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“Being.” Jennifer DeChenne Solo Exhibit February 2023

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“Being.” Jennifer DeChenne Solo Exhibit February 2023

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: Being. Jennifer DeChenne Solo ExhibitionArtist’s Reception: First Friday February 3rd 5pm–9pm I often find myself struggling with anxiety, which manifests itself in excessive thought and worry. I have found respite from these thoughts through day-dreaming, imaging beautiful, calm places where I would rather be. In order to create these paintings, I have tried to focus on the feeling that is evoked when I enter my dream space, and to allow that to guide me to the images in these pieces.  People often ask me if my paintings represent anything, whether the themes, symbols and shapes are representative of some sort of hidden message that I am trying to communicate. The answer to that question is that these paintings do not represent anything other than themselves and the feeling that they draw from the viewer. The feeling of the breeze on your face or the…

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HARK! Holiday Show & Sale Dec. 2022

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HARK! Holiday Show & Sale Dec. 2022

HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale opens First Friday December 2nd 5pm–9pm.Free admission, all ages, and part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalk SJ.This year’s highly anticipated HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale features well over 100 works of art by 38 exceptionally talented San Jose area artists at gift giving prices ($12–$250.)! All original & unique pieces created in a plethora of mediums including paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photography, illustrations and knitted creatures all ready to go home with you at time of purchase. Get all your holiday shopping done while supporting independent artists and creatives. Participating Artists: Darius B’Alexander, Julie Barrett, Delilah Bender, Sandi Billingsley, Julianne Bonnet, Bryson Bost, John Cambra, Jennifer DeChenner, Jemal Diamond, Mario Dimas, Jannis Espinoza, Force129, Maytal Gotesman, Heiko Greb, Kyle Harter, Matty Heimgartner, Xuan My Ho, Jonathan Kermit, Sarah Loyola, Valentino Loyola, Rayos Magos, Joe Mandrick, David Mejia, Julie Meridian, Lourdes Morante-Mieses, Jean-Luc Pedanou,…

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“Embodied Perception”  Valentino Loyola solo exhibition Nov. 2022

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“Embodied Perception”  Valentino Loyola solo exhibition Nov. 2022

KALEID Gallery is proud to present:Embodied Perception Valentino Loyola solo exhibitionOpening reception: Friday November 4, 2022 5pm–9pmpart of the South First Fridays ArtWalk SJ.Loyola’s photographic artwork, “Embodied Perception,” conceptually, is an ongoing series that speaks to how, he, first, and others construct our own narratives; the realities of our personhoods; how we as individuals perceive ourselves and self-subscribed value, how we conform to the perceptions of self and those of exterior vantage points; not conforming; deconstructing and reconstructing our own realities and the internalizing of these perceptive points then, actively, embodying these perceptions to manifestation becoming a living installation of identity within the public sphere(s). Formally, the work follows two qualitative functions: a physical construction, tear down, and re-construction of the printed photograph and are at large rendered using a solarization, digital process that pulls the light and dark information in an image into opposite directions. This inverse movement of…

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