Through March 25
Vessel Gallery’s (471 25th St., Oakland) new show Artists; Women: Making Art in 2015 features thirteen women painters, sculptors, and video artists. Catch Pamela Merory Dernham’s gender-bending wire sculptures, full of human movement, alongside Rosella Scapini’s bronze “Octopussy,” a Medusa-like head with tentacles for hair. Also on view are works from Younhee Paik, who is known for her celestial paintings and fabric installations, and Iris Polos, who makes giant animal sculptures. The wide variety of mediums and styles present in this show presents the idea of “a consensus of collective experience that shapes the landscape of art-making today,” one of the many themes this show hopes to explore. You can see the artists in conversation on these topics on Thursday, February 12 at 6 p.m. or on March 14 at 2 p.m.