Greg S. Flood

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Art Writing

May 20, 2012

 

This years ArtPadSF fair is as fashionable and hip as always. I arrived late for the press briefing, and so ended up touring the exhibition spaces as the benefit party for the SFMoMA SECA Award began. It was not an auspicious start for the fair, since I stayed through the duration of the benefit, because there was not much of a crowd. I learned later in the evening, when visiting the artMRKT San Francisco fair that their VIP party did not happen either. It is not an good way to start either fai...

May 16, 2012

 

 

 

It is Art Fair week in San Francisco again and everyone is anticipating a great showing this year. Like last year there will be three venues – artMRKT, ArtPadSF, and the San Francisco Fine Art Fair– with different moods and aesthetics for each. I am looking forward to going to the Concourse Center to see artMRKT and the Phoenix Hotel for ArtPadSF, where the work, to my mind, is more visually interesting and has an edge to it. The San Francisco Fine Art Fair at Fort Mason, if it is anything li...

May 1, 2012

 

Paul Schiek, 'Hepburn,' 2011, chromogenic print, edition of 7 (16 x 12 inches) (Image courtesy of the Stephen Wirtz Gallery)

 

 

Photography was forever changed with the introduction of cheap digital technologies that have allowed for the mass proliferation of imagery to a level never seen before. In response, various artists have either embraced or rejected these technologies in various degrees. Three current exhibitions of photography embody the various responses by artists to these technologies...

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