Locals will have the unique opportunity to view the work of noted artist Paul Kos at the Art Kiosk in Redwood City Nov. 28-Dec. 28. The San Francisco-based artist is credited as one of the founders of the Bay Area Conceptual Art movement due to his use of video, sound and interactivity in his sculptural works.
Kos’ exhibition comes as the Art Kiosk is wrapping up its second year of bringing art exhibitions to its home at Courthouse Square in Redwood City, per the City of Redwood City newsletter. The Redwood City Improvement Association (RCAI) provided full funding for the artistic endeavor, which is free to the public.
Amid a global pandemic that has posed extraordinary challenges within the fine arts world and beyond, organizers of the exhibitions said that this year “the curatorial focus has shifted exclusively to the Bay Area, providing a much-needed exhibition venue for the talented artists that call the Bay Area home.”
“The artists [were] challenged to identify, react and respond to the local environment for the inspiration of their site-specific commissions,” according to the report.
Other Bay Area artists who joined Kos in exhibiting their work at the Art Kiosk this year included: Jonathan Fung, Play; Kent Manske and Nanette Wylde, You Are the Tree; Tara de la Garza, Monument to the Plastocene IV; Shiyao Lin, Whisper; Steve Dellicarpini; Shannon Wright, Number Cruncher; and Cynthia Gonzalez.
Per the newsletter report, the initiative launched last year as a nonprofit partnership among Fung Collaboratives as the curator and organizer, Redwood City as the location and logistical partner, and the aforementioned RCAI as the primary funder.
The Art Kiosk is located at 2208 Broadway in Redwood City. Community members will need to see what Kos has in store for his exhibit themselves, as no additional info was available about his plans. Check out some of Kos’ past works on his website.
Photo credited to City of Redwood City