Occasional Gunshot Sounds ~ Paintings and Skate Decks by Yvette M. Buigues

The FLOAT Gallery is Proud to present…
Occasional gunshot sounds ~
Paintings and skate decks by Yvette M. Buigues
Opening Party Saturday September 15th, 6pm – 9pm
With live music by Laura Inserra
Show runs September 9th through October 28th, 2012
http://www.thefloatcenter.com/

Location-
FLOAT, Floatation Center – Art Gallery 1091 Calcot Place, Unit # 116 (located in a store front loft of the historic cotton mill studios) Oakland, CA 94606 (FYI- No gunshot sounds in this district of OaklandJ)


Paintings & original art skate decks by fine artist Yvette M. Buigues. From the streets of West Oakland, her work contains great whimsy, subtle observations and a dark sense of humor.















Yvette M. Buigues:
Paintings emerge from my intuition, dreams and sentiments; rarely do I know where a blank panel will take me.  Working with icons and discovering the full text of the story as I move through a painting, I often find I have been directed to a place that is real yet far away. And when finished, I have gained new insight and understanding in my surroundings.

Using acrylic paint, colored pencil and, sometimes, collage and found objects, I work in translucent and opaque layers creating many textures.  Paint brushes, dental tools, screw drivers, sticks, rocks, and palm sanders are some of the tools used.
Upon first glance, my images appear as silk-screens or stencils; a closer look reveals that each subject is an original, each icon unique.

Why skate decks?
“I needed a birthday gift for my husband, I grabbed his skateboard and the fun began!
I allow myself to get very playful with these, using characters that, up until now, have not made it out of my sketchbook along with those that are regular subjects in my paintings. A healthy mix of humor and darkness, these decks are an escape to a place where hurt is healing and “doom & gloom” is bright. I am currently working on finding a licensing representative to market and reproduce my designs. “
- Yvette M. Buigues heavyblackline.com

About the Music:
Laura Inserra is a vibrant and talented composer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher, performer and artistic director.  For the opening party she will be performing HANG. The sound of the Hang creates an ambiance, a sonic tapestry, an atmosphere that is spacious and easy to immerse oneself in. The sounds drift in and out of awareness, like the scent of nearby incense. www.laurainserra.com




FLOAT
An urban art spa is the only floatation center & art gallery in the San Francisco Bay Area, floatation therapy is a unique and powerful tool that allows you to shut out the world, and drift into the deepest possible level of physical and mental relaxation. FLOAT offers new, public exhibits of local artists to stimulate and challenge your senses.
Come for a Float – Stay for the Art

FLOAT, Floatation Center – Art Gallery 1091 Calcot Place, Unit # 116 (located in a store front loft of the historic cotton mill studios) Oakland, CA 94606 (FYI- No gunshot sounds in this district of OaklandJ)

For more information  please contact: Allison Walton, 510.535.1702
 info@thefloatcenter.com , thefloatcenter.com
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