of color across generations made possible when women of color themselves determine the gaze – the lens through which they are perceived.

 

Through bold portraiture, six Asian, African American, Indigenous, and Latina artists evoke the profound feminine energies of the sacred, the sensual, and the spirited. Their paintings, photographs, digital art, mixed media, and sculpture invite viewers into an intense and powerful exploration of the limitless spirit of women of color when free of societal constraints. The “Seize the Gaze” exhibition celebrates the rich tapestry of empowerment and beauty woven by these artists of color.

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"WHERE DID ALL THE GIRLS GO"

Mixed Media Artwork by Tricia Grame

 

Curated by Gallery Curator, Eric Murphy

MAY 3 - JUNE 29, 2024 (In the Back Gallery)

 

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd | 6-9pm

Artists Lecture: Saturday, June 8th | 1:30-3pm

For more info or to register, visit:

https://WDATGObyTriciaGrameatJGG.eventbrite.com

or

https://WDATGObyTriciaGrameatJGG_L2.eventbrite.com

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"Where Did All the Girls Go", series is about the how the female was the center piece for the famous male artists, voiceless and nameless. It is about the evolving female symbol in art, self-identity and her enduring cultural impact. My art concentrates on the fallacy of the beauty myth, and the position of her image portrayed by male artists beginning with the Medieval, to Gothic, to the Greek, Italian Renaissance, the French Impressionists, Surreal, Pop, Expressionistic, to Contemporary works of art. 

 

Currently, women artists today use their own body and their own voices in their art work. They tell their stories, they are no longer valued purely for their sexuality. 

For more information please contact:

eric.joycegordongallery@gmail.com

510.465.8928

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