SJICA presents

Tony May: Old Technology

A 40-year solo retrospective exhibition of works by San Jose artist Tony May

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The first large-scale retrospective exhibition of works by San Jose artist Tony May, at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), runs through February 2011 and will include Mays conceptually-rooted, site-responsive and often whimsical artwork created over the past 40 years.

By presenting carefully curated pieces from public and private collections, Mays own archive, new works and recreations of past temporal or site-specific projects that have been lost over time, the exhibition brings long-overdue recognition to May as a Bay Area art treasure in his own right. An exhibition opening reception will be held at the ICA on Friday, November 12th from 6pm 8pm.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the ICA will be publishing a limited edition catalogue with an essay by Renny Pritikin, Director of the Richard L. Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection at UC Davis. The catalogue will be for sale at the ICA and presented as a gift to Mays many collectors who contributed works to the exhibition.

Tony May, Emeritus Professor of Art, taught at San Jose State University from 1967 until 2005. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin- Sheboygan, Sheffield City Polytechnic in Sheffield, England and Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. Born in Mineral Point, WI in 1942, he received his MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied with Warrington Colescott, Steven French and Don Reitz.

Tony Mays work has been shown widely in California including shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Art Institute, 80 Langton Street, Capp Street Project, San Jose Museum of Art and the deSaisset Museum. He has also exhibited nationally and internationally in England, France, Japan and Thailand.

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San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street
San Jose, CA
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  1. San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
    560 South First Street, San Jose, CA