Dallas Art Fair 2015
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Dallas Art Fair Preview

Visiting galleries reveal creative intentions for Dallas Art Fair 2015


Jim Campbell
Photo courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery
Liliana Porter
Photo courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery
Mary Corse
Photo courtesy of Nyehaus, New York
Graham Hamilton
Photo courtesy of 247365
Wilder Allison
Photo courtesy of 247365

In preparation for the upcoming Dallas Art Fair at Fashion Industry Gallery April 10-12, we chatted with some of the exhibiting galleries to preview what they have in store for local enthusiasts and collectors.

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Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
Founded in 1996 by Todd Hosfelt, this San Francisco gallery has earned a stellar reputation for maverick locations and expansive, naturally lit exhibition spaces. Specializing in artists working in all media, Hosfelt represents an international group of talent from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Pictured here: Jim Campbell, Untitled (6th Avenue), 2014. 1,440 four-color LEDs, custom electronics, sandblasted glass. 45 x 67 x 24 in.

For the Dallas Art Fair, works by the likes of Jim Campbell, (whose LED piece graces the entrance to AT&T Stadium) and William T. Wiley (whose Painting for Rain is in the DMA’s current “Bold Abstractions”) will share space with electronic sculptures by Alan Rath, thread “paintings” by Emil Lukas and 3-D works by Argentinian artist Liliana Porter.

Gallery partner Dianne Dec says Hosfelt looks forward to introducing their eclectic stable to a Dallas audience.

“Dallas does indeed have a dynamic and sophisticated audience for art — intelligent and knowledgeable, but also eager to learn and expand their horizons. It’s invigorating to see how the entire city and all its major collectors and cultural institutions go all out to make the fair weekend full of great exhibitions, unique events and, yes, fun parties.”

Pictured here: Liliana Porter, Man with Nail, 2014. Nail, figurine and graphite on wood, 10 x 8 x 3 1/2 in.

Nyehaus Gallery, New York
This modernist mecca for collectors focuses on Southern California Light and Space and Assemblage artists. Famed for the substantial publications that accompany its exhibitions, Nyehaus’ ambitious programming includes 2011’s “Venice in Venice,” where a group of revolutionary 1960s artists from Venice, California, were transported to the Venice Biennale.

Having recently staged a tribute to seminal architect Luis Barragán at the recent Zona Maco fair in Mexico City, Nyehaus’ Dallas Art Fair booth will showcase a mini-survey of work from 1968 to the present by the LA-based Mary Corse. An unmissable stop for fans of minimalism, patrons will also find Light and Space works by Peter Alexander, Judy Chicago, Helen Pashgian, Ken Price, Terry O’Shea and Laddie John Dill.

Pictured here: Mary Corse, Untitled (White Light Series), 1967. Wood, plexiglass, fluorescent tubes. 72 x 66.5 x 11 in. (outer dimensions), 42 x 42 x 4.5 in. (light box dimensions).

247365, New York
Art fairs have played a formative role in the development of New York’s 247365. Drawing its moniker from the philosophy of art 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, this New York up-and-comer has worked with more than 100 artists in its two years of operation.

With two locations in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens and the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 247365 makes its Dallas Art Fair debut in 2015.

Says co-founder MacGregor Harp, “We participate in art fairs because they are a great way to grow a gallery’s community and overall international presence, as well as introduce artists to new audiences. We don’t want to make an mark, unless it is for bringing impressive work and getting people excited about new ideas and approaches to art.”

Pictured here: Graham Hamilton, CNC lrg multi slop, 2015. Acrylic on MDF, 48 x 60 in.

With that goal in mind, 247365 is unveiling the works of two young talents — Texan Graham Hamilton and the Brooklyn-based Wilder Alison — art fair exclusives that should help them make an impact, solidifying this young gallery’s energetic identity.

Pictured here: Wilder Alison, Untitled, 2014. Nylon, thread, wool 32 x 50 in.

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