MORE FROM ARTPADSF 2012
(with assistance from Larissa Archer and Clare Coppel)
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ArtPadSF: ArtPadSF Art Fair.
Exhibitors: 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA; ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA; Beta Pictoris, Birmingham, AL; Carmen Wiedenhoeft, Denver, CO; Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA; Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Electric Works, San Francisco, CA; Gallery 60SIX, San Francisco, CA; Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA; LAUNCH LA, Los Angeles, CA; Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY; Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA; Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA; Mercury 20, Oakland, CA; Modernbook, San Francisco, CA; New Image Art, West Hollywood, CA; PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; Project One Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Prole Drift, Seattle, WA; Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; S A T E L L I T E 6 6, San Francisco, CA; Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA; Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA; Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA; The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA; The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA; The Popular Workshop, San Francisco, CA; Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL; Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA; Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY; Laura Kimpton, ArtPadSF Artist Residency.
Review and images by Clare Coppel: ArtPadSF Opening Party-- lots of people, lots of art from different places like Oakland... and Burning Man, Portland, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and a town called New York. Mixed media birds by Laura Kimpton ArtPad artist-in-residence, fun of-the-moment stuff at Robert Berman Gallery, Burning Man photographs at BRAF, a doormat that startled me at Luis de Jesus (aahh what if I stepped on your face Zachary Drucker?), lovely paintings of trophies by Chris Cosnowski, and glitter lips ("Cool" says my brother) by Srephanie Hirsch at Lyons Wier Gallery. A girl with her finger in her mouth at Project One, and the exciting interactive room by the SFAI MFA 2012 show... sweet.
ArtPadSF opening night party.
A wall at LAUNCH LA.
Evelyn Reyes paintings art Creativity Explored.
Laura Kimpton, mixed media, Artist-in-Residence, ArtPadSF.
SFAI MFA 2012 room.
Art at SFAI MFA 2012 exhibit at ArtPadSF.
Robert Berman Gallery art.
Art at Robert Berman Gallery, ArtPadSF.
Robert Berman Gallery.
John Curley photograph at Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF), ArtPadSF.
Photography by John Curley, Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF).
Zachary Drucker, mixed media, Luis de Jesus Gallery.
Mixed media art by Zachary Drucker at Luis de Jesus Gallery, ArtPadSF.
Chris Cosnowski painting at Lyons Wier Gallery, ArtPadSF.
Art at Lyons Wier Gallery.
Art by Stephanie Hirsch at Lyons Wier Gallery.
Art at Project One Gallery, ArtPadSF 2012.
Review and images by Larissa Archer: My favorite room at Art Pad is LAUNCH LA Gallery (Los Angeles). Todd Carpenter's monochromatic oil paintings on board of both urban and natural night scenes are detailed and moody. In fact, the nature scenes are a bit rougher and less finicky and so, I think, more interesting, although the Los Angeles night scape, in which the specks of city lights compete with the approaching dawn is quite haunting.
Launch also shows some beautiful Vivian Maier images and one painting by an artist I am unfamiliar with until now-- Kent Williams. His "Lemons" is painted in a style that reminds me of nineteenth-century Russian Impressionist Ilya Repin. Depicted in bold strokes and warm colors, his subject seems herself warm, strong, possibly exhausted, and comfortable in her own skin. One might wonder why he chose to compose the image with her hands cropped out-- maybe he wanted to devote all his attention to the feline curve of her back. Beautiful work.
Art by Todd Carpenter at LAUNCH LA.
Todd Carpenter art in above image closer.
Art by Todd Carpenter closer at LAUNCH LA.
More from Todd Carpenter.
Art by Kent Williams at LAUNCH LA.
Photography by Vivian Maier.
Vivian Maier photograph at LAUNCH LA.