Mercury 20 Gallery
25 Grand Ave. (at Broadway)
Oakland CA 94612
Exhibition dates: November 7ﾗ November 29 2008
Please join us for the Opening Reception: Friday November 7 from 6:00–9:00pm (in conjunction with First Friday/Oakland Art Murmur).
The meditative and visionary work of East Bay artists Tarra Lyons and Anna Vaughan comes together in a joint exhibition of new work titled Reverie .
Tarra Lyons Cherries for pMoan 2008 oil on panel photo by Tarra Lyons
Tarra Lyons is fascinated by imagined conversations and hidden worlds that transpire among fanciful anthropomorphic animals. Lyons’ subtle tightly rendered works composed of natural imageryﾗbirds deer trees and skyﾗare inspired by the unadulterated truth she finds in beings untouched by technology ethic or status. For this show the artist presents drawings and oil paintings that vibrate with deeply-felt symbol rich color texture and surface to create a resonant visual poetry.
Anna Vaughan Bee Keepers 72 inches x 44 inches gouache and acrylic on wood 2008 photo by Anna Vaughan
Anna Vaughan ‘s multi-media work responds to memories of childhood summers on her grandparents’ Missouri farm. Vaughan’s early experience with the complex and delicate relationships between plants animals insects and humans gave an insight that continues to inform her work as an artist today. For Reverie Vaughan will present paintings and sculpture that contemplates and shares some of the profound and simple experience of living close to the land in harmony with nature and with great respect for her smallest creatures.