CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


Drip N Dry

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

March 2 - April 29, 2017

In the mid-twentieth century, abstract art was forever changed by Jackson Pollock's drip paintings. This exhibition explores the use of "the drip" by four contemporary abstract painters, each harnessing the liquid nature of their medium to explore different ideas and aesthetic effects. Featuring SLATE artists Francisco Valverde, Raul de la Torre, and Victor Cohen Stuart, as well as guest artist Howard Hersh.

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Henry Riekena: PAINTING

Jeff Owen: SCULPTURE

555 City Center Lobby | 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

January 5 - March 29, 2017

Featuring mixed media paintings by Henry Riekena and metal sculptures by Jeff Owen.

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LOCAL TERRAIN

San Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

January 6 - April 13, 2017

Featuring landscape paintings and photographs of various locations throughout the Northern Californian topography by Ray Regan, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Soltesz, James Vincent, and Jenny Wantuch. These images spotlight the beauty and diversity of the region.

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EMILY WEIL

Artist Reception on February 14, 2017 at 2:00-3:00pm + Artist’s comments at 2:30pm

Lobby, 101 Second Street, San Francisco, CA

January 4 - May 2, 2017

Featuring mixed media on canvas by Emily Weil.

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Ritz-Carlton Winter Collection

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA

November 2016 - April 2017

SLATE is pleased to announce the Winter Collection at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Works in this exhibition were selected to compliment the interior architcture and mountain resort lifestyle with both landscape and nature-inspired abstract paintings and photographs.  All works are for sale.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Gardens of Abstraction

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

May 4 - June 24, 2017

Gardens of Abstraction presents three contemporary photographers who are grappling with the history of painting and the question of how to be an artist in this photographic age. Featuring Carol Inez Charney, Christy Lee Rogers, and Diane Rosenblum.

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Nikki Vismara: PAINTING

Gerald Arrington: SCULPTURE

555 City Center Lobby | 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

March 30 - June 21, 2017

Featuring new paintings by Nikki Vismara and sculptures by Gerald Arrington.

BLOOM

San Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

April 14 - July 20, 2017

Celebrating the floral abundance of springtime in Northern California. Featuring paintings and photography by artists Patricia Benson, Linda MacDonald, Ruth-Anne Siegel, Eric Stampfli, and Sharon Wilcox.

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DIANE ROSENBLUM

Lobby, 101 Second Street, San Francisco, CA

May 3 - August 22, 2017

Featuring Diane Rosenblum's Clouds for Comment series.

 

 

ARCHIVE


CAROL LEFKOWITZ AT HAVEN RESTAURANT

Haven Restaurant | Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

Spring - Winter 2016

Featuring a beautiful, fall display of oil paintings on canvas by Carol Lefkowitz, chosen specifically to compliment Haven's earthy and rustic decor.

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Abstract Expressions

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

January 12 - February 25, 2017

An exhibition showcasing contemporary painting that draws upon the modern tradition of Abstract Expressionism. Featuring Jimi Evins, Lea Feinstein, and Kathryn Arnold.

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NICK COLEY @ THE WALL GALLERY

473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

January 2017

SLATE contemporary is pleased to once again partner with The Wall Gallery for a special exhibition featuring SLATE artist Nicholas Coley. 

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Diane Rosenblum @ GENSLER Oakland

GENSLER Oakland, 2101 Webster #2000, Oakland, CA

October 24, 2016 - February 2, 2017

Featuring SLATE Artist Diane Rosenblum's Measure of Art series.

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philARThropy

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

December 15, 2016, - January 7, 2017

SLATE contemporary’s PhilARThropy offers art patrons an opportunity to purchase high quality, original works of art at affordable prices while raising critical funding for the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation. The fundraiser and month-long exhibition will include everything from abstracts and landscapes to assemblage, pop art and photography. All artworks on display will be discounted to $1000 or less.  20% of proceeds directly benefit the SJWHTF through SLATE contemporary. 

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ABSTRACT WOMEN

San Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

October 14, 2016 - January 5, 2017

Featuring abstract artwork by contemporary female artists Pauletta Chanco, Suzanne Frazier, Angela Johal, and Maya Kabat.

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Truth + Irony

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

November 17 - December 10, 2016

An exploration of humor as a path to truth across a variety of media. Featured artists include Lucky Rapp, Diane Rosenblum, and Joe Lewis, as well as artist teams REISIG AND TAYLOR + Flores, Gil, and Mann courtesy of Zener Schon Contemporary Art.

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MICHELE DE LA MENARDIERE

Lobby, 101 Second Street, San Francisco, CA

August 3 - November 16, 2016

Featuring mixed media on canvas by Michele de la Menardiere.

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Janine Castillo: PAINTING | Marilyn Kuksht: SCULPTURE

Oakland City Center Lobby | 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

August 2 - November 16, 2016

Featuring paintings by Janine Castillo and steel sculptures by Marilyn Kuksht.

