Kim Cole Art Gallery

Our office was built in 2015 with a keen sense of design and constructed with the idea of exhibiting the works of local artists. 

We are excited to not only be able to showcase beautiful urban homes, but also the beautiful art of many talented individuals.

We have partnered with Oakland Art Murmur as an affiliated venue and are excited to share the amazing exhibitions of the

Bay Area’s incredible artists. We look forward to inviting you into our work home and sharing beautiful art and a wonderful experience!

         

We are proud to support our greater Bay Area community by representing the diverse voices and mediums of artists whose perspectives and creativity deserve to be celebrated. Join us in honoring artists we are proud to feature in our office and beyond! 

"Uncommon Things" by Android Gallucci 

"Uncommon Things" is about common things as seen from an uncommon perspective. Hyper-detailed and large, overblown proportions present opportunities to think about things in new and unexpected ways.

Android has always been interested in perspective and letting feeling and intuition guide his work. He moved from sculpture and ceramics to photography as a conceptual medium in 2008. He's worked as a freelance photographer since 2012, contracting for realtors, architects, and interior designers.

You can find him spending his time with his two pups, Bode and Beverly, or on his motorcycle hitting the race tracks.

"I heard a statement years ago that art is a dialogue, not a monologue. When I have an idea and start to explore it- it usually reveals itself via "conversation" as its being created. The work will tell me what is or isn't working, and as I gain the experience with the specific project or series, it slowly gets more complex and developed." - Android Gallucci

"Water Colors" by Jay Youngdahl 

Jay presents intricate photographic prints from various locations, examining the boundaries of nature, action and technique. This exhibition travels from Arcadia National Park to the Port of Oakland. In an age of urban sprawl, these are artfully captured portraits that illuminate the best in thoughtful, colorful, contemporary art.

“Like ideas and images, colors can be put “in conversation” with each other. Water gives us multilayered meanings – offering life, providing memories, and furnishing political complexities.” -Jay Youngdahl

"Something Fun" by Karen Stanton

Karen is a published children’s book author/illustrator, artist, and teacher who has lived in the Bay Area since 1985. Formerly from Chicago, Karen went to the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana for undergrad, and earned her master’s degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1988.

This show’s work includes a variety of multi-media art such as acrylic on paint, India inks, oil-based inks, Caran D’achecrayons and lots of collage. She moves freely through the multiple mediums giving new life to collected vintage, from old Spanish journals found in a storage unit, wallpaper pulled of the walls of a tear-down building, pages from old textbooks from her travels all around the world…

Karen lives in Oakland California, Valencia Spain and online at www.karenstantonart.com

"The Unconscious" by Steve Javiel

"My work is focused around experimenting with recreating the aged, decayed, layered surfaces around me. I believe that these aged surfaces tell a story and that they are a raw reflection of their environment—the aging is not premeditated.

To someone a wall or a train means nothing, but to me it represents an untold, and unappreciated story. The layers of textures, typography, colors, graffiti, and decay have all been applied and manipulated in some form by humans, nature, time, and the environment. This random orchestration fascinates me. These surfaces have emotions and stories to tell and I feel they are revealed if you are willing to look past the “ugliness” of them.

I also see myself as an aging wall and I take the techniques I have learned from reinterpreting the look of decayed surfaces and create my own walls that represent my own experiences. This dual approach to creating my artwork continuously evolves over time as I grow and change and as my environment changes and ages around me.

The mediums I use to create my paintings are acrylic, oils, pumice, joint compound, paper, posters, spray paint, stencils and whatever else I can get my hands on. The process is layers on top of layers until the surfaces take on a life of their own. – Stevel Javiel

"Variations of Color" by Christine Brinson

This exhibit features the stunning portraits and abstracts of Christine Brinson. Christine Brinson is a self-taught, contemporary artist currently working with acrylics on canvas.

Her expressive style appears minimalistic but more complicated than the images initially let on. She uses a variety of techniques that focuses on the colors and allows the viewer to explore the paint.

“My work explores the unique relationship I have with color. Inspired from personal experiences and the innate ability to see beauty, new variations of color are created from both emotion and imagination. I am fascinated by the endless flux of color. What starts out as a visual stimulation soon arouses my imagination, leading me through an emotional journey and the prospect of a new experience”. - Christine Brinson

"Spring Comes Every Year" by Elizabeth Sher

Introducing a fresh perspective of traditional spring images created by this popular Bay Area artist and filmmaker.  Combined with the dedicated role of teaching and mentorship, Elizabeth Sher began her own collections in fine art prints and oil painting, then moved into 16 mm film and mixed media applications.  Currently Elizabeth’s work includes a variety of video, artist books and digitally mixed media on canvas, paper and metal. She passes freely between static and moving images, paint and pixels, traditional and new media, all while mixing a strong basis of formal discourse,  a quirky sense of popular culture, and a final blend of insightful honesty and humor.

"Beauty For Others" by Jessica Christine

A native of San Francisco, is a self-taught artist who’s primary medium is oil. The force driving her art is the pleasure of creating beauty for others. She derives joy from using textured oil paint, adding detail and depth to simple forms incorporating many styles, including abstract, impressionism and realism. Her styles melt together into a singular image, creating a symbiotic yet mind bending juxtaposition.  This phenomena is found throughout her collection. Each subject in her collection is a friend of Jessica Christine and possesses her own attitude and beauty translated to these multifaceted canvasses.

"Dancing" by Nick Marble 

Nick Marble is an Oakland artist originally from Washington, DC. born into a creative and intellectual blue-collar family, the artist was fortunate to travel around the world at a very young age – seeing great art in incredible places made a lasting, indelible impression that forever shaped his outlook and life aspirations. Nick studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design before completing business studies at Howard University and UCLA Law. The artist draws inspiration from natural beauty, balance and the human form. From a design perspective, he has a special appreciation for clean lines and simplicity. In the dancers exhibit, there are seven paintings in two groups; ballerinas and guajiras. the ballerinas are an exploration and study of physical strength, balance and fluidity all in harmony with the power and infinite beauty of the ever changing California sky. The inspiration for the various poses was ballerina, Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Company. Two paintings make up the guajira portion of the exhibit. They were inspired by the artist’s love of afro-latin music and depict a grandfather dancing on the beach with his granddaughter somewhere in Cuba!

"Timeless Journeys" by Ivan Trujillo

Experience timeless journeys by Ivan Trujillo. His artwork renders people’s journeys, migrating patterns and endless intersections encountered along the way. These freehand drawings have been formed by thousands of lines to narrate the endless and compelling stories forming defined shapes. Initially, the lines appear symmetrical, while asymmetrical patterns appear with a closer look.

"Glitch Please" by Delvin Wilbourn

Delvin Wilbourn is a Bay Area native, currently creating and living in Oakland California.  He started his artistic career in fashion photography, which migrated into various medium including collage photography as seen in his previous exhibit at the Kim Cole Real Estate gallery. Wilborn expresses his current aspirations through his latest creation “Glitch Please”. This exciting new project is inspired by Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  Linger about as you uncover the underlying seduction in this fine collection.