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Chela Fielding: Collections from Within

February 2009

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Mercury 20 Gallery

25 Grand Ave. (at Broadway)

Oakland CA 94612

Chela Fielding

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

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 Manslughter

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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Mercury 20 Gallery

475 25th Street, Oakland CA 94612
Tel: 510-701-4620

Gallery hours: Friday + Saturday: 12-5pm and by appt