Swarm Events

I headed out to check out Swarm Gallery‘s new residency program (aka The Nest). Residency artists stay at 200 Second St. in Oakland’s Jack London neighborhood. The Nest will host an ongoing program of 1-2 month residencies, with curatorial support from partnering galleries. First artist up is Sarah Kabot who currently lives in Cleavland and NYC.

Sarah took advantage of the local party goods store to fill the windows and overflow to the floor a formal arrangement of black and white balloons. Aside from working on a formal level, the balloons also reference the recent construction of Jack London area lofts (pre-market-crash) and the subsequent marketing of those properties. One often sees, while traveling through the loft zone in Jack London, sandwich boards advertising open houses adorned with balloons.


Sarah (right) and Nathaniel Parsons

Opening the same night at Swarm is Claire Baker and Ryan Reynolds’ show of paintings…


Ryan Reynolds’ work


Claire Bakers work


Ryan Reynolds


Ryan Reynolds


Ryan Reynolds and guest


Ryan Reynolds


Ryan Reynolds


Claire Baker


Claire Baker


Claire Baker

In the project space is Andrea Goldman‘s video and performative text work. I love the reference to LOL cats and the anagrams. The two pics do not do the work justice. You should check it out in person if you can.

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