WHAT IS HAPPENING? We were growing fruits and nuts. Now the valley is growing something else. On the surface it seems to be tech: WWW, email, VoIP, Facebook, Twitter, iPad... But what is it really? If we are the neurons, then connections are being made at a furious rate. We've gone from nothing to what? Fast. Bad? Good? Does overhauling the entire eco system of the earth matter? Or should we bask in the glorious wonder of our part in creating and BEING part of a new biological entity?
These are the questions behind Matthew Seigel's current scroll paintings which are a reinvention of Japanese tatemono (standing scrolls) in modern materials. Introduced to Japan during the Heian Period (794 to 1185), hung scrolls were "primarily for displaying Buddhist images for religious veneration, or as a vehicle to display calligraphy or poetry." With Matthew's scrolls, they are more messages discerning inter-connectivity and interactivity.
Artist's Reception: First Friday May 7th, 8pm 'til late
(part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk)
Featuring: Opera Night! at Caffe Trieste, with some of the Bay Area's best opera singers performing your favorite arias and duets
315 South First Street
San Jose, CA