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Threshold

Through Sept. 18, 12-6 p.m.
510-260-7494
In this exhibition, space and light are amplified and balanced in the sensibilities of artists Amy M. Ho and Kana Tanaka. Building on the experiential work of such artists as James Turrell and Robert Irwin, both Ho and Tanaka push at the boundaries of physical and psychological space within the limited scale of the gallery. Free
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary 480 23rd St., Oakland (map)

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Ellipsis

Through Sept. 19
510-763-4361
For 2 x 2 Solos, Ben Bigelow presents Ellipsis, a single channel video work consisting of one long continuous tracking shot across the face of a seemingly infinite stretch of big box stores. Free
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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Fictilis

Through Sept. 19
510-763-4361
The works in Holberton’s 2 x 2 Solos installation represent visual iterations of her research dealing with the integration of military technologies into the intimacies of civilian life Free
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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Mandalas on Ogawa

Through Sept. 19
510-763-4361
Mandalas on Ogawa features works in various mediums by inmate artists participating in The Mandala Project at San Quentin State Prison. Led by artist Amy M. Ho, this project examines the practice of art as meditation and the role of art in promoting peace for inmates at San Quentin Prison. Free
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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Industrial Resolution

Through Sept. 20
510-484-7785
Works by East Bay artist Jill McLennan. Artist talk and reception on Aug. 30, 4-6 p.m. Free
Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Innerboogieology

Through Sept. 20
510-484-7785
Works by East Bay artist Kaya Fortune. Artist talk and reception on Aug. 30, 4-6 p.m. Free
Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Wood Vibrations

Through Sept. 20
510-484-7785
Works by East Bay artist Kathleen King. Artist talk and reception on Aug. 30, 4-6 p.m. Free
Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Discovering Uncharted Territories

Through Sept. 27
Sculptures by William Schwob and drawings by Ron Weil. This show reveals the human desire for discovery. Free
Vessel Gallery 471 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Cultural Icons

Through Sept. 28
510-479-0710
Paintings by James Gayles that celebrate individuals from the African diaspora who have made a significant impact on our culture and society. Reception on Saturday, Aug. 30, 3-5:30 p.m. Free
The Flight Deck 1540 Broadway Oakland, Oakland (map)

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Perched

Through Sept. 30
New paintings and textile pieces by Cameron Thompson that utilize birds as a primary motif in geometric compositions influenced by his Native American heritage. Free
lOAKal 560 2nd St., Oakland (map)

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The Collage Party 2

Through Oct. 4
510-836-2340
A reprisal of the original Collage Party art-making performance and installation, celebrating the social exchange of ideas and creative community. Free
Creative Growth Art Center 355 24th St., Oakland (map)

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Kim Miskowicz: Formation

Through Oct. 11
510-229-7035
Miskowicz melds two distinct impulses of her artistic output—painting and video—into bespoke works that bring these mediums together as a single piece. Free
Krowswork 480 23rd St., Oakland (map)

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Fractured Fauna

Through Oct. 18
510-444-9140
New series by Misako Inaoka, in which hybrid creatures opt to be upholstered instead of taxidermied. Reception on Friday, Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. Free
Johansson Projects 2300 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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Altars and Alphabets

Through Oct. 18, 12-5 p.m.
510-282-2335
Recent sculpture by Dan Weber and encaustic paintings by Elaine Maute. Free
Manna Gallery 473 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Amen

Through Oct. 31
510-473-5919
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To celebrate the fourth anniversary of Betti Ono (1427 Broadway, Oakland), gallery director Anyka Barber decided to reflect on the past by looking forward. For Amen, Oakland artists Amaryllis De Jesus Moleski and Kholi partnered to create a show that depicts an idealized present by envisioning it as a future history, with a focus on the inclusion of marginalized, queer people of color. The show features paintings by Moleski with poetry by Kholi interspersed among the works and written using cutout, water-colored letters, dreamily articulating the myth that Moleski illustrates. Moleski’s paintings collapse temporal context, telling a future that draws heavily from the past. The women she depicts float weightlessly, without a setting to restrain them. They have exaggerated proportions, with massive hands, feet, and large, powerful limbs, reminiscent of old renderings of Amazonian warrior women. They sport sneakers and 1980s-esque spandex getups, and hold guitars and gemmed scepters — all in a pastel palette. Moleski also used pastel-colored synthetic hair to weave a number of textiles emblazoned with ancient geometric symbols. She is interested in complicating the Western understanding of history and craft, showing that practices such as hair-braiding are just as culturally important as traditional artistic crafts. How will queer communities of color be remembered in the future? Together, Moleski and Kholi aim to answer that question through artistic determination. Free
Betti Ono Gallery and Shop 1427 Broadway, Oakland (map)

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