Berkeley, CA – 4th Street Fine Art is pleased to present “Trio”, an
exhibition featuring the works of three of its artists: Prabin Badhia,
Michael Sacramento, and Valerie Sobel. The show will run from May
19, 2015 to July 6, 2015. Its opening reception will take place on
Saturday, June 6th from 6 PM to 8 PM.
“Trio” represents the eclectic character of 4th Street Fine Art and its
artists, with works ranging from traditional figurative to pop inspired,
to organic textile art.
Badhia is involved in creating art that has subjects which are
entangled with his current thoughts, energy, and time. He approaches
his piece with no regard for any pre-condition. Sometimes, he has a lot
to tell in a limited time. At other times, he has little to say, with plenty
of time. He enjoys the structure, the muscles, and movement,
bending, twisting, and turning of the body forms. His subject has
always been primarily the human form. His figures are not historically
based nor do they have a social context. They are purely form; they
are without telling of where they are from and why there are there,
and when they are. The ideology behind this is neither constructive nor
The themes of Sacramento's work are based on the idea of memory
and emotional connections. Each subject is tied to a particular
experience - whether real or imagined. Michael's aesthetic style is
influenced by traditional, pop, illustration and contemporary design.
The resulting body of work forms the unique representation of his
Sobel’s work germinates from her observation of nature and from the
belief that all things are interconnected. She aims to foster the
awareness that people are rooted in their natural environment, of how
deep and essential their mutual dependence is. In that context, the
process of felting itself, used by the artist in her mixed media pieces,
becomes a physical metaphor of that universal entanglement.
This particular body of works explores the enthralling world of pods
and seeds, inviting the viewer to travel into a fictional realm, and
maybe, reassess what we think makes us specifically human.
Contact: Michael Sacramento
Address: 2000 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Opening: June 6 6-8pm
Exhibition Date: May 19 - July 6