Current and Upcoming Exhibitions at Free Oakland UP
Thank you all for your continued interest in Free Oakland UP; for your support, donations, enthusiasm, stories and art!
Out of the Blue July 31 to August 31 Artist’s Reception August 10, 12 to 4pm
Free Oakland UP is sustained by donations from the public; it takes a village to raise a Free Gallery. In her exhibition
Out of the Blue, Lin Green explores the giving economy with a reconfiguration of her
Cocoon series highlighting the arbitrary pricing of art, and presents a new socially engaged artwork.
Out of the Blue is a participatory art installation that
encourages patrons to become actively involved in the art process. By
bringing in a small, blue colored object to add to the collection,
community members begin to see the work emerge. The color
blue represents truth, the third eye, and spiritual knowledge, linking
this piece to Lin’s wider body of research on collective process. Lin
believes that really beautiful things are more than a sum of their
parts, and collectively, we have something important
to share with each other. Words and pictures do not teach, experience
does, and it is through this process we find deeper meaning.
Lin Green is a Californian artist, teacher, and children’s rights
advocate, living and working in Shenzhen, China. She currently teaches
advanced placement courses in Art History, Art Studio and Intermedia
Performance and Installation to senior high school
students at Shenzhen Middle School.
Out of the Blue will travel to China in the next phase of it’s
lifecycle, a theme that Lin feels connected to, and will turn into a
piece of teaching realia and a collaborative project for her students in
Shenzhen. The phases of this work can be followed