January Opening Reception January 10th, 2010 4pm-10pm
Memories Of Oakland Show installed from January 10th until January 31st, 2010
Local Oakland artists come into collaboration with local musician and artist, Winston Goertz-Giffen's concept Memories of Oakland. An artbook with accompanying cd compilation of musicians that Winston has come to work with over the years as he has been residing in the city of Oakland. The gallery will be filled with the original artwork that the book has come to consist of. Art works by: Kristi Holohan, Jaden Alexander, Lexi Babayan, Conor Ottenweller, PJ Calihan, Michael Steffen, Fatimah Guienze, Ian Huebert, Winston Goertz-Giffen, Priya Ray, Vanessa Maida, Luke Judd, Dirk Schmidt, Sarah Habba, Eric Philpott, Rosie Steffey, Cathy Ricks, Niki Banffy-Nesbitt, Willey Frick, Zach Houston, Boguslaw Moravec, Cansafis Foote, Amanda Stahl, Naaman Rosen.
Opening Reception Music By: Say Thing, Anteater Eats Ant, The Aimless Never Miss, Trainwreck Riders, Tyler Wagner, Roberto Miguel & Tall Grass.
February Opening Reception February 7th, 2010 5pm-9pm
Show installed from February 7th until
February 28th, 2010.
Everyone has a body and how we use that body
is very important to us. The exploration of the body's limits and
boundaries provide us with an understanding that allows us to know and
become who we are.
Art works by: Ashley Eberlein, Nicki Green, Sarah Habba & Erika Meriaux.
Opening reception Music by: Spacebrrr and Vivien Bovell
March Opening reception March 7th, 2010 5pm-9pm
Rebirth Show installed from March 7th until March 28th, 2010
The concept that objects and ideas have an expiration date for every individual. One day we may need it,` the next day not. Others may not care and some just get lost. The idea of rebirth is to bring art work together that is created by these lost and forgotten items. Rebirth gives us another chance to see and create already once used and created concepts and materials into something new.
Opening Reception Music By: Dakota Slim, Coyote Girl & Seasick
Also in March... The Silver Screen: Take 2
WE Artspace has begun scheduling quarterly film nights at the gallery. Local independent film makers will be showing there most recent experimental, documentary, and socially engaging films.
Sunday, March 21st, 2010 7pm-9pm
March Film Series List
Halides w/ Live Performance: by John Davis
Awake But Dreaming: by Kerry Laitala
Flower Fall: by Laura Zaylea w/ Music by Matt Hettich
A Series of Short Films: by Vanessa Woods
April opening Reception April 4th, 2010 5pm-9pm
Kaleidoscape Show installed from April 4th until May 2nd, 2010
Drawn to the collage of geometric compositions with natural
environments, Chris Vogel realizes these figures in real space and
time. Using bookbinding thread Chris has experimented grid like shapes and
planes across rooms to see how they manipulate natural spaces. The
planes dissect the space around them in a multitude of fractions and
triangles that shift as you move between them.
Installation & Art Works by: Chris Vogel
Opening Reception Music By: Steve Dood, Johnny One Time & Odd Nosdam
WE Artspace is pleased to announce the opening of, A Passage Through Time. A Solo exhibition of works by Marcela Florez. A Passage Through Time, is
visual narrative of the experiences that the artist’s footsteps have
as her reflections are installed as the imagined topography of
Opening Reception Music By: Stormy King, Pine, Claire Mooncalf and Ed Masuga
WE Artspace will be on sabbatical for the month of June. WE thanks you for your support and will see you for our one year anniversary in July.
July Opening Reception July 4th, 2010 1pm-10pm
2nd Annual Paint By Number Show & 1
year WE Artspace Anniversary
Show installed from July 4th through July 31st
Opening Reception July 4th 1pm-10pm
There will be an all day pot-luck and bbq with live music from 2pm till 10pm
Closing Reception July 25th 6pm-9pm
WE Artspace holds
it's 2nd Annual Paint By Number show based on the popular store bought paint by number
kits, but held open conceptually to artists to portray their visions on how art is dissected and/or seen as a diagram. Original paint by number paintings highly encouraged as well.
