Image: Tabitha Soren, ‘The Puritan’ 023024-1’ 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Equinom Projects San Francisco
We are grateful to Peppa Martin, owner of the truth and beauty gallery in Vancouver, Canada, for writing about the inaugural edition of Photofairs 2017 ‘live’ from the San Francisco. Follow Peppa on Twitter & Instagram for more information. Images courtesy of the artist and Peppa Martin.
Banking on the growing success of three years in Shanghai, Photofairs launched its inaugural North American edition in San Francisco January 27-29th, arriving at the former historic U.S. Army San Francisco Port of Embarkation, now the picturesque waterfront Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture Festival Pavilion.
Comparatively smaller in scale than other international fairs, this event managed to succeed where even the behemoth ParisPhoto LA could not. As the Bay Area’s only fair exclusively dedicated to photographic arts, Photofairs SF distinguished itself by presenting a thoroughly polished and impressive array– exhibiting a tight, balanced selection of high calibre, thoughtful work.
Thirty four national and international galleries were on hand from fourteen countries, showcasing emerging and recognized artists across the fair’s public program and platforms, including panels, moderated talks and installations.
Photofairs San Francisco’s curation brought together vintage and blue-chip works alongside cutting-edge contemporary photography. Sarah Shepard, PHOTOFAIRS‘ San Francisco-based manager reported “the response to the scope and quality of the photography presented by both the national and international participating galleries, many of whom brought new works and artists never before exhibited on the West Coast, was overwhelmingly positive.”
Sarah Wiseman Gallery is pleased to announce ‘Bloom’ with Charlotte Hardy and Sally Stafford, a joyous, beautiful exhibition exploring colour and pattern interpreting floral forms.
Painter and illustrator Charlotte Hardy finds inspiration in decoration and pattern found in the everyday. Exploring arrangements of pleasing design such as flowers in vases, a still life of a dining table or a shop window display, Charlotte’s work is both loosely expressive and closely observed. Her brushwork is often simple and straightforward but also contain studies of wallpaper design, textile pattern or decoration of ceramics. Take a look at available works here.
Sally Stafford is well known for her expressive landscape painting, using mixed media. Colours and textures develop through application of multiple layers of paint, ink, wax and pigment. There is an element of impressionism in her painting in the way she approaches her work, the intuitive feel of her brushwork, however the mix of different media keeps it resolutely contemporary. View works included in the exhibition here and shown below is Matriarch (courtesy of the artist and Sarah Wiseman Gallery).
Decorazon Gallery and The Cynthia Corbett Gallery are exhibiting at Art Palm Springs from 17th to 19th February.
Decorazon (from the heart) Gallery presents professional emerging talent to a new or experienced collector with a selective and innovative program, providing personal attention to each of our clients. DECORAZON showcase artwork with strong concepts in all mediums. Click here to find out more.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery established in 2004, represents emerging and newly established contemporary artists and is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs. The Gallery has an annual exhibition programme in London and New York, as well as collaborations with galleries worldwide. The Gallery also works with a number of established American, British and European artists whose works have been published and acquired by international museums and institutions.