Notable locals at this year's big artMKT and ArtPadSF shows
The fair's Collector's Lounge will be showing Arnold's video created to accompany the richly saturated, haunting landscape photos that will be showing offsite at the gallery.
Carol Inez Charney, Slate Contemporary
Charney's complex photographs were the single most outstanding thing I saw last year at ArtPad. That's complex like a personality, not like your taxes. A year later, I'm prepared for the brainfreeze again.
Amanda Curreri, Romer Young
Curreri's precisely conceived conceptual color and abstract works are subtle in that they tend to yield only small nibbles at first pass, but they're deceptive that way, and usually end up smacking you around by the time it's all over.
Lauren DiCioccio, Jack Fischer Gallery
DiCioccio has recently been applying her super-meticulous needlework to fastidiously x-ing out individual letters in pages of books, as an act of both scrutiny and physical redaction of the received, mediated world.
Joshua Hagler, Jack Fischer Gallery
Somewhere in the Hamptons summer home where Glenn Brown and Lucian Freud are renting with Mark Tansey and Matthew Day Jackson, Hagler is stoned on the couch making fart noises with his armpits. That is also a compliment.
Claire Rojas, Gallery Paul Anglim
Sure Gallery Paul Anglim shows Barry McGee, but I'll be looking at the Rojas paintings, whose hard edge and off-kilter abstractions of interior architectural spaces are spot-on and mesmerizing.
Diane Rosenblum, Slate Contemporary
Rosenblum switches up hyperanalytical and conceptual works that incorporate research, crowdsourced interactions, and photography. I'm hoping to see images from a series of recent photos that work Flickr comments into the image.
Dana Hart Stone, Brian Gross
I can't wait to examine Hart Stone's paintings up close, which in the past have been made by repeatedly transferring or printing antique images in rows onto canvas. Also at Brian Gross are Bay Area stalwarts Roy de Forest and Robert Arneson.
Esther Traugot, Chandra Cerrito
Traugot combines found organic objects with crochet. I know what you're thinking, but this is not a Portlandia skit. She does it the right way, promise.