Sunrise and Sunset: Two very different interpretations of landscape
Erin McGarry and Hallie Strock, artists at 4th Street Fine Art in Berkeley, present an exhibition of their landscape paintings from July 7th through August 17th. There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday July 11 from 5 pm to 7pm.
Erin, growing up on the outskirts of San Antonio, learned to love nature through playing outdoors and camping, as well as traveling. In her oil paintings, she captures the ephemeral qualities of light and time, and how they affect a viewer’s experience.
Hallie creates her landscapes with a combination of printmaking techniques, acrylic and watercolor. She works from her own photographs, and is particularly fascinated with trees, using strong color and composition.
Hallie says,”It is always amazing and intriguing to me how two different artists can interpret the same thing in such different ways. My view of what China Camp, or Angel Island, or many other familiar places is not like Erin’s at all.”
4th Street Fine Art is a collaboration of 16 local artists, located in Berkeley at 2000 4th Street, corner of 4th and University. The gallery is open from Friday through Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm, and by appointment.
Exhibition: July 7th - Aug 17th
Reception: July 11th, 5 - 7pm
Address: 2000 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Sobel, Badhia and Sacramento in “Trio”
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
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