3rd Annual Houston Fine Art Fair opens this week

The Houston Fine Art Fair opens up its third installation starting this coming Thursday night, September 19th, and runs through Sunday, September 22nd. HFAF aspires to reflect Houston’s sophisticated and diverse collecting practices, where art enthusiasts will encounter an international cross-section of works in all media. The fair will feature modern and contemporary masters, mid-career and emerging artists from around the globe.

In just two years, HFAF has established itself as the premiere art fair in the South (outside of Miami). In 2012, the fair attracted the largest turnout of fair-goers of any other fair in the southern region (12,000 attendees).

One of the galleries exhibiting at HFAF is the Woolff Gallery (from London), whose artists we had a chance to see at last spring’s Scope Art Fair in NYC. They’ll be exhibiting a piece by Joanne Tinker, below, who makes wall pieces containing hundreds of mini “wine goblets” made out of candy wrappers – see the full piece titled “Wine Goblets,” below left, and a detailed close-up of another piece which gives you a better sense of what these things look like up close. Seeing this in person is pretty amazing, as we noted last spring here.

wall piece containing mini wine goblets made out of candy wrappers by Joanne Tinker

Another artist being exhibited by Woolff Gallery at HFAF is Russell West, who creates dripping paint artworks which draw the eye into their three-dimensional labyrinths of layers and hollows, colours and patterns. His “Soho Diptych” can be seen below.

dripping paint art works by Russell West from Woolff Gallery in London

Woolff Gallery is kind enough to offer a few complimentary day tickets to the fair through their website, so if you’re in the Houston area later this week, swing by and check it out.

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