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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com.
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