Friday, March 28, 2008

Re-Presenting Artist Charlie Milgram

Imperalist Jello © C. Milgrim, All rights reserved

I've known fellow artist Charlie Milgrim for more than a decade and have always enjoyed her artwork.(In fact she was one of the earliest artists whose work I blogged about in here back in 2006.) She often employs irony, humor, political activism, and wit when creating her large sculptures and installations. I especially appreciate her bowling ball art. It's a daring, and unusual art medium she's returned to often over the years. You've especially got to admire a woman artist who uses forklifts and sand blasters to make her art!

If you live in the SF Bay Area, appreciate political artwork, which I assume you do since you're reading my blog, then please be sure to see this upcoming exhibit. It's certain to inspire and invigorate your sense of citizenship.

Mercury 20 Gallery
25 Grand Ave. (at Broadway)
Oakland, CA 94612

April 4 - April 26, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, April 4th from 6:00 - 9:00pm (in conjunction with First Friday/Oakland Art Murmur).

Peter Honig and Charlie Milgrim open an exhibition of new work at Mercury 20 Gallery on April 4th with a reception for the artists from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

Rolling Home © C. Milgrim, All rights reserved
East Bay artist Charlie Milgrim's first exhibit for Mercury 20 Gallery investigates a conception of Homeland as an emotional state both defined and degraded by fear, insecurity, and complacency.

Milgrim employs a vocabulary of discarded materials such as old bowling balls and rusted wagons to create installations in which natural forces such as gravity and oxidation serve as conceptual metaphors for political and social decay. Skillfully re-purposing objects for her assemblages, the artist's delicately balanced compositions seem to harbor a quirky and dark half-life, where creation and demise are one. Milgrim's work imagines a future at the intersection of art, science, and fate. - Mecury 20 Gallery

Political Leaders © C. Milgrim, All rights reserved

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