Ditched Series – Deere
Photograph, Printed on Watercolor, Mounted on Wood and Covered with Resin, 2013
33.5″ x 21.5″
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We are intimate with our couches; we associate them with rest and healing. These are their last moments, unclouded by coffee tables or living room sets; the couches stand alone, showing their unique style and personality. Each one has its own story with only hours left to tell the tale before the city trucks come and turn them into matchsticks, tick tock.
A few years ago I saw a couch in Dolores Park and took a photo with my phone. As I thought about the couch in the middle of the park and the people that carried it there I started reflecting on what stories that couch could tell. Soon after I began to notice the other, previously invisible, couches strewn about the city. As a backdrop, San Francisco fills in the blanks of each story and offers its own flavor.
Conservatory of Flowers
RC Print 1/2
10.5″ X 13.5″
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Against the Current, Burma 2006
Photograph, Silver Gelatin Print, 9/25
15″ x 15″
Minimum Bid: $375
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Denevan’s intimate portraits depict the male figure within a spare yet textured place. Returning annually to the same villages in Burma, Denevan photographs fishermen and their families, integrating expressive gestures of form with the natural environment. Denevan was born in San Francisco. Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco, Tao Evolution in Hong Kong, and Capital Culture in London represent her work.
Donated by Michael Kenna and the Stephen Wirtz Gallery
Seaweed Farms, Study 5, Xiapu, China, 2010
Photograph, Sepia Toned Silver Gelatin Print
7.88″ x 7.5″
Minimum Bid: $850
Michael Kenna is one of the most renowned and accomplished photographers working today. Born in 1953 in Widnes, Lancashire, England, Kenna spent seven years in seminary studies at Upholland College prior to pursuing a life of art making. He began art studies at Banbury School of Art in Oxfordshire, and attended the London College of Printing, training to be a commercial photographer. Kenna followed his passion for his personal work and moved to the United States in the late 1970s. Major retrospectives of Kenna’s work were presented last year at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia, and the Miyanomori Art Museum, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, as well as in 2009 at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, which then traveled to the Palazzo Magnani Museum in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Kenna’s prints are included in many public collections including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Shanghai Art Museum; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Kenna currently lives and works in Seattle, WA. He has photographed for 40 years, and has more than 50 published books and monographs.
Photograph, Digital Print on Archival Photo Rag
35″ x 27″
Minimum Bid: $575
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David Matheson & Eszter Marosszeky are a team in every way. They are fortunate to enjoy a diverse array of clients, from hotel/resort companies including Vicerory Hotels, SBE, Voyagers Resort and QT Hotels to major home wares companies such as Williams Sonoma Inc. and Pottery Barn, as well as editorial clients including Architectural Digest, In Style, and San Francisco magazine.
Donated by Corden Potts Gallery
Legacy (from the series MEDIC)
Photograph, Archival Pigment Print 2/10
9.75″ x 9.75″
Minimum Bid: $250
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Medic is a sensitive, intricate glimpse into human relationships during times of need and recovery, and a heartfelt exploration of sacrificial love. The work began wholly on one sentence whispered by my husband while we endured a deeply unsettling time together. He held my hand, lay close to me and said softly, “I just wish I could take the pain from your body and put it into mine.” I have been fortunate to know incredible love all my life, but at that moment I became suddenly and intensely aware of the magnificent power that exists between people who care for one another. When I was anxious and fighting to fall asleep each night I began to invent miracle machines: contraptions that heal, deliver hope, legacy and remedy and redemption.
Each image from medic is a thoughtful invention, strange and tender, revealing facets of the delicate human heart. In ten isolated chambers we are witness to emotional happenings, exchanges, confrontations and life decisions.
Medic is a dark and sentimental collection of stories about great tests in life, purpose and the most painful, but also the most glorious times to love.
Archival Enhanced Matte UV Coated Print
18″ x 28″
Minimum Bid: $300
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Kelly Nicolaisen crosses boundaries as she composes the world into a colorful still life. Her style playfully blurs the line between portrait and landscape and the figures she photographs become characters in the fantasy of their surroundings. Her bold hues and attention to space make for striking compositions that turn everyday life into a surreal experience. Captivated by the strangeness of reality she is inspired to perpetuate humor with her camera in her own voice.
Kelly Nicolaisen lives in San Francisco where many of her works are created, drawing on the city as a vast wealth of inspiration. She received a BA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She also holds an associates degree in marketing and advertising.
Donated by Lane Schofield
Mohamed with Closed Eyes
Photograph, hand-colouring silver gelatin photograph, lambda color print, 24/75
21″ x 31.5″
Minimum Bid: $800
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Nabil was born in 1972 in Cairo and currently lives and works in New York. Youssef Nabil observes his life as if he were in a cinema, watching and witnessing every minute of his own movie. In so doing, he has created an imaginary reality that reflects the fantasies and flamboyance of Egyptian movie stars in the cosmopolitan pre-revolutionary years in Cairo.
Nabil’s distinctive technique of hand-colouring silver gelatin photographs removes the blemishes of reality and recalls the heyday of Egyptian film. Nabil disrupts prevalent notions of colour photography and painting, as well as assumptions about the type of aesthetics associated with art and those identified with popular culture. His particular medium evokes a sense of longing and nostalgia and allows his photographs to flicker between our time and another era.
Nabil’s work has been presented on numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues including the British Museum, London; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City; North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle; Museum of Photography; Thessaloniki, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art; Doha, Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris; Galeria Leme, São Paulo; FotoFest Houston, Texas; Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; The Third Line Gallery, Dubai; Galerist, Istanbul; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla; Aperture Foundation, New York and La Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.
Hello from Trash Beach, USA
Hand Tinited Black and White Photo with Assemblage Frame
30.5″ x 31.25″
Minimum Bid: $350
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I retired from the field of Psychology and re-entered the Art World after moving from Key West to San Francisco. Photography has always been my favorite medium but in an attempt to salvage some old family photos I began painting on them. Using this old art form, I have transformed it into my own unique hybrid.
I have also been obsessed with water after moving from Keys and joining a Synchronized Swimming team. Almost all of my pieces have something to do with water and eco-art related to the preservation of our waters.
Photograph infused on Aluminum
36″ x 24″
Minimum Bid: $250
MetalPrints™ infuses dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. The image is infused into the surface and not on it. Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.
Photography has been a passion of mine ever since my early 20s when I bought my first camera. I was first drawn to the medium as an art form when I began shooting in black and white and developing and printing my own photos. It is a magical experience to watch an image appear as if out of nowhere, looking the way I visualized the scene when I shot it, or maybe even better than that. When working in the darkroom or out shooting, I lose myself in the moment. I become totally mindful, blocking out the world around me, and completely focused on the image I’m trying to create.
I resisted the digital revolution at first, but now shoot with a digital camera when traveling. I carry my Holga and shoot with film for black and white. I’m grateful to have the mixed perspectives gained from working with analog and digital photography and integrate both into the final output of my imagery.
This image is part of a series of shots taken at the Shanghai antiques market, which is filled with thousands of vintage items, curios and knick knacks. These colorful ceramic figurines fascinated me and were the perfect subject for a series that at the outset seemed playful and fun, but with further contemplation evoked mixed emotions as to the dual realities of what they represent.