Before the holiday, we payed studio visits to a handful of Oakland-based artists like Brett Amory, Gage Opdenbrouw, Emma Webster, Christie Yuri Noh and Joel Daniel Phillips. Up next is Brett who will be participating in our group exhibition, "Plenty" on January 9th in Downtown Oakland. Brett actually shares a building with Joel and Gage out in East Oakland. As he worked on a new large portrait for his giant series I noticed that there were a handful of color studies and even a deconstructed, more abstracted version of his waiting series. It was hard to ignore the creative transformation that was taking place. It seems Brett is moving down a new path of color exploration, while diving even deeper into abstraction.
This will be Brett's first exhibition with us at Athen B. Gallery in Downtown Oakland. Be sure to join us January 9th and see Brett's work in person, until then check out our full visit below.