Just Opened! The Whimsical World of SF Paper Sculptor Chloe FleuryAuthor:Stephanie Orma
When French paper artist Chloe Fleury moved to San Francisco a few years ago she was so inspired by the city’s colorful architecture, she decided to, well, build her own.
From the Mission District to Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury to Golden Gate Park – this paper maven hand-cut, folded, and glued pint-sized replicas of the neighborhoods’ coolest buildings and landmarks into three-dimensional posters.
Since then, Fleury’s crafted oodles of small whimsical worlds for such clients as Warner Bros., Chronicle Books, The Bold Italic, Conde Nast Traveler, and Target. And now with a throng of eye-popping new works, Fleury’s taking her handy talents large-scale in her first solo show Color Me Happy at SF’s La Boutique, L’Art Et La Mode – transforming the gallery into a kaleidoscopical landscape of all things fun and fashion.
What can folks visiting your show expect to see?
Fleury: Colorful paper bunnies and paper fashionistas!
Tell us about your inspiration.
Fleury: I’m really inspired by the city I live in, fashion, music, and everyday life.
What excites you about creating mini paper worlds and how did you get started?
Fleury: I started creating the little worlds during a stop-motion animation workshop when I was studying in France at ECV (visual communication school) and I just fell in love with it. Playing with colors and lights to create atmosphere, and then animating the objects – it’s just magical!
Color Me Happy runs through June 1 at La Boutique, L’Art Et La Mode.
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