SILICON VALLEY CONTEMPORARY
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Silicon Valley Contemporary: Opening Night Preview.
Exhibitors: 143 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; ACA Galleries, New York, NY; ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA; Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA; Art Company MISOOLSIDAE, Seoul, Korea; artbischoff, Zell am Harmersbach, Germany; Bash Contemporary, San Francisco, CA; Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ; Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Cordeiros Galeria, Porto, Portugal; David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; Dillon Gallery, New York, NY; Eden Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain; Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA; Gallery Geranmayeh, New York, NY; Gazelli Art House, London, UK; James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA; Kent Fine Art LLC, New York, NY; Kips Gallery, New York, NY; KM Fine Arts, Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Mark Borghi Fine Art, Bridghampton, NY; New York, NY & Palm Beach, FL; Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Pace Gallery, New York, NY & London, UK & Beijing, China & Menlo Park, CA; Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; Salamatina Gallery, Garden City, NY; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA; Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge, CA; Shulamit Gallery, Venice, CA; Smith Andersen North, San Rafael, CA; Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY; The Fine Art Society, London, UK; The Hole, New York, NY; The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Thomas Paul Fine Art, Woodland Hills, CA; Thomas V Meyer Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA; Unix Gallery, New York, NY & Miami, FL; UNTITLED, New York, NY; Walter Wickiser Gallery Inc., New York, NY; Young Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Zoya Tommy Contemporary, Houston, TX; Carroll/Fletcher, London, UK; Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; Fleisher / Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY; Postmasters, New York, NY.
Comment by AB: Silicon Valley-- this one's for you. We all know you probably don't get out much, seeing as how committed you are to making the world a better place. And you're doing an amazing job. I mean I can actually "Like" something that I could never have imagined "Liking" only a few short years ago. But regardless of how intense your agenda, you still gotta take a breather every now and again to experience the finer things in life, right? Well, here's your chance.
A truly eclectic selection of top shelf galleries from around the world has convened here at the San Jose Convention Center this weekend to elucidate the benefits of living the aesthetic life. So c'mon down. There's plenty of exceptional examples of every ilk to envision hanging on the walls of your homes, offices, yachts or headquarters. And as you all know from experience, once you envision it, making it a reality (your reality) is only a hop, skip and a jump away. Try it; you'll like it. I promise. There is absolutely no downside to owning original works of art, or even just looking at 'em. For those of you wondering whether you'll find art priced within your budget, I saw pieces starting at under $1000 and heading on upwards to in excess of $1,000,000. Here's just a sample of what you'll see...
Art by Gary Lang at Ace, Los Angeles at Silicon Valley Contemporary.
Brendan Murphy busy agenda art at 143 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Large art by Liam Everett at Altman Siegel.
Art by Paul Laffoley at Kent Fine Art priced $85K. Like it.
Paul Laffoley art in above image closer, Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair.
Einstein art by Lee Waisler, Hosook Kang art (right) at Sundaram Tagore.
Suspended sphere of razor blades by Junsan Senim at Sandra Lee (impressive).
Junsan Senim and his razor blade art closer.
Weird arm and finger collage art by Tim Hawkinson at Ace Gallery.
Tim Hawkinson art in above image closer, Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair.
No art fair is complete without one of these - Tiffany Trenda performance art.
Touch a screen and it reveals what's underneath.
Well, since it's OK, don't mind if I do - performance art by Tiffany Trenda.
art ltd. magazine Editor George Melrod & ace art conservator Dennis Calabi.
Floor-bound video installation at Gary Hill.
Drone paintings & video by Katsu at The Hole Gallery. Is there a drone art school?
This one could use it.
BANG art by Bernie Taupin at KM Fine Art.
Crazed portraiture at Unix Gallery, Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair.
The finest in handblown glass at Schantz Galleries.
Glass art by Lino Tagliapietra in above image closer priced $59K.
Pinkie cam detail of Lino Tagliapietra glass above (amazingly good).
Peter Blake Gallery booth view at Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair.
Publisher Andrew McClintock gives out free copies of his SF Arts Quarterly.
The view from Andrew McClintock's SFAQ booth.
Contemporary surrealism by Joe Hengst at Mirus priced $2000.
Laundry list of stripes art by Tim Bavington at Bentley Gallery priced $30K.
A hefty mid-1970s Willem de Kooning for over the couch at Mark Borghi Fine Art.
Twisted musician art by Lee Harvey Roswell at Bash Contemporary priced $8K.
Hard to believe it's an oil painting - Yigal Ozeri art at Zemack Contemporary.
Art by Edmond Ian Grant (left) at Walter Wickiser Gallery.
Intricate art by Jeong, Hyun-Sook at Art Company Misoolsidae, South Korea.
Pinkie cam detail of painstaking Jeong, Hyun-Sook art in above image.
Interior with splatter art by Lino Lago at Galerie Alvaro Alcazar, Madrid.
Carlos Donjvan art at Thomas Paul Fine Art.
Art by Jeff Koegel at Merry Karnowsky.
Cecil Touchon art at Timothy Yarger, $18.5K each.
Attendance figures - Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair.