THE ARTS POLITICAL

© Scott Anderson

© Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson, Lucia Ippolito, Frances Jetter, Philip Lawson, Jos Sances, James Shefik, and Michelle Maren Williams
October 8 – November 5th

7 Artists synthesize, weave together different strands of the world in the light of the coming election.

Opening Reception October 8, 6-9pm

The common expression is those who don’t know history are condemned to repeat it, but what about the equally dangerous recipe–those who repeat history are condemned to be trapped in it?

We live at a time of expiring truths. The world is dying around us. Are we standing-by repeating old slogans and shaping the world of the present with worn out concepts?

This exhibition at BridgeMakerARTS in Richmond, California, takes this moment on the verge of the 2016 Presidential elections, to reconsider where we are and where we might be headed. Artists are asked to create work that gives breathing room to take in this moment as we sit poised on the cusp of disaster, or as we sit here on the edge of a turning point towards all that we dream and all that we fear. Is this the last moment before the hammer comes down?… the dark hour before dawn?… an endless whimper? Or is it a gathering of forces for a new, better and brighter future?… the birth of utopia, or the dystopian present extended indefinitely forward?

Curated by artists Art Hazelwood and Barbosa Prince.

Join us for an evening of The Arts Political.


Call for ART for 2017 schedule   Recently updated !

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Submit your Art! BridgeMakerARTS is looking for Artists, Art collectives, and curators to submit proposals for our 2017 schedule.

In the last two years we have shown a tremendous amount of work – including paintings, sculpture, photography, installation, video, historical cultural retrospectives and more. We are excited about the future and are seeking emerging to professional artists for solo and group shows. Additionally we would love to hear from curators who have ideas for exhibitions.

We welcome proposals from the following genres: painting, photography, sculpture, film/video, installation and performance. Artists and curators may submit proposals for solo, two, or three person shows.

GALLERY SPECS: The gallery is 1265 sq. ft., the short ends of the gallery are glass with doors. Available wall space consists of two walls that are 10 ft. tall x 55 ft. long. The floor space is open and there are no obstructions like pillars or dividers, thus any floor layout can be accommodated. The lighting system is ceiling mounted and can be configured in a wide variety of layouts. Additionally there are skylights even placed on the ceiling allowing for a large amount of natural light. The floor is smooth cement.
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To propose an exhibition, please go to our Submit ART page and use the form provided. In the case of multi-artists shows information on all the artists should be included in the proposal.


Artist Talk with Silvie Lukacova

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Tuesday September 20, 7:30-9pm

Join us for an evening with artist Silvie Lukacova.

Artist Jacqueline Cooper will lead a discussion that will delve into Lukacova’s process and motivations in her creative approach.

Lukacova’s work is inspired by physical matter and emotional experiences. Some works are derivations of raw meat which she brings into her studio as models. Other works are more reminiscent of aerial landscapes that are extrapolated from personal experience. All her work is guttural in its application of paint to surface. A blend of impasto and knife work that sits on and penetrates the surface with visual resonance. Her use of color is subdued and limited to low-end tones and values with few selected colors that emit a somber note.

Lukacova was born and raised in the Czech Republic in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, CZ, located in the western part of Bohemia (Erzgebirge). She first visited the United States in 1996 and moved to Alameda, CA in 2000, where she has been living and working since.

Light refreshments will be served.