Inside a converted mortuary chapel in Oakland you’ll find Uma Gallery, a visual arts and performance venue which specializes in the strange, the arcane, and the darker side of creativity. On any given month, inside its two chapels and the repurposed embalming room, you’ll find experimental performances by musicians, acrobats and fetish enthusiasts, presented amidst the exhibitions of assemblage sculptures, surreal paintings, and installations. Here’s a peek inside their latest show Dark Ritual, which focuses on the many facets of Death. But have no fear, the gallery directors are always welcoming. Hell, they even host an parking lot bizarre (next to the hearse) called Uncle Mortie’s named after their resident real -life skeleton who inhabits the property in more ways than one.
#darkart #darkartwork #umagalleryoakland