Athen B. Gallery is proud to announce our partnership with Oakland based VSCO as their latest Artist Initiative project. The project consist of three large walls by three local artist in the heart of Downtown Oakland. To get the project started we selected Ernest Doty and Ryan Montoya to team up together on this massive wall located on Oak and 5th in Oakland.
Wall 1 - Ernest Doty x Ryan Montoya - Finished!
Wall 2 - Cannon Dill - Coming Soon!
Wall 3 - Brett Flanigan - Coming Soon!
"When describing art, words like “urban” and “street” may carry a connotation of artwork that is inferior to what is considered “fine art.” The Athen B. Gallery, located in Oakland, California, exists to prove the contrary, bringing progressive art to the public and highlighting Oakland’s finest contemporary artists. Athen B. Gallery believes that “this elusive artistic sub-culture typically lives in the shadows of the art world, not properly recognized or celebrated.”
Working in tandem with the VSCO Artist Initiative, Athen B. Gallery will curate and execute the production of three large public murals in downtown Oakland. Their goal for the project is to “bring some of Oakland’s best artists to the forefront of the public’s eye, and give them the public space and resources to show their talents and celebrate their creative spirit.” " - VSCO