SLATE’s minimal exhibition is an expression of an expansive sense of time and space, where time slows down and space opens up. It is seductively peaceful and calming and, yet, incredibly challenging. It is challenging precisely because we are so used to the constant onslaught of stimulating images that we are ill-equipped to simply stand in front of a white picture and wait to see what emerges.
The works featured in minimal present shifts in tone that are so subtle that they can only be seen, much less appreciated, in person by standing in front of the art object. It is only from this vantage point that a viewer can appreciate the layering of white and off-white papers collaged onto Silvia Poloto’s mixed-media panels, or notice the shadows cast by Jane Grimm’s porcelain forms. It is only with time and attention that viewers will be rewarded with the etherial and yet structured floating forms in Edythe Bresnahan’s oil paintings, discover the message buried under the surface in Lucky Rapp’s white acrylic and resin wall work, or attempt to follow the figures in Tressa Pack’s photographic series Wanderers in a Sea of Fog.
Featuring painting, photography, mixed media, and sculpture by Edythe Bresnahan, Jane Grimm, Tressa Pack, Silvia Poloto, and Lucky Rapp.
Exhibition Dates: March 3, 2016 – April 16, 2016
Oakland Art Murmur/First Friday: March 4, 2016 6pm – 9pm
473 25th Street