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Graphic Impulse

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

October 20 - November 12, 2016

Artists' Reception: Thursday October 20, 6-8p, with remarks at 7p

This exhibition presents four SLATE artists whose paintings feature bold color and geometric shapes: Lola, Angela Johal, Tricia Rissmann, and Suzanne Frazier.

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Ritz-Carlton Summer Collection

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA

April - November 2016

SLATE is pleased to announce the Summer Collection at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Works in this exhibition were selected to compliment the interior architcture and mountain resort lifestyle with both landscape and nature-inspired abstract paintings and photographs.  All works are for sale.

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JEFF SNELL @ THE WALL GALLERY

473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

October 2016

SLATE contemporary is pleased to once again partner with The Wall Gallery for a special exhibition featuring artist Jeff Snell. While Snell's paintings have a distinctly urban feel, they are also informed by his upbringing in rural Maryland through traces of nature subversively creeping into his gestural compositions.

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Maya Kabat + Andrzej Michael Karwacki

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

September 15 - October 15, 2016

Private Artists' Reception: Friday October 7, 5-6p

This exhibition pairs two SLATE artists who use vertical and horizontal planes to build composition in their paintings.

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AMERICANA

San Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

July 15 - October 13, 2016

Featuring contemporary paintings and photographs of wistful American iconography by Kate Barrengos, Lisa Bostwick, Steven Bradley Falk, Sara Ferguson, and Terry Thompson. This exhibition highlights Pop culture images, urban and rural landscapes, and flags of many colors that look to the past and discover nostalgia, beauty, and celebrate a pre-digital era.

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SLATE Summer Collection

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

August 4 - September 10, 2016

Private Artists' Reception: Friday August 5, 5-6p

Featuring artists Maria Burtis, Pauletta Chanco, Michele de la Menardiere, Joanne Fox, Peggy Gyulai, Melissa Herrington, Michelle Sakhai, Anne Subercaseaux, and Brenda Zappitell.

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SLATE @ Aspen Leaf Interiors

Apsen Leaf Interiors | 10075 West River Street, Truckee, CA

Summer 2016

SLATE is pleased to partner with Aspen Leaf Inteirors for this special showing of SLATE artists.

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Carol Lefkowitz: PAINTING | John Lewis: GLASS SCULPTURE

Oakland City Center Lobby | 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

June 25 - August 1, 2016

Featuring paintings by Carol Lefkowitz and functional glass sculpture by John Lewis.

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MYSTERY & NARRATIVE

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

June 16 - July 30, 2016

Artists' Reception: Thursday June 16, 6-8pm | Remarks: 7pm

Featuring artists Monique Crine, Michael Garlington, GR Martin, and Danielle Mourning.

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CHARLES ARNOLDI

Lobby, 101 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA

April 20 - August 1, 2016

Featuring oil paintings by Charles Arnoldi, courtesy of Modernism.

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WATERSHED

San Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

April 16 - July 14, 2016

Featuring landscape paintings and photographs of various locations throughout Northern California by Nicolas Coley, June Yokell, Sheila Reid, Mei-Yu Lo Black, and Julie Armstrong. These water-related images highlight areas of the Bay Area watershed, beginning with the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite, flowing through local terrain, essentially making its wayto the coast.

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Jeff Long: PAINTING | Sam Perry: SCULPTURE

Oakland City Center Lobby | 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

April 1 - June 16, 2016

Featuring paintings by Jeff Long and abstract wooden sculptures by Sam Perry, courtesy of Rena Bransten Projects.

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LUMINOSITY

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

April 21 - June 11, 2016

Featuring new paintings by Elise Morris, Carol Lefkowitz, and Audra Weaser.

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SLATE @ The Wall Gallery

The Wall Gallery | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

March 31 - April 26, 2016

A curitorial collaboration between The Wall Gallery and SLATE contemporary of work by a selection of SLATE artists.

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ART MARKET SAN FRANCISCO

Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA

April 27 - May 1, 2016

Featuring works by Angela Johal, Maya Kabat, Andrzej Karwacki, Lola, and Lucky Rapp.

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minimal

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA 

March 3 - April 16, 2016

Featuring painting, photography, mixed media, and sculpture by Edythe Bresnahan, Jane Grimm, Tressa Pack, Silvia Poloto, and Lucky Rapp.

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ANGELA JOHAL

Lobby, 101 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA

January 4 - April 18, 2016

Featuring collage and new oil painting by Angela Johal.

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Ritz-Carlton Winter Collection

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA

November 6, 2015 - May 2016

SLATE is pleased to announce the Winter Collection at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Works in this exhibition were selected to compliment the interior architcture and mountain resort lifestyle with both landscape and nature-inspired abstract paintings and photographs.  All works are for sale.

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WILD WILD WEST

San Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

January 8, 2016 - April 14, 2016

Featuring landscape paintings and photographs of various locations throughout the Western United States by Heidi McDowell, Kevyn Warnock, Christopher Turner, Ellen Rosenthal, and Thomas Taneyhill. The diversity of these images highlights the extreme heterogeneity between America's states and showcases just how wild the west can be.

