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Our current gallery hours as of May 1, 2021 are:Thursdays–Fridays 12pm–7pmSaturdays 12pm –5pmFirst Fridays 5pm–9pm for ArtWalkSJ and by appointment for private viewings (via info@kaleidgallery.com)Free entry, social distancing and mask is required at all times. We all need a respite and replenishment in these challenging times. We continue to have two rotating solo exhibitions each month in our feature gallery area and the works of 60 resident artists on view and available for sale in the spacious gallery. You may also view and purchase the art work we post on our Facebook page and our Instagram feed. We accept all major credit cards and will ship anywhere around the world. Thank you for your continued support of these extraordinary artists and the gallery! KALEID Gallery320 S. 1st St.Downtown San JoseE: info@kaleidgallery.comT: 408-947-1785…

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“Helen: Queen of the Flies” by Julie Barrett _ August Feature Exhibit

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“Helen: Queen of the Flies” by Julie Barrett _ August Feature Exhibit

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Helen: Queen of the Flies”drawings and short film by resident artist Julie Barrett Opening Reception: First Friday August 6th 5pm–9pm. Artist will be in attendance.Part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJ. Carl is in love with a girl named Helen.Others don’t approve of his desires.“She’s too pretty,” they say.“She’s too young,” they say.“She’s too dead,” they say.He is not deterred, he loves her. “Helen: Queen of the Flies” is Julie Barret’s new series of drawings and accompanying short film about an obsessive love. A love that brings despair upon oneself and despise from others. Julie’s drawings are her imagined depictions of true events of nearly a hundred years ago that drove a man beyond the edge of reason over a young woman. This account that Julie illustrates so delicately and hauntingly, is beyond a specific tale, it is a universal allegory for…

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“Leaves and Embers” by Bryson Bost _ August Feature Exhibit

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“Leaves and Embers” by Bryson Bost _ August Feature Exhibit

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Leaves and Embers” new paintings by resident artist Bryson Bost. Opening Reception: First Friday August 6th 5pm–9pm. Artist will be in attendance.Part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk SJ.This new body of work presents 8 abstracts that travel through the spectrum of cools and warms. We begin with silvery blues to decadent reds. Nature is at the core, from a verdant field, to an engulfing storm. Creations designed to connect their viewers to a time before tech. About the Artist:Bryson received guidance at the Instituto Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico. He has collaborated with interior designers from Seattle to Scottsdale. Hospitality and gratitude are tethered to his creations. Fine art lovers appreciate the many details swirling about his one of a kind abstractions. His motto since the beginning has been: “always by hand, always original.”Exhibition Dates: August 6–28, 2021Gallery Hours:Thursdays–*Fridays 12pm–7pm,Saturdays 12pm–5pm*First Fridays 5pm–9pmFree…

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Indian Mythology Explored in Colors paintings by Minesh Kher _ June Feature Exhibit

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Indian Mythology Explored in Colors paintings by Minesh Kher _ June Feature Exhibit

Indian Mythology Explored in Colorspaintings by Minesh KherOpening reception: First Friday June 4th, 5pm–9pm.Free admission, all ages, mask required. Artist will be in attendance.Color and the juxtaposition of colors that our vision encounters; every moment plays an important role in how we celebrate life.My goal is to create a glimpse of the past using color as the coalescing force, be it the serene lit faces of a buddha, or a shiva, or through stories from Indian mythology to find joyfulness and meaning in that canvas.About the Artist:All my life, I was in awe of artists – engaging in their creations, deciphering their thought process with colors,  lines, and textures, and in the end celebrating them. I had no idea, 9 years back, that trying to gel with my younger daughter would allow me to find my life’s passion. My daughter was taking an art class and to spend some quality…

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“Without a plan in the spirit of the Material” by Rachel Karklin _ June Feature Exhibit

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“Without a plan in the spirit of the Material” by Rachel Karklin _ June Feature Exhibit

Without a plan in the Spirit of the Material sculptures by resident artist Rachel Karklin Opening reception: First Friday June 4th, 5pm–9pm.Free admission, all ages, mask required. Artist will be in attendance.Materials are parts of all our spaces, physical and mental.They come from their own places and have different pasts of their evolvement. It results in their beautiful and so distinct properties. I see them as having their personalities and laws of behavior. We can’t change their properties, we have to follow laws and use it to our advantage. In art, by creating we give the material a great extension and broadening of their spaces. We can bring different materials to a beautiful co-existence even when it does not exist in nature.In over 10 years of making art, I have worked with clay, stone, wax, bronze, steel, concrete, and resin. I love the process, I am open to any constrains…

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“Occasional Optimist” by Katie Gutierrez _ May Feature Exhibit

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“Occasional Optimist” by Katie Gutierrez _ May Feature Exhibit

