About Mercury 20 Gallery
An artist-run gallery founded as a venue for contributing members to exhibit, sell, and promote each other’s art in the Oakland/East Bay community. Mercury 20 Gallery hosts openings, art and community events, ...
Faced with the possibility of having to move out of the Bay Area, Julie Alvarado has created a loving tribute to San Francisco through a series of paintings focusing on places and things that visitors think of as quintessential. Gathering ideas from old books, postcards and internet images, Alvarado makes narrative paintings that are both humorous and absurd. Into very familiar cityscapes she adds subjects of gigantic proportion, drawing fondly from old science fiction horror films. Alvarado admits that while it’s a great place to visit, she doesn’t want to leave her heart, or any other vital organs, in San Francisco.
SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 14, 2017
– Artists Reception: Saturday, September 9, 4-7 pm; Artist Talks 4:30
– First Friday Art Murmur: Friday, October 6, 6-9 pm