Spring 2018 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and honorable mentions!

Light as Subject
Winners currently on display in Gallery Obscura

Winner ($250 scholarship):
Elizabeth Anne Bertolino

Honorable Mentions:
Dianne Ancheta
Ryan Campagna
Ariana Minolli
Naima Nazouarihill

Slideshow of all entries:

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Solo Exhibition: Paul Meadow “The Other”

The Other

Otherness can be related to many forms of identity, including racial, sexual, gender, political, and social. We all experience issues around group membership or non-membership throughout our lives – in different places and across different time scales. In this series I am attempting to create scenes that elicit experiences of being the ‘Other’ for the viewer, using iconic Campbell’s Soup cans as a social stand-in.

Paul Meadow
On display at Gallery Obscura
April 25th – May 12th, 2018

Reception: Wednesday, April 25th, 6-8pm

 

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Solo Exhibition: Vincent Courtoy “TONS OF GRACE”

TONS OF GRACE

I have developed a fascination with freeway architecture, and the overpass structures that fly over our heads. During the many hours I have lost in traffic, my appreciation for these structures has evolved, from indifference to conscious fascination, as I pass underneath these commanding and formidable tentacle-like pathways. Viewed from a distance, they have a slow, curvaceous slither. Viewed up close, they become abstracted, revealing texture, geometry, and rhythm. Their imposing stature serves as a frontispiece to our various paths, decorative passageways guiding us to the various destinations in our lives.

Vincent Courtoy
On display at Gallery Obscura
April 5th – 21st, 2018

Reception: Thursday, April 19th, 6-8pm

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Solo Exhibition: Magda Rodrigues “EAT CAT FOOD”

EAT CAT FOOD

Most people do not know what it looks and feels like to be inside buildings like the abandoned barracks on Treasure Island. I hope my pictures will offer a glimpse into a world that most of us would like to ignore and maybe bring up questions about our values. I hope this will also allow people to see the beauty that still exists in the most extraordinary places and people.

Magda Rodrigues
On display at Gallery Obscura
Jan 30 – Feb 24, 2018

Reception: February 1st, 6-8pm

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Fall 2017 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Barbara Stewart Scholarship Winner and honorable mentions!

Self Portrait as Theme
Winners currently on display in Gallery Obscura

Winner ($250 scholarship):
Sony Maharjan

Honorable Mentions:
Rodney Doty
Monica Hayden
Vilerx Perez
Charleston Pierce
Setareh Rasouli
Timothy Woo

Slide show of all entries:


Solo Exhibition of Spring 2017 Cherkis Scholarship Recipient: Adam Field

Abandoned

In this work, I explore the contemporary relationship between man and nature. Specifically, I photographed abandoned objects and places along a stretch of fence in West Oakland. My work seeks to mine the emotional consequences of our lost innocence and disassociation from the natural world.

Black and White Photographs by the Spring 2017 Yefim Cherkis Memorial Scholarship Recipient:
Adam Field

On display at Gallery Obscura
November 6th – December 2nd, 2017

Artist Reception November 30, 6-8pm

 

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Solo Exhibition: Hiromichi Matsudaira “Experimental”

Experimental

My photographic works explore a new possibility of photographs. Some are embodied with multiple-exposure, and the others are enhanced by chemical manipulations in the darkroom. Using urban architecture and street as a visual metaphor, I created this series of experimental photography.

Hiromichi Matsudaira 
On display at Gallery Obscura
October 17th – 31st, 2017

Reception: Wednesday, Oct 25th, 6-8pm

Hiromichi Matsudaira

Hiromichi Matsudaira, Untitled, silver gelatin print