Join us for the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by UK artist Harriet Poznansky at the Nomadic Press Oakland Workspace. Readings by Missy Church, Cassandra Dallett, Allie Marini, and Brennan "B Deep" DeFrisco, and music by the ever-so-talented Rohan DaCosta, Taj Angelo, and Monk the Verbalist of Honest Music.
Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Harriet Poznansky is a visual artist from the UK. She studied at the Slade School of Art London and School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC). She currently works from her studio in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. Her artistic practice predominately gravitates toward painting; however, she also makes electro/classical music and writes short stories. Poznansky fulfills her curiosity to explore a broad range of subjects through painting; her work often holds both a sense of levity and emotional sincerity. In general, Poznansky’s formal concerns encompass both abstraction and figuration, setting up conditions where the two can remain independent or intersect. In this particular body of work, Poznansky explores storytelling through figurative painting depicting ideas of the carnivalesque, the erotic, and the ancient and timely. Poznansky’s painting “Vampire in the Lemon Grove” is inspired by Karen Russel’s short story under the same name, and her painting “Autopsy of a Banquet” is inspired by one of her own short stories written and performed recently at Nomadic Press’ September 2015 Get Lit event.
Recent exhibitions include Waterbody at London’s Hardy Tree Gallery and Death and Dying at MAG3 Gallery Vienna. Her work can also be seen at the Australian House London by appointment, Studio Morrey opening on November 14, 2015, and in Nomadic Journal: Sate (2015) where Poznansky is this year’s featured artist.
There is ample street parking, but just to make it easy, there is an O'Reilly Auto Parts/Walgreens on the corner of Fruitvale and Foothill with a huge parking lot. Here's a Google Map link:https://goo.gl/maps/NxXGg
Nomadic Press should show up on that map as well. We are just in between Austin and Rutherford on Foothill.
Hope to see you soon!