Fog Fair: Art and Inspiration in San Francisco

One of the must-see events on my calendar this season was Fog Fair, officially Fog Design + Art, an annual fair held at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Last year’s show set high expectations – but this year did not disappoint! I arrived eager for inspiration, and left with a mind full of the most fantastic creative art. Here are the show highlights – according to me!

Fog Fair 2017 Stefan Kurten at Hosfelt Gallery, Barry McGee at Ratio 3, Nicholas Nixon at Fraenkel Gallery
Deep Insight, 2016 by Stefan Kurten at Hosfelt Gallery; Ceramics by Barry McGee at Ratio 3; and Savignac de Miremont, France, 2011 by Nicholas Nixon at Fraenkel Gallery
Fog Fair 2017 Magen H Gallery, Richard Neutra at Edward Cella Art+Architecture, and Jorge Pardo at David Gill Gallery
Masks at Magen H Gallery; Drawings of the Mariners Medical Art Center, 1963 by Richard Neutra at Edward Cella Art+Architecture; and Meretricious Untitled 6, 2015 by Jorge Pardo at David Gill Gallery

The star of the show, for sure, was David Zwirner Gallery‘s Meditaton by Yayoi Kusama. You have probably seen Yayoi Kusama’s work (at least floating around instagram) – do polka dot squash ring a bell? Much of the Japanese’s artists work is immersive art – spaces with objects, patterns, and mirrors. Kusama’s infinity rooms are at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC until May 14, before traveling to Seattle, and then Los Angeles.

Fog Fair 2017 David Zwirner Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama‘s Meditation, 2008, shown by David Zwirner Gallery

Did you go to Fog Fair? What pieces caught your attention?

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