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Afternoons

Through Aug. 28
New works by Andrew Luck, Brian Lotti, Charlotte Drury, Ian Schaefer, Jason Jagel, JP McNicholas, Nick Makanna, and Sarah Bowser. Free
Athen B Gallery 1525 Webster Street, Oakland (map)

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Who Taught You How To Love Yourself? Black Womyn!

Through Aug. 29
510.858.2323
Works by April Martin and Oree Originol. Free
Omi Gallery 2323 Broadway, Oakland (map)

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People's Secret History

Through Aug. 31
415-250-5527
People's Secret History
A sleekly designed poster has an authoritative voice. We’re culturally conditioned to listen up when we see nice fonts and well-placed wording. In the People’s Secret History: Group Show, which is coming to EM Wolfman Small Interest Bookstore (410 13th St., Oakland), artists leverage that aesthetic correspondence to legitimacy to amplify narratives from radical history that are often discredited. At this point, academic attention has been brought to the social underdog’s version of history — which would have been left out of textbooks in the past — but there are still many stories left unheard. Referring to these stories as “secret histories,” the artists in this group show are ready to reveal them in the form of informational posters — a style inspired by the Just Seeds Artists’ Cooperative poster series. Some of the featured stories challenge the dominant narrative of history to such an extent that they might even be deemed “conspiracy theories.” This show offers an opportunity to test to what extent perspectives that you might have questioned before become believable when presented with ad-like aesthetics. There will be an opening reception on August 6 at 7 p.m. with performances by Grey & Grey and Bad Carl Sagan. Free

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Cheap Undies

Through Aug. 31
510-575-2757
Works on sale from Terry Furry's studio. Free
Studios 11 560 2nd St., Oakland (map)

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Long Story Short

Through Sept. 5
510-836-2340 x15
New artwork by Rosena Finister, Zina Hall, Ying Gee Zhou, Alexandria Bell, D’Lisa Fort, and Laura Jo Pierce. Free
Creative Growth Art Center 355 24th St., Oakland (map)

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Wild Like Wanting

Through Sept. 5
415-626-1135
New paintings by Emma Webster. Free
Classic Cars West 411 26th St., Oakland (map)

Liminal Spaces

Through Sept. 12
510-652-4085
New work by Carrie Seid, Diane Rosenblum, Brenda Zappitell, and Melissa Herrington. Free
SLATE contemporary 473 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Bilongo Esmeralda (Let The Devil Take Style)

Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 18
510-763-4361
Bilongo Esmeralda (Let The Devil Take Style)
In the dystopian future depicted by artist Sofía Córdova, the world is submerged in water and all its residents are displaced, lost and looking for some sense of home to grasp on to. In Córdova’s newest work, an immersive installation at Pro Arts Gallery (150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland) entitled Bilongo Esmeralda (Let the Devil Take Style), the local artist literally makes the viewer feel as if he or she is on a sci-fi boat, using massive sails that double as projector screens for Córdova’s video work. Córdova is Puerto Rican and has been working on an ongoing series of videos that aims to reimagine the Caribbean diaspora and, more broadly, the immigrant experience in general. She also performs as one half of Xuxa Santamaria, making experimental, psychedelic dance music rife with intellectual undertones and very much in line with her fine art practice. Many of the works in Bilongo Esmeralda employ the same campy, colorful aesthetic as the visuals for her music. The entirety of her video series, entitled Echoes of a Tumbling Throne (Odas Al Fin De Los Tiempos), will be screened on September 18 at 6:30 p.m. with a live score by Xuxa Santamaria in Frank Ogawa Plaza. Free
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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Talk to Me

Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 18
510-763-4361
Talk to Me
2 x 2 Solos: Samuel Levi Jones. Curated by Patricia Cariño. Artist's Reception: Friday, September 4, 6-8 p.m. Artist's Talk: Saturday, September 12, 11 a.m. Samuel Levi Jones creates a large site-specific installation of deconstructed law books. Free
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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AlterLandEscape

Through Sept. 19
Installations by Centa Schumacher, John Tronsor, and May Wilson. Free
Aggregate Space 801 West Grand Ave., Oakland (map)

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Geometricity 2.0

Through Sept. 19
510-701-4620
New works by Ruth Tabancay. Free
Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Liz Robb

Through Sept. 19
510-835-2626
New textile works. Free
Transmission Gallery 770 West Grand Ave., Oakland (map)

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Moments of Grace

Through Sept. 19
510-701-4620
A new video installation by PK Frizzell. Free
Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Second Nature

Through Sept. 19
510-536-7559
Paintings and prints by Donna Day Westerman. Free
Manna Gallery 473 25th St., Oakland (map)

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True Adventures

Through Sept. 19
510-701-4620
Paintings by Julie Alvarado. Free
Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th St., Oakland (map)

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