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Temescal Studios is a woman-led artist community and gallery dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices to promote a more sustainable, economically just, artistically dynamic Oakland.


Title: Somber
Artist: Jozefien Buydens
Dates: Jul 6th - Jul 21st
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Jozefien Buydens

Opening Reception First Friday July 6th 2018
6:30PM- 9:30PM | Artist Q&A at 8PM



Temescal Studios will be featuring the artwork of Jozefien Buydens this July in a show entitled Somber. Somber is the result of a visual exploration of the evanescent and ever changing shadows the Californian sun sheds onto the artist’s living room walls. The installation functions as a visualisation of the passage of time, while simultaneously exploring the importance of cultural heritage and raising questions about what it means to be home.

The word somber (som • ber, /ˈsämbər/) finds its origins in the Latin words sub (under) and umbra (shade) and was derived from the French word sombre around the middle of the 18th century. Somber refers to a darkness or dullness in color or tone on one hand, and signifies a solemn, gloomy mood on the other.


About the Artist: Ever since Jozefien Buydens, a Belgian national, settled on the Westcoast four years ago, she has immersed herself in the cultural landscape of the Bay Area. She is a host and producer of the radio show ART CRUSH and invites listeners of KALX Berkeley into the art studios of local and international artists. As a public museum guide at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art she encourages visitors to look closely at modern and contemporary artworks while having meaningful conversations. Besides her passion for art, Jozefien has had a fascination for the beauty of textiles as long as she can remember. From her art studio in Temescal, Oakland, you can find her gently fighting with her weaving loom while creating delicate works of art.

You can see more of Jozefien Buydens work at:

Instagram: @jozefienbuydens