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Creatures of Duality: Jamie Treacy

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - April 20 @ 5:00 pm


GearBox Gallery
Creatures of Duality
Featuring: Jamie Treacy
Dates: March 21 to April 20, 2024
Artists Reception: Saturday, March 23rd, 1-4pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 13th, 2pm (with Inner Room featured artist Gillian Garro)
First Friday: April 5, 5-8pm

770 West Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Contact: [email protected]


(510) 271-0822
Gallery Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-5 pm and First Fridays, 5-8 pm

Gearbox Gallery presents Creatures of Duality, an exhibit of paintings by member artist Jamie Treacy. In this series of works on panel and canvas, Treacy approaches the theme of “duality” by painting in contrasting styles and by creating tension between opposing forces. In this collection, Treacy juxtaposes painting from life with painting from the imagination. Mining the imagery and sensations of being in the ocean (Treacy is an avid swimmer and a novice scuba diver), the works are inhabited with creatures that resist clear identification. In Treacy’s words: “I’m part of a rich lineage of queer artists that use their hands and minds to forge a space for strange dualities: kindness and treachery; opulence and desiccation; kinship and solitude.”

Jamie Treacy:
Jamie Treacy is an Oakland, California-based visual artist, masters swimmer and art educator. He received his BFA at the University of Michigan and his MFA from CCA (both degrees in painting and drawing). Jamie’s artwork is imbued with themes of eco-justice, speculative fiction and exo-biology. He creates bodies of work in painting, drawing and mixed media that draw imagery from underwater worlds, and his internal landscape.

Jamie is the recipient of the William H. Lewis Watercolor award and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation fellowship. Jamie’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan. He currently works for the Oakland Unified School District as an arts instructional coach and is a managing artist with Gearbox Gallery in Oakland.

About Gearbox Gallery:
GearBox Gallery is an artist-run contemporary art gallery dedicated to showcasing the work of its members and a broad range of regional contemporary guest artists, fostering community and education through intellectual and cultural exchange focused on the visual arts. We are located at 770 West Grand Avenue in Oakland, California.


March 21 @ 12:00 pm
April 20 @ 5:00 pm
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