Thursday, October 2, 2014

NICK COLEY / PAINTINGS / OCT. 3RD - NOV. 5TH

Once again Nick Coley brings his Neo-Impressionistic Technicolor paintings to the Wall Gallery. And yes the amazing Vanagon series will be there, this time replete with accompanying roadways of travel. This is a fun show....come on down and see us this first friday October 3rd at 473 25th street in Oakland, between Broadway and Telegraph... the doors are at 5pm it goes till 9pm....





Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CLAIRE PASQUIER / PAINTINGS SEPT. 5TH - 30TH

CLAIRE PASQUIER "The first of my two styles focused on cinema and my aesthetic experience of it as a child. With a palette knife I reproduced scenes from VHS tapes that had affected me and questioned my relationship with them. It was both a study in these iconic moments that now overlapped into my new geography and an artistic meditation on what the screen actually looked like. Computers had already accustomed us to flat, high definition virtual worlds but the truth is that these scenes were filled with static and  imperfections. My work has pushed me to analyze the power of these memory images, how I see them in relationship to my current life and memories, and to question the overlap of the television screen and the world around me. Recently these questions have lead me to apply the moirĂ© effect found in old television screens to reproduced images from my personal life and Californian culture."
    "The second of my styles turned to the concept of the screen as a portal to our identity in the age of internet. I spent eighteen months in residence at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery painting over 180 portraits of people who contacted me through Facebook. I wanted to find a way to bridge my training as a portraitist with the concept of visual identity in a world that was becoming rapidly digital. In a day of excessive personal sharing and over exposure it was fascinating to realize how few of us actually consider our image as something outside of the digital screen space."
    "As I continue to explore the concept of the screen and its implications on space and identity, I hope to expand my practice and discover new meaning in an increasingly virtual world through both traditional and modern painting techniques."





















"you might have seen this French woman....what you didn't know is that she's an artist...she did a portrait project as the resident artist at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery in 2012. Currently she is exploring the moire effect as a new way to look at paintings in the age of smartphones and mobile photography". 


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Friday, July 4, 2014

STEVE LOMPREY / SCI-FI SERIES JULY 4TH – AUG. 15TH

Steve Lomprey brings his Sci-Fi series to the wall gallery this month. As is often the case, what started out as a small scale experiment turned into a series of paintings. Lomprey has been circling around the intergalactic and imagined space themes recently. Now it's expressing itself in a confluence of surfaces that suggest the emergence of elemental forms, or perhaps the birthplace of the manifested within a field of chaos. 

Come on down this first friday June 6th from 5:30-9:00. Hope to see you! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from 1-5pm thursdays thru saturdays, the doors will be open. Don't miss the Saturday Stroll either!! Much less crowded but just as fun...every Saturday from 1-5pm. Click on picture to see it larger.







Sunday, June 1, 2014

IRENE NELSON / MIXED MEDIA MONOPRINTS JUNE 6TH THRU JULY 2ND

Irene Nelson will be exhibiting her beautiful Mixed Media Monoprints this month. On her work Nelson says, "These recent prints evoke "internal" landscapes I draw up from within without external referents. Using black ink on a plate I employ a subtractive wiping method using tartalan cloths, sharp tools, dry brushes, etc. to brush ink away. Finally, I use collaging techniques to add back color selectively. Often, I use materials I've made myself (hand made paper, etc.) The results of these layerings are dark brooding unspecific black and white landscapes, with interior "windows" that open onto other, similar receding landscapes of color and light."

Come on down this first friday June 6th from 5:30-9:00. Hope to see you! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from 1-5pm thursdays thru saturdays, the doors will be open. Don't miss the Saturday Stroll either!! Much less crowded but just as fun...every Saturday from 1-5pm. Click on picture to see it larger.







Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TOSHI ANDERS HOO / PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEO / PASSAGES: MOVING THROUGH WORLDS / MAY 2ND - JUNE 4TH

Toshi Anders Hoo is an award winning media producer, designer and artist. For this exhibition we selected an intimate video installation and vibrant abstract color photographs from Toshi's series PASSAGES: Moving Through Worlds. In the Passages series Toshi connects the divergent and intersecting realms of nations, peoples, and their landscapes - his abstractions offering contemplations of our physical, social and metaphysical spaces. The sites photographed range the globe from Turkey, Israel, Brazil, France and areas throughout the United States. 

