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INCLINATIONS by John Kurtyka

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INCLINATIONS by John Kurtyka

INCLINATIONS
solo exhibition by John Kurtyka
 
Using evocative form and color, John Kurtyka experiments with visual metaphors. His artwork ponders and plays with some of our most serious social and psychological obstacles.
A seasoned draftsman, painter, and muralist, he gradually moved over to digital media. At first uploading drawings into the computer to experiment with color. After that he became enamored with vector drawing on the computer which allows him the flexibility to try out the free flow of ideas that come to him as he works.
 
A resident of the Silicon Valley, Kurtyka’s artwork has been shown at venues that include the Euphrat Museum in Cupertino; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the San Jose Museum of Art. As an artist in residence, he creates lessons and brings visual art activities to children in public schools. He holds an MFA from San Jose State University.…

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States of Being by Kushlani Jayasinha

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States of Being by Kushlani Jayasinha

States of Being
solo exhibition by Kushlani Jayasinha
 
From one perspective, there are a variety of specific influences in Jayasinha’s work: Sri Lanka; Theravada Buddhism; a civil war; Physics; an eye for beauty taught by grandparent’s mountainous blooming gardens. There are journeys through quantum mechanics; writing software; parenting children; making a cosmopolitan home in the Bay Area; painting whole-heartedly.  At the moment of painting, these multitudes drop away – then the heart, the hand, the brushes, the canvas, the whole truth of this moment of living, the paints, the colors, and the seeing are one, connected to this never failing present.  Witnessing this unity, we viewers learn how we respond, how our body/mind take seeing colors and form and how our heart reverberate with the essential meanings of a moment cast onto canvas with no reservations: human truth for all to see.
 
Employing an exciting variety of styles,…

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What I See When I See Me Group Exhibit June – July 2014

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What I See When I See Me Group Exhibit June – July 2014

We all think we “see” artists. We see them at receptions, they’re acquaintances we see out and about at social gatherings…sometimes they become good friends. We associate them with their art, their shining faces, their creative fashion sense or their sparking personalities. But do we see them as they see themselves?

“What I See When I See Me” is an interpretative self portraiture exhibit of how these artists picture their true selves beyond the exterior shell they reside in.

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TRANSITIONS an evolution in the artwork of Steven Reece.

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TRANSITIONS an evolution in the artwork of Steven Reece.

 
TRANSITIONS
An evolution in the artwork of Steven Reece.

 ”Transitions” represents the artistic journey of in the last decade of Steven’s creative life. Transitioning from one medium to another, one year to the next,the lessons and knowledge gained from the last helps to improve and evolve his artistic practice.

Artist Reception: Friday, May 2nd 7-11 pm / part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
Exhibition dates: May 2-30, 2014…

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An Artist’s Trip to Baghdad by Andrew Heine

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An Artist’s Trip to Baghdad by Andrew Heine

 
An Artist’s Trip to Baghdad
New works by Andrew Heine
 
Ten years ago, I served with the US Marines during the initial invasion of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The impact has been reflected in my work ever since. For this opening, I will showcase work that highlights how my art has evolved over time and will also display pieces using found objects that I brought back with me from Iraq. The tone of the work reflects the silent observatory nature of the artist compounded with the violent chaos of combat that can make the rationalization of a situation impossible. ~Andrew Heine
 
Andrew Heine was a Rifle Team Leader with the 1st Marines during the first wave of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He now lives in San Jose, CA where he plays in the local band, Dogcatcher, and proudly raises his six chickens and a pig named Kevin.…

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