Balloon Stories

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Balloon Stories
Curated by: Leo Pan

680 8th Street
Suite 230 second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
February 1st, 2014 - February 15th, 2014
Opening: February 1st, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

415 655 1838
Thursday-Saturday 1pm-4pm
fun, contemporary, jazz, surrealism, digital, photography, conceptual


Misho Gallery is proud to present

“Balloon Stories”

The first Stop of a traveling Photographic show curated by Leo Pan and featuring 10 photographers.

 Opening Reception : Saturday, February 1st 1-5pm


China has a long history with Sky Lantern or Kongming lantern, a small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended. Famous scholar Joseph Needham pointed out that in 1241, the Mongols in the battle of Liegnitz, used dragon shape lanterns to signal messages. In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers of France released the first European balloon filled with hot air.

While a balloon may have symbolic significance ie, floating in air to promote a sense of freedom, to accentuate celebrations (birthdays, new year, etc.) or to enhance visual landmarks or signage – color and placement of balloons for this exhibit will stretch the imagination. 10 photographers were invited to participate and each selected one color for their works. For 3 months, each photographer allowed their balloons to fly, suspend, mix/mingle and interact with other objects/mediums.

Photographers include: *Leo Pan, Misho, Mingming Liang, Philip Ringler, Landy Tang, Zhang Suiyang, Li Yongtai, Xu Lu, Tung Man and Moon Chan

Following this show, “Balloon Stories” will be exhibiting in Beijng, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. *Leo Pan, curator for this exhibition as shown extensively in China and is well regarded in the artist community as painter and photographer.

Misho Gallery, 680 8th Street, Suite 230, San Francisco, 415.655.1838.

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