Come on down this first friday May 2nd from 5:30 - 9:00. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from 1- 5 pm Thursdays thru Saturdays, the doors will be open. Don't miss the Saturday Stroll either!! Less crowded but just as fun..every Saturday from 1- 5pm. Click on picture to see larger.


GEISHA GUTTER 30"x 30" DIGITAL PHOTO PRINT

Thursday, March 6, 2014

BRIAN CONERY / REMOVAL / SCULPTURE & PHOTOGRAPHS / EXTENDED!!!!!! TO APRIL 19TH!!!

Brian Conery will be showing "Removal", a mixed media installation. Configured as 3 distinct groupings interweaving the observed and the symbolic including altered photos, wall based sculpture and drawing. It all starts with the demolition of a university science building quickly transcending any formal exploration to signify stripping away and the exposing of many layers, being broken down, laid bare. Architecture becomes organic form and the forms become architecture.

EXTENDED!!!!! Come on down again this first friday on April 4th from 5:30 - 9:00. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from 1- 5 pm Thursdays thru Saturdays, the doors will be open. Don't miss the Saturday Stroll either!! Less crowded but just as fun..every Saturday from 1- 5pm. Click on picture to see larger.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

HOWARD HERSH / PAINTINGS FEB 7TH - MAR 5TH

Howard Hersh will be showing his "Dispositions of Structure" series through March 5th. Hersh's beautiful encaustic paintings are a real marvel, at once otherworldly and intimately tactile. They are a delicious intimation of worlds beyond the known. 

Hersh on his own work: "My interests and my work continue to explore inter-relationships and connectivity in the universe, both macro and micro." 

Come on down for the next first friday on February 7th from 5:30 - 9:00. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from 1- 5 pm Thursdays thru Saturdays, the doors will be open. Don't miss the Saturday Stroll either!! Less crowded but just as fun..every Saturday from 1- 5pm. Click on picture to see larger.


‘Dispositions of Structure 24"× 24" encaustic/panel

Friday, January 3, 2014

ANTHONY MAY / PAINTINGS JAN.3 - FEB. 7

ANTHONY MAY and his beautifully rich and textured paintings will be at THE WALL GALLERY now through February 7th. Come down to Art Murmur's first friday this January 3rd from 5:30 - 9:00. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from 1- 5 pm Thursdays thru Saturdays, the doors will be open. Don't miss the Saturday Stroll either!! Less crowded but just as fun..every Saturday from 1-5pm. Click on picture to see larger.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

HEATHER DAY NOV.1st - NOV. 27th

The Wall Gallery presents HEATHER DAY. Heather Day was born in Ewa Beach, Hawaii and spent most of her younger years living in the Washington DC area. She received her BFA in painting and art history from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore MD. While studying at MICA, Day began showing her paintings in Washington DC, Chicago and other select cities. Day creates work that involves a process of layering paint, fibers and various energetic marks. She's interested in the relationship between decay and upkeep that relies heavily on human interaction. These paintings are never planned. Each piece is a product of an experience, leaving behind documentation of how an event transpired. The paintings often act as pages in a book requiring several in a series to tell a story. Day currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. 

This new show will coincide with the Oakland Art Murmur's first friday November 1st from 6:00 - 9:00. The show will continue now through to the 27th of November. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from Fridays to Saturdays 12- 6 pm , the doors will be open. Click on the picture to see it larger.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

NICK COLEY / NEW WORK OCT. 4th - OCT. 29th

The Wall Gallery presents an additional month and a new set of Nick Coley's newest work. This new show will coincide with the Oakland Art Murmur's first friday October 4th from 6:00 - 9:00 .  The show will continue now through to the 29th of October. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from Fridays to Saturdays 12- 6 pm , the doors will be open. Click on the picture to see it larger.



