40-Year Retrospective Exhibition of the Work of Tony May Opens at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

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SAN JOSE, CA.- The first large-scale retrospective exhibition of works by San Jose artist Tony May opens in November 2010 at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). This comprehensive survey is on view through February 2011 and includes May’s conceptually-rooted, site-responsive and often whimsical artwork created over the past 40 years. By presenting carefully curated pieces from public and private collections, May’s 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. “Since coming to the ICA ten years ago, I have wanted to present Tony’s work,” says ICA Executive Director, Cathy Kimball. “Throughout our 30-year history, the ICA has dedicated resources, time and space to