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Leah Korican: Bramble & Bloom

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - March 23 @ 5:00 pm

Free

Leah Korican’s ‘Bloom’ series investigates memory and story. She uses stencils, lace, spray paint, and twining imagery to make complex multi-layered works. Painting on the reverse side creates vivid reflected color—a metaphoric representation of how memory and early experiences color the present. The round shape evokes cyclical processes of growth and decay. Her site-specific installation, ‘Bramble’ juxtaposes fairytale imagery with text and explores childhood understandings of femininity, danger, and solace.

Leah Korican is a visual artist and writer. She has lived around the world, including Cave Junction, Oregon; and Florence, Italy. She has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited nationally including at the Richmond Art Center, Bedford Gallery, and the Triton Museum. Her public art commissions include a large-scale site-specific cut-out for the Nashville International Airport, and permanent artworks for Kehilla Community Synagogue and Rumsey Engineers in Oakland, California. Her writing has appeared recently in Heartwood Literary Magazine.

Artists’ Reception: Sunday, February 25, 3 – 5 pm
Oakland Art Murmur / First Friday: March 1, 5 – 9 pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, March 16, 3 – 5 pm
Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12 – 5 pm (and by appointment)

Image: Leah Korican, Bloom – Daisy, acrylic and cutouts on Tyvek, 53”x3” 2023, photo courtesy of the artist

Details

Start:
February 16 @ 12:00 pm
End:
March 23 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://mercurytwenty.com/exhibition/leah-korican-bramble-bloom/

Organizer

Mercury 20 Gallery
Phone
510-701-4620
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Venue

Mercury 20 Gallery
475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Phone
510-701-4620