Kiria Koula
3148 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Grand opening: November 6, 6-8 pm
Current exhibitions: November 6 – January 10, 2015

November 6, Kiria Koula celebrates the opening of the new gallery and bookstore. The first two exhibitions, opening the same night, feature José León Cerrillo and Ilja Karilampi. José León Cerrillo manipulates common expectations of physical spaces and everyday objects through thoughtful re-presentations and arrangements. For the exhibition at Kiria Koula, Cerrillo has created three metal structures, overlaid visually by six screen-prints on glass and a fabric curtain, the result of these overlays being a kind of intangibility to the once-definite metal forms. Ilja Karilampi examines popular music and celebrity culture, drawing upon highly-represented symbols and tropes to create new, unfamiliar visual materials that maintain the original style and allure of the referent. For the exhibition at Kiria Koula, Karilamp presents four video works from 2009-2014, along with a new series of coordinating brass signs.

The first project for the bookstore/project space features research by Paul Chan. Chan will give two talks during the course of the project; the first, “Odysseus as artist: Part 1,” begins November 12, at 6:30 pm, and the second, “Odysseus as artist: Part 2,” begins the next day, November 13, also at 6:30 pm.

The grand opening takes place Thursday, November 6, from 6 – 8 pm, followed by an after-party.

The current exhibitions remain on view through January 10.
For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.