Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - Friday, August 31st, 2018, Check "Visit" page for hours:

Hearst Museum at UC Berkeley (Kroeber Hall Gallery)
102 Kroeber Hall

In Berkeley

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways.

The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate
human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African helmet masks and Roman sculpture illustrate varying conceptions of the “ideal” face, while Japanese tobacco boxes and ancient Peruvian portrait jars raise the question of what a facial expression can mean. Additional objects, including Chinese bamboo figurines and Caroline Mytinger’s paintings of Papua New Guineans, represent the contrast between portraying faces of one’s own ethnic group versus those of another. Visitors are invited to examine the way they themselves depict and interpret faces in their everyday lives. This timely exhibit cultivates critical thinking about crucial issues such as stereotyping, representation and misrepresentation, and snap judgments.

'Sky, Mountain & Waterscape' Opening Reception & Exhibition by Kam Cheung Mok

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 - Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607

In Oakland

Opening Reception: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 6:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Exhibition Dates: June 30 - August 30, 2018

About the Exhibition

Sky, Mountain & Waterscape’ is a painting series consisting of twenty-five contemporary Chinese ink wash landscape paintings, documenting memorable natural landscapes around the world. Terrains, rivers, waterfalls, and skies vary in color and mood, transporting the viewer to different seasons and geographic locations.

About the Artist

Kam Cheung Mok, born in 1945, has exhibited and documented his work in Hong Kong and mainland China. In 2016, his body of work was published in the "Six Contemporary Chinese Painters" collection by the Beijing Ministry of Culture, organized by the Chinese Artist Association, Chinese Collectors Association, and China Literature and Art foundation. In 2017, his book "Mok Kam Cheung Chinese Painting Collection" was published by Jiangxi Fine Art Publishing House.


Thursday, July 5th, 2018 - Saturday, September 1st, 2018, Thursday—Saturday 12—5p + by appt

SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street

In Oakland

SLATE contemporary gallery presents an edgy three-person exhibition, MIXED, featuring three mixed-media artists. Mixing found paper and paint on panel, Michael Cutlip creates abstract compositions that highlight the juxtaposition of color, form, and texture. David Fredrik Moussallem’s mixed-media works blend chaos and harmony, all while expressing different “stories from the streets” as he incorporates photographs of graffiti and physical remnants of street posters into his pieces. Andrzej Michael Karwacki cuts up paintings on panel, recombining them into new compositions and adds further dimension to the process by including strips of collages made from newspapers and magazines.

Artist Talk + Tour: July 6 | 6:30 pm during Oakland Art Murmur’s First Friday

13th Annual Day in the Park

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Maxwell Park
4618 Allendale Avenue

In Oakland

The Maxwell Park Community Building Neighborhood Action Team invites you to join us for an annual day celebrating the diversity of our community and our beautiful city with live music, food vendors, local arts & crafts vendors, kids activities, exciting raffle prizes, and lots more!

This is a family-friendly event. Admission free.

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