When: Sat., July 11, 6 p.m. 2015
With headliners like The Internet, Teklife and D33J on the bill for Feels 3 — the next event by the local online culture mag Wine and Bowties — most people are likely looking at it as a concert. But the massive party coming up on July 11 at American Steel Studios (1960 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland) is the third iteration of what was primarily a group art show in its first incarnation. And as the entire event has quickly scaled up, so has the art curating. Feels 3 will be hosting 21 talented artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Just like Wine and Bowties’ online coverage, their art curating reflects a certain young, hip-hop-infused lifestyle with an in on underground trends. Not surprisingly, some of the most exciting artists showing at Feels 3 are photographers — a largely underrepresented medium in the Oakland art scene. Among them are Vivian Fu, whose “Asian Girls” portrait series intimately transgresses stereotypes about Asian women. The venerable photo zine Hamburger Eyes will also be contributing, along with photographers Veeejzilla, Moe Alvarez, Evan Hunter McKnight, and a host of others, as well as a number of painters. The night will also feature food pop-ups, drinks, and likely a lot of dancing. It’s not to be missed.