We love working with designers who appreciate high quality fine art. They seek our advice and expertise, bringing value to their clients and enriching the spaces they create. Our goal is to connect our clients with art that they love, that meets our rigorous standards of quality and value. We recently collaborated with Mead Quin Design on her Decorator Showcase House, A Room for Living, curating a temporary collection.
This temporary collection is an example of how we curate based on this client’s interests in the natural world and the designer’s desire to create a space that is calm, thoughtful and elegant. Six artists together tell a story about nature and how we experience it. The artworks reflect notions of time, memory, observation, culture, spirituality, and the earth itself.
We started this collection with renown Bay Area Artist Jim Campbell. Fundamental Interval Waves explores the characteristics of the physical movement of waves through light, technology and film. Jim’s work explores our own perception and experience with the ocean- in this case the Pacific, by layering a still image with low resolution LED imagery. The work is a focal point in the room and plays with the traditional approach of a work of art over the mantel.
Jim Campbell, “Fundamental Interval Waves”, 2002- 2010, custom electronics, 1728 LEDs, mounted duratrans diffusion screen. Courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery.
Continuing her investigation of nature and diverse landscapes, Cynthia Ona Innis incorporates materials such as acrylics, inks and fabrics into her abstract painting Tuolumne. The imagery of this painting comes from a road trip through the northern Sierra Mountains where she observed physical evidence of the effects of active seismic shifts, volcanic activity and dramatic earth formations. The linear element in the work situated in this space makes the connection from water to mountains.
Artist Rachael Neubauer creates small scale sculptures made of stoneware with metallic glazes. The materials, surfaces and shapes are influenced by time spent in California’s Eastern Sierra. The textures in Untitled (Whitney Portal) transition from raw clay to metallic luster glaze, evoking literal and imaginary landscapes.
Meghann Riepenhoff’s work stems from her fascination with the nature of our relationships to the landscape, the sublime, time and impermanence. Her piece Muybridge Tides #30 is created in collaboration with the landscape and the ocean by literally letting the ocean make its mark while submerging the treated papers in the water as the waves wash ashore.
Creating paintings that expand the boundaries of the landscape, Yuh-Shioh Wong views her work as portals for the viewer to experience their own spirituality and healing, capturing the energy of both the natural and spiritual worlds. These two works on paper touch on a connection between water and the land.
Angelina Pwerle’s painting is a visual poem capturing the imagery and connection between painting and the ancestral spirits of her native Australia. They come out of a history of Aboriginal art-making calling Dreamings, which are spiritual stories that explain natural phenomena. In this painting the “Bush Plum”, a significant native shrub, is depicted as a field of minute dots created with the fine point of a bamboo stick.