2018 FOG Design+Art Recap
- January 18, 2018
- Jeff King
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If you know Jeff, you’re aware of his commitment to supporting the local art community. And seeing that the FOG Design+Art Fair is one of his favorite local design events, it’s no surprise that we were once again proud FOG Forum members, which benefits the SFMOMA’s Department of Architecture and Design.
The fifth annual edition of FOG took place January 11-14, 2018, at Fort Mason Center and brought together 45 leading international design and visual art galleries to showcase their highly curated selection of prominent 20th-century and contemporary art. The Fair also included several scheduled talks from art and design luminaries and leaders in the art and culture arena.
FOG Fair favorite and event planner extraordinaire, Stanlee Gatti, wowed guests with his POP21 Homeplate exhibition featuring the beautiful handmade works of local artists Linda Fahey (Yonder), Mary Mar Keenan (MM Clay), Malinda Reich (Malinda Reich Studio Ceramics), along with a few other out-of-town ceramicists.
Jeff had a great time exploring all of the artists’ booths with Karen Curtiss of Red Dot Studio during the Preview Gala. While viewing the beautiful, vibrant art, he managed to meet up and chat with Martin Kobus & Chris Bergin of Martin Kobus, Cecilia Sagrera-Hill & George Brazil of SagreraBrazil Design, Ross Levy of Levy Art + Architecture, Katharine Webster of Katharine Webster Landscape Architecture, Michele Stedley of Leverone Design, Jeannie Fraise of Lotus Bleu, among many others.
A couple of pieces that stood out to Jeff include Kohei Nawa’s taxidermied animals that were stunningly decorated with glass balls (Pace Gallery) and Giuseppe Penone’s live tree sculpture (Gagosian). A few other standouts include Julian Watts’s hand-carved wood sculptures (Patrick Parrish Gallery), Hiroshi Sugimoto’s gorgeous photography (Fraenkel Gallery), as well as the “On the Other Hand” group exhibition presented by our neighbor, Jessica Silverman Gallery.
Let us know which artists caught your eye in the comments below!