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Please join The McLoughlin Gallery and some of its fantastic artists at
Paris Est Une Fete
Annual Gala 2013
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A Tale of Two Countries, Two Cities, Two Women: A Unique Dialogue Through Art
September 27 to October 26 2013 – San Francisco, California
November 7 to December 7, 2013 – Paris-Boulogne, France
Joan McLoughlin, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco and Isabelle Lefort, Mondapart Galerie, Boulogne-Paris share the same passion for emerging and mid-career artists, showcasing bright, bold art that garners an emotional response. Each woman understands and embodies the globalization trend in the art world as an opportunity.
These 2 women have taken an innovative initiative to organize a cross–border exchange for their most promising artists. By bridging the 2 cities, they are organizing 2 exhibitions, a few weeks apart in their galleries to showcase seven of their accomplished artists, leading the audience on a journey of experience and discovery through this artistic dialogue.
The McLoughlin Gallery and Mondapart Galerie are pleased to present Unique Dialogue, a group exhibition of three French artists in San Francisco: Charles Giulioli. Pauline Ohrel and Sophie Sigorel and four American artists in Paris: Daniel Healy, Christopher H Martin, David Middlebrook, and Cristobal Valecillos.
“The work of these French artists represents movement, finesse and deep feeling: A Glimpse into the French Soul” explains Isabelle Lefort. She adds: “Our respective commitment to another gallery’s artists is a strong recognition of each individual talent and value”. These two exhibitions will enable the art communities of each venue to become familiar with artists they may not have encountered otherwise. “The artists I selected characterize the American philosophy: Bold, direct, and spirited with socio-environmental viewpoints” states Joan McLoughlin.
“We have organized this exchange to provide the artists with global exposure through which we can achieve an ongoing dialogue in the arts between two cultures, two cities” says Joan. Unique Dialogue opens in San Francisco on September 27th with the artists in attendance with support of the local French Consulate. The exhibition will open in Boulogne-Paris on November 7th with activities planned with local civic leaders and the American Embassy. Isabelle adds, “We are excited to launch this exchange idea that will give our clients an opportunity to discover new talents and our artists a possibility to reach a new audience”.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sophie Sigorel (Born in 1964 in Tarbes (FRANCE), lives and works in Paris)
Sophie paints the living human figure in movement, mainly, in the world man built. Cities and industrial areas are covered with movements, mechanical and human that crosses and emerges, in contrast to static lines, flat areas of bright and muted colors upsurge sharp notes.
Charles Giulioli (Born in 1954 in Paris, lives and works in Toulouse)
Charles is an abstract painter with a colorful palette incorporating digital art drawing on his engineering past designing algorithms to creating images, "The Work without end." His digital prints and interactive multimedia installations have been well received with two pieces of his works acquired by the National Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Pauline Ohrel (Born in 1967, Pauline Ohrel lives and works in Paris)
Pauline Ohrel has been obsessed with the observation and thinking of others. She is driven to sculpt, transfigure and dignify every material she works with. Her characters follow the strength to her emotions and feelings in vertical and metaphysical movement, fed by pure energy. She is the sculptress of sensitivity.
David Middlebrook (Born 1944. Jackson, Michigan. Lives and works in Los Gatos, California)
Middlebrook likes to speak through objects and in doing so makes thought visible. His work has to be visually in form, color and composition. Initially working in ceramics, he transitioned to stone and metal in order to create larger scale works. Middlebrook spent the majority of his career at San Jose State University as Director of the Fine Art Program. Most recently exhibited in Personal Structures at Palazzo Bembo, 55th Venice Biennale.
Christopher H Martin (Born 1969 Fort Lauderdale, FL. Now works and lives in Aspen and Dallas, Texas)
Martin’s technique of reverse glass painting, originally a European tradition called verre églomisé, dates back to the 14th century. As a self-taught artist, he has spent the last 20 years mastering his technique drawing on inspiration for his urban and rural surroundings. Martin coaxes layer upon layer of sheer pigment and water into mimicking effects of heat, wind and water. Martin’s abstractions reflect nature, and in turn nature reflects the art that observes its laws. Most recently exhibited in Personal Structures Exhibition, 55th Venice Biennale.
Cristobal Valecillos (Born Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Now lives and works in Santa Monica, California)
Valecillos’ art form involves an innovative concept of using raw cardboard and paper, born out of a desire to create art without generating waste. Through the use of photography the artist, graduate of Sorbonne (Paris), captures the amalgamation of cultures and heritages that make up a contemporary American family transposed inside a cardboard home. Valecillos has two decades of artistic experience in the direction of television commercials and music videos.
Daniel Healey (Born 1981 in Orange, CA. Now lives and works in Oakland, California)
Healey combines elements of paper collage, tape transfer and deconstructed line drawing to mimic the elements of painting. Combining these processes—collage, transfer, and line drawing— tricks the eye into seeing painterly effects while subverting the traditional classifications of both of painting and collage. Ultimately the physical compositions themselves, and the products portrayed within them, are subject to some level of critical inquiry, environmental regurgitation, and decay.
ABOUT THE GALLERIES
Since its first breath in 2007 Mondapart gallery operated an eclectic selection, favoring the meaning, aesthetics of the work and the relationship with the artist.
The gallery created by Isabelle Lefort, with 16+ years in IT, co-founded a start-up, has turned his consuming aspiration for contemporary art in everyday life.
From painting to street art, photography to installations, drawing to sculpture, all mediums are promoted by the gallery. The gallery shows its artists at French and foreign exhibitions, as well as offering consulting services to corporate clients. The gallery is a member of the galleries of Boulogne-Billancourt network, named “ association Carré-sur-Seine”.
The McLoughlin Gallery
In 2010, after 20+ years in the Silicon Valley working with medical device startups and a life changing experience, diagnosed with breast cancer, Joan McLoughlin, decided to follow her passion and open an art gallery. In reinventing herself, a gallery that was approachable and inviting with a social conscience was created. The mission of the gallery is to educate and intrigue by showcasing established mid-career and emerging contemporary artists whose work is unique, integrating bright, bold colors and conveying an emotional punch.
San Francisco is comprised of a community of creative individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who are eager to learn new things and who want to be challenged. The gallery strives to do achieve and present “Art work that makes you think.”