If you find yourself in the East Bay this Friday night check out "Indelible Marks," a collection of calligraphic works curated by ESK, at Gamma Space, 6608 San Pablo Ave in Oakland, from 8pm-11pm. I slipped in last Thursday for a viewing outside of the gallery's regular Saturday hours and had the pleasure of speaking with my friend and fellow artist ESK about his monumentally impactful 90 foot, exquisitely lettered scroll installation, and Japanese painter Noa, whose swirling, elegant brushwork seduces us into the terrifying whirlpool of its content: the nuclear disaster at Fukushima. The show presents a range of contemporary explorations of calligraphy, from meditations on graffiti to profoundly symbolic assemblage which grows beyond the frames of its flat-brush-rendered origins. Friday marks the closing of this great show, so get yourself in there for some art, refreshments, and live music! Here's the Gamma Space page with some more info about the show and its featured artists.