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Art of Steel

Ongoing
510-817-5700
Exhibit of large-format photographs shot at twilight by Tom Paiva exploring the fabrication of the bridge pieces in Shanghai, China.
Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter 101 8th St., Oakland (map)

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Dystopia Toyland

Ongoing
A solo show by Peter Adamyan that uses visuals from our collective childhood to explore the darker side of the duality of man, in the form of a dystopian toy store. Free
Good Mother 408 13th St., Oakland (map)

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East Bay Open Studios Preview Exhibition

Through June 14
510-763-4361
Hundreds of artworks by the artists participating in East Bay Open Studios, installed salon-style and arranged by neighborhood. Free
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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Homing

Through June 27
510-858-7383
Sculpture, installation, paintings, drawings, photography, and video by local artists. Free
The Flight Deck 1540 Broadway Oakland, Oakland (map)

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Loss: Public/Private

Through June 27
510-465-8928
Textile art by Alice Beasley. Artist talk on June 5, 6-9 p.m.
Joyce Gordon Gallery 406 14th St., Oakland (map)

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Material Data

Through July 4
510-444-9140
Material Data
As we become further inundated with computing, it has become increasingly fashionable for artists to juxtapose the digital aesthetic with the homey feel of folk art, often merging the two in some cutely incongruous way. For example, a cross-stitch of an “emoji” or an oil painting of a “selfie” would fall into this category. The works in Material Data, Samantha Bittman’s current solo show at Johansson Projects (2300 Telegraph Ave., Oakland), could be placed within that intersection as well. Upon closer inspection, though, they make a more interesting inquiry into the construction of imagery, and the emergence of patterns. Bittman designs and executes weave drafts on a basic floor loom, then spans them over stretcher bars to form a woven canvas. Then, she paints over the yarn work with bold patterns, treating each stitch as it were a pixel in a digital painting, only able to represent one solid swatch of color. The mostly two-toned maze-like compositions resemble both computer hardware chips and old-school optical illusions. Bittman highlights the materiality of weaving by abstracting it, but leaves a border of bare yarn around the painted area, or sometimes swatches throughout. In that way, she forms a pairing that still feels subtle and clever.
Johansson Projects 2300 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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Old Growth

Through June 20
A kinetic sculpture exhibition by Terry Peterson. Opening reception on May 15, 6-10 p.m. First Friday event on June 5, 5-8 p.m. Artist talk on June 13, 11 a.m. Free
Aggregate Space 801 West Grand Ave., Oakland (map)

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Patternscapes

May 22-June 27
510-536-7559
An exhibition of ceramic sculpture by San Francisco Artist Tiffany Schmierer. Opening on May 22, 6-8 p.m. Artist reception on June 6, 2-4 p.m. Free
Manna Gallery 473 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Pauletta Chanco

Ongoing
510-637-0455
Exhibit of woodcuts and paintings by the new artist-in-residence.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St., Oakland (map)

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the river made no sound

Through June 13
510-893-8800
A mulit-dimensional solo show by sculptor-installation artist Evan Holm. Opening reception May 21 6-8 p.m. Free
Vessel Gallery 471 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Some Proof

Through June 20, 6-9 p.m.
415-626-1135
A two-person painting exhibition by Kate Klingbeil and Milo Moyer-Battick. Free
Classic Cars West 411 26th St., Oakland (map)

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Urban Abstraction

Through June 27
510-652-4085
Paintings by Maya Kabat and photography by Carol Inez Charney. Free
SLATE contemporary 473 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Urban limitlessness

Through May 31
A show by Creative Growth artists that reminds us to play with the man-made lines that house our lives. Free
The New Parkway Theater 474 24th St., Oakland (map)

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