Friday, March 31st
Members Preview: 5-6pm
Opening Reception: 6-8pm
2023 Spring Shows Opening
Join us Friday, March 31st for the opening of four new exhibitions. There will be a members-only preview at 5pm. If you are a member, you should have received a Paperless Post invite to RSVP. Please contact Haley Kerrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The members-only preview will be followed by a reception 6-8pm, which will be free and open to everyone.
Altered Perception: Sarah Hotchkiss, Lordy Rodriguez, and Susie Taylor
Inspired by the British artist Bridget Riley (b. 1931), who has long been known for her dizzying, vibratory paintings that set the Op Art movement in motion, the exhibition Altered Perception is a tribute to Riley and her life’s work. Altered Perception includes works from three local Bay Area artists: Sarah Hotchkiss, Lordy Rodriguez, and Susie Taylor.
Rhonda Holberton: A Knotted World
“And in a knotted world of vibrant matter, to harm one section of the web may very well be to harm oneself.” – Jane Bennet, Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things
We are on the brink of a technological and biological revolution that will change how we live, work, and relate to one another. In a Knotted World asks us to question the current state of technology that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. The work in the exhibition builds upon four series by Bay Area artist Rhonda Holberton that explores the militarization of land and the technology that both protects the soft animal of our body and extends violence outward to places we cannot see or imagine.
Sarah Blaustein: Present Tense
The ICA San José is thrilled to display a series of site-specific, bodily works by painter Sarah Blaustein. Installed in the front gallery, the work creates a full-sensory experience of being surrounded by her paintings. Present Tense, a series of sensuous, lush paintings, is made with permanent materials. The works evoke the feeling of giving life, creation, and the human condition. A viewer can get lost in the use of bold color, the seemingly wet, saturated surface and the push and pull of the picture plane. Using deeply saturated pigments and water, Blaustein paints the sensations she feels but can not see.
Rudy Lemcke: The Transit of Venus
Commissioned by the Institute for Contemporary Art San José, The Transit of Venus is an installation meant to feel as if the viewer is in a video game with no instructions or controller to navigate their path. It is a game where there is no winning or losing. Rather, the exhibition creates a space that allows the viewer to be on an unsettling threshold between worlds in anticipation of a resolution that never arrives.