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Opening Reception – Dave Yoas: PLAY TIME

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All are welcome to stop in between 1 and 4 pm during the Opening Reception of Dave Yoas’ solo show, PLAY TIME at Transmission Gallery in Oakland.
Meet the artist, see the new work, and enjoy the light refreshments on our lovely outdoor deck
​Free street parking nearby.

Dave Yoas brings new work to Transmission Gallery in Play Time, a solo exhibition of the latest of his cut tin extravaganzas.

At first glance wildly riotous fun abounds: aliens, cowgirls (and boys), shooting galleries, tin toys, pop culture, and nostalgia capture attention. Ultimately a more complex situation emerges as one takes in the details. Reminiscent of vintage Sand Pail kids, a trio of cutout children cavort in war game regalia on one wall. On another, atomic bomb imagery winds up with siren sound effect, assembled from a marble run game, reminding those of us who remember of duck and cover grade school drills. Improbable Martians and television memes bring a smile. Tiny details spark a sense of recognition.

Yoas embarks on his work inspired by the turn of a phrase or a twist on a theme. Eyeing an incredible collection of tin cans, trays, boxes, and toys in a studio overflowing with imagery he pulls out the pieces he needs and carefully snips away. Ultimately the work comes together in a 3-d or dimensional tableau that is so satisfying to see in the real. Though detail photos begin to communicate a sense of the physicality of the work, it’s well worth experiencing in person.


Transmission Gallery
(510) 835-2626
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Transmission Gallery
770 West Grand Ave., Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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(510) 835-2626
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