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Designers Curate artMRKT: David Oldroyd

Each day this week, counting down to the launch of artMRKT, San Francisco’s premiere modern and contemporary art fair, 3D, the magazine of the SFDC, is inviting a leading San Francisco interior designer to curate the exhibition. Today, the third installment in our series, Designers Curate artMRKT, features the extraordinary David Oldroyd of ODADA.  

  –Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D 

 “When curating, I’ll have an instinctual reaction to a piece, and I trust that instinct. I listen and remember.  A common thread will emerge, a string of visual or emotional cues.  Once the pieces have been selected and the objects grouped together, instinct is again the final test of my choices.” 










1)  Bernadette Twirling 
Rodney Smith  
Archival pigment ink print
45 x 45 inches
Gilman Contemporary












“The chiaroscuro quality of this piece is incredible, so elegant. I love the romantic light, the translucent fabric and the deep shadows.”



2) Match #1
Ed Moses  2011
Acrylic and glue on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Peter Blake Gallery
Laguna Beach












“This is a strong piece about opposition: order and chaos, simplicity and complexity, shallowness and depth.”



3) Night Watch
Yossi Govrin  2011
Hemp, cement, antique chandelier
85 x 18 x 18 inches appx.
Timothy Yarger Fine Art
Beverly Hills












“This sculpture has an element of the absurd, which is what makes it a perfect juxtaposition to the elegance of the first two pieces. I love the subtle links of color and texture with the Smith and the Moses.”

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