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.
Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Voulkos, Inspired – the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 4, 6-8pm.
Voulkos, Inspired presents the work of five artists and one collaborative duo – Double Zero, Leah Rosenberg, Maysha Mohamedi, Peter Voulkos, Randy Colosky, and Travis Meinolf. The artists' work, along with a Q&A, presents a localized engagement with the work and life of iconic Berkeley-based artist, Peter Voulkos.
Double Zero (duo Annie Vaught and Hannah Ireland) utilizes their 20 year friendship as the basis for investigating the ways they affect one another, the boundaries between themselves, and different modes of taking up space in the world. Leah Rosenberg, a painter and a pastry chef, pushes genres with a nod to function, pleasure, and the senses. Maysha Mohamedi’s large-scale paintings and smaller sculptures explode with vigorous physicality and embedded autobography. A 1997 Kala-printed edition by Peter Voulkos will be on view. Randy Colosky recalls Voulkos’ influence on his early work in ceramics as well as his current expanded sculpture practice that employs bold and playful re-tooling of materials. Travis Mienolf heeds Voulkos’ directives from a dream to “cut it up!” and presents collaboratively woven blankets – cut up, reassembled, and on-offer for free.
Voulkos, Inspired is the fourth exhibition in Kala’s new off-site exhibition series featuring artworks from Berkeley-based artists and the Kala community. Working together in the vibrant downtown Berkeley Arts District, Berkeley Central Arts Passage and Kala Art Institute are forging new connections between artists and audience.
For further information contact Amanda Curreri at Kala Art Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists: Bessma Khalaf, Carrie Hott, Elizabeth Mooney, George Pfau, Mayumi Hamanaka, and Sarah Fontaine
Supra Natural presents the work of five visual artists and one writer as it relates to the immeasurable character of nature: big, beyond, fast, mystical, and utterly overwhelming. Supra Natural is the second exhibition in this new exhibition series featuring artworks from Berkeley-based artists and the Kala community. With three exhibitions yearly, Berkeley Central Arts Passage looks forward to being a part of the vibrant downtown Berkeley Arts District and forging new connections between artists and audience.
Bessma Khalaf presents two large-scale photographs that dwarf the viewer and one that creates a mystical tableau. Carrie Hott installs a compilation of research in various mediums making her subject familiar but peculiar. Elizabeth Mooney’s paintings capture a contemporary take on landscape painting – she is concerned with the speed with which we perceive nature today. Three prints by George Pfau focus on the permeable and transitional nature of skin and of the human body itself. Mayumi Hamanaka’s work investigates human stories as they relate to the landscapes – socio-historical and psychological both – that we inhabit and traverse. Sarah Fontaine presents a language-based work that speaks to the immensity of responsibility.
Berkeley Central Arts Passage 2055 Center Street, Berkeley (between Shattuck and Milvia) Viewing hours: Monday - Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Kala Fellowship Artists’ Talk: Randy Colosky, Alison OK Frost, Vanessa Marsh
Wednesday, June 27th, 7:00 pm Kala Gallery 2990 San Pablo Av., Berkeley, CA 94702
Kala’s Fellowship Artists program includes an annual series of artists’ talks presented by current Fellows during their studio residencies. The month of June kicks off our annual series with presentations by Kala Fellows Randy Colosky, Alison Frost and Vanessa Marsh. The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Randy Colosky’s practice is both conceptual and material-driven. Subtle, thought-provoking and often witty, his work employs a free use of utilitarian and industrial materials and questions our assumptions of craft, art and design. In 2010, Secret Handshake, a survey of his work, was shown at Ampersand International. Randy’s first solo museum show FIAT LUX, was presented in the winter of 2011/2012 at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco.
Alison OK Frost paints watercolor scenes composed from often dystopic images she culls from news sources, old magazines, snapshots and movie stills. Her work’s use of watercolor--a medium often associated with lightness and sentimentality--presents a troubling and uneasy poignancy when juxtaposed with the dark subject matter developed in her scenes. Alison received her MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work has been shown widely at spaces in the Bay Area and New York and was recently presented in the exhibition Myths of Progress, at Kala Gallery.
Vanessa Marsh builds small-scale models, which she combines with layered drawings on transparent acetate sheets to create photographic images of imaginary landscapes. Her quietly surreal images evoke a mysterious, in-between world, where planes of experience, and of memory and dream overlap. Vanessa’s work was most recently presented at the Nelson Gallery at U.C. Davis in addition to exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art, Southern Exposure and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
Upcoming talks at Kala Gallery in July, August and September will include presentations by Fellows Michele Carlson, Seth Koen, Sandra Ono, Francesca Pastine and Gail Wight.