Kala Art Institute

Kala Exhibition: Open Seas

Exhibitions

No Comments


Share this post

September 4 – October 15, 2014

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, September 4, 6-8 pm

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, mayumi@kala.org or (510) 841-7000 ex 201.

 

Read more

Available Soon at Kala: New Series of Etchings by Enrique Chagoya

News

No Comments


Share this post

Enrique Chagoya signing his prints at the print studio with Unai San Martin

Kala Art Institute in partnership with Enrique Chagoya
Kala Art Institute Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710 

Kala is pleased to announce the co-publication of a new series of etchings by Enrique Chagoya. Based on Goya’s Disparate Series, the new series, Folly’s of Unreason, will be available for purchase through Kala’s Print Room.  We will be accepting pre-orders in September.

For more information, contact Andrea Voinot (andrea@kala.org).

Read more

PRINT PUBLIC Related Programming

Events, Exhibitions

No Comments


Share this post

Archive Pop-Up
September 4–October 3, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 4, 6-9pm

Archive Pop-Up Hours: T–F, 12–5pm; SA 12–4:30pm
Kala Art Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA

As part of PRINT PUBLIC’s 2014–2015 programming, Kala Art Institute is pleased to present Lacey Haslam’s Archive this September.  Archive is a living collection of books sourced from the personal libraries of influential visual and literary artists, curators, musicians and cultural leaders. Mirroring how we access information and share knowledge, the collection aims to trigger new patterns of collaboration.

During the month-long installation at Kala, Archive will map the network of those participating and document the growth of the collection via the online catalog. In-house access to the books will be available during gallery hours and virtual access to the catalog can be found at archive-project.com.

Lacey Haslam is the director of BLOCK Gallery, a site-specific exhibition program that takes place in alternative and public spaces. Haslam continues to work with the city of Oakland and private businesses to advocate for art in everyday spaces. She holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from University of North Carolina at Asheville.  She currently lives and works in Oakland, California.

PRINT PUBLIC is an innovative place-making project bringing Kala Art Institute and multiple community partners together to create art installations, print kiosks, pop-up projects and other innovative acts of culture along San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. Artist-teams are developing distinct projects within the San Pablo Avenue transit corridor, creating an arts-integrated approach to urban planning and community activation. Events and programming are scheduled along San Pablo Avenue throughout 2014–2015. Visit Print Public online to learn more.

Read more

Save the Date! Kalassal is Coming Soon!

Events

No Comments


Share this post

 

Kalassal – Kala’s Annual Half-Off Art Sale | Fall Fundraiser

Opening Party in conjunction with the Opening of the Artists’ Annual:
Thursday, October 23 from 6-9 pm
Member’s Preview 5-6 pm

Sale Continues:
Friday, October 24, noon to 8 pm
Saturday, October 25, noon to 5:30 pm

This year, for the first time ever, (wonder of all wonders!), KALASSAL and the Artists’ Annual Exhibition will converge to open on the exact same night! We’re gearing up for a whopping good party in the gallery and expecting a big turn out. The sale continues Friday and Saturday with extended evening hours.  Like last year, we will have a free Family Art Making Day on Saturday, studio tours, and much, much more.

Read more

Finding Klinkner: Golden Gate Wiki Edit-a-thon

Events

No Comments


Share this post

Monday, July 14, 6-7:30pm
Golden Gate Branch, Oakland Public Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA

Curious about Golden Gate neighborhood early history during the 1880s housing boom? Cultural researcher and artist Sue Mark(marksearch.org) will share her research in this collaborative wiki session. If you are a long-time resident or a new neighbor with stories to share about the community, please join this discussion. Supported by the City of Oakland. Funded by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program and Kala Art Institute’s PRINT PUBLIC.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Read more

Where’s Klinkner? A Walking Discussion

Events

No Comments


Share this post

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.

Read more

Finding Klinkner

Events

No Comments


Share this post

Image credit: Oakland History Room’s Archives

 

Where’s Klinkner? A Walking Discussion
Saturday, July 12, 10am-12pm
Golden Gate Branch, Oakland Public Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA

 

Finding Klinkner: Golden Gate Wiki Edit-a-thon
Monday, July 14, 6-7:30pm
Golden Gate Branch, Oakland Public Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA

Kala Art Institute is pleased to present Sue Mark’s Finding Klinkner as part of the PRINT PUBLIC art initiative. In her latest interdisciplinary project, Sue Mark (marksearch.org) 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.

 

Mark has 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.

 

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 Your 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.

 

Want to learn more? Join the community-based Oakland Wiki for  an edit party focusing on the Golden Gate neighborhood.  No computer experience necessary. Meet at the Golden Gate Library on Monday, July 14, 6-7:30pm.

 

This project is additionally 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.

