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KALEID Gallery New Location Celebration

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KALEID Gallery New Location Celebration

We are so grateful to all of you who helped us make KALEID Gallery at 88 S. 4th St. a wonderful art community over the past 12 years. We truly appreciate the City of San José and the San Jose Downtown Association for their belief and support that enabled San Jose area artists to build a platform for exhibiting and selling their work in a professional setting from December 2006 through October 2019. Our 88 S. 4th Street location is now closed and we are moving into our NEW LOCATION at 320 S. 1st in the SoFA District thanks to the wonderful team at Urban Community. With their support and understanding of the value of the arts in aiming towards a truly vibrant and successful city, KALEID Gallery will continue to be a home for incredibly talented and dedicated artists with a physical space for collectors, local residents, tourists and…

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“Gateway by Glyph” by Laurus Myth Feature Exhibtion

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“Gateway by Glyph” by Laurus Myth Feature Exhibtion

KALEID Gallery is proud to present:Gateway by Glyph: a reprise of inner realmsnew work by resident artist Laurus MythAs architectural forms create a means of passage, an arch or entryway marked with glyphs deciphers what lies ahead. The challenges of introspection are alike my relationship with doors and windows. To see-through, to pass by, or to enter is a continuous practice of choice and at times, chance. My language is influenced by nature, technology, and intuition. I use this practice to decode my experience.Visible through diaphanous layers, circles intersect and repeat into a shape I refer to as the seed. Symbols and rituals are a part of human heritage. Like stories passed on, visual language is an extension of memory, an abstraction of experience, and a tool for communication.These paintings and sculptures are the result of my journey back into creation. Each piece is close to me in a way…

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“Cul-de-Sac” by Jonathan Crow Feature Exhibition

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“Cul-de-Sac” by Jonathan Crow Feature Exhibition

Golden State Drive by Jonathan Crow, Oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″, 2020. KALEID Gallery is proud to present a new series of paintings by resident artist Jonathan Crow.I use a muted palette to create oil paintings that recall the vibrancy and optimism of America during the Cold War, reframed to reflect the anxiety and uncertainty of this current era. I draw inspiration from vintage snapshots culled from the 1950s through to the 1980s and use them in a way that creates compositional tension between positive and negative space.I’m drawn to images that seem to be small parts of a larger narrative; images that raise more questions than they resolve. My paintings are fragments of mid-20th century suburban life where disaster seems to lurk just beyond the frame.About the Artist:Jonathan Crow creates images that combine symbols of American mid-century nostalgia, in particular the suburb, with today’s mood of anxiety and…

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“Espacio” by Force129 Feature Exhibition

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“Espacio” by Force129 Feature Exhibition

KALEID Gallery is proud to present a new body of work by resident artist Force129.Force129 has been very productive during shelter in place creating new paintings diverse in themes and sizes. Unique characters, cactus, beloved animals and roses are all created in his signature style with spray paint, acrylic and marker.KALEID is open for viewing this exhibit:Friday July 17th & Saturday July 18th from 5pm–9pmand Friday July 24th & Saturday July 25th from 5pm–9pm.Free admission.We will have strict safety protocols including low capacity, social distancing and masks required at all times in the gallery.KALEID gallery320 S. 1st St.downtown San Joseinfo@kaleidgallery.com…

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“Beautiful Garbage” by Sandi Billingsley Feature Exhibition

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“Beautiful Garbage” by Sandi Billingsley Feature Exhibition

KALEID Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition of paintings and sculptures by resident artist Sandi Billingsley.Sandi Billingsley is an American artist who has sold her art and painted in homes from coast to coast. As a professional faux finisher, she has over twenty five years of experience understanding and recreating surfaces, painting murals and combining them into trompe l’œil. For a decade and a half, she has applied these skills to gallery shows of paintings and sculptures which have attracted collectors from across the United States and several International destinations.Sandi has always been wonderfully enthralled with creating but her first objective is to be friendly to the Earth. She explores diverse styles in her art. The majority of her projects start with recycling. She’s inspired by found and gifted materials. Sandi focuses heavily on structures created from used wood, discarded paper and packaging styrofoam.Sandi’s art explores beauty and…

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Supernova: a new series of paintings by Zack Salerno

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Supernova: a new series of paintings by Zack Salerno

KALEID Gallery is proud to present:Supernovaa new series of paintings by resident artist Zack SalernoZack Salerno quit his commercial real estate job in November of 2017 to take a three month break to work on his longtime passion for art and reassess his career. The break turned into two years.Supernova tells the story of him coming to the decision to quit his job and how he put the pieces of his life back together. The series of acrylic paintings is composed of portraits, nebulae, geometric patterns and skulls. They attempt to answer questions planted in his head by tucked-in dress shirts, data stewarding, felt cubicle walls, “Can you mute, please?”, consultant syncs, team huddles, “happy” hours, Lenovo laptops and pings on Skype:What would happen if he set fire to his corporate safety net? What would happen if he went Supernova?Exhibition dates: March 6–April 18, 2020The gallery is open BY APPOINTMENT…

