An ecletic evening of Arts & Culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district every First Friday of the month (except JAN/JUL)
The South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk is a self-guided, nighttime tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All ArtwalkSJ venues are FREE admission & open to the public.
3 Latino Art Exhibits:
• Anno Domini
366 S. 1st St.
Exhibition dates: May 7–June 12, 2021.
galleryONE: “INVENTARIO” by Pablo Martín (b. 1974, Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Pablo Martín’s series of works on paper are small and full of seemingly cryptic mysteries. Innate shapes take the form of symbolic language–most often on heads– like talismans imbued with esoteric knowledge never meant to be spoken, but only viewed and understood intuitively.
INVENTARIO by Martín consists of 40 original works on various papers used intentionally for their sense of age or different utility. The use of only black (ink, acrylic, watercolor and natural pigments) keeps the focus on the image while avoiding emotional distraction one may have to color. His visual narrative in each image stands powerfully alone, yet it reaches even greater depth when seen in close proximity to other images adding more possibilities to its meaning limited only by our imagination.
Pablo Martín is a graphic designer and a self-taught painter having studied with such notable artists as Eduardo Stupía, Marina de Caro and Matias Duville in studio workshops. He has exhibited in public venues in Argentina such as Centro Cultural Borges, CC Paco Urondo, La Casona de los Olivera and Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández.
In 2009 he created Periódica, Grupo de Gestión along with his partner Florencia Fernandez Frank, producing shows, fairs and publications for underrecognized artists. He’s been an active member of Proyecto La Estrella – a socially inclusive project based in providing artistic tools to marginalized children from Buenos Aires suburbs. He was invited to participate in art residencies in Mexico DF and Oaxaca (México), Tilcara (Jujuy, Argentina) and Salta (Argentina). In 2015 he obtained recognition under Drawing category at Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales, Palais de Glace. He exhibited internationally in Mexico, Austria, Germany, France and United States.
Martín lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
• Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design is proud to present:
gallery TWO: Play is Soul Food (b. 1984, Mexico City, MX).
Exhibition dates: May 7–June 12, 2021.
Gallery hours: Thursdays & Fridays 12pm–7pm, Saturdays 12pm–5pm & First Fridays 5pm–9pm for Art Walk SJ.
Mexico City based master experimental printmaker, Ivonne Adel- Bureos, aka Play is Soul Food, shares her intimate and unique body prints and drawings created insitu at Anno Domini in March 2021. Printmaking with bodies:
Play Is Soul Food (PISF) and Anno Domini have teamed up and created an exciting new mixed medium body printmaking exhibition, with full sized direct body prints and drawings. The collection of more than 10 large, medium, and smaller scale works, created insitu at Anno Domini will be presented in the show, also titled Play Is Soul Food.
During her visit to California earlier in February this year, Play Is Soul Food spontaneously organized a rare performance with Cherri Lakey and Brian Eder, owners of the internationally known artspace, Anno Domini. These distinctive, one of a kind creations are the artifacts of that performance presented as a cohesive exhibition accompanied with a short documentary video which gives the viewers an introspective/impression of the actual live performance which took place late March 2021.
Play Is Soul Food, and Brian Edar, co-owner of Anno Domini, worked together for the first time during this secret performance to create this selection of elegant, provocative, and playful mixed medium paper based art pieces. With their instinctive spirit and the perfect mixture of trust, communication, precision and respect needed, the two created an impressive collection of raw, touching and delicate artworks. The outcome of this unique performance is now forming the key elements of Play Is Soul Food.
510 S. 1st St.
Opening reception: Natalia Anciso Solo Exhibition.
Exhibition dates: June 4th- August 15th, 2021
Live music at 8pm by Antigone outside of the MACLA’s Teen Tech Center.
The pandemic continues to devastate the world and is disproportionately impacting Latinx and other marginalized communities of color. This series of work will reflect on the stories of the people in these communities who are experiencing the most devastation, shedding more light on the racial and socioeconomic disparities.
The Natalia Anciso Solo Exhibition will share untold stories, honoring unsung heroes (particularly essential workers) and those who have passed due to COVID-19, while also taking us through a survey of the artist’s work.