Read more

Well, Being Collaboration Event with the Ecology Center

Events

No Comments


Share this post


Well, Being Collaboration Event with the Ecology Center
July 13, Sunday, 3:30–4:15pm
Jered’s Pottery, 2720 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Join Swell and the Ecology Center for a visualization of a vibrant urban environment, followed by active meditation. Part flash-mob, part vigil, part Zen, Well, Being investigates the nature of reality without the usual pomp of ceremony. Well, Being poses silent walking/movement meditations as explorations of the following questions: “What do wellness and health look like communally? Can a route of well-being be traced geographically? What do outer manifestations of inner silence look like?”

 

Well, Being aims to facilitate communal silence for the discovery of all; and foster cross-pollination between religious groups, service organizations, spiritual practitioners, social justice workers, and ecology leaders through silent, aware being. Between June 2014–August 2015 as part of Kala’s PRINT PUBLIC art initiative, Swell will inhabit empty lots, underused portions of commercial businesses, and urban farms with our bodies and tributary flags, spreading beneficial energy out to the surrounding environs. We are open to all kinds of contemplative movement traditions and actively seek diversity of spirit, tradition, culture, history, and body.

 

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. 

 

Read more

Special Art Sales / Membership Opportunity

Uncategorized

No Comments


Share this post

Join the friends of Kala Collector’s Circle and receive this limited edition Binh Dahn Daguerreotype — Buddhas of Bayon.

The Friends of Kala Membership program and Binh Danh offer this very special opportunity to join the Collector’s Circle and add Buddhas of Bayon to your art collection. This limited edition of 10 framed daguerreotypes is available only through Kala. Similar works sell for $4,500 at Binh Danh’s galleries so this truly is a rare opportunity. To read more about Binh Danh, click here.

 Join the Collector’s Circle, $1500 and receive; Binh Danh’s daguerreotype, Buddhas of Bayon, 10% of workshops, classes, and Camp Kala, 10% off artwork purchases from Kala, National American Reciprocal Membership (NARM) good for free entry to 500+ museums, Two tickets to the annual spring Kala Gala, 20% off private facility rental fee for an event

You can join the Friends of Kala Membership Program online or contact Ellen Lake, 510-841-7000 x.204, ellen@kala.org. To make an appointment, to see the artwork contract Andrea Voinot, 510-841-7000 x.206,andrea@kala.org

Read more

Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art

Events

No Comments


Share this post

Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art
Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7-9pm

Kala Art Institute Gallery
2990 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710
www.kala.org

Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 – $20

Kala Art Institute is thrilled to present Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art, a series curated and organized by Kala Fellowship Artist John Davis and presented in partnership with the San Francisco Cinematheque.

This unique performance series celebrates the release of a limited edition hand-made gatefold double LP of music paired with four DVD’s of original film featuring collaborations by: Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne; Paul Clipson with Tashi Wada; Lawrence Jordan with John Davis and Kerry Laitala with Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken. The publication includes a 50-page booklet of writing and images bound in a hand-made letterpress cover.

Artist John Davis originally conceived the project through a Kala Fellowship and residency as a way to publicly showcase emerging and established strains of expanded cinema and music collaboration in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to being a celebration of the form, the performance series serves to broaden the sampling of artists associated with the project, helping foster relationships between artists who hadn’t worked together previously, and to encourage a platform for the realization of new works.

Copies of the edition of 100 publication release will be available for purchase at the four shows, or can be purchased online here.

Program Participating Artists and Schedule:

July 5, 7-9pm:
Jeremy Rourke
Mary Helena Clark with Andy Roche
Jim Haynes
Kerry Laitala with Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken

July 12, 7-9pm
Mark Wilson with Marielle Jakobsons
Andy Puls
Keith Evans
Lawrence Jordan with John Davis

July 19, 7-9pm
Zach Iannazzi
Thad Povey & Mark Taylor
Steve Dye with Anthony Iamurri
Paul Clipson wth Tashi Wada

July 26, 7-9pm
Chris Duncan
Beige
Tooth with Collin McKelvey
Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne

John Davis is visual artist and musician whose current work builds on the transcendental qualities of experimental film, while expanding the relationship between moving image and sound through live performance, collaboration, experimentation and improvisation. Recent works include soundtracks to four films by Lawrence Jordan, as well as films for music videos by Barn Owl, Bryter Layter and Aquarelle, and his music has been released on the Root Strata, Digitalis, Peasant Magik and Students of Decay labels. John’s film and video works have exhibited widely, notably at the San Francisco Cinematheque Crossroads Festival, The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Transmediale in Berlin, The Impakt festival in the Netherlands and Videoex in Zurich. His archival footage film Mark You Make Believe My Dear, Yes was included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Long Play: Bruce Conner and the Singles Collection in 2010, and his video Between Subjects was featured as part of a collection of highlights marking the 20th anniversary of the Freewaves Biennial of Experimental Video and Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Read more