Pick up the latest issue (Jan/Feb) of Oakland Magazine (Borders Books or Barnes & Noble has it) and you will see a photo of Obama by yours truly and a small write up. This is what they say:
Purely Presidential. Oakland artist Lena Reynoso inaugurates her latest addition to her portrait series, Forty-Four Presidents. Displayed as a tableau of square-foot canvases, Reynoso’s self-described “medley of men” portrays the nation’s legacy of leadership—and perhaps grade-school flashbacks of memorizing their names. Obama’s picture is not only the first African-American face in the mix, but he’s the sixth with brown eyes. Attend the opening reception on Jan. 10, and on Feb. 6 catch the last of the run at a closing reception. On Feb. 9, the show closes. 12 p.m.–5 p.m., Sat.–Mon.; 7 p.m.–10 p.m., First Fridays, free, Blankspace Gallery, 6608 San Pablo Ave., www.blankspacegallery.com, www.curatorofoddities.com.