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Coming soon : March 19th - April  27nd : FIL DE SOIE, DU FIL DE SOI AU PARFUM D’ETRE by  Sylvie Serex 



From the silk wire to "parfum d’être".

What about this silk wire slipping through my fingers and travels its way onto this canvas that connects me to life!

Expression of being in search of itself, swirling and dancing beyond its own borders to finally take root in the middle of paper textures rich in history and covered with a light fiber.

Or thread of existence that track every day, scrolls, turns, turns around to relax and settle in a never regained momentum over time as ties that bind and unbind!

English Bio: 

Sylvie A. Serex-Bonnet is born in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1954 and lives in Woodside (San Francisco Bay Area) and in Geneva.

She has a Master degree in Psycho Pedagogy from the University of Geneva with a specialization in Psychoanalysis for Children.

During several years she has been involved professionally as well as personally in helping children in difficulty.

She started to do painting as a self-taught person and then, took some classes at the "Beaux Arts of Geneva". These past few years have awoken in her a need to share her paintings.

"If no glance rests on personal creation, then the creation does not exist completely: it is the glance of another which makes it alive.”


"FIL DE SOIE, DU FIL DE SOI AU PARFUM D’ETRE"

Que penser de ce fil de soie qui glisse entre mes doigts et parcourt son chemin sur cette toile qui me relie a la vie !

Expression de l’être qui se cherche, tourbillonne et danse au-delà de ses propres frontières pour enfin s’ancrer au milieu de papiers aux textures riche d’histoire et recouverts d’une fibre lumineuse.

Ou encore fil de l’existence qui se trace jour après jour, défile, se tourne, se retourne pour s’assouplir et se fixer dans un élan à jamais retrouvé au fil du temps tel des liens qui se lient et se délient !

Bio française :


Sylvie A. Serex Bonnet est née en 1954 à Genève (Suisse) et vit depuis vingt ans entre San Francisco et Genève. Elle possède un master en Psychopédagogie de l’Université de Genève, avec une spécialisation en psychanalyse d’enfants.Durant plusieurs années, elle a travaillé à l’Hôpital des Enfants (Genève) en tant que consultante dans le service d’onco-hématologie pédiatrique. Elle a commencé à peindre seule, puis à suivre des cours aux « Beaux Arts de Genève . Ces dernières années elle a eu le profond désir de partager de partager ses peintures.« Si il n’y a pas de regards sur une création artistique, alors cette création n’existe pas vraiment : C’est les regards des autres qui rendent ces créations vivantes. »




March 4th - April  22nd : Imaginary  Landscapes | Paysages Imaginaires by  Misho







English Bio

Michel Misho is the artist, curator and owner of Misho Gallery in San Francisco. Born, educated and trained in Switzerland, Misho started his career in the technical field of electronics. He moved to San Francisco to pursue his musical carrer and eventually switched to Visual art. A self-taught artist, since 2009, Misho has held solo shows in San Francisco, Buenos Aires & Switzerland (LA FNAC). In San Francisco his photographs have been exhibited at the Swiss Consulate, 101 Market Street, WaterMark Tower, Museum Parc and the Kabuki Theatre Art Gallery.

In 2012/2013 Misho has been invited to participate in 2 group shows in Guangzhou, China and a two artists show in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Since then he went back to Asia for a 3 city tour with the exhibit “Nature of the work” including 3 other artists. He continues to explore the connection between Asian art and with his western culture. He is very concern with the environ and work closely with “Justdiggit “, a Dutch organization set to re-green the planet. He lives in Oakland with his wife and they enjoy travel, cooking, jazz and entertaining family and friends.

The “Imaginary Landscapes” exhibition consist of two parts:

Photo montage prints that portray nature's fight against the over exploitation of earth resources by man.

Mixed media painting influenced by Chinese landscapes but translated in an abstract and showing Misho's love for texture

his gallery : http://www.mishogallery.com/


Bio française :

Michel Misho est artiste, conservateur et propriétaire de la galerie Misho à San Francisco. Né, éduqué et formé en Suisse, Misho a commencé sa carrière dans le domaine technique de l'électronique. Il a déménagé à San Francisco pour poursuivre une carrière musicale et apres 20 ans à la batterie est finalement passé aux arts visuels.

Artiste autodidacte, Misho a présenté depuis 2009 des expositions personnelles à San Francisco, Buenos Aires et en Suisse (LA FNAC). À San Francisco, ses photographies ont été exposées au consulat de Suisse, 101 Market Street, The WaterMark building, Museum Parc et à la galerie d'art du théâtre Kabuki.

En 2012/2013, Misho a été invité à participer à deux expositions collectives à Guangzhou, en Chine, et à une exposition de deux artistes à Chiang Mai, en Thaïlande.

Depuis lors, il est retourné en Asie pour une tournée de trois villes avec l'exposition «Nature of the work», avec trois autres artistes. Il continue d'explorer le lien entre l'art asiatique et la culture occidentale. Il se préoccupe beaucoup de l'environnement et collabore étroitement avec «Justdiggit», une organisation néerlandaise qui a pour but de reverdir la planète. Il vit à Oakland avec sa femme et ils aiment les voyages, la bonne cuisine, le jazz et la conversation avec la famille et les amis.


