Residues of Time on view through April 20

Residues of Time

New photographic work by:
Nin Filip
Chrysta Giffen
Jay Ruland
Thomas Sanders
John Stewart

On view: April 5 through 20,  2013

Reception and South First Friday art walk: Friday, April 5, 7 to 10pm

Well-RED series returns with poet Persis Karim

Well-RED reading series returns!
presented in collaboration with Poetry Center San José
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7:00pm
Featured poet: Persis Karim

at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 6:30pm
$2 suggested donation

PERSIS KARIM‘S poetry has been published in a number of national and local publications including Reed Magazine, Caesura, HeartLodge, and The Pedestal and short poem.org. She is co-editor of the forthcoming, Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers (University of Arkansas Press, 2013) and editor and contributing poet to Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora (2006). She is currently working on a collection of poems titled, “Resilience.” She teaches literature and creative writing at San Jose State University.

Beyond Gaga on view through March 9

Beyond Gaga

February 1 through March 9
Opening Reception: First Friday, February 1, 7 to 10pm
additional South First Fridays art walk and reception: Friday, March 1, 7 to 10pm

with performance by Carrie Ohm at 8pm

Artists Talks:
Wednesday, February 20, 7pm with Darrell Phelps and Al Honig
Thursday, February 28, 7:30pm with Eileen Fitz-Faulkner and Diana Mihalakis
Saturday, March 2, 1pm with Pamela Blotner and Yong Han

Named for the spectacularly outrageous performer, Beyond Gaga is a juried exhibition of fun, sexy, provocative, and deliberately unsettling sculpture and installation art. The call to artists, from curator Lynne Todaro, was to be shocking, awesome, sublime, and outrageous—to push their imaginations to the edge and beyond. The results include bronze bacon, cloth crab claws, and interactive masculine fantasies, among many other sculptural adventures.

Presented in collaboration with The Pacific Rim Sculptors Group. Juried by DeWitt Cheng and Lauren Baines.

participating artists:
Pamela Blotner, Sarah Burdick, Arthur Comings, Kathy de Rosas, Rene Dayan-Whitehead, Eileen Fitz-Faulkner, Yong Han, Peter Hiers, Maru Hoeber, Al Honig, John Hughes, Eric Jacobson, Hope Kusy, Magels Landet, Bette Linderman, Jiajun Lu, Karin Lusnak, Alison J. McLennan, Diana Mihalakis, Jann Nunn, Carrie Ohm, Jeff Owen, Rosy Penhallow, Darrell Phelps, Virginia Stearns, Charles Stinson, Lynne Todaro, Ama Torrance, Patricia Vader, Stuart Wagner, Corinne Whitaker

Opening Friday January 4: Phil Tiger Art Marine

Phil Tiger Art Marine
A memorial exhibition with original works by Phil Tiger; and work with and about Phil by Ben Alexy, Tom Chargin, and John Riley.

January 4 through 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 6pm to 8pm; Memorial: 8pm

Phil Tiger’s life embodied the true meaning of the surreal. He enjoyed the nature of the absurd and its inherent playfulness. Never shying away from any situation, and emboldened by his stark confidence, Phil entered a world others would scarcely glimpse.

Curated by Jan Bernstein Chargin, Tom Chargin, and John Riley

MAKE SHIFT, BFA graphic design exhibition on view through December 14

MAKE SHIFT
San Jose State University, Department of Design, Graphic Design Program BFA Exhibition 2012

Opening Reception: First Friday, December 7, 6–10pm

special hours for this exhibition: December 7 through 14, 12–9pm
Design Professional Nights: December 12 & 13, 6–9pm

“Graphic design is an experience that seeks to influence audiences through visual communication. It accomplishes this by utilizing the creative process to fuse form and content. We will create an exhibition that engages audiences by challenging their preconceptions of graphic design, leaving them with a broader knowledge of its impact.”

MAKE SHIFT is about discovery through process, and growth through change. As designers, we are constantly searching for innovative ways to tackle on challenges we encounter, striving to create something better than the preexisting. It is not until we step out of our comfort zone, learn from the mistakes we make along the way, and explore options do we actually begin to shift our thinking.

join the event on Facebook
and visit the website: makeshift2012.com

Optimism, Pessimism, Nihilism, Works!

the 2012 Works member exhibition open through November 17

More than 50 artists have come together to help Works celebrate 35 years of surviving and thriving in San José with the non-juried member exhibition Optimism, Pessimism, Nihilism, Works! Ranging from the most established area artists to the newest of newcomers, this exhibition displays the intense range of our art community.

Opening Reception: First Friday, November 2, 7pm to 10pm
on view through November 17

Closing party for members and friends of Works:
Saturday, November 17, 6 to 8pm, please RSVP to attend!

Come to the Closing Party and Annual Members and Friends Gathering for an update on Works after 35 years, preview exhibitions ahead, enjoy refreshments, and get a look at our newly installed lighting system—that your support helped to build! Artists are encouraged to pick up work from the member exhibit at the party. Please RSVP to above or email gallery@workssanjose.org to attend.

