555 12TH STREET: SHARON WILCOX

SLATE is pleased to present photographic works by Sharon Wilcox, on view in Oakland City Center's lobby through January 10, 2023. 

Visiting Hours are Monday–Friday from 8:30am–5pm

 

Location:

Oakland City Center

555 12th Street Oakland CA, 94607

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I love plants and I love gardens, and these inspire me to create my art. By altering and assembling various photographic images, I strive to bring order to disorder through my work, as well as bring surrealism to reality.

 

The resulting geometry in some of the images plays with the tradition of formal gardens, while the chaos and wildness in other images relate to more natural settings. I hope my art will prompt the viewer to see nature with renewed interest.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
 

Sharon Wilcox is the former Alumni President and Trustee of California College of the Arts, where she earned her MFA. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area at art organizations such as Pro Arts in Oakland, Richmond Art Center, San Pablo Civic Arts Gallery, and Walnut Creek Civic Center. Her work has been included in the Infinite Sketch Project presented by Brooklyn Art Library as a U.S. exhibition tour, and eventually became part of the library’s permanent collection. Other public collections are Osaka Arts University, where her work was selected for the President’s Collection, and the City of Vallejo as a Hall of Justice purchase.


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