If you’re in Oakland this weekend for First Fridays or Saturday Stroll here are some exhibitions and related events to check out:



Installation view. Courtesy of Johansson Projects.


Johansson Projects presents “Decryptions”

2300 Telegraph Avenue at 23rd Street

Featuring work by Marie Bourget, Ken Lo, and Daniel Small

On view: October 11- November 22, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 5-8pm



“Johansson Projects presents Decryptions featuring work by Marie Bourget, Kenneth Lo, and Daniel Small, where fabricated historical signifiers birth new narratives within our cultural timeline. These three artists position the past as a mutable series of objects and images which can be rearranged and aren’t “set in stone” as we tend to believe.”



Still from Wasteland, Kathleen Quillian, 2010. Courtesy of Interface Gallery.


Interface Gallery presents “Food Shift”

Temescal Alley @ 486 49th Street between Telegraph Avenue and Clarke Street.

On view: November 3- December 2, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday November 2, 6-9pm

Discussion with artist Cynthia Hooper: Saturday, November 3rd 1-3pm

“Dinner to Dye For” – Sunday, November 4th, 4:00 pm. (Advanced ticket purchase required)

Film Screening of Dive: Living Off America’s Waste, followed by a discussion with Dana Frasz and Dana Gunders – Wednesday, November 7th, 6 pm

Foraged Fruit Forever- A preserve making workshop – Sunday, November 11th 1-3 pm. (Advanced ticket purchase required)
Roundtable Discussion: Rethinking Systems to Promote Sustainability – Wednesday, November 14th, 6-8 pm



“An exhibition and series of events exploring the social, environmental and human impacts of food waste and food systems.” Artists include Sasha Duerr, Permacouture Institute, Cynthia Hooper, Kathleen Quillian, Chris Thorson, Anjel Van Slyke



William Harsh, Achilles Inside Out, Oil on Canvas, 2004. Courtesy of Vessel.



Vessel Gallery presents “Inside Out: A William Harsh Retrospective”

471 25th Street between Broadway and Telegraph

On view October 30th-December 1st, 2012.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6-9pm

Exhibition Tour with DeWitt Cheng: Saturday, November 10, 2-4pm

Reception Honoring the Artist & Book Signing with author DeWitt Cheng:  Saturday, November 10, 4-6pm



“Vessel Gallery is proud to present “Inside Out, A William Harsh Retrospective” a testament to this artist’s journey of self-expression and sustained commitment to art making. A book is in preparation and will be presented November 10 by author DeWitt Cheng, foreword by Paul J. Karlstrom.”


Contributed by Kelly Inouye