Cosmic Elixir @ WOW x WOW

WOW x WOW is incredibly proud to present Cosmic Elixir. Opening on wowxwow.com at 7pm GMT on 7th January and running until 28th January, the exhibition will feature over 60 incredible original artworks by more than 50 super talented international artists.

Cosmic: [adjective] of or relating to the cosmos rather than to the earth alone.

Elixir: [noun] a substance, with a magical power to cure, improve, or preserve something.

During productive periods, the inspiration required for creativity is often in abundance, while at other, more challenging times, can be utterly elusive. It is of vital importance for an artist to engage in stimulating pursuits, the kind that encourage and develop inspiring thoughts and ideas. Imposing limitations on the creative process might suit some individuals, however, when it comes to setting oneself up for the reception of inspiration, it would be safe to say that limitations are barriers, not passageways. Therefore, we must remain open to everything the universe has to offer, and whenever possible, tap into the power and wonder of the ‘Cosmic Elixir’.

The entire exhibition can now be accessed via the link below. All sales will be on a first come, first served basis. Purchases can be made through the website, either with a debit/credit card or via PayPal. In the unlikely event that you encounter any issues, please email us at sales@wowxwow.com and we will be very happy to assist.

Ivardi Ahau | David Álvarez | Ana Bagayan | Paul Barnes | Kaitlin Beckett | Cristina Bencina | Michael Camarra | John Casey | Ken Cunningham | Fran De Anda | Kring Demetrio | Jasmin Dreyer | Ejiwa ‘Edge’ Ebenebe | Garis Edelweiss | Theo Ellsworth | Anna Ezer | Alison Friend | Katie Gamb | Gloombrow | Nicole Gordon | Cleonique Hilsaca | Veronica Jaeger | Máté Jakó | Sorie Kim | Nom Kinnear King | Risa Kishida | Declan Lee | Likrot | Milka Lolo | Iain Macarthur | Isaac Malakkai | MalOjo | Ashley Marie | Colete Martin | Ryan Martin | Eli McMullen | Zach Mendoza | Andreas Nagel | Varvara Nedilska | Johannah O’Donnell | Profe | Angelika Rasmus | Nadia Rausa | Dusty Ray | Maga Rey | Luke Rion | V. R. Rivera | Olivia Rose | Vorja Sánchez | Serendipity | Brian Serway | Andrew Sides | Andi Soto | Tarntara Sudaduang | Thoth | Alexis Trice | Alexandra Verhoven | Dock Vincent | Leigh Whurr | Shiella Witanto


Softer Solstice @ Rolodex Gallery

Rolodex Gallery is pleased to present “Softer Solstice,” a small works exhibition featuring work from 20 local and national artists. This exhibition will be on-view from December 4th through December 22nd, 2021. Artists and curators will be in attendance at the December 4th opening reception from 5pm to 10pm.

As the days get shorter and a year filled with new beginnings slows down, Rolodex Gallery’s “Softer Solstice” ushers us into the winter season with a cozy group exhibition of over 30 8″x10″ or smaller artworks, plus two pop-up events featuring Bay Area makers. The collection of works for this exhibition range from mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and painting from emerging and seasoned artists alike in the spirit of making art accessible to all.

Artists participating in “Softer Solstice” include:

BLANE ASRAT| SASHA B. | ARI BIRD | JON BLYTHE | DK BYRD | JOHN CASEY | DEB | RICARDO DISEÑO | GIRLONBUS | KIDTOFER | MADDIE LINER (LINER POSTER) | M.CHILADAS | MONI | AUSTIN ELFIO MONTANARI | MRFESTIN | DANIELLE O’MALLEY | DARYLL PEIRCE | R6D4 | BUD SNOW | JULIANNE MARELLA VILLEGA

“Softer Solstice” and it’s corresponding events will be free and open to the public beginning Saturday, December 4th from 5pm to 10pm and by appointment thereafter through December 22nd. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided during the opening reception. Masks and social distancing will be enforced throughout the opening event.

Rolodex Gallery is located at 1075 Dwight Way in West Berkeley, off San Pablo Avenue. To schedule an appointment or for additional information including purchasing and media inquiries, please contact rolodexgallery@gmail.com.


Labyrinth of Dreams @ WowXxoW

WOW x WOW Gallery proudly presents Labyrinth of Dreams. Opening on wowxwow.com at 7pm GMT on 3rd December and running until 24th December, the exhibition will feature incredible original artworks by more than 80 super talented international artists.

The creation of a work of art very rarely occurs in a straight line. The path is often a labyrinthine journey of tangled thoughts, decisions and emotions that frequently arrive at dead ends, leaving the creator with the only option of backing up and trying again. The final destination of the creative process is one that culminates in the creation of a piece, that the artist can call finished and be proud of. It must measure up to the internal image that projects itself on the mind’s eye, as clear and as vivid as those of our dreams. However, once fully realised and the artwork complete, taking pleasure from the journey and utilising what has been learned along the way, are equally important aspects of the endeavour as basking in the glory and satisfaction of reaching the finish line. There is wealth of riches to be earned from the trials and tribulations of navigating the ‘Labyrinth of Dreams’.


Outwit the Monster

ONLINE GROUP EXHIBITION
8TH – 29TH OCTOBER 2021

WOW x WOW Gallery proudly presents Outwit the Monster.
One of the biggest fears and challenges that faces every creative at one time or another, is the creative block. Reasons for the rising of these barriers to inspiration are numerous and include the fear of imperfection; physical and mental exhaustion; the pressures of a deadline; an existential crisis; etc. Diagnosing the cause of a creative slump may make it easier to break through it, however, building up an arsenal of techniques to combat or prevent this dreaded condition is well worth the effort. What works best for each individual on each separate occasion is going to be entirely personal and tailored to the circumstances, although some tried and tested jump starts are, changing routines; getting outdoors; engaging in monotonous tasks; allowing yourself to fail; talking to other creatives; just turning up (in other words, not waiting for inspiration to strike before starting work). This exhibition is in honour of every creative who has battled with the wild beast and managed to ‘Outwit the Monster’.


Monster Drawing Rally 2021

LIVE DRAWING EVENT & FUNDRAISER
Monster Drawing Rally 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
2-6:30 PM
OUTDOORS: Alabama Street between 19th Street and 20th Street in San Francisco

Combining the energy of a monster truck rally with the creativity and brilliance of the Bay Area art community, Southern Exposure’s annual Monster Drawing Rally is a can’t-miss event. And this year it’s back to being in person Saturday, October 9, 2-6:30 PM.

The Monster Drawing Rally is an incredible afternoon of artmaking and fundraising where over 100 artists create brand new work right before your eyes in a frantic race against the clock. As you spy on the creative process, you’ll see sketches morph into full-fledged artworks – immediately available for just $100 each.

As part of our commitment to support artists during these challenging times, all participating artists have the option to receive up to a 50% commission of the sale, with remaining proceeds going directly to further our work at Southern Exposure.