Bronwyn Dexter is Bay Area visual artist and per-forming musician. When she’s not blowing up the stage with her Cowboy Glam Rock band, Raven Marcus, she can be found covered in ink in the printmaking lab. A Seattle native, Bronwyn moved to San Francisco in 2009 and has been building communities in queer culture, art practice and musical awareness ever since.
Former psychologist has studied art at ccsf as well as several independent studios including formerly Leighten studios, 23rd street studios in S.F, BACAA in San Carlos and several other independent teachers. I am currently focusing on oil landscapes.
Mathilda LaZelle is a San Francisco based fine artist whose work includes painting, ceramic sculpture, and installation art. A Mills College Graduate with a BA in Fine Art, Mathilda also studied in Chicago at SAIC. She portrays the world around her, condensing each moment into a few important details. Drawn to food, foliage, and portraiture, Mathilda’s skill and expression are evident in her vivid depictions of everyday beauty.
Arion Press matches the finest contemporary art with the finest literature, past and present, in books that are beautifully designed and produced. Founded by Andrew Hoyem in 1974, the Arion Press publishes deluxe, limited-edition books, many of them printed by letterpress, illustrated by prominent artists, and some accompanied by separate editions of original prints. Since 2001, Arion Press has been a cultural tenant at the Presidio, the National Park in San Francisco, where it shares a handsome industrial building with its second division, M & H Type—the oldest and largest type foundry in the United States, serving the font and typesetting needs of letterpress printers around the world—as well as its nonprofit adjunct, the Grabhorn Institute.
IN DIFFERENT LIGHT
I have been obsessed with photography since I was 12. My challenge back then was, as it still is now, to present a perspective of our world that is just different enough for the viewer to take notice. In our everyday lives we often gain insight into a problem that had been confounding us simply by taking a different approach, or if we are lucky enough, see the answer through another person's eyes. In reality that answer had been there all along, waiting for us to discover. Similarly, a scene that is considered mundane may become interesting under different conditions. Those conditions could be anything - time of day, angle of view, the mindset of the viewer, the mood of the photographer.
So it is with these images that I welcome you to see our world in a different light.
I am a mixed media artist based in Northern California. My work blends conventional and unconventional materials, paints, colored pencil, book pages, inks, paper and found objects, into two and three dimensional works. Various techniques, painting, cutting, gluing, sanding and assembling found objects create my layered textures on wood panels and sculptural forms.
I love challenges, experimenting with disparate media and developing new techniques and skills. I believe in recycling and upcycling and adore texture, paints of any kind and flea market supplies. Through each step that leads to a finished surface, I try to bring out the relationship between differing objects, colors and textures; with each mistake being an irreplaceable component of my process. Figurative forms, letters and numbers are often incorporated into my work, as a graphic element or to convey a thought or theme. I am inspired by found objects, fragments of antique treasures, and everyday manufactured materials that were never intended to be art.