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May 17, 2012

Designers Curate artMRKT: Matthew Leverone

artMRKT kicks off tonight with its gala opening at the Concourse. We’re celebrating with the fourth post in our series, Designers Curate artMRKT.  Today, the dapper Matthew Leverone, principal of Matthew Leverone Design, shares the three pieces that caught his refined eye. 

See you at the fair! 

– Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D

“As Francis Bacon said, ‘The job of an artist is always to deepen the mystery.’ These three pieces affect me in that way. It’s not logic, its love.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) The use of color is brilliant. The vibration and energy is so intense its hypnotizing!

Fold Slice
Tauba Auerbach 2011
Etching
42 x 32 inches
Park Life
San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) It’s stunning how De Staebler captures the gesture of flight.

Winged Figure Ascending
Stephen De Staebler 2011
Bronze
108 x 32 x 33 inches
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) An incredible pool of blues. The strong forms play wonderfully against each other.

Bay Rigger Blue
James Kennedy 2012
Mixed media on incised masonite
40 x 40 inches
Mindy Solomon Gallery
St. Petersburg

May 16, 2012

Designers Curate artMRKT: David Oldroyd

Each day this week, counting down to the launch of artMRKT, San Francisco’s premiere modern and contemporary art fair, 3D, the magazine of the SFDC, is inviting a leading San Francisco interior designer to curate the exhibition. Today, the third installment in our series, Designers Curate artMRKT, features the extraordinary David Oldroyd of ODADA.  

  –Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D 

 “When curating, I’ll have an instinctual reaction to a piece, and I trust that instinct. I listen and remember.  A common thread will emerge, a string of visual or emotional cues.  Once the pieces have been selected and the objects grouped together, instinct is again the final test of my choices.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)  Bernadette Twirling 
Rodney Smith  
Archival pigment ink print
45 x 45 inches
Gilman Contemporary
Ketchum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The chiaroscuro quality of this piece is incredible, so elegant. I love the romantic light, the translucent fabric and the deep shadows.”

 

 

2) Match #1
Ed Moses  2011
Acrylic and glue on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Peter Blake Gallery
Laguna Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is a strong piece about opposition: order and chaos, simplicity and complexity, shallowness and depth.”

 

 

3) Night Watch
Yossi Govrin  2011
Hemp, cement, antique chandelier
85 x 18 x 18 inches appx.
Timothy Yarger Fine Art
Beverly Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This sculpture has an element of the absurd, which is what makes it a perfect juxtaposition to the elegance of the first two pieces. I love the subtle links of color and texture with the Smith and the Moses.”

May 15, 2012

Designers Curate artMRKT: Gary Hutton

The 2012 issue of 3D, “The Art of Living,” the magazine of the San Francisco Design Center, explores the inspired connection between interior design and visual art. This month, 3D is excited to partner with artMRKT, San Francisco’s premiere modern and contemporary art fair, to further explore and celebrate that synergy. Today we continue our series in which five of San Francisco’s leading interior designers curate the fair by selecting their favorite pieces from the works on view.  The fabulous Gary Hutton, founder of Gary Hutton Design, shares his favorites with us below. 

 – Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D

“Art should NOT be decorative. Art should be provocative, it should inspire, and it should speak to the soul, but it should NEVER be decorative. That is what wallpaper is for.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) This De Staebler embraces the human spirit and thrusts it heavenward. Completely uplifting.

Winged Figure Ascending
Stephen De Staebler  2011
Bronze
108 x 32 x 33 inches
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Robert Arneson was one of my professors. This work captures his humor and the seriousness of it.

Head Lamp
Robert Arneson  1992
Bronze, wood and light bulb; edition 1/6 PH, 1 A.P.
16.25 x 11.5 x 11.5 inches
Brian Gross Fine Art
San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Richard Misrach’s sweeping vision of the intersection of nature and man is as thought-provoking as it is beautiful.

