FOG DESIGN + ART
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FOG Design + Art 2015: Preview Gala.
Exhibitors: Altman Siegel Gallery, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Beauvais Carpets, Converso, Cristina Grajales Gallery, Crown Point Press, Danziger Gallery, David Zwirner, Demisch Danant, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Fraenkel Gallery, Friedman Benda, Gray Gallery, Haines Gallery, Hedge, Hosfelt Gallery, Hostler Burrows, Jessica Silverman Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery, Lebreton Gallery, Magen H Gallery, nexxt20, Ornamentum Gallery, Pace, Park Life, R & Company, Ratio 3, Reform Gallery, Rena Bransten Projects, Salon 94, Sienna Patti, Taffin, Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary, Tyler Wood Gallery, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Zieher Smith & Horton.
Comment by AB: The second annual installment of this estimable fair blends the best in design with the finest in art, with participation by top international galleries and a roster of hand-picked exhibitors. This is definitely not one of those fairs where anybody who applies gets in. Works by major artists and designers from the mid-20th century to the present are the order of the day, from furnishings, ceramics and jewelry to tapestries, lighting and art. This is one of those confluences of objects where practically every single piece in the show has either a famous name or historical significance attached to it (and often both).
On the way in, the lines of cars waiting for valet parking look like The Bay Bridge during Friday rush hour, and once you finally gain entry to tonight's Preview Gala benefiting SFMOMA here at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion, the place is absolutely packed. Fortunately, the floor plan and booths are spacious, and there's plenty of room to appreciate everything. My personal faves include superb ceramics everywhere, David Zwirner and Pace (just for being there, but they've got plenty of exceptional art to show as well), an impeccable Teresita Fernández installation at Anthony Meier, artist jewelry at nexxt20 (in spite of giving me a hard time about photographing it), Friedman Benda for most outrageous booth (by far), and Converso (crammed with mid-century modern classics). The fair lasts through Sunday and in addition to the exhibition includes presentations, panel discussions, screenings and more. Check the FOG Design + Art website for a complete list of happenings and events. Absolutely positively worth going.
L-R, art by Ethan Murrow & Christopher Boffoli at Winston Wächter Fine Art.
Arts at Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary, FOG Art + Design.
Fine mid-century modern furniture at Converso.
Tapestry at Pace (I think) - FOG Art + Design, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.
Teresita Fernández installation at Anthony Meier.
Art/installation in above image closer.
Ted Noten acrylic art c/o Ornamentum.
All kinds of fun stuff at R & Company.
Outstanding artist jewelry at nexxt20 - FOG Design + Art.
Art by Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner (like it).
Art in above image closer.
Fine furnishings at Demisch Danant.
Big Andrew Schoultz at Hosfelt Gallery.
I'm liking these over at Gray Gallery - FOG Design + Art.
Art by Julan Hoeber (left) at Jessica Silverman Gallery.
Consultant/curatorial duo G B Carson & Natasha Boas.
Sweet selection at Salon 94 (wall art by Marilyn Minter).
Hunk of functional burl at Reform Gallery.
Ceramics by Adam Silverman at Edward Cella.
Wild ride at Friedman Benda (kinda reminds me of Pee Wee's Playhouse).
John Chiara photos at Haines Gallery (like 'em) - FOG Design + Art.
Art & design at Hostler Burrows.
Fine decorative arts at Cristina Grajales Gallery.
Hometown favorite Tucker Nichols at Zieher Smith & Horton, New York.
Moose antler seating at Ratio 3.
Oversized photograph by Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery.
All kinds of fun stuff at Park Life.
Relative density - opening night crush at FOG Design + Art.