Mary Mocas paintings accepted into “Bluets: to fall under a spell” at Gearbox Gallery in Oakland

Mary Mocas paintings accepted into “Bluets: to fall under a spell” at Gearbox Gallery in Oakland

Mary Mocas has had two paintings accepted into Bluets: to fall under a spell, a group show juried by Jack Fischer, at Gearbox Gallery in Oakland. http://www.gearboxgallery.com

BLUETS: to fall under a spell

August 3 – 26, 2017
Juror Jack Fischer

Opening Reception:
Friday, August 4th from 6-9 pm

The works in BLUETS explore the theme inspired by the writer Maggie Nelson, who has written that to love the color blue was to fall “under a spell, a spell I fought to stay under and get out from under, in turns.” Blue is commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness. References to the color include blue chip, blue collar, the wild blue yonder, having the blues, singing the blues, out of the blue, once in a blue moon. The color blue has been said to physically calm and sedate, cool, and aid intuition. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange”— Vincent Van Gogh.

Bluets was juried by Jack Fischer, principal of Jack Fischer Gallery. Currently at 311 Potrero Avenue and 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco, Jack Fischer is devoted to the work of outsider, self-taught, intuitive artists and continues to exhibit work he characterizes as “from the heart and the gut.”

GearBox Gallery’s special call for entries exhibitions are open to artists over the age of 18 and living or working in Northern California.

This year we will announce two awards. The winner of the Juror’s Award will have the opportunity to be featured as a guest artist in a future GearBox Gallery exhibit. The GearBox Gallery Award winner will have the opportunity to exhibit in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery in 2018.

The 2015 Juror’s Award winner, Spencer Pittenger, was featured in Essential Elements and Other Mysteries of the Universeat GearBox Gallery, February 18 – March 19, 2016

The 2016 Juror’s Award winner, Leslie Smith, was featured in Biographies at GearBox Gallery, April 27 – May 27, 2017

The 2016 GearBox Gallery Award winner, Tamera Avery, will be featured in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery, August 31 – Sept 23, 2017

Mary Mocas Guest Blogger at Robin Laub

Mary Mocas Guest Blogger at Robin Laub

Artist Mary Mocas and I are members of The San Francisco Advocacy for The National Museum of Women in the Arts. On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., Mary invited me to attend the Springtime stARTup Fair in San Francisco where I learned about this accomplished abstract artist. I loved a particular work of hers called, The Bowery… Continue Reading

Mary Mocas at the StartUp Art Fair

Mary Mocas at the StartUp Art Fair

I enter abstraction through the aerial landscape. In my work I meld an array of perspectives: the bird’s eye view of sky and land formations as they appear to slowly pass the window, the view straight below, which flattens the world into two dimensions, and the panoramic view from the pilot’s seat which depicts vastness… Continue Reading