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Gearbox Gallery, Rachel Major & Kathleen King – Artist Talk

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Please join us in conversation with artists Rachel Major and Kathleen King as they discuss the exhibition Between the Lines, at GearBox Gallery.

Rachel Major’s current series involves both covering up and exposing. The paintings are made solely by dripping paint onto canvas. Major controls the placement of the drip only to give up that control and allow the paint to move on its own, through gravity and chance, choosing its own path. Occasionally she coaxes the paint to move in a direction that exposes specific colors. Fragments of color are left trying to hide yet pushing to be seen. In pursuing chance operations, Major’s paintings almost make themselves. A free flow is conjured, like rivers running or thoughts pouring out and connecting.

Kathleen King constructs painted wood sculptures and assemblages out of scraps of wood gleaned from discard piles and building site dumpsters. Form follows function as supple segments are connected and attempt to hold. The visual language speaks in asymmetrical rhythms and broken patterns. Monochromatic color presents an intensity that relates within the space and directly to the viewer with immediacy. For example, with its armature exposed and radically vulnerable, the sculpture titled “Red Horse” stretches vertically, teetering on precarious legs. Like a young animal or a revolutionary impulse, its potential to rise and become is manifestly present.

Left: Rachel Major, Cover Up, acrylic on canvas, 2021, 30″ x 30″

Right: Kathleeen King, Internal Difference, painted wood assemblage, 2022, 16”H x 12”W x 2”D


January 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Gearbox Gallery
(510) 859 - 5208
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Gearbox Gallery
770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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(510) 859 - 5208
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