Addison Street Windows Gallery

2018 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

The Addison Street Windows Gallery (a.k.a. the Peter Babcock Memorial Windows) is a visual art exhibition space on the ground floor of the City-owned parking garage. Located in the Downtown Arts District, the Addison Street Window Gallery is a highly visual symbol of the Civic Arts Program. The space is presents a highly democratic form of art display because art is on view free of charge and available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Rising Tides: Works by Nadim Sabella

April 9 - June 30, 2016

Opening: April 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents Rising TidesWorks by Nadim Sabella, an art exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton.

Rising Tides assembles large-scale photographs and miniature models created by Sabella. The exhibition brings together two bodies of work by the artist. Some of the photographs were taken in the western portion of the United States, where Nadim traveled and captured the striking beauty of abandoned houses. What intrigues Sabella is the spirit that still remains of the people that once inhabited these homes. The other half of the exhibition consists of miniature models painstakingly constructed by Sabella. He then photographs these miniature models, sometimes surrounded by water and dry ice. The effect is the creation of a post-apocalyptic disaster following the potentially disastrous effects of global warming. Two of the models are of the SFMOMA, prior to the recent remodel, and the San Francisco Hilton Hotel.

Nadim Sabella is a Bay Area based artist who was born in Germany. He is an artist, curator, art teacher, and award winning fine art photographer. His work involves a wide range of media including photography, sculpture and installations. Nadim attended the archeology program at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in 1997 and graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2006. Sabella is the recipient of numerous awards including the Renewable Roundup Art Award, the San Francisco Art Institute Photography Award, Box Heart Gallery Artist of the year, and recipient of the Murphy Fellowship in Fine Arts.

1947 Center Street Lobby Gallery

1947 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

The 1947 Center Street Gallery is a public space located in the lobby of the 1930s era building at 1947 Center Street.. This gallery space is in a City of Berkeley building and is part of the Civic Arts Public Art Program.

Who We Are: The Will to Adorn

Portraits by Angelica Ekeke

April 22 - June 24, 2016

Broxton Studio presents Who We Are: The Will to Adorn, photographic portraits by San Francisco-based artist Angélica Ekéké. In Angélica’s work the subjects adorn themselves with pieces of clothing and jewelry that have a history, sentimental meaning, and significance to their identity. In a society that often favors assimilation, it is a joining of women who have “the will”, the deliberate intention, to celebrate the beauty of who they are, truly. Angélica’s combination of photojournalistic photographs and unconventional portraiture place subjects in familiar environments: in their own home or landscapes that resemble their native land. By including short story excerpts of their experiences, she is inviting the viewer to look, listen, and think about the significance of adornment, the value of culture, and the will that it takes to be who we are, truly and fearlessly.


Angélica Ekéké holds a B.A. in Photojournalism and Women and Gender Studies from San Francisco State University. She has served the San Francisco Bay Area as an award-winning multimedia journalist. Her work has been exhibited and featured internationally as well as locally including local publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle. Ekéké is dedicated to engaging the community through service and the arts. As a result, she has earned Congressional Legislative, County, and State Senate Awards. In addition to her freelance career, she serves as MoAD Stories Coordinator at the Museum of the African Diaspora in downtown San Francisco, where she produces short films that chronicle the lives of people of African descent throughout the Bay Area. 

Visit Angelica's website here.