770 West Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
510 567-4108


Artist's Opportunities:

Call for Entries:
Walking the Line

Deadline June 25th

Juror Drew Bennett, Director Facebook Artist in Residence Program

Awards include future exhibition opportunities

GearBox Poetry Event:
Featuring David Erdreich

Saturday, May 26th,
2 - 4 pm, with Open Mic Signup 1:30 pm

Now at GearBox:
Syncopainted Pauses:
Phyllis Lasché & Paula Boas

with Small Sculpture by Darrell Hunger in the Inner Room
April 26 - May 26

Coming Soon:
Choice Words:
Matthew Priest & Maryann Steinert-Foley

May 31 - June 23

Thurs - Fri: noon - 6 pm
Sat: 11 am - 5 pm
and during the First Friday Art Walks from 6-9 pm

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Phyllis Lasché & Paula Boas
April 26 - May 26, 2018

Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Reception, May 4th, 6-9 pm

above image: left - Phyllis Lasché, River Dance, oil and wax, 36" x 48"
right - Paula Boas, Thought Marks 3,, charcoal, crayon and acrylic, 30" x 30"

The paintings of Paula Boas & Phyllis Lasché share a sensibility that celebrates abstraction and the evocative power of mark-making and texture, as well as an atmospheric quality that suggests space and depth.

“Lasché's new work shows (her) walking into deeper waters of emotion. These pieces have a raw and human quality we've not seen before. One cannot help but feel them viscerally, and one cannot help but want to touch them physically. Intense colors and gouges juxtaposed against calmer, quieter areas in the surface make the paintings feel along some spectrum of wounded, healing, and scarred.”

        – Jerry McLaughlin, artist & author, “Cold Wax Medium”, 2018

"Paula Boas speaks in her own language of subtle colors, some layered opaque and some transparent. These layers of acrylic paint are on canvas or panel with multiple textures, sometimes with a smooth waxy surface that is reminiscent of encaustic. One stylistic series has fields of charcoal script that contrasts with or melds into the paint. In other works, script is used more sparsely but still alludes to a symbolic human touch without words. The symbolic script merges into color transitions and shapes that take the viewer into the world of her exploration."

        - Kevin Milligan, Owner, Kevin Milligan Gallery, Carmel, California, 2018