Last year, for a couple of nights, I kept having a dream about the short-horned steer we had on our ranch when I was a child. One day, Bernard, a beast of a steer with rust colored hair, was found out in our field not moving, just laying down. He never got up because he had broken a leg and had to be put down. My dog was next to my mother and I, whimpering. I just stood there crying. My mother, hardened a little from the ranch, was calm and at ease after the bull had passed.
Out of those recalled moments, I developed the narrative for the piece that I finished this past week. The piece itself took me 6 months from start to finish, on and off, while working on other project in between. This piece is also the last piece that will be produced in this studio as I have just settled into a bigger and brighter studio space over in (the less gentrified and less hip- thank gods) East Oakland.
Begotten of the Night
Graphite on Paper
This piece will be on view at the One Year Anniversary show opening June 11th at Athen B. Gallery here in Oakland, CA.
The show includes works by: CANNON DILL, FRANCO FASOLI, HERAKUT, KYLE LYPKA, LAURA BERGER, LEIGHTON KELLY, MERYL PATAKY, MICHAEL REEDER, NICOMI NIX TURNER, RICKY LEE GORDON, SERGIO GARCIA, SHERYO AND THE YOK, TROY LOVEGATES and ZIO ZIEGLER.
For a collectors preview, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athen B. Gallery
1525 Webster | Oakland, CA | 94612
Hours | Wednesday to Saturday | 11am to 6pm