Bay Area artists Dotti Cichon and Jamila Rufaro have a joint exhibition, Earth Wind & Fire at Kaleid this month in downtown San Jose, California. The show focuses on the use of natural and weathered materials, rworn and rusted materials, silk papers and metalics. I was so happy to attend the Aritsts’ Reception which coincided with Kaleid’s fabulous Two-Buck Tuesdays!
Artist Dotti Cichon at Kaleid, 88 S 4th Street, San Jose, California.
Dotti Cichon’s silk panels have beautiful abstracted patterns printed from her manipulated digital photographs of global architecture. They can be worn as scarves as well (I’m a proud owner of one not depicted here).
In this gold leafed panel Dotti Cichon strikes an elegant balance between the organic, “worm-holed” treatment and the sumptuous gold finish.
This copper-leafed textile is another beautiful metallic treatment of an organic feeling surface.
Here is a detail of silver leafed papers, some with remnants of calligraphy from the silver kimono assemblage below.
Silver kimono assemblage.
Kimono Angel assemblage by Jamila Rufaro and Dotti Cichon.
Book art by Jamila Rufaro is inspired by imaginary sea life and Cortez. I have one of here pieces from this series that was exhibited at Sanchez 50/50 2017!
I love the forms that Jamila Rufaro has created manipulating book pages!
Such a Fascinating interactive sculpture with video depicting the origins of the cosmos by Dotti Cichon.