Totally Rad Gallery presents!
The closing of the current exhibition, "Living Systems by Richelle Gribble"
June 16th and 17th
Only one weekend left to see these new works by artist Richelle Gribble.  In her exhibition, Living Systems, Gribble uses mixed media to visually reveal structural patterns and characteristics between cross-disciplinary networks.  The distinctions between social, biological, and technological networks blur into one integrated system, our connected Earth. Come visit the Gallery this weekend to see Gribble's latest works in person.  Gallery is open Friday June 16th from 1pm-5pm and Saturday June 17th from 1pm-6pm.

Totally Rad Gallery presents our third showcase featuring video and experimental sound performances by local experimental sound artists. 

Showcase days Friday June 23rd 7-10pmSaturday June 24th 6-9pmFriday June 30th 7-10pm and Saturday July 1st 6-9pm. Admission is free.  

photo credit: Amber Mueller "Beauty Breakup #2" from Beauty Breakup Video Series. 

Upcoming Exhibition:
Sara Emsaki: Behind Closed Doors
Opening Reception July 8th 6PM-9PM


Totally Rad Gallery is presents a fantastic new exhibition by Oakalnd Artist Sara Emsaki. 

Iranian born-Oakland based artist, Sara Emsaki, works primarily in painting; re-appropriating images that target gender roles and their subsequent power dynamics. Her work is aesthetically influenced by Islamic geometry and Persian miniature painting.

"Women of Iran have been veiled, unveiled, and re-veiled as the country has gone through revolutions and regimes. The artwork produced during the Qajar dynasty era (1785-1925) depicts women in the intimate environment of the harem, intoxicated and eroticized. These paintings oddly contradicted Persia’s firmly Islamic society. Through the re-appropriation of these images, I visualize new scenarios and fantasies in which women play prohibited and unusual roles— engaging in sexual affairs with other females, holding weapons, and possessing super powers. As an Iranian woman who grew up with constrained liberties, it is empowering to recreate images that question the narratives that were once predominantly contrived by men."
- Sara Emsaki

Exhibition runs July 8th- August 19th
Opening reception July 8th 6PM-9PM