• Colonial Imagination: The Other Within

  • Salt Stained Exhibit

September 8 – October 26

 Art Object Gallery 592 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Salt Stained Exhibit

11:00 am–5:00 pm

In Vietnamese, the word nước translates to both water and country. When you remove nước from the Southeast Asian body, what’s left is our salt stained skin—a bitter reminder that we’ve crossed oceans to leave the nước that nourished us, the nước that was our livelihood, and the nước we once called home.

Salt Stained showcases communal storytelling through works of art by Southeast Asian artists whose stories challenge dominant narratives. These works demonstrate our resiliency as people whose salt stained bodies stayed afloat as we cast out our ropes and hold onto one another, leaving a legacy of ripples behind.

Gallery hours for to view Chopsticks Alley's Salt Stained Exhibit
Fri & Sat 11-5pm
Sun 11-2pm

October 5

 Art Object Gallery 592 North 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Chopstickers Night Out

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

A Fundraiser for Chopsticks Alley

Enjoy Salt Stained Exhibit
Wine and Appetizers
Live Auction
Music featuring:
Steven Nakano Jazz Quartet
Spencer Chan - Keyboard
Tommy Kesecker -Vibes
Doug Pohorski - Bass



October 13

 Art Object Gallery 592 North 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Colonial Imagination: The Other Within

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Spoken words night featuring Southeast Asian poets, musician, and American author. Hear different perspectives on long-term effects of Colonialism.

Dr. Michael G. Vann
The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empire, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam
Brian Adrias
Keana Labra
Brandon Luu
Kristina Robertson
Glenn Cea

RSVP required $7 FEE

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Located in the historic Japantown San Jose the ArtObjectGallery has been exhibiting paintings, prints, photography and sculpture by some of the areas best known and accomplished artists. Opened by Ken Matsumoto in April of 2000 it is the longest lived gallery in the South Bay. Housed in what was once a walnut packing facility the warehouse visitors often experience a unique sense of discovery when stepping into the gallery’s track lit white walls, carpeted floors and of course the artwork they find inside. This location also is the site of several art studios, as well as a meditation group’s Zendo.



(408) 823-6450
United States
592 North Fifth street, San Jose, CA 95112