KALEID Gallery is proud to present the feature exhibition: Occasional Optimist by resident artist Katie Gutierrez For years, I have kept a “Year of Fun” list. A chronicle of all the positive things that had transpired during the year, as well as planned escapades that I was looking forward to. The list took a turn in early 2020.This is a collection of new work inspired by some of the things I have worried, daydreamt, laughed and cried about, been comforted by and endured during the pandemic, from the silly to the downright traumatizing. It would be easy to drown in the awful, but the Occasional Optimist in me is hopeful that going through these extraordinarily difficult times can force real growth and change for the better.About the Artist:My work tends to revolve around CHANGE – good, bad, or otherwise – and its effects. I paint my feelings, and I love the…

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“Refactor” by Lucidbeaming _ May–July Feature Exhibit

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“Refactor” by Lucidbeaming _ May–July Feature Exhibit

KALEID Gallery is proud to present the feature exhibition:Refactor recent tech art by guest artist Lucidbeaming Combines modern microcontrollers with found objects, rusted tin, and rice paper. Explores glitch aesthetics and the emotional dissonance of interfacing with machines. About the Artist:Lucidbeaming is an art and technology project of San Jose artist Joshua Curry. “My work combines old and new technology to explore human experiences. It is modern folk art, pulling from the new natural world of machines and screens. It explores our struggle to co-existence with them and retain our humanity. I use a diverse background in machine tinkering and computer programming, along with a foundation in fine art. My recent work seeks to find an integrated path forward, combining these disparate contexts into something unified.”www.lucidbeaming.com Opening reception:First Friday May 7th, 5pm–9pm.Free admission, all ages, mask required. Artist will be in attendance. Exhibition dates: May 7–July 30, 2021Gallery Hours: Thursday–Friday Noon–7pm,…

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“Meet You Halfway” by Julie Meridian _ May Feature Exhibit

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“Meet You Halfway” by Julie Meridian _ May Feature Exhibit

KALEID Gallery is proud to present the feature exhibition:Meet You Halfway by resident artist Julie Meridian. An artistic call and response brings new life to fast art. This show of newly re-painted landscapes picks up where paint nights leave off to interpret the same scene through another lens. See how social, guided art expresses itself in ways that veer towards abstraction when compared to carefully rendered realism. What’s different that rings true to make it a sense of a place? What’s the same that may have only been hinted at in the original art? Each one honors the way life continues, in often subtle ways, all around us. About the Artist:Julie Meridian captures the essence of people and places through representational art that reveals impressionist details. Her art often highlights moments of contemplation and peaceful solitude. Natural and unassuming poses create a pervasive sense of being truly present. This solemn eye…

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“Pretty Things on the Upswing” by Jemal Diamond_April Feature Exhibit

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“Pretty Things on the Upswing” by Jemal Diamond_April Feature Exhibit

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Pretty Things on the Upswing” new work by resident artist Jemal Diamond. Opening reception: First Friday April 2, 2021, 5–9pm. “Pretty Things on the Upswing” is a collection of new one-of-a-kind paintings on paper in acrylic marker. With light at the end of a dark tunnel, pretty things grow from the ashes of the past. This new work is improvisational, with no intended outcome – only hopeful surprises. Within that spontaneous framework, there are intentional embedded dichotomies of line and shape to create a playground of visual cues and possible meanings. All titles for this collection are given by viewers like you, including “Pretty Things on the Upswing” title by artist Jenna Huisken. #TitleMe! @thejemalshow About the Artist:Jemal Diamond is a resident artist at KALEID Gallery, and has a studio at Visual Philosophy Studios in San Jose, California. He is a graduate of The…

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“Ancient Greek Mythos” by David Mejia _ April Feature Exhibit

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“Ancient Greek Mythos” by David Mejia _ April Feature Exhibit

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Ancient Greek Mythos”new illustrations by resident artist David Mejia. Opening reception: first Friday April 2nd, 5–9pmFree entry, mask required. I have always been fascinated by the ancient Greek mythology.It is exciting, as an adult, to re-imagine that world through my own art. It is a well that feeds and feeds. A study of history reaffirms ancient Greece as the foundation of our own Western Civilization. Everything from philosophy, science, engineering, religion, math, writing, architecture, etc. One can recognize it in so many contemporary things and activities we take for granted such as architecture, democracy, debate, drama, and the concept of individuality. The deepest roots for me are the myths. How the ancient Greeks, and even their forebearers imagined the Universe and forces of nature as anthropomorphized into Gods and Goddesses, all vying with each other, into an uncertain hierarchy, balancing chaos with order. Dominant…

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“Melancholy” by Houyee Chow_March Feature Exhibit

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“Melancholy” by Houyee Chow_March Feature Exhibit

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Melancholy” by resident artist Houyee Chow: a feature exhibition for the month of March, 2021. Opening with Artist in attendance:First Friday March 5th, 5pm–9pm. A year ago this show looked completely different in my head and then the pandemic hit. Life can change in an instant and the show I had been planning for 2 years fell short. I thought about giving up and canceling everyday, but I kept thinking about how important this was for me. I decided to completely change direction and picked up my sketchbook to start anew. I found myself in a state of sadness and mourning from the loss of loved ones due to COVID related issues. I realized that I needed a space to feel sad in order to heal and I wanted to create this space for myself and everyone else. My show is titled “Melancholy” from…

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