South First Friday’s Art Walk, September 2nd, SoFA District, San Jose

Come celebrate South First Friday’s STREETMRKT, An indy diy urban faire, with fiftyseven-thirtythree on September 2nd, from 7-11pm!

Here are some of the details of what is going down!

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design – 366 South First St

Opening Reception: Brett Amory White Light solo exhibition

White Light is the next installment within Brett Amory’s Waiting series. Amory began the Waiting series in 2001 with paintings depicting commuter subjects seemingly detached from their fellow passengers and surrounding environments, inspired by the introverted culture of public transit and inhabitants of the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.

This new group of paintings continues to capture an individual’s struggle to exist in the present moment and the continued state of detachment from one’s surrounding environment. However, this new body of work depicts an element of freedom, as the subjects strive to transcend consciousness and human existence: freedom of thought, freedom of perception, freedom to create one’s own narrative. If reality is relative and bound to the subject’s own existence and subject to the judgment of others, this work reminds us that there is a choice. While White Light exposes the limitations one faces when they are defined by their limited perceptions and the gaze of others, the viewer is reminded that there is hope for absolute freedom over our existence and essence.

Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery – 499 South Market St.

Higher Learning — Higher Fire presents work by emerging clay artists from SJSU’s MFA in Ceramics Program. Participating artists include Jonathan Huang, Malia Landis, Kat MacKinnon, Demetra Messoloras, Avery Palmer, David White, and Wesley Wright.

KALEID gallery – 88 South Fourth St.

Circus Act by Leslie Ann Rice

A mutt-ley crew of characters explore the circus of popular culture, touching upon the freakish tendencies of human nature.

MACLA Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana – 510 South First St.

Join MACLA for an extraordinary evening of art and performance:

In MACLA’s Gallery: A Body Parted: Shrapnel of Present Time Un Cuerpo Partido: Esquirlas de Tiempo Presente Utopia/Nightmare: The American Dream Utopia/Pesadilla: El Sueño Americano Exhibition by Victor Cartagena with sound elements by David Molina.

Join us for the opening reception, artist talk and micro-performance by Secos y Mojados

66 South First St: Defragmentation 66 
An installation by Michele Guieu

Defragmentation 66 is an adaptation of the last installation I’ve made in San Diego: Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory. It is an ongoing project and the occasion to reflect on bits and pieces of my memories, as I am recalling/documenting them. The project originated when I was about to leave San Diego after living there for 6 years. I thought about the different times I’ve left a place in my life. Defragmentation 66 is the first installation I am showing in San Jose since I’ve moved and it represents a link between the two towns – and beyond. The installation is on a smaller scale but uses some essential elements featured in the first version of the show: an ensemble of paintings, a painted background and videos. The videos in Defragmentation 66 are new memories and were taken here, in the bay area. The address number where the show is held, 66, is an interesting symbol in my life: the first time I came to the US, that’s the road I traveled on.

386 South First St: Street Swag Photo Booth photos by Abe Menor at SubZERO Festival 2010

And about a hundred other fun things to do this Friday, September 2nd from 7pm-11pm!!!!

Finally, here is a map with all of the participating business and the locations:

See ya there!

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