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Not Your Average Art Fair

Artists and collectors from around the world converge this weekend at Fort Mason's artMRKT.

The artist: San Francisco–based painter Klari Reis, whose work blurs the line between the natural and the technological.

The pièce de résistance: San Francisco Ripple (2013)

Where to see her work: Cynthia Corbett Gallery (London) at booth #211

The artist: Berkeley-based photographer Tabitha Soren

The pièce de résistance: Running 001201 (2012), part of Soren's "Running" series, which catches subjects in a moment of primal fear—and beauty.

Where to see her work: Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles) at booth #509

The artist: Roy de Forest, a Vallejo-based painter who died in 2007, whose highly personal and autobiographical work was often set in a world of fantasy.

The pièce de résistance: Texas (2002)

Where to see his work: Brian Gross Fine Art (San Francisco) at booth #405

The artist: Lauren DiCioccio, a painter and sculptor whose work focuses on the beauty of common mass-produced media-objects.

The pièce de résistance: America on Americans (2012)

Where to see her work: Jack Fischer Gallery (San Francisco) at booth #615

The artist: Walter Robinson, a San Francisco sculptor who works in a range of materials, hand-fabricating and assembling objects that touch on the mechanics of cultural and social anthropology.

The pièce de résistance: Capitol Hill Billy (2012)

Where to see his work: Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco) at booth #601

Fort Mason will be transformed this weekend into a mega-art gallery showcasing contemporary and modern works from 70 galleries around the world. At the third annual artMRKT, art enthusiasts can browse through innovative works by Bay Area artists as well as historically significant pieces such as Painting, a 1924 painting by Man Ray. The schedule includes talks and panel discussions by local curators and artists. The fair is already off to a good start, Brian Gross Fine Art sold a Robert Arneson self-portrait bronze for $200,000 and a David Hockney lithograph was purchased for $65,000.

We had a sneak peak at the show earlier in the week—here are some pieces by Bay Area artists that caught our eye. 

WhenFriday, May 17, 2013—11:00am to 7:00pm 
Saturday, May 18, 2013—11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013—Noon to 6:00pm

Where: Festival Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard, $20 admission 


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