Closing Reception Raw Intentions, TOMA Gallery and Prop Box Puppetry and Aerial Performance


IMG_6576This Saturday July 1st is an evening of art and performance in our corner of East Oakland!

All these spaces are located at: 4401 San Leandro st. Oakland,CA. 94601

INFERNO Gallery is hosting the closing of Raw Intentions – New Paintings by Silvie Lukacova 6-9pm

•TOMA Gallery – two doors down from us TOMA will be open with a display of art and utility objects. 6-9pm

da22b16d6ddc5f8ec24d8715c844b6ce• Prop Box Studio  (three doors down from INFERNO on 45th ave.) is proud to present the aerial arts, acrobatics, and puppetry of interdisciplinary physical performer and multimedia artist. Ariel Schmidtke. Tickets by donation
Doors at 6:30 pm, snacks and drinks available.
Opening acts at 7:00 pm

Come by INFERNO And we will point you to our neighboring galleries!

Raw Intentions: New Works by Silvie Lukacova


Join us for the opening reception of:

Raw Intentions: New Works by Silvie Lukacova
Thursday June 15th, 2017

Gallery Hours: Saturday 1-5pm or by appointment

Show is up June 15th – July 1st

Closing Reception Saturday July 1st 5-8pm

Lukacova’s work is inspired by physical matter and emotional experiences. She is playing with the tangible materials that make up the structure of all life forms.

Her works are derivations of raw meat which she brings into her studio as models. Some of the works are more reminiscent of aerial landscapes that are extrapolated from personal experience. All her work is guttural in its application of paint to surface.

A blend of impasto and knife work that sits on and penetrates the surface with visual resonance. Her use of color is subdued and limited to low-end tones and values with few selected colors that emit a somber note.








The works presented in this show are a recent series from 2015 -16 that are reminiscent of a train of thought that claims lineage to early expressionism/abstraction and opens a portal to the present.

Intentional, powerful and soulful Raw Intentions displays her ability to tap into the moribund state of humanity and displays her incredible focus and talent in wielding a palette knife.

Lukacova was born and raised in the Czech Republic in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, CZ, located in the western part of Bohemia (Erzgebirge). She first visited the United States in 1996 and moved to Alameda, CA in 2000, where she currently resides.



Ghost Ship Fire


Shrine outside Oakland Ghost Ship fire-aWe are saddened by the loss of our many friends in the recent Ghost Ship fire here in East Oakland. The art community is at a great loss and our hearts go out to all the friends and family of everyone affected by the fire.