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Uniformation - New Paintings by Alison OK Frost

  • Maple Street Denim 465 9th St Oakland, CA, 94607 United States (map)

If the central question of our time is “when will the apocalypse begin?” Alison OK Frost’s watercolor paintings suggest, “Maybe it’s already started?”

In “Uniformation,” Frost focuses on groups of people in military uniforms, riot gear, and hazmat suits moving in formation, using subject matter taken from documentary photographs. These figures seem to have been stripped of their individuality as they are pulled into a larger, darker force than their own humanity. Frost’s vision is not merely fatalistic or dystopian. With the execution is mesmerizing, exquisitely rendered, and subtly colored, Frost positions art as a way, not to escape the world, but rather  a steadfast turning toward it.

Join us in the opening reception for these beautiful and compelling new works Sunday, June 7 from 3-6 pm. Food and drink and good times provided.