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!


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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!


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Jim Houser – New Works for Upcoming Show

Philadelphia based artist Jim Houser has recently been working on a new body of work for an upcoming show at Paradigm Gallery + Studio in his hometown of Philly. Houser’s work fuses collage and painting along with whimsical iconography elements and can be on view for his show “And Yet Not Yet” opening April 28th, 2017.

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Augustine Kofie – “Build From Memory” @ Galerie Openspace

One of our favourite artists Augustine Kofie has recently unveiled a new series of painting and collage work for his now solo exhibition “Build From Memory”. These new works can be seen on display at Galerie Openspace in Paris, which is on view until April 1st.

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Laura Berger & Sarah Bowser – “Nobody, Everybody” @ Athen B. Gallery

Athen B. Gallery is excited to announce “Nobody, Everybody” a duo exhibition featuring the new works of Chicago’s Laura Berger and Oakland’s Sarah Bowser. This exhibition is compiled of paintings on panels, free standing ceramic sculptures, paper-cut/collages and paper sculptures.

Both Laura and Sarah will be present for the opening reception on March 11th at 7pm. We’re conveniently located just off both 12th and 19th Street Bart Stations in Downtown Oakland. To be added to the collectors preview being sent out this coming week contact info@athenbgallery.com. More images and artist information after the jump.

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Dain NYC – Various Collages

Visual artist Dain hails from New York City where he has been an influential artist in the street and gallery scene for many years. Dain creates awesome work and combines the visual language of urban art such as posturing, and expression with fashion and glamour elements.

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Ian Berry – Denim Portraits

At first glance, many believe that Ian Berry’s work is blue toned photographs or indigo coloured oil paintings. This is not only when viewed online or in print, when much of the depth and detail is lost, but even up close. Even at touching distance, many viewers don’t realise that they are looking at many layers, and shades, of denim jeans.

To see them up close, you become aware of the depth and texture and see how each small piece of denim has been considered and crafted out of jeans with washes, and fades, which help create that painterly tone.

This is no gimmick. To create a shiny metallic surface or a polished bar top out of denim, it is staggering to see. He creates melancholic urban scenes, often depicting a lonely or less glamorous side of city living. He says denim is now such an urban fabric, after having such rural origins. What better way to capture everyday urban life.

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