LA: Two Exciting Art Exhibitions at the Swiss Consulate General

Through June 30 two exhibitions are shown at the Consulate General of Switzerland Los Angeles

culture_exhibit carsThe first one is “CARS FOR DREAMING” by Mark Stehrenberger. Born and raised in Basel, Switzerland, Mark Stehrenberger is a car designer who lives alternately in San Buenaventura, CA and Montreux, Switzerland.

His conceptual illustrations have been featured in major printed and online magazines and books worldwide for many years.

By forecasting and envisioning on paper what future models of the world’s carmakers will look like, he is considered the father of today’s spy shots.

Mark Stehrenberger has also established an international reputation for cutting-edge design for concept cars, after-market (tuning) car products, sport shoes, luxury wristwatches, eye glasses, and fashion accessories. He loves to design and market gift/gadget products.

He’s been teaching part-time car design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and Art Center Europe in Vevey, Switzerland, for more than 15 years.

Mark’s thorough experience in the auto design field has also made him a much sought-after speaker/commentator/moderator at car shows and other events.  He’s been featured in TV segments and magazine articles in many countries and has produced and moderated various radio and TV shows in the US and Europe (Motor Show TV in Switzerland) on the subject of car design.

He’s been asked to participate as judge on many Concours d’Elegance and other car events in the USA and Europe. Mark Stehrenberger’s graphic and fine artworks are hanging in many private and corporate galleries.

At his show at the Lobby of the Swiss Consulate, Mark shows drawings of future cars, still in the process of development by the individual companies.


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The second exhibition is called SPHERICAL VISIONS, by Alphons Greber. He grew up in Switzerland and was trained as a sculptor at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. He later studied photography and film-making at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Rossier School of Fine Arts, where he earned an MFA in 1987.

Greber subsequently built a film school for teenagers, for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department in Hollywood. He also worked as an artist-in-residence for the Watts Labor Community Action Committee and taught social studies at King/Drew Magnet High School for Medicine & Science.  He presently lives, and works as a freelance artist in the Willowbrook/Compton area.

The works Alphons Greber is showing at the Consulate are expanding the boundaries of photography. At the same time they are expressing a longing for his native Lucerne, namely the “Spreuerbruecke”, a late medieval covered bridge, crossing the Reuss river. Greber started his art making years ago, painting the water currents under the bridge.

The exhibit also features the Compton street, the artist lives on today. Both pieces with their spherical images challenge our perception of the world and of photography.

(The photo shows the Spreuerbruecke by Alphons Greber)

When: Through June 30

Location: Lobby of the Consulate General of Switzerland, 11766 Wilshire Blvd. #1400, Los Angeles, CA 90025