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  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 6:49 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Holiday Cheer! 

    Holiday Cheer!

    We had much too much fun making our annual holiday card. Check out this link for more holiday card fun-making.  And if you aren’t on our e-news distribution list, get on it, stay informed and be amused!

    Our very best wishes for a peaceful and healthy holiday season and new year ahead. We hope to see you in the gallery!

    The ICA staff – Cathy, Fanny, Lis, Maureen, Mike, Sue and Susan

  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 10:36 pm on June 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Monotype Marathon 2009 – It’s Almost Here 

    Mike prepares the vinyl for the Title Wall

    Art doesn’t hang itself. We’ve got a talented crew of  preparators who work ’round the clock to install and make perfect, our exhibitions.  Here now are some pics we’ve taken of the 15th Annual Monotype Marathon (MM) show “going up.”  Many thanks to the talented installation team of Mike Oechsli  (our in-house preparator and facilities manager, artist and MM artist too), Colin King-Bailey and Justin Marsh (also artists) for making the ICA, the artists and their work, look absolutely fantabulous.  Hats off guys, it’s coming together and almost here!  BTW -Monotype Marathon opens on July1. The Closing Reception and Auction happen on Saturday, July 18th. Over 100 monotypes/works-on-paper on view and on sale. Contact us to become a sponsor and bid in the Auction.

    It's Coming

    It's Coming

    still coming

    still coming

    almost here

    almost here

    Colin's measured approach

    Colin's measured approach

    sneak peak

    Mike and Justin workin' the room

  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 3:33 pm on June 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    So long but not goodbye 

    The Sandwich Board Bids Virginia Adieu

    The Sandwich Board Bids Virginia Adieu

    Virginia, our “swiss army knife-front-of-the-gallery pro is leaving us this week to pursue her Masters in Museum Studies.  Virginia’s been with the ICA for 2 years and has been through every wringer ever wrung and has come out shiny bright every time. We will surely miss you VT as will the many folks and your friends who know and love you here at the ICA.  And you know you must be special, because you made the sandwich board 🙂

  • Susan O'Malley 11:04 pm on May 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be 

    As part of the Sisyphus Office show that artist Jonn Herschend curated in Houston, Assistant Curator Susan O’Malley (that’s me, by the way) has been working with the lovely people at copy.com to make changes to their front windows.


    Almost everyday I’ve been sending Matt (an awesome employee at copy.com) an inspirational poster file over email. Matt prints, hangs and snaps a photo of the posters.  Soon the entire window will be filled.  This is what is looks like to-date.


    What has been really inspiring about this project is to know that there are practical strangers across this country willing  to devote time and resources to work with aritsts and cultural producers. At this particular moment in our world, when the problems are so large and daunting, art  matters. It matters because it creates meaning, allows the opportunity for reflection and it can also be really fun.  That is truly inspiring.

    Thank you Matt and Steve and copy.com!!


  • Susan O'Malley 5:52 pm on May 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Sisyphus Office 

    If you are in Houston today or through June 27, please venture to a show called Sisyphus Office. Curated by exhibiting artist/upcoming Talking Art speaker Jonn Herschend the show will include work by San Jose ICA Assistant Curator Susan O’Malley, among other Bay Area artists. (Just an itsy-bit of shameless self-promotion as this is Susan O’Malley, blogging this post).

    Turns out Houston has no zoning laws, so the show sprawls throughout town, with artwork displayed in a copy shop, radio station and more.  What is this show about, you may ask? Here’s what Herschend has to say about it: It’s about “punching the clock, and then punching it again…but harder the second time… It’s also about transcending the mundane through the beauty and absurdity of distraction and repetition, like watching paper being fed into a printer, or waiting for a file to upload. It’s the comedy in the tragedy of the day to day… and then waking up again to do the same thing all over again the next morning.”
    For Sisyphus Office hours and locations go to http://www.theskydive.org

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