Group Show: Mercury Multiples: Artist’s Editions


Exhibition dates: Dec. 2 2010 – Jan. 29 2011

Two Opening Receptions (in conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur):
Friday December 3 6-9pm
Friday January 7 6-9pm

Artists’ Talk: Saturday December 4 2pm

image: Margaret Chavigny Mary V. Marsh Dave Meeker

GROUP SHOW
Mercury Multiples: Artist’s Editions

Mercury 20 Gallery is proud to present a selection of limited edition Artist’s Multiples created by current gallery members. These works provide affordable acquisitions for collectors as well as adventurous alternatives for holiday gift-givers. From Marcel Duchamp’s Ready-mades to Conceptual non-objects to the boxes books and strategies of Fluxus to Correspondence Art (distributed by mail outside the gallery system) Artist’s Multiples have an outsider history with an insider cachet.

Continuing this history some of the exhibiting artists present work that is outside their usual materials and contexts. Charlie Milgrim bakes up some whimsical Duchamp Cookies while painter Margaret Chavigny explores the repeated image in her drawing series Half Empty/Half Full. Taking a break from painting and sculpture P.K. Frizzell and Kathleen King show new photographs of paint cans/lids and wooden houses respectively. Painter Jill McLennan presents hand-pulled prints based on her photos and Mary Curtis Ratcliff shows photographs taken in India and Cambodia.

Also showing photographs though in a smaller size than his signature work is Peter Honig. Dave Meeker’s Monopoly Homes are sculpted from pennies and Julie Alvarado’s set of small drawings called Trailer Life is influenced by vintage magazine photos. Maya Kabat shows drawings from her MYBH Series while Julianne Sterling is Waiting for Snow White in small oil on panel paintings. Jamie Morgan and Mary V. Marsh show prints along with Marshメs handmade artistメs book The Coffee Diary. Laura van Duren offers a selection of her cast resin Birds. Mixed media work by Jo Ann Biagini and quilted squares by Chela Fielding round out the show.

link to view a selection of images from "Multiples"

Selected Images from Mercury Twenty Multiples

Exhibition dates: Dec. 2 2010 – Jan. 29 2011

Two Opening Receptions (in conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur):
Friday December 3 6-9pm
Friday January 7 6-9pm

Artists’ Talk: Saturday December 4 2pm

Julie Alvarada Julie Alvarado
Trailer Life
graphite on paper
3" x 4"
2010

maya kabatMaya Kabat
MYBH Series
drawing on board
10" x 10"
2010

Jill McClennanJill McLennan
Urban Graffix
linoleum cut
6" x 6"
2010

Mary Curtis Ratcliff

Mary Curtis Ratcliff
Cherry Apple Palms
8" x 10"
2007

van Duren BirdsLaura van Duren
Birds
resin mixed media
2009

Peter Honig

Peter Honig
I Could Learn To Love You
from the Series "The Fabric of Night" 2010
Giclee Print face-mounted to plexiglass
15" x 15"

Kathleen King

Kathleen King
House 66th St. Oakland
East Bay West series 2010
5 x 7" dye-pigment photo prints
edition of 50

margaret chavignyMargaret Chavigny
Half Empty/ Half Full
gouache ink collage on rice paper
5"x7"
2010

dave meekerDave Meeker
Monopoly Hotel
pennies solder
2009

Julianne Sterling

Julianne Sterling
Waiting for Snow White
Mixed Media on wood panel
8" x 8"
2010

jamie morganJamie Morgan
Hudson Green
2003
Monotype 25" H x 31" W framed

mary v. marshMary V. Marsh
The Coffee Diary Book
Artistメs book
Inkjet on paper hand sewn coffee filter endpaper
24 pages 4.25ヤ x 2.75ヤ x .25ヤ
2007

mary marsh

Mary V. Marsh
Pink Section
Blockprint on newspaper
21ヤ x 11ヤ
2010

eric bohrEric Bohr
Blue Still Life #2
mixed media on cardboard
7.5" x 10" (excluding frame)
2010

charlie milgrimCharlie Milgrim
Subduction Zone
India ink stamp on Paper
2010

pk frizell

P.K. Frizzell
Paint Bucket series
8ヤ x 8ヤ
digital prints
2010

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