“Remember the Future” in the East Bay Express

Remember the Future

This fall, East Bay art exhibitions will range from important retrospectives to promising works by emerging artists.

by Sarah Burke | September 04, 2013

Oakland artist Crystal Morey is concerned about how technology is disconnecting us from nature. Her response comes in the form of personified animal statues and busts inspired by Egyptian sarcophagi and the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest. Realistically rendered, the ceramic sculptures resemble morose humans in animal suits. The Compound Gallery and Studios (1167 65th St., Oakland) will be presenting a solo show of Morey’s works, entitled Remember the Future, from September 21 until November 3, with an artist talk on the last day of the exhibit. Come back on November 9 for The Art of Letterpress II, a follow-up to last year’s popular print exhibition showcasing the analog art of letterpress in a technological age. It goes through December 15. 510-601-1702 or TheCompoundGallery.com