General Release 05.28.12


The World Saving Device: Oakland Art, 250 Years From Now

The Hive Gallery

301 Jefferson St. Oakland, CA 94607

Show Dates: August 3rd (08.03.12) – August 31st (08.31.12), 2012

Reception: First Friday, August 3rd (08.03.12), in conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur

The Hive Gallery, curator Obi Kaufmann, and designer Jason Kulp are pleased to present The World Saving Device – Oakland Art, 250 Years from Now. Ten Oakland painters and illustrators come together in this wildly imaginative show to explore the metaphor of a world that needs saving. The gallery will be transformed to resemble a cave, a proto-cathedral, or some sort of intergalactic womb.

By positing some kind of deep future, what happens – especially here on the island that is California – is a reaching into our distant past. The device that ultimately saves the world becomes the ritual of the art-making process and its ability to convey compassion and a sense of some new, universal ecology.

Participating Artists –

Jon Carling –

John Casey –

Ernest Doty –

Thomas Christopher Haag –

Obi Kaufmann –

Lauren Napolitano –

Nathaniel Parsons –

David Polka –

David Seiler –

Gina Tuzzi –

The gallery show will be supplemented by a collaborative website to be launched in early July.

The gallery will be open on the following dates during these appointed hours:

08.03.12 – Friday – Opening Reception, 6pm to 9pm

08.04.12 – Saturday – 12pm to 4pm

08.09.12, 08.16.12, 08.23.12, 08.30.12 – Thursdays – 6pm to 8pm

08.31.12 – Friday – Closing Reception, 6pm to 9pm

Press Contact

Obi Kaufmann, curator

Phone 925-951-7501

Visual Arts Writer

WSD graphic by David Polka

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