Located in a 4000sf former print shop in Oakland’s Chinatown, Real Time and Space (RTS) is comprised of 15 work-only artist studios, one of which is dedicated to the RTS Residency, accompanied by communal wood shop and printmaking facilities.
Sean McFarland’s loosely gridded installation of fifteen black and white images at first appears as rather straightforward landscape photography. However, in various media and techniques McFarland employs alteration, duplication, and substitution to make the work deceptively complex.
Smartly modeled after a “mixed tape,” Tommy Becker presents an unevenly successful series composed of two sides and twenty-five tracks.
Kota Ezawa’s seductive work uncannily draw his viewer into already familiar images, making the work about the act of looking, rather than just recognition.