MATERIAL ART FAIR
February 8 – 11, 2018
Upfor presents a solo booth of work by Rodrigo Valenzuela for our debut at Material in Mexico City. Valenzuela's new and recent works include limited edition photographs and unique mixed media works incorporating painting and photography on canvas.
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.
THE COLDEST NIGHT
February 28 – March 31, 2018
First Thursday opening March 1, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Srijon Chowdhury’s second exhibition with Upfor explores how our understanding of art spaces and artworks emerges slowly, sometimes frustratingly. Our ability to completely see artwork is influenced by the architecture in which it is presented, our reactions to the style of installation, and the hues and values of the artwork itself. Some exhibitions and artworks reveal themselves quickly and easily, many do not. The period during which we gain understanding and overcome frustrations in an exhibition is also an opportunity for self-awareness. In this line of inquiry, Chowdhury’s paintings expand on his first exhibition at Upfor, Memory Theater, by using not just art objects but the entire method of presentation to help us explore our biases and needs as viewers.
March 8 – 11, 2018
Piers 92 and 94
New York, NY
Upfor is pleased to join The Armory Show's Focus presenters with a solo booth of work by Morehshin Allahyari. An annually appointed curator, Gabe Ritter, selects solo or two-artist proposals for Focus from galleries presenting new or rarely seen work by today’s most relevant and compelling artists.
HEIDI HAHN, SHANA MOULTON
THE FEELING GOOD HANDBOOK
April 4 – May 19, 2018
First Thursday opening April 5, 6:00 to 8:00pm
With endless information at our fingertips and the ability to “connect” with friends and followers around the clock, it would seem we no longer have use for the loneliness and existential uncertainly that have characterized human experience. Though we make less, we have everything; bored with what (or who’s) in front of us, we can at any moment swipe right for better options. What, then, is missing? With narrative paintings and episodic video works, Heidi Hahn and Shana Moulton assure us that our crisis of meaning is alive and well. Presenting us with visually enticing yet disquieting tragicomedies, the characters they explore in their work attempt in vain to replenish their spiritual deficiencies and fend of the persistence of alienation. Guest curated by Jordana Zeldin.