Oh, maybe…

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“Oh, Maybe . . .” is an exhibition contemporizing key methodologies of Andy Warhol. The opening is happening in conjunction with a recreation of Warhol’s Factory to benefit ProArts in Oakland, CA. Camille Utterback is among the artists presenting.

1343 Powell St. Unit 6, Emeryville, CA (formerly Hero Arts)
Opening party and performances:
Friday March 6, 6 – 11pm.

Exhibition runs March 6 – 15.

“Oh, Maybe . . .” is presented in collaboration with the East Bay Express and Amoeba music. Admission is free, and $10 ($5 for students with valid ID) gets you food and drink for the entire evening while enjoying live music and a recreation of “the factory” in 80,000 sq feet of warehouse space. All proceeds from this event go to support ProArts.

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/eLert?oid=oid%3A903013

About the exhibition:
Andy Warhol, artist, ingenue, impresario; the list goes on. Embodying a radical break from the heroic emotionalism of the Abstract Expressionists, Warhol placed himself and his art practice squarely at the intersection of commercial production and celebrity. With cool detachment and a style that emphasized irreverence and banality, Warhol challenged and changed the core idea of ” the artist.” Today his influence on art, media, film, design and music is ubiquitous.

Artists chosen for this exhibition contemporize and expand upon key methodologies from Warhol’s practice, such as reproduction, persona and spectacle. “Oh, Maybe . . .” asks: what might Warhol’s practice look like were he alive today? How might he approach the explosion and accessibility of media? What might pique his interest? How might he respond to the realization of a culture he prophesized?

Featured artists include:
Victor Barbieri, Libby Black, Elizabeth DiGiovanni, Sean Fletcher + Isabel Reichert, David Hevel, Elyse Hochstadt, Scott Kildall + Victoria Scott, Emmanuelle Namont Kouznetsov, Guy Overfelt, Yuri Psniakis, Heather Sparks, Luther Thie, Camille Utterback and Katherine Worel.


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