June 13 – August 2, 2014
A great show from Oakland, CA. based artist Ezra Li Eismont. His current show at Redux is the result of a residency with Saint Vincent De Paul’s Redux Gallery. SVDP offers artists salvaged materials in order to produce a show that is relative to their goal of recycling and re-purposing items.
Ezra has a long history with recycled materials, in the past he was part owner of Re-Made in America– a recycled clothing company that silkscreened and redefined second hand clothing. In addition his earlier artworks contained many collaged recycled/ found objects. He is a master of combining and redefining objects through collage and sewing them together with his creative savoir faire which includes his love of mathematical alchemy and eastern spiritual symbolism.
The Redux show is comprised of one central piece that works as a large mural made up of individual pieces and then a few satellite works. His work is well focused and brilliantly executed. The influences and variety of imagery is anchored by his imitable painting and beautiful drawing style which is the hallmark of his work. He borrows much from his graffiti roots yet transcends into art that is uniquely his own. Some included pieces are interactive Geo Manadalas that have magnets on the individual pieces so the viewer can rearrange the art work. More of Ezra Li Eismont’s work can be found at Ezrali.com
This is a great show and well worth the trip to Alameda!
The exhibit will remain in place through Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Redux Studios and Gallery is located at 2315 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda and is open Monday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 6:30 pm.