L'exposition Paysages imaginaires » est en 2 parties:

Des montages photographiques illustrant le combat de la nature contre la surexploitation des ressources de la Terre par l'homme.

Des peintures influencées par les paysages chinois traduits d'une facon abstaite et montrant l'amour de la texture.

La galerie :http://www.mishogallery.com/




March 4th - April  27th : Paysages de San Francisco | Landscapes of San Francisco by Charlotte Doutriaux


English Bio

Born in Europe to French parents and raised in four countries, I currently live in San Francisco. My multicultural background led me to embrace my surroundings and photography allowed me to explore the world in ways I never would have otherwise.

In addition to landscapes, I love taking candid portraits. My biggest challenge in photography: traveling to China for a month with a 50mm prime lens which is usually meant for close-up photography. The result was astonishing, giving grandeur and density to monuments, objects and, most importantly, people.  My photographs reflect who I am.

After a month-long workshop at the Project Basho Art Center in Philadelphia, I developed a passion for night photography.

So along with my tripod, off I go and travel into the night...


Bio française :

Née en Europe de parents français et ayant grandi à l’étranger, je vis désormais à San Francisco. Mon milieu multiculturel m’a amenée à porter une attention particulière à ce qui m’entoure et la photographie m’a permis d’explorer le monde d'une manière qui n'aurait pas été possible autrement. Mes photographies révèlent une partie de ma personnalité.

 Hormis les paysages, j’aime prendre le temps de photographier un regard, une émotion, un visage. Mon plus grand défi en tant que photographe a été de voyager en Chine pendant un mois avec une petite focale fixe de 50mm dans mes mains (faute de place dans ma valise), un objectif normalement conçu pour la photographie rapprochée et les portraits. Le rendu fut surprenant et donna une impression de grandeur aux monuments, détails et portraits.

 Après avoir suivi une formation au centre d’art Basho à Philadelphie, j’ai développé une passion pour la photographie de nuit.

 Ainsi, avec mon trépied sous le bras, je m’éclipse dans la nuit…




PAST EXHIBITIONS 

January 7th - February 22nd : Bande Dessinée festival

Featuring Danièle Archambault



https://danielebd.com
SPACE: Stairs.
ART OPENING:  January 10th



En cases et en bulles.

Danièle Archambault, Ph.D., is an artist, a researcher and author using visual storytelling (graphic novels, graphic memoirs, comic books) as a way to document a society’s cultural and linguistic landscape.
Originally from Montréal (Québec), where she was a tenured professor in the Department of Linguistics at the Université de Montréal, she moved to Palo Alto twenty years ago.

In 2009, her interest in comic books, graphic novels, and the European genre, bandes dessinées, led her to attend a course at Stanford University on how to create a graphic novel. She discovered an engaging and powerful way to reach people and document culture, language, and life. Since then, she has written several bilingual (French and English) paper comic books and graphic novels, a digital interactive comic book, a webcomic-blog, and edited or co-edited several collaborative comic books.
She has had solo exhibitions and group exhibits (juried) in Canada and in the United States. She is a regular guest speaker on documenting culture and dialects through comics at various educational and cultural institutions.

Ms. Archambault teaches graphic novel and illustration classes at the Palo Alto Art Center and other educational venues in the Bay Area, focusing on the art of visual storytelling. She is the co-founder with Ms. Anne Dumontier of the educational program. French Language and Culture through comics in Northern California. Since 2014, she has been an artist-in-residence in the Cubberley Studio Artist Program, a program of the City of Palo Alto.



Since 2010, Ms. Archambault has published several full-color comic books and graphic novels, in both paper and digital formats. Her series Stairway Stories-Histoires d’escaliers is a collection of three bilingual (French and English) flip-over books: In the Montreal of my childhood (2010), On the way to school (2010), The Age of Reason (2011). The stories, as well as the drawings, document with emotion and humor the culture and the French dialect spoken in Quebec. In May 2017, she published Histoires d’escaliers. Une année de célébrations, a 125-page graphic novel documenting the evolution of the main celebrations in Québec society since the1950s. In Québec-California (2012), available as a paper book and as a multi-touch e-Book, she narrates her adventures and misadventures with California wildlife. La sobriété volontaire. Une année sans alcool (2015, 2018) is a 200-page full-color graphic novel, in which, through the humorous personal account of a woman’s adventures in the world of sobriety, the author takes a serious look at society’s role in the pervasive problem of alcoholism in women. The novel is also available as a webcomic and is currently being adapted to English.

Ms. Archambault’s artwork also includes series of drawings and paintings, created using traditional art form like watercolor, pastels and color pencils as well as digital art, using a graphic tablet and a computer. Her latest work includes The Art of Procrastination, Life on their own, Reflections on Art and the adaptations of some of Lafontaine’s fables.




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