7 Can’t-Miss Booths at the Sixth Annual FOG Art + Design Fair in San Francisco
The fair continues to define itself as a premier event.
One of the great pleasures of walking through San Francisco’s FOG Art + Design fair is simply imagining all the infinite ways people can live with art (if they have the budgets, of course).
In its sixth edition, the West Coast’s preeminent design fair is bringing together an international group of 48 galleries and 20th-century and contemporary design dealers. So if you’re wondering if your Color Field painting should match your cushions, or if a divan works well with Dada, this is a fair you won’t want to miss.
Here are 7 booths you should be sure to check out.
Take a trip back to the radicalized era of the 1970s with a visit to Jenkins Johnson Gallery’s booth, where you’ll find iconic pictures by Gordon Parks alongside Ming Smith’s haunting black-and-white photographs. Also on view are works by Jae and Wadsworth Jarrell, whose brilliantly colored images defined the culture of the era.
Fans of mid-century modern design should stop by Hosfelt Gallery’s booth, where you can find Stefan Kürten’s idyllic and dreamy paintings on linen of homes from the era. For those in town from chillier climes, the poolside scenes and palm trees will be a welcome sight.
Art is design and design is art at Kasmin’s booth, where dealers will be showing whimsical sculptures by Claude Lalanne, coveted cork furniture by English furniture designer Jasper Morrison, and a bronze Archipelago Table by David Wiseman.
Lehmann Maupin is participating in FOG for the first time this year, and for the occasion, they’ll be bringing their contemporary art all-stars, with works by Teresita Fernández, Nari Ward, and McArthur Binion. Also on view will be works by Lee Bul and Helen Pashgian, two artist who share a flair for visually fascinating surfaces.
If you missed Pace’s sensational show of works by Loie Hollowell in New York last year, now you can catch some of her spiritually infused paintings on the West Coast. Also worth searching out are the punchy, compact abstractions of the late painter Thomas Nozkowski, who passed away last year.
New York’s Tina Kim Gallery is known for its remarkable exhibitions of Korean modernism. Here the gallery will be presenting a marvelous array of works from that era, by artists including Kim Tschang–Yeul, whose paintings of water droplets (to which he has been committed for decades) are mesmerizing.
Operating since 1962, Crown Point Press is a San Francisco institution and one of the leading destinations for the study and display of contemporary etchings. For this hometown fair, the focus is on works by West Coast artists including Ed Ruscha, Mary Weatherford, Wayne Thiebaud, and Tom Marioni.
FOG Design + Art takes place from January 16–19, with a preview on January 16 from 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
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