These four local exhibits spotlight new fall perspectives in Silicon Valley through art.
A scene from Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.
Van Gogh in San Jose
Yes, it’s been on everyone’s Instagram feed, and for good reason: It’s visually stunning. Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is the latest way to appreciate the iconic artist’s storied work. Famous paintings like “Starry Night” come to life in vividly showcased colors and patterns. The walk-through exhibit allows attendees to step inside the mind of the painter as his life’s work is projected on the walls and floors in a narrative crafted by his own words and dreams. Sept. 24-Nov. 14, 435 S. Market St.
Great Works at the Cantor
Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center presents Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor, a showcase of more than 100 works that the center has collected over the years. All of the pieces are on paper and cover themes including identity, social justice, war and nature. One work (“Untitled”) by Pakistani artist Ambreen Butt touches on the lives of repressed women across the globe and their relationships with power. Sept. 29-Jan. 30, 328 Lomita Drive
Wesaam Al-Badry (American, b. Iraq, 1984), “Hermes #V” (2018)
Sculpture in Menlo Park
In an area where technology is at the forefront of local culture, the Silicon Valley Sculpture art fair strives to change that narrative by highlighting a thriving art scene. Created by Menlo Park Public Art, an arts-based nonprofit, the fair will showcase 16 locally and nationally acclaimed sculptors’ works with lead artist Foon Sham, a sculptor and professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. All sculptures will be available for purchase and displayed outdoors for viewers to walk around and browse. Sept. 23-26, Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real
Art Through Disability
The Art of Disability Cultureat the Palo Art Center highlights a point of view often overlooked in today’s society. Through pieces created by artists with disabilities, the show sheds light on their varied and deeply personal stories while also celebrating their individuality and unique perspectives. With works that include paintings, ceramics and mixed media, the exhibit is an important step in breaking barriers and eliminating long-standing misconceptions and prejudices. Sept. 11-Dec. 11, 1313 Newell Road