SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco's premier contemporary art gallery, will curate an exhibition exploring what makes an artwork important or lasting and what qualities distinguish the most innovative artists of our era. Todd Hosfelt, founder of Hosfelt Gallery, has selected contemporary masterpieces including an exceptional painting and a work on paper by art market darling, Jean-Michel Basquiat, to illustrate the relentless intellectual curiosity, intrepid experimentation, and striking originality that distinguish a truly great artwork.
The exhibit will include twenty-three artists whose works exemplify these qualities of great art, including Jim Campbell, Liliana Porter, William T. Wiley, Patricia Piccinini, Jay DeFeo, Tim Hawkinson, Marco Maggi, Rina Banerjee, Shahzia Sikander, Hannah Wilke, Ed Ruscha and Nick Cave.
"The careful selection of artists and works for our anniversary exhibit reflect the gallery's distinct philosophical and aesthetic approach as well as key values that have guided us since inception," said Todd Hosfelt "This includes a fearless commitment to artists whose work may be challenging or beyond current trends. We also look for artists who understand history — be it artistic, literary, social, political or intellectual — and from that place, make work that is entirely original. Through their understanding of the past, they shed light on the present and open a window onto the future."
The exhibition will open on Saturday, September 10, 2016 with a public reception from 4 to 6 pm, and can be seen at Hosfelt Gallery through October 8, 2016. The gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am-5:30 pm, and Thursday 11 am-7 pm. Private appointments are also available by calling 415-495-5454. For more information, including photos and a description of the exhibition, visit www.hosfeltgallery.com.
About Hosfelt Gallery
Founded 20 years ago -- in September of 1996 -- Hosfelt Gallery has distinguished itself as a pioneer, both in its consistent introductions of exceptional new artists from around the world, and its unconventional exhibition spaces. Hosfelt Gallery's trailblazing move to its current location established the nucleus of what is now San Francisco's newest and most vibrant arts district, DoReMi. With 9,000 square feet of sky-lit exhibition space in a former door factory, the gallery's integration of distinctive contemporary design with unaltered remnants of the building's prior function mirrors its programmatic emphasis on innovative expression born out of a deep understanding of social, political, and/or cultural history. In 2015, Hosfelt Gallery founded the first Digital Media Conservation Lab to address the growing need for the preservation of digital and electronic art. Hosfelt Gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America. For information on current and upcoming exhibitions and artists represented, visit www.hosfeltgallery.com.
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