It was a good turnout at the Compound Gallery Friday night. There were about over 15 or so pieces being displayed in the Main Gallery. A solo show by Nathaniel Parsons in the Admiral Dot Gallery, and a few sculpture pieces in the Fabrefaction Gallery. Saw some folks that I haven't seen in a while, so thank you for coming!
At the Fabrefaction gallery there were three artists showing work. This piece, The Hive from artist Tim Koppra is a sculptural installation using different sized nuts adhered together to mimic a hive. There's also a machine inside that creates a humming sound. The reverberation gives it an industrial feel that reminds you about the process of construction.
Nathaniel Parsons is the Artist-in-Residence who was able to have a small show at the Admiral Dot Miniature Gallery during the opening of KNOCKOUT. His work focused on picnic tables. Picnic tables are usually seen in social environments, but also brings solitude when they're not in use. Below is a rubbing from a table that had a design carved into.
For the main event, the gallery viewed the work of 10 artists. These are the vintage boxing posters from the Horwinski Press Co. A very cool collection. They also made prints off some of these that are available for sale.
The left are photos from Patricia Monaco. The center work is from Wray Herbert King. King stretched the leather punching bag onto stretcher bars showing the wear and tear from boxers over the endless hours of training at the gym. The right are my pieces.
Paintings from David Amoroso done in acrylic. He has three pieces on view.
At the top of each hour, someone would ring the bell and carry the signs (round 1, 2, 3, etc) to remind folks to buy art.
Sculpture by Nancy Sayavong. An abstract piece resembling a boxing glove. That luscious red and the folds really set it off to make it look cushiony, yet the hard edges gives it some weight. It's very well executed in contrast and design.
Not only does the Compound Gallery offer studio space, workshops, and residency programs for the artists to create, they also offer something for collectors. Art In A Box models after the monthly subscriptions from wineries. Collectors can pay $40-$50 for month-month subscriptions on work from the gallery artists. You describe your taste and the gallery picks handfuls of work from artists that match your description and send it over in a box!
Luckily the owners, Matt & Lena made enough goodies for visitors to bring home. I clocked outta there at 9pm and I was able to snag these before I left. The boxing glove was made from their 3D printer.
Do what the pencil says! Well yknow, maybe not with that exact pencil, but make something dammit!
A few things when you visit the gallery...
Show runs: Now-Nov 1st
Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 12-7pm
Address: 1167 65th st. Oakland, CA 94608
It's really on the cusp of Oakland/Emeryville. It's by Emery Bay theaters and Expression College.
It's street parking. There are a bunch of open spots.
I didn't cover everything, so go by and see the show!