SUMNER MEADOW / LOVERS LANE #11 36” x 48”  Oil on Canvas

Sunday, June 30, 2013

ADAM CARDELLO / THE MEANING OF LIFE / PAINTINGS JULY 5TH - 30TH


ADAM CARDELLO'S newest work will be at THE WALL GALLERY July 5th- 30th. CARDELLO'S new painting series is entitled THE MEANING OF LIFE. As the title suggest's there is a beautiful complexity to CARDELLO'S work that describe spaces of mystery and provide hieroglyphic clues to an unfathomable future. Come down to Art Murmur's first friday this July 5th from 5:30-9:30. Otherwise, you can come by anytime from 1- 5 pm Thursdays thru Saturdays, the doors will be open. Don't miss the Saturday Stroll either!! Less crowded but just as fun..every Saturday from 1-5pm. Click on picture to see larger.




Wednesday, May 1, 2013

JON STICH / PAINTINGS OF 1990'S ICONS / MAY 3RD THROUGH JUNE 4TH

JON STICH and his amazing paintings/portraits of 1990's Icons will be at THE WALL GALLERY now through June 4th. Rendered in Gouache, Pen, and Ink on Watercolor paper these original artworks capture the essence of these Iconic artists. Come down to Art Murmur's first friday this May 3rd from 5:30 - 9:00. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from 1- 5 pm Thursdays thru Saturdays, the doors will be open. Don't miss the Saturday Stroll either!! Less crowded but just as fun..every Saturday from 1-5pm. Click on picture to see larger.

SNOOP DOGG Gouache, Pen, and Ink on Watercolor paper 15.5" x 15.5"  

Saturday, March 30, 2013

STEVE LOMPREY / NEW PAINTINGS THRU APRIL 30

STEVE LOMPREY'S newest work will be at THE WALL GALLERY now through April 30th. Lomprey's newest work "STREETLIFE" will be on view. Come down to Art Murmur's first friday this April 5th from 5:30 - 9:00. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from 1- 5 pm Thursdays thru Saturdays, the doors will be open. Don't miss the Saturday Stroll either!! Less crowded but just as fun..every Saturday from 1-5pm. Click on picture to see larger.

STREETLIFE  Mixed Media and Silver Leaf on Wood Panel 12' x 6'

Thursday, February 28, 2013

THE WALL GALLERY GROUP SHOW

Hi everyone...The Wall Gallery is proud to host guest gallery The Bruce Lurie Gallery for tomorrows first friday. This is the Wall Gallery's first group show to date. There will be a lot to look at... so it's going to be fun and interesting. If your in the market for original artwork this is the time to come. We are at 473 25th street between Telegraph and Broadway in downtown Oakland. Hope to see you there!!!!



Saturday, January 5, 2013

NICK COLEY / NEW WORK Jan. 4th - Feb. 27th

The Wall Gallery is once again proud to have Nick Coley's newest work. Nick Coley's work has its roots in the fanatical ethos of a small school in the South of France which made Cezanne its figurehead and had a very black and white view of art history. L'ecole Marchutz was a great place to get rooted in a concrete perspective of the fundamentals and a format of painting from real life. Twenty years later, he still paints on location, finding himself in relation to a place and seeking unity with his surroundings. Only now he's exchanged the south of France for the open-air nut house that is San Francisco. The show will coincide with the Oakland Art Murmur's upcoming first friday this January 4th and he will have another first friday on February the 1st  from 6:00 - 9:00 .  The show will continue now through to the 27th of February. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from Fridays to Saturdays 12- 6 pm , the doors will be open. Click on the picture to see it larger.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

STEVE LOMPREY / INDUSTRIAL ABSTRACTION / DEC. 7th - JAN. 2nd

Steve Lomprey’s abstract work, which he calls “Industrial Abstraction” is a working process that has emerged partly as a result of exploring the interaction of non-compatible paint media. In his painting, Lomprey builds up cumulative layers of non-representational painting using various media from Acrylic to Silver Leaf as well as Silver Spray Paint. The creation and destruction of these multiple layers, and the subsequent excavation of these layers serves as a method of achieving a semi-intentional field of color and mark making. The show will coincide with the Oakland Art Murmur's upcoming first friday this December 7th from 6:00 - 9:00 and will continue now through to the 2nd of January. Hope to see you there! Otherwise, you can come by anytime from Fridays to Saturdays 12- 6 pm , the doors will be open. Click on the picture to see it larger.


ISOTOPE  Mixed Media and Silver Leaf on Wood Panel 72"x 72"