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Opening Reception - "Zero Player Game", "Not Long For This World", and "Transfr"

pt.2 would like to thank the hundreds of people that made it out this past Saturday for the opening receptions of our three solo exhibitions “Zero Player Game” by Brett Flanigan, “Not Long For This World” by Meryl Pataky, and “Transfr” by Alexandre Bavard that is curated Pablo de Pinho. These exhibitions also mark the One Year Anniversary of pt.2 Gallery in Downtown Oakland. Read more after the jump.

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Press Release - Not Long For This World by Meryl Pataky

pt. 2 Gallery is proud to present Not Long For This World, a solo exhibition by Oakland-based sculptor Meryl Pataky. Simultaneously reflecting on her own childhood and desire for motherhood, Not Long for This World is a dystopian exploration of domestic life, our children, and our future. Learn more after the jump.

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Press Release - Zero Player Game by Brett Flanigan

pt. 2 Gallery is pleased to present Zero Player Game, a solo exhibition of paintings by Oakland-based artist Brett Flanigan. The exhibition title is a reference to the mathematician John Horton Conway’s Game of Life, a 1970 mathematical simulation where, given an initial state and a set of simple rules, a black and white grid evolves endlessly in ways that are seemingly organic and operate on similar principles as life itself. Learn more after the jump.

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Press Release - Transfr by Alexandre Bavard

Alexandre Bavard is based in Paris, France and is a Alumni of École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon. Alexandre Bavard can be seen as a playwright, set designer, and performer, all in one. His work expands from fine art sculpture, prints, and paintings into video, music and dance. Bavard creates various worlds influenced by his Georgian roots, science fiction, and for the need of escapism and discovery. Learn more after the jump.

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