 

CALL FOR ART: the member exhibition!

YOU are the NEXT exhibition!

EVERYONE (become a member if you are not already!) is invited to participate in the 2012 members’ exhibition at Works/San José, your community art and performance center. The exhibition, entitled Optimism, Pessimism, Nihilism, Works!, will open on First Friday, November 2 from 7pm to 10pm. The exhibition runs November 2 through 17, 2012. Each member of Works is invited to place one work of art into the exhibition, your single piece must be ready-to-hang (framed/mounted with all hanging hardware). We must limit wall pieces to 24 inches in width by 24 inches in height; and sculptural pieces to 24 inches in width and depth—space is tight, so please consider a smaller work. Include instructions for suspensions or any other special display requests. please also provide a resume and artist statement.

All work must be hand-delivered to 365 South Market Street (Market Street edge of SJ Convention Center building) on Sunday, October 21, or Saturday, October 27, from noon to 4pm. The exhibition entry form and exhibition agreement can be completed when you deliver your work or can be downloaded below to fill out and bring with you.

Volunteers are needed for installation and gallery sitting—please sign up to help when you deliver your work!

CALL FOR ART

MEMBER EXHIBIT AGREEMENT FORM

Cooperative Gaming Co-op through October 20

The arcade is dead! Long live the arcade!

Curators James Morgan and John Bruneau have brought together local to international video game designers to create a multilayered, challenging community “play” space built around the arcade cabinet as platform for interactive and interpersonal experiences. The arcade has been an important social gathering space and a place to experience new technologies through games. Games on topics from the Occupy movement to ambulance chasing and sports challenges populate individually curated cabinets. Presented by Works as part of the ZERO1 biennial.

exhibition events:
(e)MERGE ZERO1 Street Festival: Friday, September 14, 6 to 11pm
curators and artists opening reception: Saturday, September 15, 7 to 9pm
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, October 5, 7 to 10pm 

more events: game swaps, and artist/curator talk to come!

exhibition on view: September 13 through October 20
Special Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, noon to 9pm!

more at:
http://gamingcoop.wordpress.com/about/

Works Benefit Auction 2012 – Saturday, August 18

The art auction for everyone! Dozens of established and emerging regional artists have donated to Works’ Benefit Auction. Now it’s your turn to support Works by building your own art collection in the region’s most accessible, eclectic, and exciting art auction—don’t miss out!

Preview Exhibition–Thursday, Friday, Saturday: August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Auction: Saturday, August 18, final preview opens 5pm, live auction at 7pm
admission FREE, bidder registration just $15; members $10

join the event on Facebook!

Benefit Auction preview is online at flickr. See all the artists, images of pieces, titles of work, retail values and starting bids. Click on any photo to start your tour.

Victoria MayKen MatsumotoLydia Rae BlackDavid LippenbergerGina KaiperBrooke Scudder
H. James ParadisJames H. PollardRuby RutledgeKaren Carlo SalingerManli ChaoRichard Arredondo
Laura Collin BennettAlayne YellumMichael FoleyClayton MoragaPaulette PetersonJesse N. Molina
Nanette WyldeKent ManskeAmanda QuentalTimothy TsunBette LindermanEamon Burke

Works Benefit Auction 2012, a set on Flickr.

 

Benefit Auction Exhibition opens First Friday! Auction: Aug 18

A fantastic range of regional artists have donated to Works’ Benefit Auction. Now it’s your turn to support Works by building your own art collection in the region’s most accessible, eclectic, and exciting art auction. This is the auction where the staffs of other arts organizations come to bid—don’t miss out!

Opening Reception: First Friday, August 3, 7 to 10pm
Preview Exhibition days: August 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Auction: Saturday, August 18, final preview opens 5pm, live auction at 7pm

Auction Artists (preview links to come):
Richard James Arredondo
Tessie Barrera-Scharaga
Brande Barrett
Laura Callin Bennett
Lydia Rae Black
Lacey Bryant
Antonio Castro
Jason Challas
Steve Cooley
Tulio Flores
Michael Foley
Bill Gould
Patrick “WäDL” Hofmeister
Donnasue Jacobi
Anna Koster
Charlotte Kruk
John Kurtyka
David Lippenberger
Patrick Lydon
Miguel Machuca
Trinh Mai
Kent Manske
Frances Marin
Michael Martin
Javier Martinez
Kimy Martinez
Ken Matsumoto
Therese May
Tony May
Victoria May
Stephanie Metz
Joe Miller
Jesse N. Molina
Clayton Moraga
Angelica Muro
J Paradis
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Carlos Pérez
Anabella Piñon
James Pollard
Alfred Preciado
Grace Purpura
Valerie Andriola Purpura
Fred Roessler
Karen Carlo Salinger
Brooke Scudder
Ema Sintamarian
Jean Skamra
Shana Sundstrom
Donna Thompson
Gary Tolomei
Timothy Tsun
Consuelo Jiménez Underwood
Nanette Wylde
and donations of  the work of:
Tim Cottenjim
Paulette Peterson

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