Recently closed - Tim Craighead: Dos Mundos at the San Jose ICA. If you ever find yourself in San Jose (on your way to dinner in Santa Cruz, for instance) take a moment to stop in at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and see what they have on display. It will be worth your time, guaranteed. Their exhibition of paintings and prints by Santa Cruz artist Tim Craighead served as an oasis of calm for me one recent afternoon. Even though he includes enticing references to organic and scientific forms in his work (Bucky Fuller is an influence) his pieces also succeed on a purely abstract level for me, the smeared and manipulated paint of their backgrounds as striking as any shapes he lays on top.