California to Bangkok and Back

Works/San Jose Opens New Exhibition
California to Bangkok and Back: An Ongoing Artistic & Cultural Exchange of Faculty Artists.
San Jose, November 30, 2007 — Works/San Jose is pleased to announce – California to Bangkok and Back, its next exhibition, opening December 4th, 2007, and on view through January 19th, 2008 at 451 South First Street, San […]

Works/San Jose Opens New Exhibition
California to Bangkok and Back: An Ongoing Artistic & Cultural Exchange of Faculty Artists.

San Jose, November 30, 2007 — Works/San Jose is pleased to announce – California to Bangkok and Back, its next exhibition, opening December 4th, 2007, and on view through January 19th, 2008 at 451 South First Street, San Jose, Calif.


In August 2007, a three-week residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University in Bangkok Thailand, included three San Jose State University faculty artists who were invited to participate as part of a larger group of artists from several California Universities. The artists worked in Bangkok, alongside faculty artists from Thailand in the production of a major exhibition which opened in September 2007 at the Art Centre at Silpakorn University.

This exhibition at Works/San Jose represents the California portion of the ongoing exchange of Thai and California artists which was begun a number of years ago by art faculty from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly.) It includes work from all of the artists who have participated in the latest exchanges. Four of these Thai artists have just recently completed residencies at San Jose State and at Cal Poly.

Artists included are:
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
-Sky Bergman
-Tera Galanti
-George Jercich
-Michael Barton Miller

Cuesta College
-Tim Anderson

Loyola Marymount University
-Maggie Tennesen

Mahasarakham University
-Sakchai Uthitoe

San Jose State University
-Erin Goodwin-Guerrero
-Tony May
-David Middlebrook

Silpakorn University
-Pairoj Chamunee
-Thavorn Ko-Udomvit
-Vichoke Mukdamanee
-Sitthichai Pratchayaratikun
-Surasak Rodproabun
-Sone Simatrang
-Thongchai Srisukprasert
-Kamol Tassananchalee

Thaksin University
-Montri Sungmusikganon

Working in a wide variety of media, the artists have created an exhibit based on artistic and cultural exchange and addressing the theme of “world environment” as uniquely interpreted through the distinct minds and media of each of the nineteen artists. Works/San Jose is honored to be hosting the “exclusive, North American premiere” and engagement.

A Curatorial talk with Professors May, Middlebrook, and Goodwin-Guerrero will take place December 13th, 7:00pm at the Works/San Jose gallery located at 451 South First Street in San Jose. This discussion about the artists’ work and experiences in Thailand during the exchange is free and open to the public.
Exhibit Preview: Dec 6th, 2007 – 6:30pm, Works/San Jose
Public Reception: Dec 7th, 2007 – 7:00pm, Works/San Jose

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Contact: Susan Shoffstall
Works/San José
P: (408) 394-3347
susanshoffstall@yahoo.com

About Works/San José:
Works/San José is “the” place for the south bay community to experiment, exhibit, and engage. founded in 1977 by local artists, works “success is in the process” philosophy and unique range of opportunities allow artists, curators, and the community to take creative risks. works is an alternative non-profit art and performance center dedicated to providing a venue for artists, ideas, and images that expand the scope of cultural and artistic experience and challenge the boundaries of contemporary art.

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