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JIMI EVINS AT HAVEN RESTAURANT

Haven Restaurant | Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

October 19, 2015 - January 2016

Featuring a beautiful, fall display of new oil paintings on canvas by Jimi Evins, chosen specifically to compliment Haven's earthy and rustic decor.

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Michele de la Menardiere: PAINTING | Dan Good: SCULPTURE

Oakland City Center Lobby | 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

January 5 - March 31, 2016

Featuring new paintings by Michele de la Menardiere and abstract steel sculptures by Dan Good.

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SLATE @ The Wall Gallery

The Wall Gallery | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

March 3 - 27, 2016

A curitorial collaboration between The Wall Gallery and SLATE contemporary of work by a selection of SLATE artists.

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CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

January 21, 2016 - February 27, 2016

Opening Reception: January 21, 2016   6-9 pm

Featuring painting, photography, sculpture, and video by Henry Riekena, Peter Tonningsen, Jamie Banes, and Liz Hickok.

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SLATE @ The Wall Gallery

The Wall Gallery | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

January 21, 2016 - February 20, 2016

A curitorial collaboration between The Wall Gallery and SLATE contemporary of work by a selection of SLATE artists.

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Bay Lights

 

BAY LIGHTS

San Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

October 8, 2015 - January 7, 2016

Featuring artists who draw inspiration from the Bay Area landscape and place heavy emphasis on light-- in both natural and man-made forms. Exhibiting artists include Elizabeth Geisler, Diallo Mwathi Jeffery, Marianne Bland, and Liz Hickok.

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LEA FEINSTEIN

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

January 1 - 2, 2016

SLATE contemporary is pleased to present the work of San Francisco based artist Lea Feinstein for a special two-day, site-specific installation in its new exhibition space on First Friday January 1st, 6-9pm, and Saturday January 2nd, 12-5pm.

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URBANALITY

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

November 5 - December 19, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 5 - 9pm

Featuring painting and photography inspired by urban architecture and lifestyle. Exhibited artists include Henry Riekena, Geoffrey Meredith, Counterpoint Studio, Alan Mazzetti, and Ethan Wang.

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Elise Morris: PAINTING | David Wright: SCULPTURE

Oakland City Center Lobby | 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

October 2 - November 23, 2015

Featuring large oil paintings by Elise Morris and abstract steel, blown glass, and plaster sculptures by David Wright.

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Ritz-Summer Sale

Ritz-Carlton Summer Collection

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA

June - November, 2015

SLATE is pleased to announce the Summer Collection at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Works in this exhibition were selected to compliment the interior architcture and mountain resort lifestyle with both landscape and nature-inspired abstract paintings and photographs.  All works are for sale.

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Linear Thinking

LINEAR THINKING

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

September 17 - October 31, 2015

Linear Thinking features new works by Patricia Thomas and Pauletta Chanco. Both of these artists use the line of their pieces in order to symbolize larger stories: the record of the artist making her marks, the narrative told by the expressive line, and the political and economic reports that impact both history and our own lives.

Special Event: Closing artist talks and discussion on Sat. Oct. 31 at 3 pm.

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HABITAT

HABITAT

San Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

July 10 - October 9, 2015

Exploring the mystery and sanctity of the trees, forest, and marshes that support animal wildlife with vegetation and shelter. Featuring artwork by Robin Denevan, Georgina Reskala, and Thea Schrack.

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Kathryn Arnold: PAINTING

Kathryn Arnold: PAINTING | Rebecca Fox + Turaj: SCULPTURE

Oakland City Center Lobby | 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

July 3 - October 2, 2015

Featuring large oil paintings by Kathryn Arnold and abstract metal sculptures by Rebecca Fox and Turaj.

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Liminal SPaces

LIMINAL SPACES

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

August 13 - September 12, 2015

Liminal Spaces explores the the spaces between by exhibiting artists whose work blurs the lines between mediums, forms, and concepts. Featured artists include Melissa Herrington, Diane Rosenblum, Carrie Seid, and Brenda Hope Zappitell.

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Body Language Exhibition

 

BODY LANGUAGE

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

July 3 - August 8, 2015

This exhibition presents painting and mixed-media work by artists looking for a new contemporary language to represent the figure. With a long tradition of figure painting behind us, how do Bay Area artists make this genre their own? Featuring work by Terry Furry and Philippe Jestin in the gallery, with Lisa Levine’s SWIM Series in the hall gallery.

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Infrastructure

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

San Ramon Valley Conference Center | 3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA

April 3 - July 9, 2015

Exhibited artists include Counterpoint Studio, Charlie Milgrim, Mike Kimball, and Greg Linhares.

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Urban Abstraction

URBAN ABSTRACTION

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA

May 1 - June 27, 2015

Featuring new oil paintings by Maya Kabat and new photography by Carol Inez Charney. Both of these artists refer to urban architecture, and the geometry and light of these buildings, as an inspiration and starting off point for abstraction.

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