Exhibits

Current Exhibits

A print from the Peter Koch Exhibit
Prints by Peter Rutledge Koch
Monday, Aug 25, 2014 to Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

For the past forty years Peter Koch has cultivated a cross-media dialogue between art, philosophy, and literature. HARD WORDS is thirty-seven prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents; manuscript journals and newspaper engravings; accompanied by short legends (one and two syllable messages) by the artist and hand-set in antique lead and wood type. The prints are accompanied by selected texts appropriated from the journals and letters of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Ross Cox, William T. Hornaday, L.A. Huffman, Elers Koch, and others.

Past Exhibits

Bill Dallas Painting Mesmerizing
Paintings by Bill A. Dallas
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 to Friday, May 2, 2014
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Imaginations features the paintings of Oakland artist and UC Berkeley alumnus Bill A. Dallas. Often incorporating a mixture of calligraphy, figure studies, and abstract painting, Dallas’ work is also heavily influenced by jazz music.

1968 photograph in Palace Square by David Linger
by David Linger
Monday, Mar 11, 2013 to Monday, Jun 24, 2013
Townsend Center, Main Office, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

David Linger's work takes the form of thin, translucent porcelain panels, often in large-scale works composed of multiple elements. The panels contain halftone photographs in black underglaze, overprinted with intaglio embossment of original text. His 1968 trip to Leningrad introduces us to the fragility of the human condition and opens up the viewers’ mind to the fundamental elegance of the un-extraordinary.

Ken Green Photo
Friday, Sep 14, 2012 to Friday, Mar 29, 2013
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

As staff photographer for the Oakland Tribune between 1968-1982, Kenneth P. Green Sr. captured in the still image some of the most dramatic and dynamic social changes occurring not only in Oakland, but in our time. His work reflects the best of both photojournalism and photography – a chronicle of the here and now, and a collection of personal portraits that illustrate the timeless, human side of the people involved. This exhibition highlights early photographs taken at DeFremery Park in Oakland, a center for community organizing, an important base for the Black Panther Party and for the nascent Black student movement that was taking place at Laney and Merritt Colleges.

Painting by Eva Bovenzi.
Paintings by Eva Bovenzi
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 to Friday, May 4, 2012
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

With their iridescent shapes emerging from blue or red backgrounds, Eva Bovenzi’s paintings at one moment suggest outer space, at another the sea. The forms described are similarly ambiguous: they could be tiny or enormous. Like apparitions from a world that is both familiar and unfamiliar, these forms seem caught in the ephemeral moment between appearing and disappearing. They are mysterious messages: letters from emptiness.