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UMA's next gallery show opens February 11th with
Icky Kitty Fuzzy Sweater a solo show by K. Pontuti and
WIRED: Rated X  a solo show by Diane Komater

Until then, we have exciting shows to delight your soul.

February 2nd 7:30pm
(doors open at 7pm)
Masks recommended

M. Lamar goth performance

UMA Gallery Oakland is very excited to present the multitalented NYC composer/artist/performer M. Lamar. Alumnus of both SF Art Institue and Yale School of Art Lamar has been presented internationaly, most recently at The Rewire Festival in The Hague. An operatic countertenor and pianist, Lamar is a wizard at extracting elements from folk lamentation, European opera and goth creating his own revolutionary style aimed for the deepest spiritual and moral transformation.

“Lamar’s Goth-postpunk-diva affect is fused with his operatic style to create a mélange that cannot be named.” – KQED

“When talking about his art, Lamar is an intellectual powerhouse, but his work is informed by that thinking — not constrained by it. It is as emotional as it is thoughtful.” – Out Magazine

The singular artist M. Lamar is a classically trained counter tenor whose brilliant original work is in the unabashedly political yet emotionally powerful tradition of artists like Diamanda Galas and Paul Robeson. He also has a sense of humor, and the songs, with titles like ‘That Obscure Object of Desire’ and ‘Exploitation Chic,’ can be sexy, funny, angry, and sad, often all at the same time. - WBAI PACIFICA RADIO.

Other performances by M. Lamar:

Trauma Bar Berlin, Atrium na Žižkově Prague, The Manhattan School of Music, Wellcome Collection London, The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Funkhaus Berlin Germany, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, The Meet Factory in Prague, National Sawdust New York, The Kitchen New York, MoMa PS1’s Greater New York, Merkin Hall, New York, Issue Project Room New York, The Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco; Human resources, Los Angeles;Wesleyan University; Participant Inc., New York; New Museum, New York; Södra Teatern, Stockholm; Warehouse9, Copenhagen; WWDIS Fest, Gothenburg and Stockholm; The International Theater Festival, Donzdorf, Germany; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York; Performance Space 122, New York; and African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco; among others.

Check out M. Lamar’s new album “Lordship & Bondage: The Birth Of The Negro Superman”with @livingearthshow

Photo credit: Wil Adamy

Don't miss this rare treat! One night only. Limited seats.


Unkle Morty's Zombie Sweetheart Market

February 4th, Noon - 5pm

Unkle Morty's is back with a selection of ghoulish new vendors, mouthwatering treats, spooky cute accoutrements, plants, clothing, all in the the old Mosswood Chapel. Swing by for an afternoon of fun.

Get something unusual for your sweetie.

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February 17th & 18th

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We invite you to join us for a late Valentine's themed enchanting evening of performance art, interactive installations and sensory delights for your dark hearted pleasure. 

Taking place inside of an old mortuary remodeled as a modern art gallery, the evening will be as enchanting as it is inspiring. The night kicks off with a myraid of Valentine inspired interactive activities including carnival games, shadow dancing, treats, photo booth and art exhibition with roaming characters. Our main show features aerial acrobatics, sideshow, bondage, burlsqeue & drag performers from groups such as The Dragonettes, DAM Circus, Poison Ivy, Twisted Windows, Manarachy, Womanopoly & more. Post show features an interactive rope bondage lab, pole lounge, dance music and opportunities to interact with your companions. 


The night features dancey Dark Disco beats by Veteranø



UMA Gallery Oakland was born in a former mortuary during the pandemic spring of 2021. Initially addressing the cry from artists to rise from the ashes, Unkle Morty's Pop Up emerged from the depths of the historic Mosswood Chapel revealing the heart, UMA Gallery Oakland. We embrace our symbolic dwelling as a testament to the indestructible spirit of tenacious artists everywhere and invite you to hear their message.

UMA Gallery provides a meeting space where ideas are exchanged, transformed, communicated, questioned, embraced, taught and displayed.


Diane Komater



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