Wednesday night I heard a remarkable musical presentation by Matt Volla at the Oakland Art Gallery - he was playing the amplified sound of bumbleballs bumbling against strings, keyboards, and drums, and was accompanied by live trumpet music and his own computer DJ work. Serious music with unserious instrumentation. This after the artists spoke about their sculpture and painting work where furry textures and bright colors reign supreme: Stretcher’s own Amy Berk, Tim Jag, Marina Vendrell and Matt Volla. Through May 3.

- Cheryl Meeker [Monday, April 21st, 2003]


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