About Mercury 20 Gallery

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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, ...


Title: Jill McLennan: Dwelling
Artist: Jill McLennan
Dates: Sep 7th - Oct 14th
Time: Check Venue listings.

Jill McLennan watches Jingletown, her neighborhood of 14 years, transformed by community and development. As an artist, she records history as her chosen refuge vanishes before her eyes. The uncertain future looms over residents in the form of condos and a growing population. Cranes and birds that once frequented the estuary and wetlands have turned into construction cranes. The original community members–generations of families, along with implanted activists and artists–reside within their dwellings, waiting and wondering. McLennan is a participant in this urban displacement and renewal. She is a tenant, landlord, teacher, learner, observer and activist.


– Artists Reception: Saturday, September 9, 4-7 pm; Artist Talks 4:30

– First Friday Art Murmur: Friday, October 6, 6-9 pm