San Francisco Art and Design WeekAuthor:Lindsey Shook
San Francisco is bustling this week with the opening of the tenth annual FOG Design+Art fair and other surrounding shows, where patrons and enthusiasts alike connect over their passion for visual arts. Here, we share our list for what you must not miss.
In it’s tenth year, FOG Art+Design opened last night at the historic Fort Mason, launching the new extension—FOG FOCUS, an invitational designed to showcase art by young and underrepresented artists. Now considered the best West Coast fair for discovering art and design under one roof, this year’s show features over 50 galleries from around the world including; AGO Projects (Mexico City), Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco), David Lewis (New York), Galerie Max Hetzler (Berlin), Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York), Mendes Wood DM (New York), Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles), and Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles).
In celebration of the tenth anniversary, the fair presented the theme “A Love Letter to San Francisco,” highlighting the Bay Area’s cultural diversity and vibrant art community. The theme was carried throughout the fair, including the entryway installation, the addition of FOG FOCUS, ties to the FOG Talks, and the launch of SF Art Week as an official entity.
An exciting new addition to the week’s openings is the Works in Progress show that opens January 18-23 in the Dogpatch. What is promised to be a unique showcase of diversity in craft, personalities and backgrounds found in the San Francisco design community, the show is comprised of 12 contemporary furniture pieces of similar scale, collected together under one roof, allowing an untold dialogue to unfold.
Presented at the The Future Perfect San Francisco in partnership with Mexico City-based Ago Projects, Hoot & Bloom is an exhibition of works from ceramicist MyungJin Kim, highlighting 20 new pieces that take a new departure into lighting (a previously unexplored avenue for her work). Hoot & Bloom furthers the presentation of her signature use of owls married with innovative explorations into flora.
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