Airborne exhibit at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery to honor Professor Emeritus Robert Hartman (1926 – 2015)

"Atlas" by Margot R Graham

“Atlas” by Margot R Graham

Dates: February 17th – March 11th, 2016

Opening Reception: 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public

With a special exhibition of Cal alumni whose lives were touched by Professor Hartman:

Lorene Anderson, Gale Antokal, Karen Bearson, Andy Black, Jerry Carniglia, Lew Carson, Susan Cooper, Bill Dane, John D. Edwards, Don Feasel, Susan Felter, Adrian Freed, PK Frizzell, Margot R. Graham, Ty Gurler, Jerry Jezowski, Linda Kalin, Leah Korican, Jeannie Mecorney, Cynthia Ona Innis, Stephanie Peek, Robert Poplack, Robin Repp, Wendy Rule, Dean Smith, Leonard Sussman, Gail Wong, and John Zurier.

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery and the Department of Art Practice are deeply honored to host Airborne – a memorial retrospective exhibition of paintings and photographs by Professor Emeritus Robert Hartman (1926 – 2015). Featuring Hartman’s rarely-seen early Abstract Expressionist canvasses, as well as digital infrared aerial photography from the last year of his life, the exhibition will run from February 17th through March 11th.

Please join us for an Opening Reception on Wednesday, February 17th from 4 – 7 pm.

Save the date: On February 22nd the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series will present the first Speculative Lecture featuring Gordon Hall, the founder of the Center for Experimental Lectures, who will presenting “Holding the Room as an Aside” a propositional/improvisational movement and speech-based lecture in-the-round utilizing a pair of six-foot-high three-dimensional parentheses.

New work at this year’s Winter Open Studios at ICB

5012(web)Join me for Winter Open Studios at the historic ICB Building in Sausalito, CA. Come visit me at Studio 306A to see new works by yours truly as you enjoy a glass of wine and a few choice snacks. I will be there on Friday, December 4th, 5-9pm and Saturday, December 5th, 11am-4pm, but the entire event lasts from Friday through Sunday. You can see new work from artists, designers, & photographers throughout the building.

Address: Studio 306A @ 480 Gate Five Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965
Dates: Friday, December 4th – Sunday, December 6th, 2015
Light libations offered.

Margot R. Graham Unveils ‘Landscapes in Space’ at MV Chamber, First Tuesday Artwalk


PictureThe daughter of renowned nuclear physicist Jack Rosengren and raised in the shadows of the famed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, mixed-media artist Margot R. Graham brings a distinctly mathematical and abstract voice to her work.

Her latest series, “Landscapes in Space” – on display throughout the month of September at the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center (85 Throckmorton Avenue, Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm), including at the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s First Tuesday Artwalk on September 1, 6–8pm – is proof positive of that.

The First Tuesday Artwalk, Mill Valley’s monthly celebration of local art features a host of venues, including the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Seager Gray Gallery, the Mill Valley Public Library, Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Julie Tuton Boutique, the Depot Bookstore & Café, City Hall, Famous4, the Mill Valley Community Center and the Throckmorton Theatre. Receptions at each venue are Tuesday from 6–8pm. First Tuesday Artwalk Guide with venues and a map.

“Landscapes in Space” sees Graham, who has exhibited her work at galleries and museums in both the New York and San Francisco metropolitan areas, breaking into new mediums and methods of composition.

“This collection includes a range of small and large works that illustrate abstracted landscapes amid semi-celestial color fields,” she says, noting that she “builds up and extracts layers of paint and other mixed media elements for the work, including pencil, spray paint, collage, oil sticks, and oil pastels.”

Graham says personal connections influence many of her choices for each piece, guided by a specific palette and a strong sense of visual harmony.

“I like to allow the influence of chance and risk-taking to contribute and to lead to the final development,” she says.

The 411: Margot R. Graham’s “Landscapes in Space” mixed media series is on display throughout the month of September at the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center (85 Throckmorton Avenue, Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm), including at the First Tuesday Artwalk on September 1, 6–8pm.

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