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2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
May 29th, 2014 - July 26th, 2014
Opening: May 29th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

East Bay
Tuesday-Friday, noon-5:00p.m. Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Other times by appointment
traditional, digital, drawing, photography, mixed-media, performance, conceptual


Residency Projects: New Work by 2013-2014 Kala Fellows
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, May 29, 6 – 8 pm
Artists: Brian Barr, Ben Bigelow, Tammy Rae Carland, Andrew Connelly, John Davis, Corey Escoto, Amy M. Ho, Cybele Lyle, James Sterling Pitt

Artist Talks: Brian Barr and Cybele Lyle
Saturday, May 10, 3-5pm

Performance by James Sterling Pitt and Danny Paul Grody
Saturday, June 21, Time TBA

Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music & Expanded Cinema Art, Organized by John Davis
Saturday, July 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7-9pm

Artist Talks: Tammy Rae Carland and Corey Escoto
Thursday, July 24, 7-9pm


Kala Gallery is proud to present Para-Apparatus, featuring new work by our 2013-2014 Fellowship artists. The exhibition includes Kala Fellows Brian Barr, Ben Bigelow, Tammy Rae Carland, Andrew Connelly, John Davis, Corey Escoto, Amy M. Ho, Cybele Lyle, and James Sterling Pitt. The exhibition presents new work created during the Fellows’ studio residencies in a wide array of media and processes including site-specific mixed media installation, sculpture, performance, photography, sound and video. Each of these artists creates his/her own unique apparatus to present his/her work transforming the given space into unexpected encounters. Different components in each installation such as colors, lights, sounds, and architectural elements generate magical compositions of in/visible music.

Kala Fellowships are awarded annually to nine innovative artists working in printmaking, photography, book arts, installation, video and digital media. Fellowship artists are selected from a competitive field of applicants from around the globe. Recipient artists receive a financial award and up to a six-month residency at Kala’s studio facility followed by an exhibition of their new work.

These nine Fellowship artists were selected by a Kala Selection Committee with two guest jurors: Tanya Zimbardo, Assistant Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Chris Duncan, artist and alumni of the Kala Fellowship program.

As a part of this exhibition, Kala will host a series of New Music and Expanded Cinema organized by a Fellow John Davis in July, 2014.

Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music & Expanded Cinema Art byJohn Davis
Saturday, July 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7-9pm

During his Kala fellowship John Davis worked on publishing a hand made box set edition celebrating expanded cinema art. The publication will include two LPs, four DVDs and a booklet and features Craig Baldwin (film) +  Maggi Payne (music), Kerry Laitala (film) + Ben Bracken & Ashley Bellouin (music), Lawrence Jordan (film) + John Davis (music), Paul Clipson (film) + Tashi Wada (music). The project is entitled Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music & Expanded Cinema Art, and culminates at the end of John’s residency period with four performance events each Saturday in July 2014 in the Kala Gallery. The performances will feature a selection of Bay Area moving image artists and musicians in conjunction with one of the pairs of artists featured in the publication release, and includes Joshua Churchill, Mary Helena Clarke, Chris Duncan, Steven Dye, Keith Evans, Jim Haynes, Anthony Iammurri, Zach Ianazzi, Marielle Jakobsons, Kent Long, Collin McKelvey, Vanessa O’Neill, Thad Povey, Andy Puls, Jeremy Rourke, Mark Taylor and Sweet Tooth. Schedule TBD.

For more information, contact Mayumi Hamanaka, Kala Gallery Manager, or (510) 841-7000 ex 201.