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Lucky Tackle, Oakland

Lucky Tackle inaugurates its presence in the Bay Area art community with Shit-Hot, a survey of bi-coastal artists exhibiting work in the conceptual and experimental traditions. Avoiding the pitfalls of the generic group theme based shows, Shit-Hot instead spotlights an array of diverse work that Lucky Tackle will present in the future.

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Brian Boyer painting
Sarah Cain drawing
Mrs. Faust's & Mrs. Krebser's Classes a collaborative project
David Fulton collage
Ed Giardina sculpture
Joel Heflin video
Amanda A. Hendricks installation
Tim Jag sculpture
Marisa Jahn performative residue
Kerri Johnson photography
Scott Katano wall sculpture
Cynthia Leung installation
Charles Linder wall sculpture
Christian Maychack sculpture
Alicia Nowicki photography
Kevin Radley sculpture
Mariah Robertson printed matter
Amy Robinson bound drawings
Forster David Rudolph installation
Steve Shada sculpture
Amy Todd digital photography

Lucky Tackle inaugurates its presence in the Bay Area art community with Shit-Hot (July 20 - August 31, 2002), a survey of bi-coastal artists exhibiting work in the conceptual and experimental traditions. Avoiding the pitfalls of the generic group theme based shows, Shit-Hot instead spotlights an array of diverse work that Lucky Tackle will present in the future.

Mission Statement
Lucky Tackle is an artist-run, not-for-profit project space committed to experimental and conceptual-based media. Through exhibitions and events, it provides a springboard for young and emerging artists to further investigate the framework of their ideas.

Over the years the Bay Area has seen a variety of experimental galleries, which have either faded from memory or have gradually morphed into fully-fledged commercial spaces. With its focus on art content over commercial viability, Lucky Tackle fills the massive void left by these once-experimental spaces.

History & Context
Previously a bait and tackle storefront, the surfaces within Lucky Tackle have been dramatically transformed with over six months of volunteered hard labor. The only thing that remains the same is the old neon sign of its former occupants.

Located in Oakland bordering Berkeley and Emeryville, Lucky Tackle aligns itself with the energy generated by the vibrant post-student art community. Oakland, which has become an affordable safe haven for Bay Area artists in the last five years, provides a base for this local talent as well as a port for international artists to exhibit their work in Bay Area.

(Selected) Artists' Biographies
Writer, artist and photographer David Fulton was born and raised in Southern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from C.S.U. Long Beach. His poetry has been featured in Caffeine Magazine and the anthology Scream When You Burn (Incommunicado Press, 1998). The book Depeche Mode: Your Favorite Darkness, a collection of critical essays on the British electronic band, will be published in March, 2003. He currently lives in Culver City, California.

Ed Giardina has been involved in the Southern California arts community as an artist, curator, art administrator and educator since 1994. He was the driving force behind the artist collective Reconstructive Gallery and then later founded and directed Edward Giardina Contemporary Art (1996-2000). Giardina then went on (until recently) to work with Raid Projects, an artist-run non-profit in LA. He received his MFA from Vermont College and his exhibitions include: Reactions, Exit Art, NY, NY; Orange County Biennal, Muckenthaler Museum, Fullerton, CA; Cyborg Manifesto, Laguna Art Museum, CA; Ever Since Icarus, Lord Mori Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Giardina has been reviewed in: Artforum, Art News, andThe Los Angeles Times. Giardina lives and works in Huntington Beach, California and is represented by Peter Blake Gallery. You can view his work at Giardina is also a member of the artist collective FINISHING SCHOOL. Their activities can be viewed online at

Despite urban habitation, Amanda A. Hendricks prevailing concerns are environmental, ecological and humanistic. Her time-based compositions and structures contain places for pondering, wishing and confrontation. Amanda utilizes video and sound, programmable recording devices, solar energy, broadcast signals, rechargeable batteries, and store bought nature. The installations she presented for the U.C. Davis 2002 MFA exhibition were composed of sensitivities, unprecise moments of interruption in domesticated nature and consumer technology. She received her B.A. from the U.C. Berkeley in 1999. Amanda has shown in the GenArtSF "New Fangle 2001" and has participated in SOLAR CIRCUIT 2002, a residency held in Tasmania, Australia. She has been living about the bay area all her life, and now resides in the heart of San Francisco.

Marisa Jahn's current body of work integrates traditional art media (bookmaking, performance, drawing, photography) with Conceptual-Minimalist strategies to explore the relationship between mark-making and place-making. After achieving her double bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Art Practice from U.C. Berkeley in 2000, she received the Haas Scholar's Grant to research and create a public art installation on the way that Anglo-Saxon settlement practices shaped today's landscape of Mission Bay, San Francisco. In Fall of 2000 and in collaboration with Stephen Shada, she founded Pond, a San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to showcasing cutting edge experimental art. Marisa's work has recently been included in Bay Area arts organizations such as Ego Park (Oakland), ArtAngels/GenArtSF (San Francisco) and has been interviewed in publications/venues such as New York Arts Magazine, Punk Planet, Radio Segue (94.1 KPFA), the San Francisco Art Institute Spring Lecture Series, and more.

Charles Linder collects shot-up road signs: he steals them, finds them and has eBayers across the Midwest plucking them for him from bucolic roadsides. He was recently successful at exporting 47 of the perforated shields to Berlin for a solo show at Galerie Paula Boettcher. He also made a country music video with the signs in Flash with the online project, Silent Gallery. In Linder's world, art is part bait and part switch, with the desired end often being co-opted by a more interesting " in between zone ". He holds degrees from Cal in Visual Reassembly Modalities (MFA 1997) and from the SF Art Institute in Underwater Basketweasving (BFA 1990).

Christian Maychack is a sculptor living in San Francisco. He received an MFA from San Francisco State University and a BFA from Ohio University. Since completing his MFA he has been working at the Headlands Center for the Arts where he was awarded a Post MFA Studio Residency. Recently his work has been seen in "Tough Guys" at Quotidian's Front Office Gallery.
Forster David Rudolph has pursued a constant interest in undermining the clean lines of "the universal" through sculptural re-interpretations of classic modernist forms. He holds degrees in both studio arts and architecture, and together with Mariah Robertson, ran the now defunct Lair of the Minotaur artspace in San Francisco.
Amy Todd is an emerging visual artist who makes innovative use of new media in her work. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at a variety of art venues including, the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island; the Olive Tjaden Gallery at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; the 808 Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts; and the Johnson Center Art Gallery at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Todd's was selected by the publication, New American Paintings to be included in the 2000 MFA Annual. Also in 2000, she was also the recipient of the Award of Excellence given by RISD, where she received her MFA in 2001. Her undergraduate degree in Art Practice is from the U.C. Berkeley. Currently, Amy Todd is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Opening Reception Saturday July 20: 6:30 9:30

friday - sunday 1 - 5 pm or by appointment

Ed Giardina
9322 Litchfield
Huntington Beach, CA 92646, USA
Cell: 714-745-7759
Studio: 714-965-0523

Location and Directions
Lucky Tackle is located just off of the 80/580 at 6608 San Pablo Avenue between Ashby and Alcatraz Avenue in Oakland. Take 80/580 - exit Ashby, right on San Pablo.

lucky tackle
6608 san pablo avenue,
oakland, ca 94608

dal 19/7/2002 al 31/8/2002

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