It’s always great to go see some art. If the admission is free and the art contemporary what holds you back?
The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ISA) is located in the hip SoFa district. They regularly participate in the South First Fridays Art Walk, a self-guided nighttime tour through downtown’s art institutions.
Currently there are four exhibits running till the middle of March.
Sense of Self – Bay Area photographers explore the subject of self. Artists are Marcela Pardo Ariza, Tammy Rae Carland, Erica Deeman, Jamil Hellu, and Stephanie Syjuco.
Electronic Paintings – by Clive McCarthy.
Chimera – by Stas Orlovski
LGBTQ+ Youth Space – a continued discussion about self and identity by the LGBTQ+ Youth Space.
Mark your calendar: March 6th, 2020, First Friday will be co-hosted by the LGBTQ Youth Space and will feature performances, activities, and workshops around topics of identity, representation, and empowerment.
Clive McCarthy’s electronic paintings were my favorites. Large computer generated images, newly invented with each brush stroke of the pixel palette, creates a movie like assemble of an image. To mix up his generative art – art created by a computer algorithm – he will change the image sets every two weeks. You can even review his code in a separate room across from the lobby.
ISA is open every day of the week except on Mondays. Admission is free.
Where do you go to be inspired by art?
Another great place to explore art in San Jose is the SJSU.
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