Art Palm Springs SELECTS
Offering Art Palm Springs patrons and collectors new ways to navigate the extraordinary artwork at the show, Art Palm Springs SELECTS highlights pieces chosen by noted curators, designers, and critics. Group Show Director Leah Steinhardt has tapped top professionals in the art and design communities to review the fair and make their picks, which will also be noted at the fair and accessible online for easy reference. Adding these selections give our audience another opportunity to connect with the artwork, and seeing what pieces each of these curators, designers, and critics have noted gives our visitors opportunities to further engage with artworks at the fair.
2019 SELECTS participants include:
Peter Frank, art critic and curator
Steve Kadlec, Kadlec Architecture + Design
James Magni, Magni Kalman Design
MaryLinda Moss, Source Art
Julie Rogers, Palm Springs Life
Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield, Woodson & Rummerfield’s
art critic and curator
Peter Frank is art critic for the Huffington Post, Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine, and Adjunct Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum. He is former critic for Angeleno magazine and the L. A. Weekly and served as Editor for THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly. Frank was born in 1950 in New York, where he was art critic for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News, and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. Frank contributes articles to numerous publications and has organized numerous theme and survey shows, most notably 19 Artists – Emergent Americans, the 1981 Exxon National Exhibition mounted at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. McPherson & Co. Abbeville Press released New, Used & Improved, an overview of the New York art scene co-written with Michael McKenzie, in 1987.
Steve is a registered architect with over 25 years experience in residential architecture and interior design including the past 20 years in Chicago. Previous experience includes architecture and interior design firms in London and Boston, where emphasis on integrating modern design within a strong historic environment developed his sensitivity toward contemporary contextual design. Over the years, Kadlec Architecture + Design have developed a body of work that transcends a singular style to reflect the essence of a space, location and client.
This focus on quality design has been nationally recognized by Metropolitan Home when Steve was honored as one of “Design’s Rising Stars”; by i4Design Magazine as one of Chicago’s “Sweet 16” designers; and by Contract Magazine as one of the firms making a ‘an impression on the design industry”.
Mr. Kadlec is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the Leaders of Design Council, as well as past Chairman of DIFFA Chicago, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids. In addition, Steve has served as a juror for various NEOCON product competitions and as guest juror for student work at the University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois Chicago, Harrington Institute, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
“A cross between abstract expressionism and pop art, Milk Bottle #242 is at once reflective and somber as
well as whimsical and light.”
Joe Goode, Peter Blake Gallery
“Structured and logical lines that express joyful movement. A coiled figure that is in a tension between contracting and releasing.”
Bernar Vanet, C. Grimaldis Gallery
“An abstract expressionist composition of vibrant color and natural form that exudes optimism and
William de Kooning, Vallarino Fine Art
“A simple, direct and geometric study in shape that rendered in muted color creates a soft figure-ground
Frank Stella, Caviar20
“A traditional 'big sky' landscape subverted by a mundane pop art object. The position of the billboard in the landscape gives it a life like presence that appears poised and lost in thought. A heroic figure.”
Phil Epp, Modern West Fine Art
Since founding his firm 29 years ago, James Magni has left an indelible mark on the worlds of architecture and interior design. Magni responds to the modernist palette of glass, steel, and concrete. His projects fuse sensual textures, flawlessly designed custom furnishings, and the dynamic impact of contemporary art. With an extensive roster of international clients, Magni’s signature style and restraint characterize every project.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Magni moved to Los Angeles after earning his architectural degree from University of Nebraska. Since embarking on his career, Magni has developed a style characterized by sumptuous luxury while also subscribing to modernism's promise that clean lines and uncluttered spaces are instrumental in delivering serenity and comfort.
In 1996 Magni began creating pieces for a home furnishings collection. Integrating his signature point of view with his passion for the highest level of craftsmanship and the finest materials including bronze, cast and hand-blown glass, exotic hardwoods, parchment, and leather.
Magni published his first best-selling book in 2013. Magni Modernism reflects Magni’s inimitable style through 14 private residences found in such diverse locales as Beverly Hills, Mexico City, Jackson Hole, Aspen, and Moscow. With elegant restraint, Magni’s interiors compliment the architecture of these magnificent homes, reflecting his training as an architect and spotlighting the buildings’ dramatic lines, open spaces, and spectacular views.
James Magni is recognized as one of the foremost modernist designers of our time. Magni’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest, