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“Neither Artificial nor Intelligent: Artists Working with Algorithms” Panel Discussion FEB. 23rd

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“Neither Artificial nor Intelligent: Artists Working with Algorithms” Panel Discussion FEB. 23rd

“Neither Artificial nor Intelligent: Artists Working with Algorithms Panel discussion: Friday, February 23rd 7pm–9pm. Free admission Featuring Artists: Julie Meridian, James Morgan, and Steve CooleyModerator: Cherri Lakey KALEID Gallery is proud to host this panel with three talented artists who are using various AI tools in their artistic practice while navigating all the ethical and creative dilemmas that arise with it. With all the controversy around AI collaborative / generated art, we’re looking forward to hearing from these avant-garde artists that are exploring the possibilities of a positive outcome for artists and creatives in this as-of-yet undefined new territory. Julie Meridian:Julie Meridian captures the essence of people and places through representational art with impressionist details. She has extensive experience humanizing technology through UX design and has been active in the Silicon Valley arts community since 2014. “Terraforming the Uncanny Valley” exhibit featuring paintings by Julie Meridian in collaboration with Berlin-based…

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“Terraforming the Uncanny Valley” by Julie Meridian & Lucidbeaming February 2024

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“Terraforming the Uncanny Valley” by Julie Meridian & Lucidbeaming February 2024

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Terraforming the Uncanny Valley” a series of paintings from a collaboration between painter Julie Meridian (San Jose) and tech artist Lucidbeaming (Berlin). Opening reception: Friday February 2nd 5pm–9pmpart of the First Fridays ArtWalk SJFree admission & all ages. Lucidbeaming’s algorithmic remixing of historical landscapes is reimagined in paintings by Julie Meridian. His algorithmic experimentation with synthetic terrain combined with her eye for bringing realistic detail back in to virtual imagery yields a new kind of landscape. From a painting tradition that celebrated unspoiled nature to remixes made real through human interpretation, the end result is a vision that hints at a future when the environment re-forms after humanity’s presence…and the marks it has left with technology. Both artists are deeply grounded in both traditional and digital art practices. They are pursuing ethical AI experimentation to better understand the nature of what can emerge. About…

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HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale

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HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale

KALEID Gallery is thrilled to once again host its much anticipated HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale.  Featuring over 60 talented artists and showcasing an impressive collection of 250+ unique artworks, this event promises a celebration of creativity, community, and the joy of giving for art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers alike. Participating artists include KALEID resident artists as well as invited creatives from our broader San Jose arts community. Join us opening night (during First Fridays ArtWalk SJ) where you’ll find a diverse array of artistic expressions including paintings, sculpture, photography, poetry, textiles and jewelry, all priced from $12.– $250. so all can find unique and meaningful gifts for their loved ones. HARK! Artists:Deborah Anderson, Ed Attanasio, Purl Bailey (aka Marilyn Roaf), Deb Barba, Sandi Billingsley, Julianne Bonnet, Steven Borelli, Julie Bouvee, Jeffrey Bramschreiber, John Cambra, Emmanuel Cervantes-Mejia, Robert Chavez, III, Bre Contreras, Jonathan Crow, Jennifer DeChenne, Jemal Diamond, Mario…

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“Gods Like Us” Jemal Diamond Solo Exhibit November 2023

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“Gods Like Us” Jemal Diamond Solo Exhibit November 2023

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: Gods Like Us Jemal Diamond solo exhibition Artist’s reception: First Friday November 3rd 5pm–9pm.Free admission and all ages. Part of the First Fridays ArtWalk SJ. “GODS LIKE US” is a collection of acrylic paintings spanning two years of work by artist Jemal Diamond. An experiment in the confining shape of the circle – an undoubtedly profound and universally significant shape, the pieces cast a spotlight on unique clusters of contrasting and complementary shapes. Both mechanical and organic, masculine and feminine, abstract and representational, there lies embedded intentional dichotomies to create a playground of visual cues and possible meaning.                                  All titles for works in this collection are given by viewers like you, including “Gods like us” title by Anna M.  About the Artist:Jemal Diamond is a south Bay Area-based…

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“Be Weird Have Fun” Kyle Harter Solo Exhibit August 2023

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“Be Weird Have Fun” Kyle Harter Solo Exhibit August 2023

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: “Be Weird Have Fun” by resident artist Kyle Harter Artist’s Reception: First Friday August 4th 5pm–9pmFree admission, all ages welcomed. What would an artist create if they felt no need to seek approval or to extract profit–but only the desire to express joy and amusement? Come and see Kyle Harter’s answer to this question in Be Weird, Have Fun, their newest show of paintings, prints, blankets, tapestries, and apparel. Each piece created for fun, and fun alone. Full of glee and whimsy and in some cases, unabashed weirdness. Maybe you’ll laugh. Maybe you’ll shudder. But you’ll definitely witness an awakening of the inner child. That of the artist’s, and perhaps also of your own. All of Kyle’s proceeds from this show will fund future artworks exclusively. About the ArtistKyle Harter (they/them) is an artist living in San José, California. their techniques and mediums range…

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“Don’t Panic” Matty Heimgartner Solo Exhibit May 2023

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“Don’t Panic” Matty Heimgartner Solo Exhibit May 2023

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: Don’t Panic Matty Heimgartner Solo Exhibition Opening reception: First Friday, May 5th 5pm–9pmPart of the South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalk SJ in SoFA District.Free admission and all ages. My forehead, palms, and pits are sweaty, but I’m so cold that I’m shaking. It’s hard to breathe. My vision is narrow with the center most saturated then the outer fading to a blur. My heart beats against my rib cage as if it is trying to break out of its prison. I feel like I am falling, but I’m pretty sure I am standing. My thoughts race so fast that I can’t process a single one. I’m confused. I’m afraid. And I’m certain this is going to be my demise. You’re having a panic attack. But they keep happening. You have panic disorder. I had my first panic attack when I was nineteen years old and…

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dis/ab STRACTIONS Steven Borelli Solo Exhibit March 2023

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dis/ab STRACTIONS Steven Borelli Solo Exhibit March 2023

KALEID Gallery is proud to present: dis/ab STRACTIONS Steven Borelli solo exhibitionArtist’s reception: First Friday March 3rd 5pm–9pmpart of South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalk SJ AbstractionsDistractionsDistracting AbstractionsAbstract Distractions Whatever you may want to call them, they all lead us to the same place, this collection of art. And however you want to describe them, they should be fun. Each piece in this show is a collage of whatever feelings, inspirations, and intuitions are affecting at the time of creation. Immerse yourself in them and see whatever you want. One of the things I like most about doing abstract art is when people tell me what they see in a particular piece. I want each viewer to get their own idea or message from my art. Consider them a Rorschach test for imagination instead of psychoses. Unless you are psychotic, in which case, friend me on Facebook. About the Artist: (Being a 100%…

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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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