Bird, Nest, Nature

July 12 – October 18, 2020

Bedford Gallery is thrilled to reopen to the public on July 12, 2020 with our juried and invitational exhibition Bird, Nest, Nature. Following guidelines outlined by Contra Costa Health Services, indoor museums, including our gallery, can reopen as of July 1. The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority; please find out more about our new safety protocols and cleaning procedures here.

Bird, Nest, Nature is a juried and invitational exhibition featuring a roster of local and national artists. Birds have long captured the attention of humankind, the earliest evidence of which can be found in cave drawings that reflect all that we cherish in nature from flora to fauna. This exhibition was juried by Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator, ICA Boston and Rebecca Lowery, Assistant Curator, MOCA Los Angeles, and includes over 150 local, national and international artists inspired by the exquisite beauty of creatures of flight.

Before You Visit:
The first week of our reopening, July 12 – 19, is reserved for participating artists, volunteers and members only. Sign up to become a member here.

Advanced ticket purchasing is required. Visitors must sign up for an entry time online prior to visiting the gallery. Visitors arriving without a pre-purchased ticket (special instructions for members available) will not be admitted to the gallery. More information on how to purchase an advanced ticket is coming soon!

Protective face masks for visitors and staff are required while at the gallery. Visitors under two years old are not required to wear masks, but it is highly encouraged.

Sundays and Thursdays from 12 – 1 pm are reserved for visitors 50 years and older until further notice. If you are under the age of 50, please do not sign up for these time slots. You will be turned away at the entrance and asked to reschedule your visit. Please help us keep our seniors safe!

Participating Artists:
Peter Adamyan, Matt Adrian, Sophia Allison, Suzanne Anderson-Carey, Aidin Andrews, Diane Andrews Hall, Gale Antokal, Jennifer Bain, Aimee Baldwin, Evan Barbour, Kate Barrengos, Kristine Beier, Linda Belden, Lucrezia Bieler, Jan Blythe, Emma Bolton, Karen Bondarchuk, Tiffany Bozic, Beka Brayer, William Broder, Donna Brown, Debra Broz, Jamie Burnside, Gerardo Candelario, John Casey, Karen Clark, Julie Clements, Joshua Coffy, Sharon Constant, Catherine Courtenaye, Sabra Crockett, Bronle Crosby, Tony Dagradi, Laurie Davenport, Deborah Davidson, Dana DeKalb, Alexander Diaz, Jennifer Downey, Melissa Eder, Donald Farnsworth, Julia Feldman, t.w.five, Kat Flyn, Judy Fong, Kevin Ford, Kath Frajbis, Annelise Freund, Jason Frost, Kilian Garvey, Ruth Geos, Sheila Ghidini, Bushra Gill, Carol Gill-Briiton, Chet Glaze, Alicia Goode, Daniel Graxton, Saira Grube, Kristen Haskell, Larry Hatfield, Karen Hill, Judy Hirabayashi, Dianne Hoffman, Ann Hollingsworth, Ann Holsberry, Linda Huffman, Angela F. Hunkler, Maggie Hurley, Thomas Jackson, Cynthia Jensen, Barbara Johansen Newman, Sharon Kain, Alexis Kandra, Christina Keith, Betsy Kendall, R. J. Kern, Jon Kerpel, Katie Kindelan, Isabella Kirkland, Christine Kirouac, Kristin Kwan, Maureen Langenbach, Bernadette Larimer, Debra LaRocque, Martin Lasack, Carrie Lederer, Ellen Little, Bachrun LoMele, Jeffrey Long, Maggie Mackinlay, Kent Manske, Kara Maria, Traci Martin, Catherine McCargar, Lisa McCutcheon, Lisa McElroy, Ally Mckay, Stephanie Metz, Nancy Mintz, Crystal Moody, Ally Morgan, Angela Moulton, Kat Mulkey, Natalie Nelson, Julia Nelson-Gal, José Nuñez, Asaki Oda, Patricia Oji, Catie O’Leary, Mary O’Malley, Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Ruth Owens, Rebecca Palmer, Krupa Paranjape, Nick Pedersen, Michael Pedroni, Stan Peterson, Irene Raspollini, Arline Reimann, David Reyes, Juan Rodriguez, Jane Rosen, Amy Ross, Susan Routledge, Catherine Ryan, William Salit, Bill Samios, Susana Sanchez, Stacey Schneider, Kest Schwartzman, Maja Sereda, James Shefik, Keyvan Shovir, Karen Sjoholm, Kiki Smith, Sylvia Solochek Walters, Wendy Sparks and Jeff Torquemada, Chandana Srinath, Melissa Stephens, Lorna Stevens, Netsanet Tesfay, Michele Théberge, Lex Thompson, Andie Thrams, David Tomb, Anna Valdez, Lucie Van der Elst, Jeanie Wakeland, Emily Wamsley, Beverly West Leach, Rosario Weston, Stephen Whisler, Natalia Wilkins Tyler, Jennifer Wolpert, Dianne Yudelson and Gail Zavala.


