Events > 2018 > March > ART EXHIBITION: Dépayser

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The French language consists of many words that cannot be translated neatly into English. “Dépayser” describes the fundamental experience of leaving your comfort zone: that which accompanies, for example, learning a new language or visiting a foreign country. Literally, the verb “dépayser” means to displace somebody, causing a change in scenery and routine, and by extension, disorientation and a feeling of strangeness. This upheaval is particularly manifest in art, as Marcel Proust explains in Time Regained: “Our vanity, our passions, our spirit of imitation, our abstract intelligence, our habits have long been at work, and it is the task of art to undo this work of theirs, making us travel back in the direction from which we have come to the depths where what has really existed lies unknown within us.”

As part of the International Month of Francophonie, the Alliance Française de Pasadena is pleased to present DÉPAYSER, a group exhibition featuring 17 artists who interpreted the French word “Dépayser” through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

Exhibiting artists

Marthe Aponte
Julia Bui
Andrée B. Carter
Connie Ching
Maxwell Coppola
Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke
Karen Jilly
Elana Kundell
Shauna La
Jack Lewis
Charles Park
Jose Plasencia
James Scott
Stephanie Sherwood
Susan Springer Anderson
Nathalie Tierce
Melora Walter

Image: Elana Kundell, “Concealer,” oil on panel, 24″ x 36″ 

Curated by Valérie Daval & Lacey Minot

AFDP Director Fanchon Gérardin

For the Opening Reception, the entrance is behind the building
through the free parking lot (across from 918 Locust str.)
Alliance Française de Pasadena
232 N Lake Ave #105, Pasadena, CA 91101
626 683 3774