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AutoErotica 2 automotive themed art show in Oakland a must see

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Many look at the automobile as a work of art. From the elegant, flowing lines of the pre-war classics, to the chromed and finned opulence of the American cars from the late fifties, they are rolling expressions of industrial design that captures the imagination. When automobiles strike the imagination of the artistic, the result is automotive art. This enthusiasm for art and cars is being celebrated in Bay Area at a special art show named AutoErotica 2. The opening event took place at the Floatation Center and Art Gallery in Oakland, CA on February 1, and will run through March 8th. The work of three different artists are on display, each with their own unique perspective and medium used to create their art.

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Philip Hall is a gifted photographer that loves cars, and uses his talent to showcase his subjects with a dreamy, almost surreal way. Use of soft focus and unique perspective draw you in, and you are transported to an automotive utopia.

Bill Silveira is a fixture in the Jingletown Arts District, and a collector of mid-century American cars and automobilia. Bill creates art from the unwanted remains of cars, seeing the artistic merit of a perfectly designed hubcap, or the beauty of a crimson tail light that once streaked through the darkness on the streets of America. He assemblies these things, as well as taking a creative license with old number plates, to make one of a kind automotive masterpieces.

John Sheridan puts his automotive passion on canvas, using pop culture icons, photos, and paint to create an artistic cornucopia of car themed images. Colorful, striking and engaging, his art is memorizing and memorable, and really must be seen in person to fully appreciate.

The Float Gallery is located at 1091 Calcot Place, #116, in Oakland. It is right off Hwy 17, and is easy to find. You can contact the Gallery at 510-535-1702. This exhibit is a must see for anyone that loves old cars, and new art.

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