Epoca Booth #B1: The 37th Annual San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show theme is The Sun, The Moon & The Stars: Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design. Depicted by nearly every culture throughout time, celestial elements hold mystery, splendor, and symbolism. The sun is regarded as a symbol of life, power, and rebirth; the phases of the moon symbolize immortality, eternity, and purity; stars may represent the knowledge of good and truth, inspiration, imagination, dreams, and divine guidance. The sky humbles us and the celestial bodies we see from earth have long been inspiration to artists and artisans. Be Our Guest: Complimentary Event Ticket courtesy of epoca!
2018 Show Dates: October 11- October 14
Opening Night Preview Gala: October 1
William Stanisich Watercolors and other works presented by epoca Artist Statement: Why A Signature Style? by William Stanisich. I am drawn to specific light and idiosyncratic forms whenever I encounter them. A few years ago I had a recognition scene. I had been working to capture the light and inner forms of a number of places around the world. But what could be more idiosyncratic and inexhaustible than Land's End? [..] Two distinct series of Milos paintings are included in this website. I have been to Greece six times, never trying to recover antiquity but always seeking clarity and radiance. [..] I love to paint the Night. The first two series of watercolors in this website play with ambiguous spaces and veiled or insolent color, all at Night, which is itself ecstatic and sinister.
epoca presents San Francisco Artist, William Stanisich, Watercolors and other works "The world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty, the beauty of speed." -- Filippo Marinetti In brilliant colors complemented by velvety blacks and the virginal white of untouched paper, William Stanisich’s nocturnal street scenes are a paradoxical combination of speed and utter stillness. In these virtuoso watercolors, every surface pictured, wet with rain, has been transformed into a vehicle for light.
The paintings themselves tell their story, of color applied and moved; of how an artist can take water, paper, and pigment and make moving pictures--in more than one sense of the word. Studying them, you can almost hear the sound of cars on wet pavement; of horns and engines, speeding away from you, into the night.
In honor of International Women's Day, epoca highlight's the work of an amazing mid-century female sculptor, Joanna Gichner Kendall.
Joanna Gichner Kendall (b. 1899, Baltimore, MD. d. April 20, 1989) A portrait sculptor, she fulfilled numerous commissions for portrait busts of notables, including President John F. Kennedy and Will Rogers .
Paul T. Frankl, October 14, 1886 – March 21,1958 / Johnson Furniture Co. 1908 - 1983, Grand Rapids, Michigan
An émigré from Austria, Frankl settled in New York in 1914 and quickly saw a country awash in reproductions of uncomfortable European styles. From the start, Frankl took a different approach, designing sleek, unadorned pieces that reflected advances in American technology and changes in culture. In the early 1950s Johnson Furniture Company produced several lines by Paul Frankl, among them the “Contemporary” line, incorporating an early use of biomorphic designs.
Modern, inside-out Paul T. Frankl's sleek simplicity gave rise to a California look.
Holiday Entertaining: Red, Green & Gold, these colors are nothing, if not festive! epoca's cocktail and bar cart combination draws on these definitive holiday hues for a most glamorous and celebratory soiree, Pomegranate and Cranberry Mojitos served on a PAIR of Glam Mid-century Hollywood Regency Bar Carts! Remember "Christmas Comes But Once a Year"