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NEOCLES SERAFIMIDIS: ABEYANT LANDSCAPE

September 9 @ 11:30 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Free
A scenic horizon featuring pink and blue hues.

In late 2021, Neo Serafimidis began a photographic exploration in response to the perception of nature and reality into which we would emerge after COVID. As it turned out, the pandemic was not over; re-emergence in any sense was suspended. Our relationship to this new world is vague and as variable and mutable as the virus itself.

Photographing at night, Serafimidis explores the natural open space along the East Bay shoreline that, during the day, functions as an escape for people seeking to get out but who are still fearful of close contact with others. A metaphor emerged. Serafimidis writes, “Venturing out to the shoreline in the evening, my focus was on the view across the bay to San Francisco and Marin, where the sun sets and the city glistens. Once night fell and I turned to go back, the path was dark, but a part of the sky, the glow of civilization, was bright.” The resulting work vacillates between pleasing aesthetics and something menacing that lurks on the path back to our previous life.

Neo Serafimidis is a fine art photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to Mercury 20 Gallery, he is also a member of the Bay Area Photographers Collective. Serafimidis’s work has been shown in various Bay Area galleries. Photographs from his series “The Sheltering Night” were recently included in the de Young Open, a salon exhibition at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. Much of his recent work is night photography that explores the transformative nature of relative darkness on our thoughts about the everyday world in which we move and act.

SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 15, 2022

Artists’ Reception: Saturday September 17, 4 – 6pm
Oakland Art Murmur / First Fridays: October 7, 5 – 9pm

Mercury 20 Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12 – 5pm
and by appointment (e-mail mercurytwenty@gmail.com or text 510-918-9093)

Details

Start:
September 9 @ 11:30 am PDT
End:
October 15 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Mercury 20 Gallery
Phone:
5107014620
Email:
mercurytwenty@gmail.com
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Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
Diversity
BIPOC-owned, BIPOC artist(s), Women-owned, Women artist(s), LGBTQIA+ owned
Event Type
Exhibition, Gallery, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
Open
Kid Friendly
Yes

Venue

Mercury 20 Gallery
475 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Phone:
5107014620
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