Our partner host, Foundry Commons, and San Jose artist group, Bloc5, would like to introduce “Inspired Before Nature” by Joe Bastida Rodriguez. This show will showcase a collection of his selected interpretive landscape paintings. His work will be on display in our San Jose annex facility until December 17.
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.
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.
Foundry Commons Microgallery
686 Fifth Street
San Jose, Ca 95112
October 6 (Friday) : 6:30 – 9pm
Oct 6 – Nov 2
Agnes Derbin Caulfield John Kwak Paolo C. Mejia Ruthie Yamada Stephen Tull Willy Baet
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
The 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.
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 show: MAY 17 – JULY 25
Jack London Square Realty (Annex)
311 Oak St., Suite 116 (between 3rd and Madison)
Oakland, Ca 94607