You searched for:

  • [X]Berkeley-North
  • [X]Berkeley-North
  • [X]Museums & Galleries
  • [X]Art Galleries
  • [X]Free
Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

2 total results

Soapbox

Through Aug. 10
510-644-6893
Named for the makeshift podiums used to preach opinions, the Berkeley Art Center’s (1275 Walnut St.) current juried exhibition aims to offer artists a similar kind of outlet. Jurors Steven Wolf and Boots Riley (yes, of The Coup) chose sixteen artists whose submissions were both visually arresting and politically conscious. The collection of works do preach, but in a way that involves the viewer in contemplative dialogue, asking them to decipher the ambiguities of each piece. A series of three paintings by Nick Randhawa, titled “Think Different,” is the most interactive. On the surface, the paintings show cleanly executed iPhone advertisement imagery, yet when the viewer uses red-tinted glasses, the layers below reveal images of factory workers and collaged documents that allude to a darker reality. Nicki Green’s sculpture, “The Revolution Will Be Earthenware,” is another standout piece. It consists of a collection of ceramic vessels that superficially resemble traditional Chinese vases, but upon closer inspection, reveal paintings of important moments in LGBT history. With a handkerchief stuffed in the top of each — like a Molotov cocktail — the works are simultaneously fragile and dangerous, commonplace and radical. free
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut St. (in Live Oak Park), Berkeley (map)

Tools

Berkeley Art Center's Annual Picnic

, Sun., Aug. 10, 12-5 p.m.
510-644-6893
Annual picnic featuring live performance by Soapbox artists WIGband. Closing party for Soapbox and a celebration of the Berkeley Art Center's neighborhood, community and artists. Free
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut St. (in Live Oak Park), Berkeley (map)

Tools

2 total results

Most Popular Stories

This Week's Feature

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books.

FEATURE

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books.

The artist cooperatives, innovative bookstores, poetry reading series, presses, and gritty, grassroots communities behind the East Bay's literary renaissance.


© 2014 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation