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Upon Exit by Albert Almondia

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Upon Exit by Albert Almondia

Albert Almondia Upon Exit Oil, acrylic on gessoboard, 24″ x 18″ $500. from the feature exhibit: Vanitas, June 2013 The title of this piece and the question scrawled along the bottom sums up what he wanted to ask of himself, and maybe wanted others to consider, before we move on from this place. money, flowers (beauty) and other things we obsess over won’t matter when it’s time to go. His expectation is that at some point we return to a time, if there ever was one, where we value our interdependence and relationships to one another above all else.…

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Our Lady Faustus by Steven Suiter

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Our Lady Faustus by Steven Suiter

Steven Suiter Our Lady Faustus Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 12″ (framed 18.5″ x 14.5″) $185. from the feature exhibit: Vanitas, June 2013 Most likely due to the chauvinistic nature of history, it has only recently been discovered that Our Lady Faustus had also been present during the events described in the story of Faust and had penned her name alongside the famous Doctor, but instead of attempting to repent and suffering the torments of hell, she proceeded with her lavish lifestyle into death and eventually was able to force Mephistopheles himself into her service.…

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What You Are I Once Was; What I Am You Will Be by Steven Reece

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What You Are I Once Was; What I Am You Will Be by Steven Reece

  Steven Reece What You Are I Once Was; What I Am You Will Be Painting, 24″ x 21″ $200. from the feature exhibit: Vanitas, June 2013 This painting is a self portrait. Steven gazes at the mirror holding his favorite vanitas themed instruments (paint brush and guitar). Within the reflection is a reminder of his own mortality. Even the clouds and sky are destined to return to being the dusty remains of a nova. The shade has one message for him “What you are I once was, what I am you too will be.”…

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Christine Benjamin Interview

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Christine Benjamin Interview

Interview with Christine Benjamin on the occasion of her solo exhibition The Weird and The Wonderful at KALEID during the month of May 2013. Interview conducted by Donny Foley. KALEID: What got you into doing art and how long have you been doing art professionally? Christine: I started creating art when I was 2 years old. My mother put crayons in my hand and gave me paper and I never stopped making art. I’ve been creating art professionally for 30 years. I received my degree in graphic design and illustration from San Jose State University and then went to work for advertising and design companies. KALEID: The felt dolls that you make are beautiful! Are the dolls a relatively new thing? How do you like working in felt opposed to paint? Christine: I’ve been creating one of a kind dolls for about 6 years and using many other materials besides…

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