Things Are Expanding, Opening Reception on Friday, Dec. 10, 6-8 pm!

I have a collaboration piece in the group show Things Are Expanding at Swarm Gallery in Oakland. Opening Reception is Friday, Dec. 10, 6-8pm. If you are around, come by and enjoy art and music!

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Things Are Expanding at Swarm Gallery

Swarm Gallery is pleased to announce “THINGS ARE EXPANDING,” an experimental group show on the theme of “collaboration.” Paired with a sound installation in the project space by SF artist, Tamara Albaitis, we sought inspiration from musical collaborators Brian Eno and David Byrne. Both legendary musicians in their own right, they’ve said a lot about the process of collaboration:

“…Another reason to risk [collaboration] is that others often have ideas outside and beyond what one would come up with oneself. To have one’s work responded to by another mind, or to have to stretch one’s own creative muscles to accommodate someone else’s muse, is a satisfying exercise. It gets us outside of our self-created boxes.”

Successful collaboration can be likened to a color wheel. Complimentary colors are in striking contrast to each other; when juxtaposed, each appears brighter and more intense. The opposition between the two gives the combination more power than each element could achieve on its own.

The process: Swarm invited fourteen of its gallery artists to invite another artist of their choosing (from outside the gallery) to collaborate on a piece. We encouraged the artists to invite someone whose work they admire, but who works differently – either in medium, creative style, concept, or all of the above – to “stretch their creative muscles”.

COME SEE WHAT THEY’VE DONE, opening with live music, performance and festivities:
Second Friday, December 10, 6PM

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