Parallel Truths

WOW x WOW Gallery proudly presents Parallel Truths. Opening on wowxwow.com at 7pm BST on 5th June and running until 26th June, the exhibition features over 40 incredible international artists and consists of more than 50 fabulous artworks.

We may never meet the artists whose work we so greatly admire. We may never have the opportunity to learn first-hand about those works that stir our emotions and thoughts so deeply. We may live in times, places and cultures that differ vastly from those of the creator’s, and our opinions and worldviews may be poles apart. The meanings and concepts we derive from their artworks may be discrete or differing from the artist’s original intentions. However, through their work we are connected on a fundamental level as human beings, and the fact that their creations speak to us, shows that these connections wield the power to transcend many boundaries. Our interpretations of artworks carry forth the relevance of those creations to future generations. And while these interpretations may vary, they are all valid. They all run alongside each other, in possession of their own truths; ‘Parallel Truths’.


New Prints!

Like many of us, I’ve been terrified yet inspired by the recent events and the coronavirus outbreak. I’ve recently been drawing pandemic-themed characters specifically referencing historical plague doctors from the Black Death in the form of birds. I rarely offer prints but these works seemed particularly relevant.

“Breeder”
Signed 10″ x 8″ digital offset print on Mowhawk 100# Superfine Itone Eggshell paper
$40.00 (free shipping)

“Special Delivery”
Signed 10″ x 8″ digital offset print on Mowhawk 100# Superfine Itone Eggshell paper
$40.00 (free shipping)


Pandemic Art

I’ve been terrified yet inspired by the recent events and the coronavirus pandemic. My work has always featured dark elements and using plague imagery, literally and metaphorically, is my way of coping with the stress and fear in myself and others around me. As a fan of dystopian fiction, I imagined global pandemics were always a possibility in my lifetime. Currently working from home, I am trying to maintain my sense of humor, and you can see it popping out in my recent drawings. But ultimately it’s the disquieting undertone of a locked down world that really informs my drawings. I don’t envy future generations grappling with cyclical global pandemics but kids born into this environment will most likely adapt to the new world order.


Ghosts Aflame

GHOSTS AFLAME
ONLINE GROUP EXHIBITION
6TH – 27TH MARCH 2020
WOW x WOW Gallery proudly presents Ghosts Aflame.

Memory plays a vital role in the artistic creative process, informing and inspiring everything from aesthetics to subject matter. When memory and the imagination combine, an artist’s creative scope is truly limitless and the vast array of incredible accomplishments throughout art history are a testament to this fact. Recent Harvard studies have shown that when we reminisce about something we’ve experienced in the past, it utilizes something known as episodic memory. This in turn helps to trigger divergent, or creative, thinking. Memories are such curious entities in themselves, with their often hazy, nebulous quality and ghostlike ability to rise to consciousness. In our creative pursuits, we must remain alert and give attention to those memories that glow and even shine bright. We must honour those ‘Ghosts Aflame’.

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Participating artists:

Orphné Achéron | Nicolás Arispe | Adam Augustyn | Allison Bamcat | Kaitlin Beckett | Emma Black | Brian Britigan | Michael Camarra | Edward Cao | John Casey | Jon Ching | Hilary Clarcq | Iris Compiet | Carlos Fdez | Hanna Lee Joshi | Igor Krstic | Edith Lebeau | Declan Lee | Jason Limon | Tiffany Liu | Ashly Lovett | Abbey Luck | Cassidy Rae Marietta | Marina Mika | Monika Mitkute | Tim Molloy | Lira Morina | Niky Motekallem | Johannah O’Donnell | Zach Oldenkamp | Justin O’Neal | Christian Orrillo | Jeannie Lynn Paske | Dusty Ray | Eva Redamonti | Mr. S | Henry Schreiber | Catriona Secker | Brian Serway | Pruch Sintunava | Aof Smith | Andi Soto | August Vilella | Kelly Vivanco | Votive | Jamie Wells | Sri Whipple