Troy Lovegates aka Other – “Hinterland” @ Athen B. Gallery

Athen B. Gallery is excited to announce “Hinterland”, a solo exhibition by Troy Lovegates in Downtown Oakland. The opening reception is Saturday, November 11th at 7pm conveniently located from both 12th and 19th St. Bart Stations in Downtown Oakland. More info and images after the click.

Troy Lovegates, widely known as “OTHER”, is an artist currently based in Oakland, CA. His works are heavily patterned and saturated with hyper color. With a knack for the use of found materials and the unification of wildly disparate elements, both material and aesthetic, Lovegates uses everything from spray paint, oil stick, water color, acrylic, and ink to create works on canvas and paper as well as wooden sculptures.

A self-described “collector of lost souls,” the artist focuses on the figure as story, building motifs through heavily condensed mark making. The figures in his work are sympathetically drawn from equal parts caricature and realistic observation. Lovegates is constantly revising and adapting previous efforts, reintegrating them into current bodies of work that reflect the history of their making. His hand-carved wooden pieces bring his paintings to life as objects. The powerfully weathered people in his imagery are often real, captured through photographs and observation taken while on his travels over the years. Motivated by his own dreams and nightmares, Troy Lovegates works are emotive arrests of an awe-inspiring imagination.

To receive a preview of the exhibition contact info@athenbgallery.com

Pastel – “Space-Landscape” @ Athen B. Gallery

Athen B. Gallery presents their latest solo exhibition “Space-Landscape” by Pastel opening September 9th at 7pm at Athen B. Gallery in Downtown Oakland. Be sure to check out the exhibition if you’re in Oakland in the next month.

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Leighton Kelly – “All of the Things” @ Athen B. Gallery

Athen B. Gallery is proud to present their latest exhibition of a very under the radar artist named Leighton Kelly who is based in Oakland called “All of the Things” which opened this past Saturday, July 15th. You might recognize his unique sculpture style from some of past group exhibitions at the space. More images and info after the jump!

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Athen B. Gallery – 2 Year Anniversary Group Show

As Athen B Gallery approaches their Two Year Anniversary, the gallery is proud to announce a group exhibition that just open this past Saturday, June 10th at 7pm in Downtown Oakland.

The exhibition itself is very diverse with a wide array of paintings, illustrations and sculptures by: 2501, AXEL VOID, BRETT FLANIGAN, CANNON DILL, ERIK OTTO, ERIK MARK SANDBERG, GRADY GORDON, JASON SEIFE, KYLE LYPKA, MARTINA MERLINI, MERYL PATAKY, MICHAEL PAGE, MUZAE SESAY, NICOMI NIX TURNER, and TROY LOVEGATES.

More images after the jump!


Troy Lovegates

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Group Exhibition – “Muscle Memory” @ Athen B. Gallery

Athen B. Gallery is excited to announce the opening reception of “Muscle Memory” a group exhibition featuring new works of Alexandra Levasseur, Kate Klingbeil, Lynnea Holland-Weiss, and Winnie Truong on April 15th at 7pm. The exhibition will feature all new works by each artist ranging from paintings on canvas, framed paper cutouts, ceramic sculptures, and works on framed wood panels. More info after the jump!


Winnie Truong

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Pastel – New Mural in San Leandro

Next up on the Athen B. Gallery series of walls with San Leandro is Francisco Diaz aka Pastel from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The mural entitled “Costanoans” is over three hundred feet long and around 30 ft tall it is located off the side of Highway 880 at Marina West Exit. Photographs by Brock Brake. Here’s what the artist had to say about the piece:

“Costanoan by early Spanish colonists, are a Native American people of the Northern California coast. When Spanish explorers and missionaries arrived in the late 18th century, the Ohlone (named costanoans by the spanish colony), inhabited the area along the coast from San Francisco Bay through Monterey Bay to the lower Salinas Valley”. – Pastel

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Kelly Ording – New Mural in San Leandro, CA

Our friends over at Athen B. Gallery, just started a series of 4 walls with the city of San Leandro, CA. First up is Oakland Artist Kelly Ording. The mural is compiled of 5 different reds that break apart the bright blue background. The mural itself brings a lot of life into a neighborhood that lacks color.

Located on Arnerich Automotive Service who has been living and working on the same street he was raised on. We were excited to work with Kelly on bring some life into the local business such as Arnerich Automotive Service located at 14995 Farnsworth St. San Leandro, CA 94579. Photographs by Dominick Gray and Brock Brake.

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