About GearBox Gallery
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.
The works of Jeff Snell & Tiffany Schmierer share an aesthetic sensibility that embraces densely packed forms and textures. Both artists derive inspiration from the fast-moving nature of contemporary culture and the natural environment. Snell’s painting/constructions and Schmierer’s sculptures deftly combine representation and abstraction, employing imagery of architecture and other human construction. Both artists also rely on improvisatory processes to resolve their complex and engaging artworks.