In a week, you may visit Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland's Free Gallery Exhibit to grab a piece or two artworks offered for free, as part of the Free Utopian Projects.
Pro Arts Gallery stated that
The Free Gallery, by Free Utopian Projects*, is a new exhibition presenting free artwork, found objects and art ephemera to the public.* Free Utopian Projects is an ongoing alternative art project exploring Utopian economic systems by creating free, socially active installations. Curator/proprietor/artist Jocelyn Meggait has installed Free Projects at Kala Art Institute, Mills College Art Museum, and most recently at the alternative art space A Temporary Offering in the Renoir Hotel, San Francisco.
The Free Gallery is both an interactive experience of an alternative art economy, as well as a study of art as a consumer product. Who makes art? Who exhibits art? Who buys art? The Free Gallery explores the collapse of these distinctions by offering a subverted gallery experience where not only admission is free, the art is too.
Participating artists donate work to the exhibition to be presented salon-style in a continually evolving cycle of giving and taking art. A 'Preview' will be held from Tuesday, February 26 to Friday, March 1 to allow viewers an exclusive preview of items that will be available free to the public from the Artists' Reception onwards. A practice of taking one work per person will be encouraged. The project proprietor Jocelyn Meggait will be onsite most gallery hours to discuss the project with visitors, coordinate artwork, and document the selection experience.
I contributed two pieces portraits to this exhibit:
Mesmerizing, 16"x20", Oil on Canvas, 1997
Bending Nude Profile, 20"x16", Oil on Canvas, 1997
Quick facts about the gallery and the exhibit:
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Oakland, CA 94612
Preview: Tuesday, February 26 - Friday, March 1
Artists' Reception and Free Art Launch: First Friday, March 1, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 5pm and Saturday 11 - 4pm
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