This coming Saturday, Athen B. Gallery will host a reception for its first major group show since opening last July. Entitled, “Winter Group Exhibition”, the arrangement will showcase works from over 30 participating artists across a range of mediums, including woven fabrics, oil paintings and sculpture.
Each of the 36 artists were asked to display one piece in a medium that is definitive of their career. The outcome? A widely diverse collection of works by both new and returning creators of the contemporary-focused gallery in Downtown Oakland.
If you’ve yet to see a recreation of a Persian rug hand-painted with acrylic and ink by Miami-based Jason Seife, or the eccentrically methodical abstractions that have come to characterize work by local artist Heather Day, the upcoming show at Athen B promises that and more.
Several of the artists have already paid a visit or two to the gallery since it’s opening. Both Beau Adams, whose work experimented with satirical post-religious settings in his series “Opus Die” (and who boasted no website, social media accounts or gallery shows for over six years), and Bunnie Reiss, whose hair-themed portraits were covered here last September in the all-female show “4%ERS”, have debuted work at Athen B in the past.
We also ran an article last year featuring Woodrow Wilson, son of the puppet master behind 80s cult classic TV-show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, who now joins the slew of artists at the gallery this month.
Full artist list:
ADRIAN LANDON BROOKS
DAVID MARC GRANT
ERIN M. RILEY
KELLY TUNSTALL & FERRIS PLOCK
LYNNEA HOLLAND WEISS
NICOMI NIX TURER
WORD TO MOTHER
+++The “Winter Group Exhibition” opens Saturday, November 12 at 7pm at Athen B. Gallery, 1525 Webster St, Oakland, CA