Not being able to make the opening of Hello, Tomorrow, we stopped into the Hazel Wolf Gallery this week. The exhibition contains works which comment on the state of our world - either environmentally, politically or socially.
The Brower Center asked Bay Area artists to respond to David Brower’s quote: “Have a good time saving the world. Otherwise, you’re just going to depress yourself.”
We were very impressed by a number of works, especially the above piece by Michael Kerbow, Their Refinement of the Decline.
Mark Bryan's Mad Tea Part Duh was a joy to view as well, everybody's in there!
Michelle Water's Global Warning was not new to us but certainly great to see again.
Jeff Long's Farallon is a large and spectacular avian watercolor.
And Anthony Holdsworth's SF garden scene was gorgeous - full of saturated colors and shadows.
Ruth Santee's machine-bug-beetle in pen and ink was wonderful.
There were a number of other pieces (all below), more conceptual, abstract as well as traditional, many mediums and styles. A pretty good view - if you are in the hood, of downtown Berkeley, stop in to see it. The show will be up until Sept. 2nd, 2011.
Artists include: Mari Andrews · Timothy Armstrong · Claire Brandt · Noah Breuer · Mark Bryan · Hagit Cohen · Alicia Escott · Lisa Espenmiller · William Harsh · Ryan Hendon ·Anthony Holdsworth · Grant Johnson · Michael Kerbow ·Kimberlee Koym-Murteira · Alexis Laurent · Jeff Long ·Viviana Paredes · Ruth Santee · Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang · Esther Traugot · Michelle Waters · Stephen Whisler