Donna Brookman Kristine Eudey Arash Fayez Alana Perino Christie Ginanni Stepan Rodrigo Valenzuela Michael Wilson & Natalie Zimmerman Wenxin Zhang
Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri, 12-5:00pm; Sat, 12-4:30pm
Gallery location: 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 510-841-7000
Kala Gallery is proud to present Open Seas, a group exhibition that presents work by artists who explore the idea of borders from a wide range of perspectives.
From political geography to psychological boundaries, the idea of borders can mean a line, an area, an arc, or a mark where something begins and something ends. When there is a border, a zone appears around this line. Inside the zone is like a chrysalis with a flexible shell. It is in constant flux and a transitional state. It expands on its own merging the edges of the outside. Often it is an area where human desire and curiosity – desire to see what’s not there and desire to change and transform, come to life and/or collapse constantly.
Tours of the Kala studio, gallery and print archive are also available by appointment. A diverse collection of printmaking works is presented throughout Kala's gallery facility including the Mercy & Roger Smullen Print and Media Study Center.
For more information, contact Mayumi Hamanaka, Kala Gallery Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 841-7000 ex 201.
July 12, Saturday, 10am-12pm Golden Gate Branch, Oakland Public Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA
Please join this 2-hour walk to experience the Golden Gate neighborhood’s past and contemporary history. Cultural researcher Sue Mark, along with long-time neighbors, will share stories about the community in a walking discussion with Oakland Urban Paths.
Finding Klinkner, Sue’s PRINT PUBLIC project, unearths tantalizing clues about Charles Klinkner (1852-1893), one of the Golden Gate region’s early developers, a man that many loved to hate. At turns blasted as a demonic charlatan or revered as a visionary, Klinkner, in his short life, engaged promotional schemes for his entrepreneurial endeavors that today would go rival.
To learn more about Klinker, the Golden Gate neighborhood’s past and contemporary history, please join Sue Mark in a walking discussion with Oakland Urban Paths http://www.oaklandurbanpaths.org/ on Saturday, July 12 (“Love You Neighborhood Day” http://oaklavia.org/route/loveourhood). Long-time neighbors will share their insights about the community’s changes at key points during the walk. The 2 hour walk starts at10am at the Golden Gate Library, 5605 San Pablo Avenue.
Mark has also created a series of historically interpretive hand-printed bookmarks that, starting in early July, will be dispersed within the shelved book collection at the Golden Gate Library. Finders will be keepers! This is the first phase of her 2 year project that explores social shifts and cycles of change at the intersection of Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland.
This project is also supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program.
PRINT PUBLIC is an innovative place-making project partnering UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, Department of City & Regional Planning, UC Transportation Center, Kala Art Institute, and local businesses to create art installations, pop-up projects, print kiosks, and innovative acts of culture to activate San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. Four artist-teams are developing distinct projects within the San Pablo Corridor, creating an arts-integrated approach to urban planning and community activation.
February 13 - April 5, 2014 Artist Talk: Kouseki Ono and Katsutoshi Yuasa Wednesday, March 12, 7pm Kala Gallery 2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702 http://www.kala.org/exhibitions/current.html
Join us for the first Approaching Zero artist talk with Kouseki Ono and Katsutoshi Yuasa on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 pm.
Approaching Zero - At the Frontier of Contemporary Printmaking features work by Miguel A. Aragón (Mexico/USA), Stella Ebner (NY, USA), Zarina Hashmi (India/USA), Walter Jule (Canada), Kouseki Ono (Japan), and Katsutoshi Yuasa (Japan). Delving into the medium of printmaking, this exhibition investigates artists who incorporate various systematic printmaking methods while pushing the boundaries of print-based work. These artists all share a common strategy or characteristic: they master a particular printmaking technique as a foundation and then go to the very limits of their own system. Despite their machine-like systematic labor, we see unique distortions and textures created by the human hand.
Kouseki Ono creates multiple miniature cylinders using a silkscreen method. He hand-draws dots on his screen and prints this screen over and over to make 100 layers of ink. Ono combines these cylinders in various ways to create wall and floor installations, and sculpture pieces. The colors of the surface change depending on where the viewer stands and the effect is astonishing. Ono received his MFA from Tokyo University of the Arts and currently lives and works in Saitama, Japan. His work has been exhibited in various venues such as Art Front Gallery, Yoseido Gallery and Shiseido Gallery in Tokyo, Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art in Okayama, Bates College Museum of Art, and more.
Katsutoshi Yuasa creates large-scale photographic woodcut prints with detailed textures. He digitally processes a photographic image and transfers it on a wood panel, and then hand carves the image. It's a time consuming process. He says "I become a lens and start seeing the (photographic) subject. This is sometimes like a meditation. Because I strongly look for something pure, to the contrary impurities overflows from bottom of myself. My artwork is full of impurities." Yuasa received his MFA from Royal College of Art, London. His work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Yokohama Museum of Art, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany; Artify Gallery, Hong Kong China; ISE Cultural Foundation, New York; Gallery YUKI-SIS, Tokyo and more. He is currently a lecturer at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. There will be a second Approaching Zero artist talk with Miguel A. Aragón and Walter Jule on Friday, March 28 at 2pm during the Bridges SGCI Conference 2014 - Kala Open House. For more information about SGCI Conference: http://sgcisanfrancisco.org
The Approaching Zero exhibition is generously supported with a grant from The Japan Foundation.
Fresh work in a variety of media by Kala's community of artists!
Artists affiliated with Kala Art Institute will be exhibiting their work at the Kala Gallery from December 12, 2013 through January 25, 2014. The exhibition reflects the diverse Kala community with a juried exhibition of prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, videos, mixed media works, and sculpture. A reception will be held on Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.The Kala Artists’ Annual exhibition is generously supported with a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
Location: Kala Gallery
Exhibition Dates: December 12, 2014 – January 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 12, 6-8pm
Gallery Address: 2990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Kala Gallery is proud to present The Making is A Re-Making featuring work by Adam Donnelly & David Janesko, Kevin Frances, Rachel Granofsky, Adrienne Heloise, Erin Colleen Johnson, Jesse Boardman Kauppila, Nance O'Banion, Farnaz Shadravan and Emma Spertus.
The exhibition presents new work by artists who use materials and resources from everyday life to generate new worlds and systems. Objects, spaces or experiences can be used to create new worlds from old ones, transformed via new arrangements, compositions, re-purposing or other experimental methods creating an experience of unexpected and magical perceptional shifts.
Worlds are built from the worlds of our experience - whether it's already experienced or imagined. The Making is A Re-Making explores new ways of worldmaking recreated from our everyday life -- the spectacles of the mundane.
Please join us for a Gallery Conversation with the Artists on Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 pm. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Tours of the Kala studio, gallery and print-and-media study center are also available by appointment. For more information, contact Mayumi Hamanaka, Kala Gallery Manager, email@example.com or (510) 841-7000 ex 201.