MICHELLE GRABNER, ANNE CRUMPACKER
GINGHAM | ENSŌ
December 6, 2017 – January 13, 2018
First Thursday opening December 7, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Gingham | Ensō places recent paintings by Michelle Grabner with wall-hanging sculptures by Anne Crumpacker. Since the 1990s, Grabner has used domestic fabrics as a source for painting, printmaking and sculpture, questioning the opposition between fine art and craft. Grabner favors crochet and gingham from which she can create abstractions that are nevertheless familiar. Anne Crumpacker’s Ensō works flow from traditions of using bamboo in Japanese art and crafts. Crumpacker employs different widths of crosscut bamboo to form sculptural representations of the ensō, a circle drawn in one or two fluid brushstrokes. Both artists respectfully interpret their sources to create artworks that are minimal and elegant, but pleasingly imperfect in the tradition of wabi-sabi.
February 22 – 25, 2018
Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA
Upfor returns for the second year to Photofairs San Francisco, joining 30+ galleries from around the world, to present new works by contemporary artist Ben Buswell. Buswell, a sculptor, approaches photographs as physical material, often cutting, tearing, melting or piercing the emulsion to highlight its properties.
March 8 – 11, 2018
Piers 92 and 94
New York, NY
Upfor is pleased to join 185 other galleries participating in the 2018 Armory Show, with a solo presentation of work by Morehshin Allahyari in the Focus category. For Focus, an annually appointed curator, Gabe Ritter, selects solo or two-artist proposals from galleries presenting new or rarely seen work by today’s most relevant and compelling artists.