About GearBox Gallery

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  • Thurs 12-6, Fri 12-6, Sat 11-5

Artist-run GearBox Gallery showcases contemporary art featuring member artists and a broad range of regional guest artists. The GearBox is just downstairs from Transmission Gallery, close to the heart of the Oakland art scene.


Title: Restive and Uprising
Dates: Mar 21st - Apr 20th
Time: Check Venue listings.

Restive and Uprising
Phyllis Lasche & Deborah Benioff Friedman
March 21st – April 20th
Artist’s Reception & First Friday April 5th from 6-9pm

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

The title of this show, RESTIVE AND UPRISING,  refers to the restless urges and creative impulses that, are either expressed artistically or simmer inside and come out in other ways…affecting dreams, emotions, physical well being, and relationships. These artworks, paintings by Phyllis Lasche and  mixed media pieces by Deborah Benioff Friedman, are manifestations of those restive stirrings. They resist language. They avoid figurative imagery. Instead, operating in the realm of the abstract, the multilayered and liminal, they represent a conversation of material with craft and imagination.