New show “Singularities” at the Moraga Art Gallery!

“Singularities,” Moraga Art Gallery’s Show, will be on display February 2 to April 10 . “Singularities,” a title derived from the unique visions of the two featured member artists: Orinda’s Linh Kang and Walnut Creek’s Susan Erickson. 

Using acrylics and oils overlaid with glossy resin, Linh Kang, renders larger-than-life, emotionally-charged portraits of Southeast Asians. The portraits are an homage to her Asian heritage and her desire to explain the unexplainable through myths, dreams, and divine beliefs. https://www.linhkang.com/

Portrait of Southeast Asian boy set against a background of washes, splashes and drips. Oils and acrylics are poured and dripped while a coat of resin is laid on top.
Linh Kang; Number 438; 36in x 48in; oils, acrylics and resin
Linh Kang; The Rite of Spring; 18in x 24in; oils and resin

Susan Erickson uses memorabilia added to mixed media to create her detailed paintings which often carry a message designed to elicit an emotional response.

Susan Erickson, Lost, 28in x 36in, mixed media
Susan Erckson, Come and Help Your Mother, 30in x 30in, mixed media

The show’s featured guest artists, Meredith Dorfman and Anita Rama contribute still other perspectives.

Meredith Dorfman’s vessels and jewelry are made by hand from over 40 different fresh fruits and vegetables. She transforms them into translucent parchment, capturing and preserving the jewel-like colors and intricate structures of each variety of fruit and vegetable in stunning detail.

Meredith Dorfman, Necklace, Vegetable Parchment
Meredith Dorfman, Turning Leaf, Vegetable Parchment

Anita Rama’s imagery reflects the beauty and the connection she feels with the natural world. “one should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.”

Anita Rama, Clams of the Ocean, archival inkjet print
Anita Rama, Blue Wave, archival inkjet print

The show also contains paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, glassware, etchings, woodwork, photographs, prints, and much more by the gallery’s core of members.  The Moraga Art Gallery’s Gift Boutique features handmade gift items created by local artists including glass items, ceramics, beautiful wooden bowls, boxed cards, small paintings, soaps, decorative pillows, cards, jewelry and other gift items. 

Hours:  Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.  

Address: 432 Center Street in Moraga’s Rheem Shopping Center,

For more information, please visit the gallery’s website: https://moragaartgallery.com or email moragaartgallery@gmail.com or call 925-376-5407.