This is a past event.

The Shrouded Figure 

When: Aug. 5-Sept. 17 2011

Is the recent arrival at the Legion of Honor of The Mourners, alabaster funerary sculptures from late medieval Burgundy, an indication of a new, sadder, wiser America? Maybe not -- read the other news. Nevertheless, Sas Colby's and Karen Benioff Friedman's images of hooded, wrapped figures eschew the blithe cynicism of Philip Johnson's three cloaked "corporate goddesses" atop 580 California St. in San Francisco from 1984. Colby draws mysterious wrapped bundles that one gradually realizes are body bags in some gloomy region defined by dark atmospheric washes and dribbling tear tracks ("Wrapped Bodies in Dark Space," "The Mourners"); her lyrical drawings of Buddhas add a lighter note. Friedman makes monotypes of silhouetted figures partially dissolved by light and distance ("Patriots' Guardians," "Shrouded Figure 3, 4, 5"), reminiscent of Nathan Oliveira's lithographs of masked shamans/mummers. Shrouded Figure runs through Sept. 17 at OakopolisCreativityCenter (447 25th St., Oakland). 510-663-6920 or Oakopolis.org

— DeWitt Cheng

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

History

Map

Calendar

Submit an event

Popular Events

  • Pacific Coast Brewery’s 29th Anniversary Celebration (Culinary & Wine)

  • Solange (w/ special guests Earl Sweatshirt, Flying Lotus, and Chassol) (Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop)

  • 3rd Annual El Cerrito Restaurant Week (Culinary & Wine)

© 2017 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation