Manuel Angeja and Laurie Reid
“No Person is Without a Shadow”
486 49th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
Reception: September 5, 6-9 pm
August 13 – September 27, 2014
Now on view at Interface Gallery, “No Person is Without a Shadow” features Manuel Angeja and Laurie Reid in a visual dialog about artistic influence and inspiration. The works intentionally reference each other and their surroundings. Angeja presents paintings and an installation; Reid contributes a number of watercolors and glazed ceramic works. Paintings on graph paper by Angeja are contained in binders where viewers can browse through, ultimately leaving the binders ajar and likely to different pages, reconfiguring visual relationships within the gallery and expanding the circle of influence to include gallery visitors. Reid’s ceramic works are so integrated with the gallery space that sometimes they are difficult to discern. In “No Person is Without a Shadow,” the boundaries between artists, objects, and spaces become blurry if not untenable.
The gallery hosts a reception during Oakland’s First Friday, September 5, from 6 – 9 pm.