Earth, Wind and Fire
Now until July 28
88 S 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95113 map
Featured artists Jamila Rufaro and Dotti Cichon use elements of nature in their work. Their collaborative piece, Kimono Angel features two thirty-foot rolls of eco-dyed paper held by a weather-rusted angel. Fire is the main protaganist in eco-prints by Dotti depicting Burning Man and Jamila’s eco-dyed pieces use old books to portray imaginary marine life. Paintings portray storms and views of Earth from space showing the effects of global warming. There is an interactive sculpture with video depicting the origins of the Cosmos, a copper-leafed textile work that changes with different light and patinas over time, and silks that are not only wall-hangings, but can be worn as scarves.
Each piece is affordably priced. Eco-dyed portions of Kimono Angel may be purchased by the foot at only $10 per foot.
KALEID (Greek for beauty and form) was borne out of San Jose’s Phantom Galleries (art in vacant storefronts & alternative spaces project) in December 2006. Over 90 fine artists and designers from the San Jose area make use of a 6,000 square foot retail space with individual exhibits that include painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry and textile art. The artists range from young and emerging, to seasoned and well-accomplished. All art work is for sale and may be taken with you at the time of purchase.