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GearBox Gallery Event – BUTTERFLY WINGS; Vocals and Music

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


BUTTERFLY WINGS, with acoustic and vocal performances by: Wendy Ferrouge and Emma Mittelsted

In collaboration with the art exhibition Watching / Waiting, GearBox Gallery invites you to attend a special evening of music with singer-songwriters Wendy Ferrouge and Emma Mittelstedt. Performing on acoustic guitar and ukulele, the two young vocalists will be showcasing original works and covers that put sound to the exhibition’s themes. Their songs explore the dreams and hopes of youth and growing up.

About the art on view during the performance:
GearBox Gallery presents Watching / Waiting, an exhibition of paintings by Christine Ferrouge and weavings by Joy Ray. Life comes with perpetual risk and uncertainty. One turn of events can collapse a natural environment or change everything we thought we knew. Along with our bodies, our thoughts and memories are also fragile and ephemeral. Although we wait and watch, our worst fears don’t always come to pass. What does it look like to acknowledge this precariousness? This is what artists Christine Ferrouge and Joy Ray explore in this timely exhibition.

Christine Ferrouge’s paintings follow her young daughters’ journeys through a precarious world. Her inspiration comes out of wonder and concern – looking for the cracks in their psychological, environmental, and social influences. While aware of the risks and threats her daughters face, she is continually amazed at their ability to negotiate a dynamic and complicated world. The paintings reveal young women-to-be adapting with firmness of character and indomitable spirit.
Joy Ray’s delicate weavings test the very limits of fragility, investigating what it means for things to be held together, barely –””coming apart at the seams.” Ray lived for several years near a mountain lake that would lightly freeze in the winter, creating a tempting hazard for curious snowplayers. Inspired by this, her monochromatic weavings suggest hairline cracks in semi-frozen ice, a subtle yet ominous reminder of the precarity of the natural world.

Watching/Waiting is on view at GearBox Gallery April 27- May 27, 2023.

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Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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