“Cut and Paste”

 

Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design proudly presents “Cut and Paste” group art show. This grand opening group art exhibition is organized by art director and multi-disciplinarian artist, Paolo C. Mejia. Cut and Paste, will explore the multi-faceted processes of assemblage and collage work. Guest artists’ work on display will show various medium such as paper, metal, and wood. Their work will exert their craftmanship, skills and concepts. The strength and depth of their work relays a poetic visual art in 2D and 3D form. Come pass by our gallery this October through November. Meet and greet our guest artists at the opening reception, see a powerful and diverse collection of art, and start collecting their work.

Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design
5634 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, Ca 94609
www.paolomejia.com

Oct 7 – Nov 13

Reception:     Oct. 7 (Sat) : 6:30 – 9pm

      Artists:  

Adam Widener
Alex Nizovsky
Darrell Hunger
Johann Bitancor
Leah Korican
Michelle Lynn Dyrness
Nga Trinh
Paolo C. Mejia
Rafael J. Rodriguez
Ryan Crudgington
Skooter Fein
Willy Baet

First Friday (at Block 5), San Jose

The Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design, and Foundry Common management are collaborating together to bring to the community a group show by local Citadel artists. This group show will showcase the talent of these local artists with an eclectic group of work. Come pass by this October 6 at Foundry’s Microgallery.

located:

Foundry Commons Microgallery
686 Fifth Street
San Jose, Ca 95112

reception:

October 6 (Friday)   :   6:30 – 9pm

art show:

Oct 6 – Nov 2

artists:

Agnes Derbin Caulfield
John Kwak
Paolo C. Mejia
Ruthie Yamada
Stephen Tull
Willy Baet

“Urban Cognizance”

We at the Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design and Jack London Square Realty will be hosting “Urban Cognizance”, a duet art show showcasing paintings by Michael Sacramento and Justin Pastores, at our annex facility in Oakland.

Urban Cognizance is about creative awareness of Justin Pastores and Michael Sacramento’s environment. Justin observes and paints with a social perspective regarding immigrants and their response to living in a different culture. Michael acts as a recorder and interpreter of his immediate day to day surroundings. Being that they both live in the same environment in the San Francisco Bay Area, they seemingly share the same aesthetic. However, the effect of their artwork is nuanced by their subject matter and delivery. Justin tends to focus on people and with the use of a more figurative painterly style, while Michael focuses on the collage of surfaces and images. Together, Justin and Michael’s exhibition aims to provide viewers a new lens in which to see their world and inspire them to look at their surroundings with a keener eye.

This art show will further explore and relay the idea of Acculturation theory and the Fourfold model through minorities who immigrate and raise their families in a new dominant hosting culture. Individuals, families, and communities respond with either Assimilation, Separation, Integration, or Marginalization. Other aspects along with the Fourfold model are responses to sub cultures, generation disparities, identity, gentrification, and the results of recession.

art show:       October 2 – November 29

Jack London Square Realty
311 Oak Street, Suite 116
Oakland, Ca 94609

Citadel Open Studio

The Citadel Artist Community along with the Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design, invites everyone to attend our Open Studio the first two weekends this June. We are opening our art community to the public, where everyone can visit studios, meet and greet artists, purchase arts, and connect. Come pass by our artist commune and see a diverse artistic scene this June.

Event:

June 3 + 4 and  10 + 11  (Sat/Sun)  :  11 – 5pm

Location:

Citadel
199 Martha Street, Suite 100 – 200s
San Jose, Ca 95112

“Burnt Rice” by EPEKTO Arts Project

burnt-rice-e-flyer-2Exhibit:   January 6 – 26

Location:

Wailoa Center
200 Piopio Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Statement:

While living in the US, our heritage stems from the Philippines; and many of us continue to hold a strong bond to our customs & culture. “Burnt Rice” explores these customs through the form of a spiritual connection to both plants and animals. Flora and fauna can symbolize a type of ‘grounding’ of energies. Rice holds a special link to both our culture as Filipinos as it is a staple to our diet and the plant itself is commonly seen throughout the archipelago of the Philippines. This plant is so directly linked to our being, as it provides physical sustenance, nourishes our soul, and continues our connection to our heritage. This will be Epekto Art Project’s first out of state exhibit.

Exhibiting Artists:

  • Kimberley Arteche
  • Lexygius Calip
  • Carla Catalina
  • Paul Escolar
  • Rea de Guzman
  • Jonel Carlo Jugueta
  • Janna Añonuevo Langholz
  • Topher Maka
  • Mona Marcos
  • Paolo Mejia
  • Marcius Noceda
  • Justin Pastores
  • Carlo Ricafort
  • Phil Sabado
  • Michael Sacramento
  • Juvana Soliven
  • Aljon Tacata
  • Maria Fatima Urbi
  • Mel Vera Cruz
  • Renee Visaya
  • Pamela Ybanez

 

“Impromptu” by EPEKTO Art Projects

impromptu eflyerThe Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design, and studio-FAB cordially invites everyone to attend our group art show entitled “Impromptu” by EPEKTO Art Projects.

EPEKTO Art Projects is a local Filipino-American arts group based in the Bay Area, California. The group was formed in 2011.

We have invited EPEKTO Art Projects to show at our collaborative space on Telegraph Avenue, Oakland this June. The group will be showcasing their members’ dynamic and artistic creativity through their selected medium. “Impromptu” was developed to (in)formally introduce this locally based Filipino-American group and to share their skillful talents to the community. Their diverse collective engenders their prolific and persistent pursuit of creativity and camaraderie through showcasing, sharing and informing art in a non-verbal visual expression. Come pass by our collaborative space this June, meet and greet the artists at the reception, learn about their art making and see their awesome artwork.

art show:  JUNE 1 – JUNE 27

location:

studio-FAB
2525 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, Ca 94612

participating artists:

  • Carlo Ricafort
  • Jose Johann Bitancor
  • Kimberly Arteche
  • Leon Saperstein
  • Lexygius Calip
  • Michael Sacramento
  • Mel Vera Cruz
  • Melanie Sangalang
  • Pamela Ybanez
  • Paolo Mejia
  • Rea Lynn de Guzman
  • Willy Baet

“Remnants” by Rea Lynne de Guzman

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Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design cordially invites everyone to “Remnants,” an upcoming solo art show at our Oakland Annex facility in Jack London Square. Featured works by San Francisco-based artist Rea Lynn de Guzman, whose work explores psychological and socio-political themes surrounding liminal identity, cultural assimilation, and the Filipino/a diaspora, tempered by her experience as a Filipina immigrant living in the United States.

In this series of work, de Guzman references the iconography of “Maria Clara” (a mestiza character from Jose Rizal’s novel “Noli me Tangere” and metonym for a traditional dress woven from piña fiber and organza). Influenced by Spanish colonization, “Maria Clara” embodies Philippine ideals of female beauty equated with light skin, accompanied by stereotypes of chastity and demureness. Through the process of repetitive layering and a palette evoking skin tones, de Guzman utilizes the tactility of specific materials such as image transfers on synthetic organza to extract and repudiate these imposed ideals and stereotypes—material remnants intertwined with cultural legacies. Her work exemplifies complexity and historicity of the Filipino Culture.

Come pass by our annex facility in Jack London Square area and see our guest artist for the the months of May through July.

art showMAY 17 – JULY 25

location:

Jack London Square Realty (Annex)
311 Oak St., Suite 116
(between 3rd and Madison)
Oakland, Ca 94607