Phantom Galleries - 5 new articles
REMINDER! No South FIRST FRIDAYS #ArtWalkSJ this Friday July 7th but you can still attend these two great exhibits happening in downtown San Jose. The ArtWalk + STREET MRKT will resume on August 4th, 7pm–11pm, free & open to all as always.
KALEID Gallery is very proud to present this 40 year retrospective of art work by resident artist Gianfranco Paolozzi. Please join us for the artist's reception on Friday July 7th at 6pm.
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).
As a young man in the 60's, he sold two oil paintings to pay for a vacation around Italy with friends. It was then he started experimenting with photography. After completing his Italian military duty of service; he followed the love of his life to America in 1972, married her and now have 3 grown children. The 80's were full of art shows throughout Silicon Valley and the decade in which his first piece of the "Collagements" series was born (using photographs on plexiglass). The 90's brought several solo shows for Gianfranco which led to a greater expansion of his presence in San Jose's illustrious art and music scene. Presently, he continues to be prolific with his “Journals” series and has officially switched the titles of all his art pieces, past and present, to "Journals" because they are forever evolving until they are sold.
Artist Reception: Friday July 7th, 6pm–9pm
One of a Kind: monoprints and more by Ray Ashley
opening night: Friday, July 7, 2017, 7-10pm
This special July exhibition features the art of Ray Ashley, a patron saint of local artists and arts organizations, who was an artist himself. Works will show selections of Ray’s work coinciding with the first exhibit devoted to his vast collection of art at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. One of Works’ most generous supporters, Ray passed away late in 2016. Works will provide the opportunity to collect Ray’s work just as he collected the work of so many regional artists.
Exhibition continues: July 8–23
Works San Jose
Congratulations to the winner of this year's Cinequest live painting contest BRANDON ANDERTON!
pictured: Force 129, Brandon Anderton, Julie Meridian
It's VOTING TIME! Click HERE to vote for your favorite Cinequest x Phantom Galleries #Elevate painting.
Brandon Anderton, Fernando Amaro, Jr and Julie Meridian will be painting live & finishing up their #Elevate paintings at the Cinequest Closing Party this Sunday night (at the Hyatt Hotel from 9pm–midnight) where the winner will be announced.
We're very proud of all three artists and their amazing work and very thankful to Cinequest for including us in their world-class festival!
Last update before the final day tomorrow and still got tons of work to be done!
I've really enjoyed creating around the theme "Elevate"! It's given me a chance to reexamine how I look at things and began once again to take for granted.
Fernando Amaro, Jr (Force 129)
Illustrating my vision of California Theatre film festival attendants full of color & life after the films.
When I thought of "elevate" it made me think about how everyone is in a different place...and how no matter where each person is they have something to contribute. As I'm painting these gestures what started as solitary expressions has grown, and I've been noticing more of the connections between them. I've had a chance to see a few of these films too and learn how these tiny slices of expression fit into those larger stories.
Brandon Anderton, Julie Meridian and Fernando Amaro, Jr. will all be creating their painting on the "Elevate" theme from their studios with daily progress pics and thoughts about their process over the next two weeks. Final voting will occur at the Cinequest Closing Party on March 12th.
Fernando Amaro, Jr.
South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
This Friday's Art Walk SJ features several new exhibits by extremely talented local artists curated by Phantom Galleries in alternative art spaces and our sister gallery KALEID Gallery. Stop by and see a great show and meet the artists!
The Tiger in the Room new paintings by Mike Borja at KALEID Gallery
Mike Borja takes a creative journey through different mediums of art; come see his new works and explore his visual creations. Beware, you may run into a tiger...
Mike Borja is a creative from San Jose, CA, a part of the Dream Daringly Execute Fearlessly art studio (aka DDEF) and a KALEID resident artist since 2010. The subject matter of Borja's artwork spans from tigers to fishes, cartoons, electric sockets, mandalas, and dreams.
Skunk-Truck & Lucy new works by Donny Foley at KALEID Gallery
This March KALEID Gallery presents: Skunk-Truck & Lucy. This whimsical show features Donny Foley’s latest series of large scale Word Paintings. Each painting depicts a single story, but together they create one giant story; the tale of Skunk-Truck & Lucy.
Word Paintings seamlessly combines two of Foley’s favorite forms of creative narrative: story telling and painting. The creation of each piece starts with a painted focal point. Then, the background is formed by hand lettering a story of which the entire painting is based upon. When viewed from a distance a Word Painting is meant to convey a cheery anecdote, but on closer inspection the viewer can see the complex nature of a seemingly simplistic image.
Live music during the reception by Freddie Vega, and Avery Palmer (7pm–11pm).
Carbon Hand Print. A collection of charcoal drawings on paper by Jeffrey Hemming at The Studio.
These works are a result of spending many hours outdoors in the western landscape hiking, skiing, and showshoeing. I use charcoal for both its speed and flexibility. Achromatic works focus the effort on value, composition, and texture. My most inspirational times are usually spent outdoors. For me, these drawings are serve as a record of places traveled and time well spent.
The Studio Climbing Gym
Aesthetic Meditations paintings and beach art by Brandon Anderton at Phantom Galleries at The Pierce
Also on view: Washed Away a documentary short by KTF Films (also known for Batkid Begins) featuring Brandon Anderton and his work will screen throughout the evening from 7pm–11pm (on the hour) during the March 3rd art walk.
Music provided by: J. Swizza
The Pierce Apartments
Sticker Critters Occupy SoFA by Darius B'Alexander at Caffe Frascati
Darius B'Alexander is the Sticker Critters creator. He is known to strike a conversation with just about anyone he meet in any day or anywhere, then surprise them with on the spot just specially created Sticker Critter by the end of the conversation. His multitude, one-of-a-kind creations will be on display and available for adoption for a small minimal fee. Come by Caffe Frascati and adopt one, two, or as many as you want.
Mine and Yours by Lydia Rae Black at Phantom Galleries at Pho69 Restaurant
The things which we curate out of our lives are also a source of constant inspiration for my works. The discarding of objects is undoubtedly necessary, but I am drawn to the process by which we eliminate things from our lives when we once found them needful or beautiful. We indentify through the things that we own, and by them, define ourselves and our lives. I commemorate the things that were once wanted, and through that process, recall the people that we once were. Curated by Robert Ragazza.
PHO 69 Restaurant
Phantom Galleries presents "Retrace" by Alice Lo at 488 Cafe
My inspiration is coming from the beautiful landscape in California. I am always amazed by the ever changing and always stunning cloudscape in the sky. I also love to find and capture disappearing nostalgic places and signs in the Silicon Valley.
Exhibit on view through March 30, 2017.