GAP Is a membership based international collaborative of Mixed-media Artists whose active participants number 53 members working in 12 countries, depending on the project. Having roots initially in web based activity beginning in 2012 (post card and correspondence art projects such as KNEE(jerk) Fragmentation Project).
GLOBAL ART PROJECT has generated numerous workshops, exhibitions and collaborative studio experiences in Venice, Lecce and Treviso Italy, Mazatlan, Mexico, Dakar, Senegal, Ghent, Belgium, The Netherlands, North Carolina, New York, Minneapolis, MN, San Francisco, Mill Valley, Benicia, Sausalito and Novato, California. Our work reflects individual, personal and global concerns by virtue of intention. We are creating and exhibiting work that allows freedom of expression given this unique format to communicate beyond language and culture with diverse artists from all over the world while remaining open to the opportunities of the moment accessed through this circumstance in settings allowing interaction not only with each other but local arts communities as well.
We are linked by activity in mixed-media art practice, photography, video and performance arts which may be reduced to working with the materials at hand and has antecedents in collage, assemblage, found-object and related practice. Our affinity with Fluxus, Cobra, and the Dada Art Movement is a recognition of the importance of being attuned to the collaborative future.
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Curated by Carl Heyward at Gallerie Renee Marie, Benicia, California. On view through October 31, 2020. Despite our continuing troubles with COVID-19, artists are still working to interpret the world and their responses to it. And even through the many barriers that now, unfortunately, must exist, artists are still finding ways for the public to see their work. Once again, curator Carl Heyward has brought another excellent show to Gallerie Renee Marie. By appointment, the public is invited to visit this wonderful exhibition. The show features the photography of Oakland based multidisciplinary artist and poet Brian Auerbach. The main room of the gallery showcases Auerbach’s interpretive photographs debuting in the show. The intimate gallery is arranged in the ground floor space of one of Benicia’s historic homes, and Heyward has placed works of several Benicia based artists that compliment Auerbach’s ‘Obliterant’ theme in rooms adjacent to the main space. Auerbach captures heart grabbing images of graffiti, rust, painted marks, and advertising copy. Through digital manipulation, he alters and blends these fragments with images taken from nature. Auerbach makes powerful use of the color red in several especially effective pieces; and presents movingly mysterious images of dusk and the not-quite-seen things […]