lOAKal Gallery Presents:
When Roman poet Horace penned his famous phrase, "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero", he meant it as a call to action,a declaration that tomorrow is unforeseen and that it is today which must be celebrated. Two thousand years later, lOAKal takes the phrase literally. Our 2nd annual "Carpe Diem" exhibition is founded on the belief that if you put a varied group of artists in one room for a 24 hour period, you create an environment for transformation.
On March 29th, lOAKal gallery in Oakland invited 19 artists, each of whom were given a 4ft x 8ft panel and a 24 hour window to come together and create their works in unison, effectively turning the gallery into an incubator for their inspiration. Without a tremendous amount of time to deliberate, "Carpe Diem"becomes an experiment in gesture, expression and energy...capturing lightning in a bottle.
This exhibit marks the passage of one day as experienced by 19 artists in the City of Oakland.