Mercury 20 Gallery
25 Grand Ave. (at Broadway)
Oakland CA 94612
Collections from Within
Ce Ce Iandoli
Evidence of Love
Exhibition dates: February 6 ﾖ February 28 2009
Opening Reception: Friday February 6 from 6ﾗ9pm (in conjunction with Art Murmur)
Afternoon After: Saturday February 7 from 12-4pm (in conjunction with Art Murmur)
Chela Fielding Untitled
Chela Fielding has always been a collector. For the past few months she has been a pregnant collector. In her second show at Mercury 20 Gallery Collections from Within Fielding focuses on intuitive thoughts feelings and inspirations encompassing mind and body as she goes through the nurturing and transformative process of growing a baby. Drawings paintings and small mixed-media panels incorporate the artistﾒs spontaneous inventive and humorous use of found materials. Ever wonder if pregnant women dumpster dive? Chela can now answer that question for you.
Chela Fielding graduated with a BFA in Painting and a minor in Film from Humboldt State University. After her undergraduate work she joined the Peace Corps for two years working on Hillside Farming in an isolated village in the hills of Ocotopeque Honduras. Returning to Oakland she worked as an after-school art teacher for five years. She went on to receive her MFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Fielding currently works as a house manager for people with mental disabilities in San Rafael CA.
Ce Ce Iandoli Voluntary Manslaughter
For Evidence of Love artist Ce Ce Iandoli began with the questionﾗhow much love is sufficient to thrive? Even more what proofﾗwhat pieces of evidenceﾗwould prove to each of us that we were sufficiently loved? Many of the artistﾒs ideas have grown out of her current work with juvenile offenders recently released from state facilities. Street-wise straightforward and consistently charming these youth reflect daunting social conditions. Most were abused neglected and come from disadvantaged neighborhoods where substance abuse is epidemic. Iandoli encounters them on the cusp of the possibility of another chance another life. Connecting these lives with her own personal history Iandoliﾒs complex layered collages collect visual evidence that love is possible; an accrual process that builds over time often over a lifetime.
Dr. Ce Ce Iandoli was a professor of design at San Francisco State for 17 years. She is currently a policy analyst at UC Davis’ Center for Public Policy Research.
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