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“We had rain, sun, and clouds.” Recent Journals by Gianfranco Paolozzi Exhibition

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“We had rain, sun, and clouds.” Recent Journals by Gianfranco Paolozzi Exhibition

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “We had rain, sun, and clouds.” Recent Journals by resident artist Gianfranco Paolozzi A few years ago Paolozzi officially switched the titles of all his art pieces–past and present–to “Journals” because they are forever evolving until they are sold (unsold works go back to the studio where they continue to be added to, or edited). For the past three years he has continued to be prolific with his “Journals” series; this exhibition features the latest iterations of his work. Gianfranco was born in a small Italian village in 1952. He has always been an artist and musician; he remembers drawing and creating art from as early as preschool and received his prized accordion at the age of 9 which he continues to play while performing with his Paolozzi Tango Trio. Gianfranco has exhibited his work widely throughout the area including a 40 year retrospective…

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Liquid Color by Teresa Beyer February Feature Exhibition

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Liquid Color by Teresa Beyer February Feature Exhibition

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: Liquid Color new works by Teresa Beyer Artist Reception: First Friday, February 7, 2020 7pm–11pmFree admission and all ages. Part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJ.“This is my mask”What do you see?Whatever I wantBut it is not me.I am a woman,A daughter, a wifeI was a girl once,But now I’ve lived life.We all wear masks, for different audiences.Our romantic mask, our caring mask, our feminine mask, our warrior mask, our sad mask, our joyful mask. Masks have always fascinated me, the ability to hide one’s true feelings under a façade – instant bravery in a scary world. Put on clown make-up, and it’s no longer you with your anxieties, you are transformed and freed! I build my masks in the classic water color style, building up luminous layers over layers and using the unpainted paper as negative space. I especially love the…

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Stay for Tea by Kyle Harter February Feature Exhibition

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Stay for Tea by Kyle Harter February Feature Exhibition

KALEID Gallery is proud to present:Stay for Tea new drawings by Kyle HarterArtist Reception: First Friday February 7, 2020 7pm–11pmFree admission and all ages. Part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJ. Stay For Tea is inspired by the warmth, calm, and intimacy of sharing tea with a friend. Take a break from day-to-day busyness; find both peace and playfulness in these minimalist paintings and drawings. Please view slowly – just like you would sip a cup of hot tea.Kyle Harter is an illustrator from San Jose, California. Kyle’s techniques and mediums range from minimalist black and white pen and ink line drawings to prints, paintings, murals, comics, and art books. Embodying themes like humor, self-care, and empowerment — it’s clear that Kyle’s goal is to inform, encourage, and cultivate happiness with his audience. Harter’s work can been seen in Content Magazine, KALEID Gallery, and many more galleries and…

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PHASES by Dean Levita in the Project Room

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PHASES by Dean Levita in the Project Room

KALEID Gallery is proud to present:PHASES a video installation by Dean Levita. Artist reception: First Friday, February 7, 2020 7pm–11pmFree admission and all ages. Part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJ. Dean Levita’s installation “Phases” is a non-narrative film that is experimental in form. During a gathering in San Francisco, a group of individuals share their creativity/practices. Levita filmed participants with no directions. The effects of grouping and mirroring became ways of self-reflection. Another layer is added when viewers associate and adopt their own opinion to the subject matter. The result is a film that focuses on the constant changes on how we view our own identity and that of others. Dean Levita’s work is guided largely by intuition and by finding a sublime through the repetition of shapes and colors in a deceptively simple way. Despite–or precisely because of–their simplicity, Levita’s paintings, installations, and photography embody a…

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HARK! Annual Show & Sale opens First Friday Dec. 6th

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HARK! Annual Show & Sale opens First Friday Dec. 6th

“Krampus” by resident artist David Mejia All are welcome to join us on First Friday December 6th for the opening of HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale. KALEID resident artists have created multiple works of art at affordable gift giving prices for this festive holiday show and sale. One of a kind paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and jewelry will be available beginning at 7pm during the DEC. 6th South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalkSJ. First come, first served–all works may be taken home at the time of purchase. Participating artists: Ed Attanasio, Maria Astadjov, Mariana Barnes, Sandi Billingsley, Steven Borelli, Jeff Bramschreiber, Karen Carlo-Salinger, Jennifer Carrier, Houyee Chow, Dotti Cichon, Gabriel Coke, Jonathan Crow, Jemal Diamond, Force 129, Katie Gutierrez, Kyle Harter, Matty Heimgartner, Patrick Hobbie, Leah Jay, Jonathan Kermit, Joe Mandrick, David Mejia, Julie Meridian, Jorge Miesses, Lourde Morante-Miesses, Masha Noir, Brittni Paul, Gianfranco Paolozzi, John Paulson, Jonathan Perea, Zlata Rabinovich,…

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