For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator, (510) 981-7533

OBJECT & FIGURATION
Combined Artworks by Waldo Esteva, Cliff Gustafson, James Hartman and Gordon Pagnello

Berkeley, California (Monday, March 08, 2010) -

Four longtime Bay Area acquaintances bound by a mutual commitment to their personal artistic expressions come together in a collaborative exhibit at the Addison Street Windows Gallery in Berkeley. Their distinctly independent styles posed side by side complement each other, creating a sense of preserving momentary but consciously shared memories --Waldo Esteva’s sculptural ceramics conjuring Andean motifs; Cliff Gustafson’s compelling nudes in black ink washes, James Hartman’s impressionistic studies in still life, along with Gordon Pagnello’s oval paintings composed of disparate attic artifacts. Veteran artists still seeking cross-fermentation from a collective critique becoming a foundation for friendship. Together their work adds up to an eclectic contrast in form & content like an archaeological dig at the Ashby flea market.  This visual street fair can be viewed 24 hours a day from the Addison Street sidewalk between Milvia and Shattuck Streets in Berkeley's Downtown Arts District, from March 8th thru April 14th, 2010.

The Addison Street Windows Gallery is a project of the Civic Arts Program of the City of Berkeley in cooperation with the Civic Arts Commission. For more information about the Windows Gallery, please contact the curator at (510) 981-7546, or Mary Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator at (510) 981-7533, mmerker@ci.berkeley.ca.us.

 

What:    Addison Street Windows Gallery

When:   March 8 - April 14, 2010

Where:  2018 Addison Street, Berkeley


 

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