Thursday, August 18, 2016

Seattle Art Fair 2016

The 2016 Seattle Art Fair was a very classy art fair to attend. Located in the CenturyLink Field Event Center this second edition of the Seattle Art Fair closed on Sunday, August 7, with amazing results reported by collectors, gallerists, artists, partners, and guests. By the end of the event some 18,000 visitors attended this year's fair to experience excellent exhibitions by extinguished local, national, and international galleries. 

The fair kicked off with the Beneficiary Preview on August 4, raising over $100,000 for the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), followed by the official Opening Night Preview. Notable guests included Rich and Sarah Barton, Cliff Burrows, Dale Chihuly, Adrian Hanauer, Marieluise Hessel, Christina Lockwood, David Morehouse, Jessica Morgan, Takashi Murakami, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Ginny Ruffner, Matthew Thompson, and many others.

One of the many halls

Art Work by Kehinde Wiley
Roberts and Tilton - Culver City, California

Participating exhibitors made important sales to top collectors with highlights including Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art's sale of work by Kymia Nawabi, Adams and Ollman's placement of work on paper by Ellen Lesperance, and Allan Stone Projects' sales of works by Alfred Leslie, Wayne Nowack, and Wayne Thiebaud. Petzel Gallery sold work on paper by Hiroki Tsukuda and David Zwirner sold work by Fred Sandback, multiple works by R. Crumb, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Al Taylor, as well as a Yayoi Kusama painting that was made by the artist specifically for the fair which sold to a local collector. Paul Kasmin Gallery sold photographs by Robert Polidori, and Pace sold work by teamLab - the artist collective who also presented an interactive installation as part of the Seattle Art Fair’s Projects. Forum Gallery sold painting by Alan Magee, Greg Kucera Gallery sold sculpture by Deborah Butterfield and work by Marie Watt among over a dozen more. Tokyo's Koki Arts placed work by Ryoichi Nakamura, Marlborough Gallery sold work by Dale Chihuly from the gallery's dramatic solo presentation, and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery sold works by a wide range of artists including Claire Falkenstein and Alma Thomas. PDX CONTEMPORARY ART sold work by Adam Sorenson, Jeffry Mitchell furniture and ceramics, and other works by Justin L’Amie, D.E. May, Kristen Miller, Jenene Nagy, and Joe Rudko. Peter Mendenhall Gallery sold work by Daniel Douke, and David Benrimon Fine Art sold work by Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol.

For more information about the Seattle Art Fair checkout their website.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Seattle Art Fair August 4 - 7, 2016

Opening today in Seattle the 2nd Annual Seattle Art Fair. The fair will kick off with the Beneficiary Preview, proceeds benefitting the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), on Thursday, August 4 at 5:30pm, followed by the official Opening Night Preview starting at 8:30pm. The fair continues August 5-7, with a diverse schedule of projects, talks and events happening both on and off site.

Projects The Seattle Art Fair Projects will debut a new series of special activities, performances, and installations to engage the fair’s public spaces, organized by Artistic Director Laura Fried. Spanning sculpture, performance, and installation, the Projects will take place both at the fair and in adjacent neighborhoods, reaching a wide and diverse audience, and spotlighting Seattle's position as a vital cultural capital.

On-site at the fair: An ambitious lineup of solo projects by an intergenerational group of emerging and established artists will be on view at the CenturyLink Field Event Center during fair hours. Timothy “Speed” Levitch will lead uncanny fair tours conceived by Glenn Kaino, while Dawn Kasper will present a sculptural performance environment and improvised sound composition, including motionactivated motors attached directly to a field of cymbals on their stands. The exhibition platform Public Fiction will trace the roots of artists who used new technologies—like early video art and public access television—at their inception. The Projects will also spotlight large-scale sculpture by artists who examine the relationship between materiality, craft, and technology—such as Roxy Paine’s ominous diorama of a CIA observation room and Adam McEwen’s full-scale sculptures of supercomputers made of graphite—and will explore the simple but powerful way a line can take shape in space, from Claire Falkenstein’s nested orbs to Kishio Suga’s singular, large-scale sculpture. Projects include:

• Adam McEwen, Blue Gene 1 and Blue Gene 2, 2016

• Brenna Murphy, SequenceSource_Array, 2016

• Claire Falkenstein, Never a Full Circle: Selection of Works

• Dawn Kasper, Star Formation, 2016

• Glenn Kaino, Aspiration, 2016; Twice daily tours August 5-7, 2016 during fair hours

• Selection of new works by Jeffry Mitchell

• Kishio Suga, Correspondence, 2006

• Public Fiction, A Witness and a Weapon: Middle grays, Color Bars and the comma in between* In two venues: The Seattle Art Fair and the Henry Art Gallery

• Roxy Paine, Experiment, 2015

• teamLab, Sketch Aquarium; As part of its youth program, the fair presents a kid-friendly space in collaboration with the collective teamLab

For more information vist the Seattle Art Fair website.

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