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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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My 3 x 3 World; the Post-It Note Art of Ed Attanasio

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My 3 x 3 World; the Post-It Note Art of Ed Attanasio

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: My 3 x 3 World; the Post-It Note Art of Ed Attanasio Opens first Friday October 2th, 5pm–9pm Ed Attanasio, 62, started sketching as a form of rehab after he had a mini-stroke on August 4, 2009. Little did he know that eventually, his illustrations would lead to a career as an artist, astounding critics, gallery owners, his friends, and even himself.Ed drew these characters only as part of his post-stroke therapy and today sells originals and prints for prices he could never envision. In 2013, Ed’s “Bushers” image became a graphic novel and shortly thereafter his art career really began to flourish. Known as “outsider art” or “folk art,” Attanasio’s Post-It creations have sold online and through galleries in the U.S., UK, Canada, South America, Australia, Germany and Russia, just to name a few. Exhibition dates: October 2–30, 2020Gallery Hours: Fridays 5–9pm &…

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Wild Wire by Jonathan Kermit October 2020

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Wild Wire by Jonathan Kermit October 2020

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: Wild Wire by resident artist Jonathan Kermit Opens first Friday October 2nd, 5pm–9pm Discarded twisted, rusty wire forms the basis of my current work. Working intuitively with a vague sense of plan, I coax and join bits of wire into anthropomorphic shapes, whimsical forms and dream like objects. I incorporate details on paper from other areas of interest which include drawing, collage, cyanotype and found images. I became a collector of urban flotsam at a very young age, picking up rusty bits and oddments that I would stash in small boxes. About a dozen years ago I started collecting rusty wire which turned into an obsession and eventually found its way into my artwork. As an ardent recycler, it gives me a certain sense of satisfaction being able to turn a small bit of landfill trash into something else. Exhibition dates: October 2–30, 2020Gallery…

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Synesthesia feature exhibit by Jennifer Carrier

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Synesthesia feature exhibit by Jennifer Carrier

KALEID Gallery is proud to present:“Synesthesia” by resident artist Jennifer Carrier. Opens first Friday September 4th, 5pm–9pm with artist in attendance. Synesthesia is a phenomenon in which information meant to stimulate one of your senses stimulates several of your senses, as when hearing a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color. Much like the experience of synesthesia, these works display disparate environments occurring as one. Though there is no single element that each painting shares, they are all distinctly of the same universe. These are dreamscapes where real life elements occur in fantastical arrangements that are both surreal and coherent. This is a universe where pitcher plants tower above the clouds, where 50’s inspired pin-ups with psychedelic skin-tones lounge on distant planets, and where the vastness of sea merges with that of outer space. Jennifer Carrier is a visual artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Jennifer has…

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“The Lexicon of Time” feature exhibit by Jojo Perea

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“The Lexicon of Time” feature exhibit by Jojo Perea

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “The Lexicon of Time” by resident artist Jojo Perea Opens first Friday September 4th, 5pm–9pm with artist in attendance. A visual depiction of a crystallized thought. Our true nature and form are fractals. The old and new both come in cycles. Birth and rebirth are the ultimate projection, abstract by nature but mathematical by design. The titles change but the archetypes remain the same. Historically we are the collections of our ancestors wisdom. In our DNA, written symbols etched in stone, paper, and spoken history. Art. It’s all a repeating pattern, archaic emotions of Fear and Love. Choose the energy and the path that serves you. Look to your environment for inspiration. Your past and future are malleable based on your creation of your Now. KALEID is open for viewing this exhibit (and 60 other resident artists on view) Fridays & Saturdays from September…

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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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