560 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Tuesday - Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 12-5pm; First Fridays until 10pm.
March 2, 2013 - May 25, 2013
Whether by photographing environments they have constructed, or through deconstructing and reworking photographs they have taken, the artists in Parallax Views offer the viewer a new line of sight.
June 1, 2013 - September 7, 2013
Mari Andrews: Over, Under and Inside Out
Over, Under, and Inside Out is an inquiry into natural, artistic elements. In this exhibition, Andrews uses a variety of raw, basic elements including lead, steel, coal, willow, salt and constructs ways to create new associations as well as common ones.
June 8, 2013 - September 14, 2013
Multiple, Group Show
NextNewCA is an exhibition that marks the debut of 15 of California’s best new artists. The show features a sampling of works by 2012 MFA graduates and 2013 MFA candidates from 11 MFA programs across the state.
The ICA's Story
The ICA encourages creativity by presenting and interpreting thought-provoking contemporary art to a diverse audience.
The ICA was founded in 1980 by a group of local artists who were interested in creating a venue to exhibit contemporary art. At that time, there were a small number of non-profit organizations in downtown San Jose that showcased the work of local artists. However, they were primarily artist run galleries. The ICA distinguished its exhibition program by hiring a professional curator to lead the organization and the gallery quickly gained a reputation for curatorial excellence. That remains true 29 years later.
Today the ICA is an energetic art space committed to promoting creativity among our artists and our audience. We present exhibitions in our three galleries that include the most current, relevant and often challenging art from the region, the nation and the world. The space is activated by opening receptions, South First Friday gallery walks, nighttime projections in the front windows, panel discussions, printmaking workshops, brown bag lunches and impromptu conversations in the galleries.
Theodora Varnay Jones
at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
Review by Dewitt Cheng
'Manifold' is a beautifully selected and installed retrospective. The title both describes Jones' artwork and
Theodora Varnay Jones