3 Corner Symphony

features paintings, sculpture, and mixed media works by Oakland based artist Gregory Wiley Edwards, Boston based artist Fay Grajower, and Calgary based artist Malcolm Mooney. The 3 corners in this case refer to the 3 points on the map that form a triangle between the artists studios, with a visual symphony developing in the gallery via the combination and intersection of the visual 'sounds' that the artists present.  Please join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 15, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The reception will be followed at 8:30 by a live musical performance in the gallery by Malcolm Mooney and the 10th Planet- 

 

Malcolm Mooney is a visual and performing artist, and was the original vocalist with the late 60s / early 70’s German rock band CAN. Malcolm Mooney’s recordings with Can remain highly influential to this day, with Mooney’s first album with Can, ‘Monster Movie’ (1969), defining the Can music sound. He recorded a second album with the band, Soundtracks (1970), before leaving the band in 1970 to return to the United States to focus on his career as a visual artist. In 1986 Mooney rejoined Can to record the reunion album ‘Rite Time.’ Since then Mooney has continued to make art, write, and work on musical projects including recordings done in the Bay Area with ‘Malcolm Mooney & The Tenth Planet’.  He has exhibited his work extensively in the U.S. and Europe, and received an MFA from California State University Los Angeles in 1987, and a BFA from Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and Applied Arts in 1979.

 


Malcolm Mooney, paper Installation


Digital Prints by Malcolm Mooney


musical performance by Malcolm Mooney and the 10th Planet at Skyline College Theater

 

Gregory Wiley Edwards was raised in Houston, Texas, and came to California to attend Cal Arts and Art Institute of San Francisco. As a student activist, he distinguished himself as teacher of the Black Artist's Seminar, at California Institute of the Arts in 1972. Since that time, his paintings, lithographs and drawings have been exhibited nationally in the U.S., from the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, to the Daniel Broder Gallery in New York City. Mr. Edwards has long been known as an arts activist, and got his start in the activism arena with community-based organizations in the civil rights era. Most notably, he worked with Booker Griffin and Jim Brown at the Black Economic Union in Los Angeles in 1967. Edwards was a founding Director of Studio Z - a seminal Los Angeles alternative space, famous for performance, concept and traditional visual art forms on the cutting edge. He has served on the Arts Advisory Panel for The Cultural Affairs Commission for The City of Los Angeles, on Advisory and Grants Panels for The California Arts Council and as Liaison between the National Endowment for the Arts and the U. S. Small Business Administration.

  
Gregory Wiley Edwards


Paintings by Gregory Wiley Edwards

 

Fay Grajower  studied at The School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts and holds an MA in Studio Art from New York University.  Her works have been featured in galleries and museums in cities throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Poland. She has been an artist-in-residence in Florida, Israel and Germany, and public art commissions include a painted and sculpted glass dedicatory wall in Wilmington Delaware, a Holocaust Memorial Sculpture Installation at the B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton Florida, and an installation for The International Women's Research Center at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.  She recently completed and installed a Holocaust Memorial for the new Young Israel of New Rochelle in New York and had the inaugural exhibit at the new El Paso Holocaust Museum in Texas. Her exhibit/installation, where the past meets the future, that traveled through Poland is now traveling through the US, currently at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St Petersburg, FL. Concurrently, her exhibit, Bletern: Images and Words is on view at the Galicia Museum in Krakow, Poland.

  
Fay Grajower

 

 

Paintings by Fay Grajower

 

exhibition installation images