The People Have Hashtagged: Our Favorite Instas from Seattle Art Fair 2018

Posted on August 05, 2018, 3:43 pm
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As the big event comes to a close, we’re taking some time to review some of the great Instagrams coming out of Seattle Art Fair 2018. Just walking through the fair, one can see which pieces are consistently catching eyes and becoming the background for profile pics. Here are some choice ones.

Peter Gronquist at Hashimoto Contemporary

The handpainted roses of Peter Gronquist’s “Orlane Gradient” are placed against an infinity mirror. This style of work was popularized by Ivan Navarro, who did an installation in this medium at the inaugural Seattle Art Fair in 2015 with Paul Kasmin Gallery. Gronquist has been working in it for a few years using repeating forms. (We saw one example at one of the final shows at Roq La Rue Gallery’s Pioneer Square location in 2017.) There are countless portraits done by Gronquist’s installation this year, but we thought this one by Margaret Mullin was especially lovely.

Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s Probably Chelsea Presented by Fridman Gallery

We already mentioned the installation of Probably Chelsea as a highlight of the Seattle Art Fair’s special programming this year. It has certainly been drawing crowds in the far corner of the fair, and this shot by Pauloutwest is a gorgeous detail from it.

Seattle, Washington: “Probably Chelsea” on display during the Seattle Art Fair at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The work, by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, consists of thirty different possible portraits of Chelsea Manning algorithmically-generated by an analysis of her DNA. Chelsea Manning provided DNA samples that were extracted and analyzed to create 3d printed life size models of her portrait. Founded in 2015 by Paul G. Allen, the annual exhibition includes galleries from all over the globe as well as Seattle’s Foster/White, Linda Hodges and many others. #contemporary, #exhibition, #fineart, #gallery, #IndustrialDistrict, #modern, #Seattle, #SeattleArtFair, #seattlephotographer, #documentaryphotography, #photooftheday, #picoftheday, #BestoftheDay, #theevergrey, #3Dprint, #ChelseaManning, #faces, #HeatherDeweyHagborg, #masks, #ProbablyChelsea, #transgender

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Jae Ko at Robischon Gallery

We know better than to touch the art, don’t we? Well, this one is almost irresistible. The texture and color of Jae Ko’s paper sculpture at Robischon Gallery is nothing short of scrumptious. Quite a few Instagrammers seem to agree.

Susannah Montague at Elissa Cristall Gallery

The monstrous yet beautiful porcelain works of Susannah Monatgue must be appreciated at all angles. Instagrammer ArtItouchedtoday did just that for your viewing pleasure.

The Many Faces of Russo Lee Gallery

We featured Russo Lee Gallery’s booth as one of the best of Seattle Art Fair for its outstanding curation. There have been countless snaps of Samantha Wall’s works, but the gallery did a great roundup of the many faces on display on their own account.

Judith Schaechter at Claire Oliver Gallery

The stained glass installations by Judith Schaecter at Claire Oliver Gallery are beautifully morbid. This detail from “The Florist” captures our mood quite well: half-dead, but aglow.


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Check us out on Instagram, too. Cheers to another fantastic Seattle Art Fair.

Featured photo by Myles Haslam, courtesy of Seattle Art Fair.

T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.