When Roman poet Horace penned his famous phrase, “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero”, he meant it as a call to action, a declaration that tomorrow is unforeseen and that it is today which must be celebrated. Two thousand years later, lOAKal takes the phrase literally with our latest exhibition “Carpe Diem,” founded on the
belief that if you put a varied group of artists in one room for a 24 hour period, you create an environment for transformation.
This December, lOAKal gallery in Oakland will enlist ten artists, each of whom will be given an 8ft x 8ft panel and a 24 hour window to come together and create their works in unison, effectively turning the gallery into an incubator for their inspiration. Creativity feeds off of creativity and at a certain density the whole becomes greater than the sum of it’s parts. Without a tremendous amount of time to deliberate, “Carpe Diem” becomes an experiment in gesture, expression and energy…. capturing lighting in a bottle. The gallery will be open to the public all day on December 1st. Visitors are encouraged to tour the gallery while the works for “Carpe Diem” are being created.
Join us Friday, December 7th for the monthly Oakland Art Murmur, when we will be unveiling spontaneous and inspired works by artists: Zoltron, Eddie Colla, Brett Amory, Filth Grime, Nite Owl, DYoungV, Lisa Pisa, Hugh Leeman, Helen Bayly and Daryll Peirce
lOAKal art gallery and boutique is located at 550 2nd st. near Jack London Square. Our opening reception is open to the public, all ages and will go from 6pm to 10pm.
Learn more or RSVP via our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/518415031511722/