Alumni Show: Transits and Returns

August 2 – September 8, 2012

Since its inception in 2006, Mercury 20 Gallery has drawn a diverse group of talented artists whose work is contemporary and provocative. Some of these alumni return to catch us up with their current work in a show curated by Joan Weiss, an original member of Mercury 20.

Arthur Huang documents time spent waiting for trains in Tokyo (where he now lives) in a series of drawings on rice paper scrolls. Patricia Gillespie creates a whirling world of dandelions in kinetic sculpture. Tarra Lyons meticulously crafts oil paintings in the Surrealist tradition and David Seiler draws on his Mexican heritage to create visceral works of drama and mystery. Other artists include Lisa Rapaport, Therese Brown, Catherine Perillo, Laura Van Duren, and Anna Vaughan.

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, August 4th from 3-6 pm. Artists’ Talk at 4pm.
Oakland Art Murmur First Friday: August 3rd from 6-9pm