Tupeach or not Tupeach; that is the question!



photo by Styrous®
The Love Show
February 12 to March 19, 2022 
The Gray Loft Gallery
                 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor 
            Oakland CA 94601
I can hear you asking, “What is a Tupeach?” Well, come to the closing reception at the Gray Loft Gallery this coming Saturday and you’ll find out.
During the Tenth Anniversary of the Gray Loft Gallery in the third Love Show exhibition, my photograph, Tupeach, will be shown until March 19, 2022.      
The gallery will be open this Saturday from 1 to 5 PM. The closing reception will be that evening Saturday, March 19, from 4 to 7 PM.               
The Gray Loft Gallery was founded on the edge of Jingletown in Oakland in 2012 by photographer Jan Watten.    

Gray Loft Gallery celebrates its ten years by reprising its opening show (link below) with a group exhibition that explores the universal language of love as well as the love of art with The Love Show.  
I had work in the inaugural exhibition in 2012 and I am proud and honored that Tupeach, the image above, is one of my works that will be shown in this 2022 version of the exhibition.       
As the old saying goes, “Be There or Be Square!” Which is not to be confused with the 1998 Chinese romantic comedy film of the same name directed by Feng Xiaogang.     
The idiomatic word “square” originated between WW II and the 1950s beatnik era. It refers to people who are boring or out of touch with current trends and attitudes.           
The Beat Generation poster – 1959
starring Mamie Van Doren 
Prior to this, square referred to one’s honest, good-natured personality, or to high-quality work. Perhaps it alluded to the perfectly symmetrical edges of a literal square, although this has not been confirmed. The meaning of square changed around the time jazz became popular. If someone were a square, one did not appreciate jazz music.        
The Love Show 
February 12, 2022, to March 19, 2022 
Opening reception: February 12, 3 to 7 PM 
Closing reception: March 19, 4 to 7PM 
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor
Oakland CA 94601



Viewfinder links:       

Gray Loft Gallery           
The Love Show ~ 2012               


Mamie Van Doren        
Jan Watten       
Net links:       
Jan Watten                


Happy Birthday, Gray Loft!!!!!        
Styrous® ~ Saturday, March 12, 2022        




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