10.21.00 6:49 PM (Smoke)
Richard Misrach  2012
Archival pigment ink print
Aperture Foundation
New York

May 14, 2012

Designers Curate artMRKT

The 2012 issue of 3D, “The Art of Living,” the magazine of the San Francisco Design Center, explores the inspired connection between interior design and visual art. This month, 3D is excited to partner with artMRKT, San Francisco’s premiere modern and contemporary art fair, to further explore and celebrate that synergy.  Over the next five days, counting down to the launch of artMKRT, five of San Francisco’s leading interior designers will curate the fair by selecting their favorite pieces from the works on view.  Up first is 3D covergirl Elizabeth Martin, founder of Elizabeth Martin Interior Design

–Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D


“For me, selecting a work is about having a visceral reaction to a piece, so much so that I can’t stop thinking about it. These three pieces had that effect on me. Although very different visually, they work together emotionally, and I would place all three in conjunction with each other. Interior design is about creating an environment and I believe art is the difference between decorating a room and designing one.”

1) This work is stunning– the light and expression make it seem as though it was done by a modern Dutch master. 

Untitled (Payton 1)
Gottfried Helnwein  2005
Mixed media (oil & acrylic) on canvas
62.75 x 42 inches
Modernism Inc.
San Francisco

2) While at art school in New York I spent hours in museums just gazing at Abstract Expressionist works. I love Motherwell, and this work feels like home to me.

In the Summer Sun
Robert Motherwell  1950
Oil on canvas
31.75 x 25.5 inches
Hackett | Mill Art Dealers and Advisors
San Francisco

3) Complex, and slightly disturbing. Love it.

Sky Scraper Birds
Jane Rosen  2012
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
CYNTHIA-REEVES
New York

 

For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf.

May 8, 2012

The Cult of Beauty @ artMRKT San Francisco

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Please join 3D – Definitive Design + Décor magazine Editor-in-Chief Alisa Carroll at artMRKT on Friday, May 18th, for “The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetes and Interior Design,” a panel discussion on the Aesthetic movement and the current exhibition at the Legion of Honor.  The panel will feature the exhibition’s originating curator, Dr. Lynn Federle Orr, art advisor Dr. Steven Platzman and interior designer Geoffrey De Sousa in conversation about the Aesthetes and their legacy for collectors, designers and beyond. 

artMRKT is the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair, featuring 70 galleries from around the globe and bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, the fair creates a context for the discovery, exploration and acquisition of art.

 Friday, May 18th | 2:30 – 3:30PM | Concourse Exhibition Center

 The panel is open to all fair attendees.  To purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf/tickets.

April 17, 2012

artMRKT San Francisco Complimentary 1-day Tix!

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artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair will feature 70 highly reputable galleries from around the globe, bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, artMRKT will create an ideal context for the discovery, exploration and acquisition of art. The fair will take place at the Concourse Exhibition Center, May 17-20, 2012. 

As the city readies itself for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, artMRKT San Francisco 2012 is excited to announce a series of related exhibitions and discussions during the course of the weekend. Leading museum curators and artists will explore the show’s overall theme of how public structures and art can be metaphors for the American immigration experience and integration of cultures.

The San Francisco Design Center has arranged for complimentary 1-day tickets for you!  Go here and get yours.

April 11, 2011

Get Ready for artMRKT San Francisco!

::HOT TOPIC::

artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair, will take place May 19–22 at the Concourse Exhibition Center (South of Market at 7th & Brannan in SF) and will feature 65 galleries from around the globe, bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, artMRKT will create an ideal context for the discovery, exploration and acquisition of art. Go here for more information.

Perk up SFDC members:
SFDC has secured complimentary one-day passes for our Members! Your one-day pass includes admission for one any day from Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. To receive yours, simply email Maria Angelo at mangelo@sfdesigncenter.com to receive the promo coupon code.

Pssst over here friends of SFDC:
Purchase your tickets online in advance and receive $5 off.  Email Maria Angelo at mangelo@sfdesigncenter.com to receive the promo coupon code.

This is a can’t miss event – hope to see you there!

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