April 6 - 28, 2007
Mercury 20 Gallery is proud to announce the two-person exhibition of
Judith Hoersting and Judi Miller.
Judith Hoersting will present "Views of Lake Merritt", a series of
paintings inspired by the elements local to Lake Merritt. Both the
color palette and subject matter of these abstract compositions have
been influenced by the proximity of water and abundance of trees and
flowers. Each painting is created with multiple layers of oil and
cold wax applied with a palette knife. Hoersting's website
www.judithhoersting.com has more information about her work.
Judi Miller's paintings are the results of a daily practice in the
studio that is focused on achieving harmony and are an exploration of
the higher chakras. For Miller, harmony is a sense of natural order
and heartfelt spirit-inspired goodness. Her paintings are an
acceptance of all mark making that appears on her canvas – conscious,
unconscious, conceptual, emotional, and meditative – coupled with her
desire to work towards an unifying sense of completion. Often times,
this process takes months waiting for the thinking heart and mindful
eye to make the unifying marks. Judi Miller, an Alaskan transplant to
the East Bay, has been an art teacher for the OUSD for the past eight
years. Every spring, Miller participates in the ProArts Open Studios
from her Berkeley studio. Additional information about her can be
found by visiting her website at www.judimiller.net.
There is also an ongoing group exhibition in the back gallery
consisting of work from Mercury 20 artists. The artwork changes
monthly and features new work from the gallery artists. Mercury 20
Gallery is an artist run gallery in the heart of downtown Oakland and
part of the emerging arts district in the Broadway/Telegraph corridor.
There will be an opening reception on April 6 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in
conjunction with the Oakland Art Murmur. In addition, there will be
closing reception on April 28 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Gallery hours are
Thursday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm,
or by appointment. For additional information, please contact