Mudflat artist’s exhibit coming to Point Richmond Gallery

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By Kathy Chouteau

An exhibition of late mudflat artist Tyler James Hoare will be shown at the Point Richmond Gallery starting next month, with the opening scheduled for Fri., Aug. 25 from 1-8 p.m. After it opens, the show will run weekends only until Sun., Oct. 1, according to the gallery.

The gallery said Hoare, who passed away Jan. 31 per the San Francisco Chronicle, was known for his Red Baron and Sopwith Camel airplane sculptures he exhibited in the Berkeley and Emeryville mudflats, “where they could be enjoyed by the traveling public.”

While a Berkeley mudflat artist, Hoare created abstract sculptures, masks, bird and fish sculptures, as well as collage-filled books, press clippings, correspondence and accounts of daily events, per the gallery.

Hoare’s collages, for which he “discovered and worked with” Xerox Color Processing, have been featured at the Richmond Art Center and San Francisco’s Bolles Gallery, as well as in permanent collections in New York, Washington D.C. and the Oakland Museum of California.

His work during his lifetime included teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, the San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State.

The Joplin, MI native studied art at the University of Colorado, New York’s SculptureCenter, the University of Kansas and the California College of Arts and Crafts.

The Point Richmond Gallery is located at 145 W. Richmond Ave. in Point Richmond. Aside from the weekend exhibits, Hoare’s work can also be viewed via appointment by calling (510) 219-0450 or (415) 286-6298.