When it opened in 2003, Joyce Gordon Gallery (406 14th St., Oakland) was one of just a few galleries in Oakland, and it has outlived most of its peers from that era. Now, it maintains a strong foothold in the downtown Oakland art scene, and after a dozen years, it’s set apart by its own legacy. To celebrate the gallery’s twelfth anniversary, curator Eric Murphy looks back on highlights from its past in Yearbook: The 12th Anniversary Exhibit.
The show features sixteen artists who have showed at the gallery — many of whom have only joined the gallery in the past two years, and were thus not included in its tenth anniversary show. Yearbook includes pieces from Bryan Keith Thomas’ show earlier this year, Heirloom, and work from last year’s Emory Douglas: Artist for the People. Other highlights include Alice Beasley’s exquisite representational quilts and Georgianna Krieger’s dreamlike cast glass sculptures.