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Image by Nadine Levin Selected for Gray Loft Gallery Exhibit

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 11/12/2022

An image by PACC member Nadine LevinIn Praise of Shadows, will be included in Shades of Gray, the 5th Annual Color-Themed Photography Exhibit of the Gray Loft Gallery in Oakland.  The show will run from December 10 through January 21.  The opening and closing receptions will take place on December 10 and January 21, respectively, from 4 to 6 PM.


The gallery's call for entry included the following:  Show us your photos of cool neutrals, sophisticated deep charcoal, a glimmer of gray in a color landscape, the mid-tones of a perfect b/w print.  Neither stark white nor imposing black, gray is the ultimate negotiator and the color of complexity.  Gray is the color intellect and of compromise; it's a diplomatic color, balancing the distance between black and white.  Gray can be elegant, cool, and a bit mysterious.  Jurors for the exhibition were Ann Jastrab, Executive Director of the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, and Gray Loft Gallery founder and owner Jan Watten.

Nadine says:  My image was made in 2019 at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.  In making the image, I was struck by how the light hitting the chair elevated the scene.

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Nadine Levin:  In Praise of Shadows

Gray Loft Gallery is a unique venue located on the 3rd floor of one of Oakland’s oldest artists’ work/live warehouses in the vibrant artist district, Jingletown.  It was founded in 2012, when an airy loft was converted to a gallery space.  The mission of Gray Loft Gallery is to provide exhibition opportunities for artists in a setting that is an alternative to the traditional gallery model.  Gray Loft aims to inspire, engage, celebrate, and acknowledge the achievements of artists at every level in a non-traditional art space. 




The Gray Loft Gallery:

  2889 Ford Street, #32

  Third Floor


  Oakland, CA 94601



Gallery hours
  Saturday and Sunday:  11 AM to 5 PM

  Also by appointment – email


Shades of Gray Exhibit:

  December 10 through January 21

  Opening reception:  December 10, 4 to 6 PM

  Closing receptions:  January 21, 4 to 6 PM