Today – Sunday May 1, 2016 – is the last day of this long long weekend of the stARTup Fair SF at the Hotel del Sol on Webster Street in San Francisco. Today’s hours are Noon until 7pm. Get there early if you want to have access to the artists before the afternoon tuckers them all out.
A few of the artists whose work I enjoyed:
London-based artist Adjani Okpu-Egbe in Room 313. He is exhibiting pieces from his latest body of work, The Underdogs, which features surreal, expressionist representations of influential people who come from underprivileged backgrounds. Born in Cameroon, Okpu-Egbe draws inspiration from his personal experiences to create his Afro-Expressionist images.
Beijing based artist Elizabeth Briel in Room 219: She is showing her work titled China Obscura, a series of Cyanotype windows that are metaphors for the screens culture creates–decorative and, at times, structural barriers that let selective information into and out of a protected space. When we look at another culture not our own, Briel states, we bring our assumptions and history which prevent us from seeing it clearly.
Liz Robb is in Room 212 displaying woven works that she made while spending time on a residency in a remote village in Iceland working with local wool and weaving with ancient looms.
Thomas Morphis in Room 218 is showing works that abstract his figure drawings.
Local East Bay photographer, Audrey Heller is in Room 324 and has some beautiful wispy and dreamy abstract works on display.
The other interesting sight to see was how everyone displayed their works in the rooms.
While you are there, you can take a break and relax in the courtyard, and purchase a yummy grilled cheese sandwich – everyone raved about them, and they filled the hotel with a divine mouth watering aroma of melted cheese.
Hotel Del Sol
3100 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA