Thursday, June 26, 2014

From Sweden to San Francisco

In just a month Collage + Landscape = Collagescape opens.  Over the next few weeks keep following this blog as I start previewing and introducing you to the 11 artists who will be participating in Collage meets Landscape upstairs while my new Collagescapes are shown downstairs. 

Our first artists are Giovanna Aguirre and Lars Jonnson. Giovanna and Lars are an artist duo based in Örebro, Sweden.  They have been working collaboratively for over 20 years.  Giovanna is a native of Bolivia who joined Lars in Bonn, Germany where they worked together for many years before returning to Lars’s native Sweden.  Their work has been shown extensively throughout Europe and we are excited to bring them to San Francisco for their American premier.  Collage meets Landscape will be the first time their work has been shown in the United States.

Their mixed media works on paper can be viewed at as well as photography and video of installation pieces including this one from 2008’s Örebro’s biennale known as OpenArt where Lars serves as Project Leader.

The Collage + Landscape = Collagescape will be on view at San Francisco’s Glama-Rama Salon and Gallery at 304 Valencia Street in San Francisco.
The show runs from July 29 to September 28, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, August 1 (7pm to 10 pm).
The exhibit will have two components:
On the main level, there will be an exhibit of my new series of work called Collagescapes.
On the upper level of Glama-Rama, I am curating a companion show of mixed media works, where the theme will be Collage meets Landscapes.

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