Kim Thoman’s Dualities will open at the Shadravan Gallery in Oakland On Friday, September 6 from 5pm to 9pm. The opening will be during Oakland’s popular Art Murmur, a first Friday of the month gallery walk.
Thoman, who is based in Oakland, was born in Nebraska and went to the University of California, Davis, where she studied ceramics before transferring to UC Berkeley, where she studied painting and drawing. Along with painting, she taught art at Merritt Community College in Oakland for 30 years before her recent retirement.
The 15 pieces in the show are taken from Thoman’s “Pod Series” and her “Venus Series.” The paintings that combine abstract painting and computer-generated images, each in their own panels. Thoman has said she considers herself an autobiographical artist, chronicling her own internal evolution. In a statement several years ago she said: “I have a fascination with connections between body and soul, intellect and intuition, male and female, stillness and movement, the pause before a burst of storm, light and shadow, physical world and unseen experience, life and death.”