ARTMRKT - ART MARKET SAN FRANCISCO
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Art Market San Francisco: Benefit Preview Reception & Opening Night Party.
Galleries: 101 / Exhibit, West Hollywood, CA; Adler&Co Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Aimee Friberg Exhibitions / CULT, San Francisco, CA; Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR; ArtHaus, San Francisco, CA; AUREUS Contemporary, Providence, RI; Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA; Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA; Chandran Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Eckert Fine Art New York, Millerton, NY; Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA; Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Electric Works, San Francisco, CA; Elins Eagles Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco , CA; Forum Gallery, New York, NY; Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, Ca; Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID; Gallery Sam, Oakland, CA; Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA; Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, California; Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA; Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; jordan faye contemporary, Baltimore, MD; Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah; K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, California; Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA; Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, California; Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL; Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY; New Image Art, West Hollywood, CA; Newzones, Calgary, AB; Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA; PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, Oregon; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA - California; Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Paulson Bott Press, Berkeley, CA; Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; RH Contemporary Art, New York, NY; RandallScottProjects, WASHINGTON, District of Columbia; Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Rena Bransten Projects, San Francisco, CA; Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM; Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA; Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA; Shark's Ink., Lyons, CO; Shine Artists, London, UK; Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA; Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA; Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Tally Beck Contemporary, New York, NY; Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA; Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, California; Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Comment by AB: The super packed opening night gala at Art Market San Francisco features tons of exemplary art from over 70 top national and international galleries. There's boatloads to see and buy for collectors of every ilk, from representational, abstract and urban art to conceptual, regional and folk. Exhibitors mercifully spare us the typical deluge of "Art Fair Art," aka art that may fascinate and amaze in the instant, but proceeds to fizzle fast in terms of depth or significance, falling more into the realm of decorative schlock than anything else. Instead, galleries opt to display good solid quality work by accomplished artists from across the country, California in particular, including a respectable international representation as well. Few fast fizzlers here, and thankfully not the same old laundry list of names you see at practically every major art fair on the planet.
In related news, we San Franciscans must always remember that if we expect to have exemplary annual art fairs like this, we have to patronize the participating galleries and BUY ART. This is not a museum, it's not a diversion, it's not how we amuse ourselves before dinner. It's serious art that galleries bring to us, often from many thousands of miles away, because they deeply believe that it's substantive, significant and worthy of consideration and inclusion in the best of collections. So let's whip out the checkbooks and keep San Francisco on the national and international art world radar. Capiche?
And now for the lowdown....
Portrait painting by Hung Liu at Nancy Hoffman Gallery (like it).
Underwater art by Eric Zener at Hespe Gallery.
Matthew LaPenta smiley face sculpture at Axiom Contemporary.
Long legged sculpture at Zemack Contemporary, Art Market San Francisco.
Skier art by Brad Overton at Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT (makes sense).
Southern urban/folk art at Red Truck Gallery (like it).
Always a party at Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans.
Impressive graphite drawings by Joel Daniel Phillips at Hashimoto Contemporary.
Brett Amory and his donut shop art/installation at Hashimoto Contemporary.
Chair embellished with plastic ties by Garry Knox Bennett at Fouladi Projects.
Renowned furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett (and inventor of the roach clip)
art Fouladi Projects.
Sara Carter abstract art at AUREUS Contemporary, Art Market San Francisco.
Nina Katchadourian hams it up in airplane restrooms, probably while I'm waiting to pee
(at Catharine Clark Gallery).
Goose feather taxidermy by leonardogillesfleur at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Blown glass sculpture by Jane Rosen at Gail Severn Gallery (like it).
L-R, art by Alan Feltus & Milton Avery at Eckert Fine Art New York.
Sumptuous still-life art by Eric Forstmann at Eckert Fine Art.
Cushiony speaker art at Aimee Friberg/CULT (kinda like it).
Andrew Wyeth watercolor at Forum Gallery, Art Market San Francisco.
L-R, wall art by Molly Springfield & Scott Williams at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Art by Mari Kim at Shine Arts.
Paintings by Louise P Sloane at Gallery Sam.
Pinkie cam detail of Louise P Sloane art in above image.
L-R, art by Om Prakash and Roy Lerner at Gallery Sam.
Louse Nevelson pitch black assemblages at Timothy Yarger Fine Art.
Art by Alan Magee (left) & Xenia Hauser (right) at Forum Gallery.
Art by Christoph Rosner at Romer Young Gallery (nicely done).
L-R, art by Cleon Peterson & Retna at New Image Art.
Some admirable abstracts at Edward Cella Art & Architecture.
L-R, photography by Cig Harvey and Katrin Korfmann at Kopeikin Gallery.
L-R, Regina Scully, Richard Deutsch, Joel Zammit-Lucia @ Octavia Art Gallery.
Beginning to dense up at Art Market San Francisco - time to hit the road.