Marc Ellen Hamel collage

Shipyard artists in UMA Gallery Oakland

News from Shipyard artist Marc Ellen Hamel:

UMA Gallery Oakland Presents

URBAN DISTORTIONS
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6, 6pm-8pm
Show runs through Nov. 28th
3630 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
www.umagalleryoakland.com

Gallerist Donna Davis curated this fascinating exhibit. She explains: “Through distortion and exaggeration a shift takes place in our “seeing.” Real or imagined, what we see can deeply impact us, even to change our physiology. It’s with this intent, Urban Distortions invites you to welcome those distortions. Examine your beliefs, uncover your habitual way of seeing, notice your biases and laugh at the absurdities that surround us.”

Urban Distortions is a group show featuring the works of Dan Levin, Doug Rhodes, Jeremy Ian Meyer, Marc Ellen Hamel*, and Rondoval* at UMA Gallery Oakland. It’s a clever, wild, beautiful group of artworks. (* shipyard artists)

UMA Gallery Oakland was born in a former mortuary during the pandemic spring of 2021. Initially addressing the cry from artists to rise from the ashes, “Unkle Morty’s Pop Up” emerged from the depths of the historic Mosswood Chapel revealing the heart: UMA Gallery Oakland. The building has been lovingly renovated and it is gorgeous. We embrace our symbolic dwelling as a testament to the indestructible spirit of tenacious artists everywhere and invite you to hear their message.

Selected monotype collagesby Marc Ellen Hamel in the exhibit:

Some of the blocks by Rondoval in the exhibit: