Tonight, Empire Seven Studios will be unveiling the most recent mural in their E7S Mural Project!
This hand painted mural is the design of lead artist, Jesus Rodriguez. The process was a collaborative effort amongst local artists William Moran (E7S Project Manager/Muralist), Abel Gonzalez, John Barrick, Ivan Gonzalez, Emillo Gallegos and Tamiko Rast. The design itself is inspired by Meso-American structural design, which has played a big part in Art culture of San José.
Come join the E7S family and friends to the unveiling of this new mural Friday, November 1st from 5-7pm at Guadalajara Restaurant located at 452 E. Empire Street, San Jose, CA.
After enjoying the E7S mural and some delicious tacos, head over to South First Fridays! Here are just a few of the many shows going on tonight:
THE WIND WHIPS THE PALM FRONDS
Megan Diddie returns to Anno Domini for her second solo exhibition featuring a new series of works. Having grown up in California but now living in the midwest, Diddie’s perception of the California landscape has changed. What was once familiar is now peculiar as distance, memory and comparisons to new environments change her perspective of her home state.
Anno Domini is located at 366 South First Street, San Jose, CA. Opening reception is Friday, November 1st, 7-11pm.
Artist Andrew Agutos says, “My canvases are windows into an ideal world imagined in my head. Architectural, geometric structures are surrounded and covered in patterns referencing pop art, abstract expressionism and graffiti. Remixed Warhol-camouflage, iconic cartoon imagery and colors from the fashion world are presented in a synthetic space much like the internet. Organic forms are layered with angular shapes, creating environments that are comfortable, chaotic, inviting and unknown.”
This work is part of the Phantom Galleries and is located at 376 South First Street, San Jose, CA.
FOR THE BIRDS
Kelly’s work is varied in content and in media. Having started as a ceramist, the mentality creating multiple objects still resonates in his work. The connection to his ceramic past is echoed in subject matter such as vases and vessels throughout the work. The floral and landscape imagery often refer back to his childhood in Colorado and to his extensive travels as an adult. Aside from the obvious influences of his teachers, the work of many European painters informs his work. Picasso and the cubists, Balthus, Bosch, Bocklin, Beckmann and many more can be seen in various pieces. The overriding sense of the work is a fun loving and optimistic approach to making art and experiencing the world around us.
Katherine Levin Lau
I am a perpetual student of nature. My explorations have taken me to physical places such as tide pools and forests and my learning broadened by museums and books. I am filled with wonder at the beautiful, horrific, bizarre and puzzling intricacies of nature. My current body of work reflects the impact of this visit to Prague. I have collected images from nature and anthropology and use these as elements in a personal iconography, (for instance, the crow always represents self). I try to utilize a nonsymmetrical balance and juxtapose images of contrasting origins in homage to the Prague cabinet’s jumbled shelves.
Seeing Things Gallery is located at 30 North 3rd Street, San Jose, CA. Opening reception is Friday, November 1st, 7-11pm.
Til next week!