Art Galleries


When: April 4-May 24 2008

InVenue at Front Gallery, three artists take a satirical look at the issues facing America and, increasingly, the rest of the world: ecological shortsightedness, militarism, and consumerism. Judith White Marcellini creates folk-art-like models of familiar East Bay locales ("Sather Gate," "Saul's Deli," "Farmer's Market") as seen in wider geographical and geological contexts; her "Fault Zone Suburb" and "Fossils" attain added significance with recent Geological Survey reports on upcoming temblors, and they get us, momentarily, as least, to take the long view. Danny Scheible's installation "Atlas Losing his Grip on the World" depicts the precariousness of human survival under the Old World Order using the improbable medium of tape, manipulated in every possible manner. Art Hazelwood's print "In the Coliseum" indicts our love of violence (ritualized as sports) mixed with sex and spectacle; his "Cultured Woman -- Tokyo" presents a globally familiar type. Through May 24 at Front Gallery (35 Grand Ave., Oakland) or 510-444-1900.

DeWitt Cheng

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