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September 24, 2007

PELLET at 49 & 55 North First Street


PELLET (aka Kyle Perera) has several new works up at 49 & 55 South First Street just past Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose. The exhibit will be on view 24/7 from the sidewalk through November 2007.

There are two titled exhibits, the one at No. 49 is Daydreams Turn to Nightmares. Pellet says of this display: Almost all of my little characters are either obliviously happy, in a state of awakened sadness or disappointment, or too stupid to realize all of the destruction around them, as well as their impending doom.

The No. 55 space is titled: That's Not Good! The monkey paintings are fairly simple and easy to digest, while some of the pieces in between them are saturated/overloaded with information, kind of like a normal conversation full of facial and body gestures, inside jokes, intonation, and a million other signals that we have to take in and put into context in order to communicate even the most basic, crude, unclever joke.

Take a stroll down North First and visit Pellet at

November 6, 2007

New Murals on North First Street


Andy Gouveia, Pellet, Maryellen Mahar and Paul J. Gonzalez came out over the course of two weekends to paint murals on a construction wall in front of a vacant building as part of the Phantom Galleries program at 50 North First Street, downtown San Jose. (more photos here.)

They look amazing and really brighten up that stretch of pedestrian experience between Santa Clara St. and St. James Park. Stop by if you get a chance!

January 9, 2008

New Phantom Galleries exhibit by Mariana Barnes, PhD

Mariana Barnes, PhD, Dragon, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 48"

Mariana Barnes is currently on view in the lobby of 28 North First Street with five large canvases from her Mosaic series. The inspiration for these paintings comes from the art of ancient civilizations combined with everyday patterns, explains Mariana.

Mariana is a self taught artist and has been painting for the last 20 years. As a scientist/engineer, my time is divided between my art and my work in aerospace. Being an artist makes me a better scientist and vice versa. Each pursuit feeds the other -art keeps me sane, science keeps me grounded. says Maria.

Originally from Argentina, Mariana has been exposed to a sophisticated Latin American culture, where art and music are highly regarded and are a normal part of everyday life. All of the color and energy of my Latin American background nourish the paintings I create.

The exhibit is on view Monday thru Fridays 9-5pm thru the end of March, 2008.

February 6, 2008

D&W Art Duo's new Phantom Exhibit

Doghood & Worthless have installed new Phantom exhibits entitled: IlluminOpArt - The Dance of Light.

Doghood is an electronic artist, his computer programmed lighting, coupled with the optical illusions created by graphic artist Worthless, create a hypnotic experience of kinetic art after dark.

There are two installations (two addresses at the opposite ends of the same building):
455 South First Street & 460 South Market Street in the SoFA district of downtown San Jose.

July 29, 2008

Aug-Sept Phantom Galleries exhibitions

The August thru September installations includes three very talented artists from
San Jose and Santa Cruz.

455 South First Street- Jai Tanju, Bigger Moments-excerpts from the with a camera from marc book. Jai will be hosting a sidewalk reception Friday, August 1st from 8pm - 9pm with a new zine called Frida Por Vida and live music by RS2 Solid Sound.


460 Market Street - Yumiko Kayukawa, a photographic tribute to one of her favorite bands.


386 South First Street- Jeremiah Kille, mixed media exhibit by this Santa Cruz artist and custom surfboard maker.

August 6, 2008

Phantom Galleries Redwood City Artists' Reception this Saturday, August 9th

Phantom Galleries Redwood City invites you to an Artists' Reception for the August / September exhibition edition of Phantom Galleries in downtown Redwood City.

Come meet and celebrate 12 new artists exhibiting work in a range of mediums full of interesting content such as vibrant pop culture, classic still lifes, energetic action painting and illuminated glass sculpture.

The reception will be held at the Phantom Galleries location inside 2125 Broadway (on the corner of Jefferson), downtown Redwood City. (map)
Saturday, August 9th, 7pm - 9pm.
We will have live music by Benjamin Henderson and plenty of food, refreshments and cupcakes!

This event is free and open to the public and is part of the Redwood City Second Saturday Artwalk.

Participating Phantom Galleries Artists:

John Cloud
John Cormany
Rhodora Garcia
Ron Goulet
Kay Johnson
Mickey Joseph
Nicolai Larsen
Katy Liao
Liz Lorini
Kelly Seldan
Nadia Vinogradova
Nara Youn

For more information, feel free to call 408.271.5151 or email

August 22, 2010

New Phantom Galleries exhbit by Nathan Belomy

End of the World, oil on canvas

Nathan Belomy is an abstract artist working in oil on canvas. With a strong appreciation for Art, he has pursued studies in Art throughout his life, his expertise in a variety of talent range; but Art is the focus.

Freedom by Nathan Belomy
386 South First Street
Downtown San Jose

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