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Terryl Dunn: under pressure

November 2015

Terry Dunn: "Last Carrot" (2015) mixed media on wood panel 60" x 70" (photo by Dana Davis)

Oakland artist Terryl Dunn presents new work that is inspired by the natural world and the future effects of climate change. Dunn draws from his experience in his garden, observing the effects that water reduction has had on its inhabitants. He then imagines how this might manifest in the future. In these works, surface textures erupt into shapes jutting out of the picture plane. Texture and dimensionality indicate the ways in which in the future organic materials will calcify, condense, and intensify. The result are pieces that simultaneously embody humor and seriousness.

Terryl Dunn was born in Portland, Oregon. He earned his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He has shown his work in the Bay Area, Pacific Northwest, and New York. He currently resides and maintains a studio in Oakland CA.

Artist Reception: Saturday Nov 14, 4-6 pm (with Artist Talk at 4:30)
Third Thursday on 25th Street: Nov 19th, 6-8pm
Art Murmur First Friday: Nov 6th, 6-9pm
Art Murmur First Friday: Dec 4th, 6-9pm


Mercury 20 Gallery

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

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