May 4 2013 - May 17 2013
7:00 PM - 4:00 PM
230 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Daniele Spellman is a printmaker who uses repetition to thematically develop her original prints. Taking inspiration and influence from the various cultures, languages and personal connections she has grown up with, her work represents, "art inside the cracks." Daniele uses a variety of techniques to create her prints, from combining monoprint and chine collie to pencil. Spellman immigrated from France in the 50s with her family and lived in New York City. She attended Parson's School of Design and returned to Paris to study at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. When she moved to San Francisco in the 70s she began to try her hand at printmaking and mainly shows her work in local group shows or at her own home.
Momoko Sudo grew up in Hokkaido, Japan and moved to the United States in 1992. She inspires the imagination through creating appealing high art that still sits well as a decorative piece in the home and office. Momoko specializes in abstract art "because [she] enjoy[s] its multiplicity in interpretations and unlimited freedom of expressions." She works with resin to create recycled art pieces, as well as painting and drawing illusions with symmetry that evokes an almost meditative state in her LineScaping designs.
Jess Giambroni is a California native and a Design Director at Deutsch Design Works in San Francisco, who has recently started to produce his unique style of art on coffee cups and Vans shoes. In the age of eco-friendly anything and everything, Jess gives the term "recycle-art" a whole new feel. Doodling on ordinary paper coffee cups, Giambroni takes your morning coffee and turns it into intriguing art that you can leave on your desk all day long. At the request of a coworker, Jess took his "faces" and started to produce them on Vans shoes, again creating art that you can take with you anywhere.
Artists' reception on the third Friday in May, 5/17 at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public.
"Makeshift Imagination" will be on display from May 3-25, with weekly Saturday hours from 12-4pm.