April showers brings May, actually, June––flowers; flowers bursting of vibrant beautiful color, just like this large pair of crackle-glaze ceramic lamps in a richly-colored turquoise by Frederick Cooper here at epoca. These lamps are a perfect example of the extraordinary quality associated with the Frederick Cooper Lamp Company established in Chicago in 1923. Frederick was a Chicago artist and was fascinated with the new invention of lamps and tried to incorporate the elements and flavors of American architecture of that time which has been carried on through the generations. Visit our gallery at 1700 16th street @ Kansas to see these and other fabulous lamps at epoca and the new home of Garden Court Antiques. See you soon!
It’s fun to share my favorites at epoca!
New to the gallery is this very cool and shimmering 8-light chandelier by Swedish glass designer Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Glassworks. This circular chandelier has eight pie-shaped curved and textured crystal segments supported by a brass fixture. Carl Fagerlund was internationally recognized for his unique and cutting edge lighting designs at Orrefors Glassworks during the 1960’s through 70’s and I’m proud that we have a great example to share with you.
Come and see this chandelier at 1700 16th Street, San Francisco at Kansas. That’s epoca and the new home of Garden Court Antiques. See you soon!
At epoca we are in a "Holiday Frame of Mind" and we have some memorable gifts ideas for your family and friends this season!
A gift is an expression of how much we appreciate one other. The holidays offer us an opportunity to treat that important someone to an exquisite something that shimmers and shines—something they'd never pick up for themselves. A gift that stands out. Something really rather personal.
A conversation with Tom Stringer, Interior Designer and Author, and Eric Petsinger, Owner of Epoca, 20th Century & Antique Furnishings Moderated by Heidi Gerpheide, Publisher of California Homes
7:00pm: Book Signing And Reception at Zeterre Landscape Architecture Studio & Garden, 1171 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. Join Us to Celebrate An Adventurous Life: Global Interiors By Tom Stringer
Tuesday, October 23, 6:00pm: Welcome 6:30pm: Program.
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.
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
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 .