Charlie Milgrim: Plane Shapes

Exhibition: May 6 – June 11
Friday and Saturday, 12 – 5 pm (and by appointment)
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, May 14, 3 – 5pm
Oakland Art Murmur/First Fridays: May 6 and June 3, 5 – 9 pm

While rigor and reason shore up Euclid’s logical system of plane geometry, Charlie Milgrim takes a more intuitive approach and renders her own geometric system of the three basic planes—the circle, square, and triangle. In Plane Shapes she creates an association of non-objective paintings and objects in which concentric and eccentric circles—one ordered, one disordered— collide with the linear edges and sharp corners of squares and triangles.

Charlie Milgrim is a multimedia artist from New York City who moved to the Bay Area in her 20’s to attend the California College of the Arts, and later received an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. In her formative years, Milgrim was an Upper East Side urchin, cynical and streetwise, with eccentric parents obsessively devoted to their own vocations. Her passionate and witty father was a concert pianist, her mother was a volatile and outspoken English professor. These New York City roots combined with the Bay Area’s counter-cultural ethos, political and environmental activism, and passion for nature inform the themes and style of her work. Currently, Milgrim is active in the Bay Area arts community and exhibits her work in galleries and alternative spaces in California and New York City.

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