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GearBox Gallery Open First Friday: Palmy Paradox & The Weight of the Wall

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


GearBox Gallery presents Palmy Paradox, sculptures by Linda Ellinwood and paintings by Diane Williams, that invite contemplation of the paradoxical nature of beauty, decay, and the hidden complexities within seemingly simple forms. Ellinwood’s intricately crafted sculptures invite us to ponder the ever-evolving nature of landscapes, seemingly infinite yet in perpetual transformation. In contrast, Williams’ smooth, waxed paintings conceal and reveal hidden processes, delving into the subtle shifts beneath the surface.

Palmy Paradox
Featuring: Linda Ellinwood & Diane Williams

GearBox Gallery proudly presents a special inner room installation: The Weight of the Wall by jury winner Katayoun Bahrami, an Iranian multidisciplinary artist and curator living and working in the Bay Area. Her artistic interest focuses on the interaction between women’s bodies as targets/performers, affected by boundaries that act as catalysts between the two. Bahrami draws her inspiration from Iranian women’s history to create work that combines social practice, performance, and textile-based installation. She uses mixed-media pieces, installations, textiles, videos, and photographs to convey her ideas.

October 19 – November 25, 2023
First Friday: November 3, 5-8 pm
Artist talk: Saturday, November 18, 2 pm
Gallery Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-5 pm and First Fridays, 5-8 pm
Free street parking out front on West Grand Ave


November 3
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Gearbox Gallery
770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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