Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to return this year to FOG Design+Art. The gallery will highlight new work by Wardell Milan, Martine Gutierrez, and Alec Soth, and feature important images by Diane Arbus, Carrie Mae Weems, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. The booth will also show works by Richard Avedon, etchings by Mel Bochner, and Richard Misrach’s large-scale Golden Gate Grid. Other artists on view include Bernd & Hilla Becher, Sophie Calle, Adam Fuss, Katy Grannan, Peter Hujar, Richard Learoyd, and Richard T. Walker.
An extended selection of the works is presented below.
A major retrospective of the work of Robert Adams opens at the National Gallery in Washington this May. This image, made in San Francisco in the early 1970s, is one of four studies of the looming, abstract shapes of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Although a seemingly immutable structure, Richard Misrach demonstrates how looking upon the Golden Gate Bridge is a constantly changing experience, resonant with the erratic complexity of the natural world.
The telephone has been a recurring subject in Christian Marclay’s work, which often emphasizes how the technology fails to provide real connection.
Robert Adams’s joyous springtime study of a cottonwood tree from 1978 was first seen in From the Missouri West, his landmark book of landscapes published in 1980.
Since the early 1960s, Lee Friedlander has focused on the signs that inscribe the American landscape. Depicting these texts with precision and sly humor, Friedlander’s approach records a sort of found poetry of commerce and desire.
While Wardell Milan’s earlier flower paintings were inspired by the 17th-century Dutch tulip craze, recent works deconstruct the subject, presenting chaotic arrangements of petals and leaves.
This image comes from The Organic and Inorganic Tools of Man, a series August Sander worked on from the 1920s to the 1950s. The subject stares directly and intently, forcing the viewer to confront them with equal purpose.
Often referencing humor and popular culture, Mel Bochner’s conceptual depictions of text question the opaque meaning of language.