Selected Works by ‘Djinn’ Carl E. Lewis

With work in major museum collections including the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian ‘Djinn’ Lewis is known for his 1979 photographic work that captured 20×40 foot live, dynamic {jissereu} laser projections. Lewis’s adaptability within the vast array of artistic mediums has allowed for an extensive career of artistic play. Included within this exhibition are works ranging across traditional media and styles, Black&White silver gelatin abstract photographs and jazz portraits to digitally manipulated laser imagery, multi-faceted self portrait constructs, and representations incorporating sumi-e and surface treatments such as chigari-e, goldleafing and eggshell. The combined effect of varying techniques provides a balance to the technological production of many of the works.

February 1 – March 17, 2018

Locally owned and operated, ArtVale Gallery is a community art practice and exhibition space dedicated to providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic appreciation.


What is ArtVale:

Fine Art Gallery Featuring Curated Exhibitions of Local Art and More

Art Supplies for Sale and Available for Order

Classes and Workshops for Kids and Adults

Drop-In Studio Hours

Available for Event & Party Rental

Studio Rental for Photo Shoots and More

Community Events

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ArtVale Gallery is run by Bay Area native and local artist Shoshana Zambryski-Stachel. Shoshana graduated from Berkeley High School and received her BFA in Photography from NYU's                    Tisch School of the Arts. Since returning to the Bay Area Shoshana has dedicated herself to a combination of fine art practice and community arts. ArtVale is the culmination and continuation of these focuses. At ArtVale Gallery (AVG) our goal is to make Art the Average; ART=AVG.

ArtVale Gallery is located on Champion Street in East Oakland's Dimond District just off the intersection of Fruitvale and MacArthur Avenues