Hosted by Elizabeth Sher, the Art Obsessions Podcast features gallery artists from Mercury 20 Gallery and outside curators, experts, influencers, and collectors. Click below to listen.
Three Mercury 20 Gallery artists, Tara Esparanza, Raymond L. Haywood and Jill McClennan, share with Oakland Art Murmur executive director Jean Marie Durant insights about how art enhances community and community enhances art.
Stories from their own experiences and art practice and tips on how to get involved with your own or Oakland’s vibrant arts community.
Three fiber artists from Mercury Twenty Gallery and acclaimed textile artist Lia Cook share their philosophies, motivations, pitfalls and techniques as well as their inspirations and challenges of marketing fiber art.
A conversation with Johanna Poethig a visual, public and performance artist and Chris Brown, a musician, composer. and professor emeritus at Mills College. They will talk about their collaborations, their separate creative practices and their life together over the past 4 decades with a focus on their work together for Johanna’s Upcoming solo show Hideouts, Escape Hatches and a submarine. It opens at Mercury 20 on February 19th. Let’s hear how they do it all!
Three photographers from Mercury Twenty Gallery and Jan Watten Director of Gray Loft Gallery present a lively discussion of their philosophies and processes and how they keep their passion for the photograph in our images saturated world. Featuring Brooks Fletcher, Neo Serafimidis and Jan Wattan moderated by Chris Komater.
In this episode founding member Kathleen King gives a brief history of Mercury 20 Gallery, this year’s 15th anniversary plans and best of all explains her own artwork evolving from abstract expressionist painting to constructions, installations and collages transforming society’s discards which she finds on the streets of Oakland into aesthetic and profound works of art.
Because Mercury 20 Gallery (in Oakland, CA) is an artist run gallery, all members have a say in everything we do. In tonights “trial” episode 8 members “duke” it out to decide on a name. Spoiler alert – we got one!