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Creation(-ism) @ Zughaus

Berkeley’s Zughaus Gallery is the humble abode of some cool folks on a mission to spread unique works by equally creative individuals. They open their doors to the art-loving public the last Friday of every month and March’s show, “Creation(-ism),” was absolutely charming.

The work was unconventional and inspired and it’s always a pleasure to visit a place that features emerging local artists. The space is a perfect mix of cozy home and exhibition room—I was fortunate enough to get a tour of the place and it’s an artist’s haven on the railroad tracks with an amazing view from the rooftop.

March’s show was dressed up with an ace DJ and was drooling dinosaur (complete with dino cookies, cupcakes, fruit snacks… oh, and drinks, too!) with some fierce artifice. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?

Creation(-ism) mixed mediums and featured artists: Sergio Arreola, Arika Espiritu, Victoria Van Wey, Ashley Will and a dazzling live performance by The Riot Professor (are you seeing that keyboard melodica?!).

Here are some other highlights from the evening:

Light boxes by Sergio Arreola – yes, those are dinosaurs you see, and fornicators, too!

I’m calling this collection “The San Francisco Before Time” – the concept behind these photos is playful but they maintain a certain stillness that captivates. Photography by Arika Espiritu.

A few amazingly detailed works by Victoria Van Wey.

Ceramic unicorn and rocks by Ashley Will.

Words & photos by Vanessa Ta


Come out and see what events and exhibits Zughaus are holding next by visiting their gallery space and blog.

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