Art Works By: Joe Enos, Kristi Holohan, Fatimah Guienze, Marcela Florez, Jenna North, Jon Giusti, Linda Trunzo, Angela Baker, Kathy Levine, Laura Zaylea, Thailan When, Dane Pollock, Tina Dillman, Naaman Rosen, Chris Vogel, Jen Marie Hoff, Ryan Wilsie, Amelia Lewis, Carissa Potter and Jessica Schmidt.
Opening Reception Music Performed by: Katie Clover, Gibson Cuyler, Coyote Girl, Steve Taylor, Montucky USA, Winnie Byrd, Dakota Slim, Spencer Owen, Funyons, Old & Gray, Little Teeth, Aimless Never Miss, Mecha-Shiva and intermittent jams put out by 9th Floor Radio, Odd Nosdam and Alejandro Archulta.
Closing Reception Music Performed by: TBA
Thank you to all that came in support of our
One Year Anniversary
potluck on July 4th. It really means a lot to us to see returning faces
as well as
the new ones for the last year. It has been quite a ride here at WE
Artspace, having now produced 11 Group Shows, 2 Solo Shows, a 5 Weekend
long Holiday Craft Fair, 2 art film events and more than 20 musical
events. The amazing thing is that we accomplished our goals while
maintaining a home and a marriage, a healthy dog and holding 5
part-time jobs between the two of us (which I believe may have been
around 7 or 8 at one point). So this is for all of you, for all this
was achieved with the help of those who wished to participate and help
carry culture into the future. Creating day in and day out,
interweaving landscapes of social behavior with cut outs and mixed
pigments. Questioning the beauty sought by the beholder; themselves.
WE belong to Art Culture. WE breath life into it, even as spectators.
for a great first year!
August Opening Reception August 8th, 2010 5pm-9pm
"WE Are All Going To Die" Show installed from August 8th through August 29th
WE Artspace is
pleased to announce the opening of WE Are All Going to Die,
recent two and three-dimensional workby
T. Joseph Enos. The work by this up-coming local artist uses modern
to function as creative instruments. By using man-made materials he
his personal appreciation, for the physical world. Through vibrantly
yet soft edged abstract blobs, his longstanding fetish for the comedic
life is revealed. As one’s previous generation enjoyed watching Warner
Tunes, the every day observer can
his interpretation of the grotesque archetypes from the modern era. His
compositions can be viewed as a translation of Frank Zappa’s lyrics “I
am the slime oozen out. From your t.v. set”.
The opening reception will happen on Sunday August 8, 2010 from 5-9pm,
performances by Tastyville, Native Naive, Jord Peck and The Squid, and
Slim starting at 6pm. This show will be installed till August 29, 2010.
Opening Reception Music By: Tastyville, Native Naive, Jord Peck & the Squid and Dakota Slim
September Opening Reception September 5th, 2010 3pm-9pm
WE Artspace in collaboration with Artist, Ian
Presents: "US @ WE" Show installed from September 5th until September 26th
thrilled to present a day of collectable
performances from a diverse international group.Please
join us to celebrate the lack of differentiation
between relational aesthetics and fun and games.WE is
proud to present a mystery artist whose work pushes
the boundary of creativity, drawing from found objects,
sculpture, painting, performance, sound, web and culinary based
October Opening Reception October 3rd, 2010 2pm-5pm
from October 4th through November 20th
Chris Sollars' work revolves around the reclamation and
subversion of private and public space through interventions, the results of
which are integrated into mixed media installations utilizing drawing, photography,
sculpture and video. At WE, Sollars will create a series of works based on the
interior and exterior of WE. Inside, Sollars will use images and objects from
around the private/public WE space, as inspiration for a collection of works
both on display and intervened around the room. From the Window gallery to the
street, Sollars will take inspiration from the Bus stop and neighborhood for a
series of interventions, sculptures and videos.
to those who attended the Vegetarian Dinner that was prepared by Joshua
Ploeg on 10/21. It was a real treat. By far the best home made vegan
pho I have ever had. WE Artspace looks forward to hosting another
dinner with the Traveling Chef (joshua ploeg) sometime at the beginning
of next year,