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First Friday – Metamorphosis

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join Mercury 20 on February 2 from 5-9 pm for First Friday to see the new group exhibition “Metamorphosis”.

Metamorphosis dwells in the place of change, growth, and evolution. It represents the profound transformation that occurs within and around us, be it physical, emotional, or spiritual. In addition, the pandemic caused many people to dramatically reassess and change their lives and experience a variety of metamorphoses. What takes us, alchemically, from one state of being to another?

This is Mercury 20s first juried exhibition in its more than 15-year history as an artist-run space. The theme emerged in response to the global pandemic and how artists metamorphosed through that time of isolation and uncertainty. More than 200 artists submitted over 700 pieces of art for consideration.

Juror, Elena Gross (she/they) is the Co-Executive Director of the Berkeley Art Center and an independent writer and culture critic living in Oakland, CA. She chose 44 artworks from 40 artists working in a wide range of media that address the theme of Metamorphosis.

Participating Artists:
Jan Aiello, Caren Andrews, Hopi Breton, Sydney Brown, Tachiya Bryant, Sam Claude Carmel, Lynse Cooper, Rohan DaCosta, Tara Daly, Gericault De La Rose, Nancy Elliot, Marion Faymonville, Julia Feldman, Lindsey Filowitz , Jane Fisher, Jy Jimmie Gabiola, Gina Gaiser, Courtney Griffith, Jada Haynes, Ney Hoato, Charlotte Hauksdottir, Thad Higa, Kiana Honarmand, Rachel Katz, Bohdanna Kesala, Shirin Khalatbari, Alma Landeta, Natasha Loewy, Chetna Mehta, Duma Mock, Lisa Pettibone, Priyanka Rana, Mark Rosenthal, Alejandro Rubio, Maryam Safanasab, Ron Moultrie Saunders, Kim Smith, Sally Kristina Smith, Luther Thie, Gregory Thomas.

January 12 – February 10, 2024
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2-4 pm
Open First Friday: February 2, 5-9 pm
Gallery Hours: Friday + Saturdays, 12-5 pm & First Fridays, 5-9 pm


February 2
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mercury 20 Gallery
475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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