Saturday, August 2, 2008

Blankspace virgin post

Hello blogger world, this is the very first blog that blankspace has ever

Well lets get to it..

As most of you know by now blankspace took the summer off. It was great to have some time to ourselves, of course the plan was to relax and regenerate...well not much of either happened. But here is a rundown of some things that happened or are coming up.

If you are reading this blog than you are probably familiar with the blankspace. Well Jason and I were fortunate to have a 2 person show of our own work at the Fleetwing gallery in New Jersey. It was really fun to create a whole new body of work for the show.

Here is a link to a page of images from the show. Like a dummy I did not photograph my work before I framed it, so the quality of the images are not the greatest...sorry.

other things happening this summer:

Jason's, band Lady Genius on Gold-Robot records a local label started and solely operated by our friend and fellow artist/engineer Hunter Mack.

Kerri will be sitting on a panel for the a show of Oakland Artists at the Di Rosa Preserve in Napa.

THERE! New Art From Oakland-curated by Michael Schwager.

August 9 through September 20, 2008

RECEPTION: Saturday, August 9, 2008 6 - 8 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: Thursday, August 21, 2008 7 PM
Contemporary Conversations: Oakland Art THERE! and Now
Moderated by Michael Schwager, with René de Guzman, Senior Curator, The Oakland Museum of California; Adam Hatch, co-director of Lobat; Kerri Johnson, co-director of Blankspace and the Oakland Art Gallery; Faviana Rodriguez, artist.
$5 di Rosa Preserve members / $10 General
RSVP 707.226.5991x47 or

So that kind of fills you in on what has been going on this summer.

Some of the events coming up at Blankspace:

Break Dancing Lessons for Beginners
Two separate sessions
WED. August 6th 7-8:30pm
SUN. August 10th 5-6:30pm sliding scale fee $10-$100 at the door
Space is limited so please email to reserve a spot.

Already a good break dancer, than come by for the last 10 minutes of the lessons and dance with the class.

Our next exhibition will open on September 5th.

Eth6 Magazine
Issue Three: contributing Artists Exhibition
Opens friday, Sept. 5, 7-10pm
Art: Bert Bergen, Brian Caraway, Eve Ekman, Jana Flynn, Tara Foley, Richard Nyhagen, Juliette Oken, Brion Nuda Rosch, Sham Saenz, Adam Wier
Photography: Beryl Fine, Rachel Styer, Kari Orvik, Norma Cordova
readings and more events will be posted soon.

Well thanks for reading our first blog post...please email us with comments, bitching or praise...this was fun, so I anticipate many more blogs to be coming soon.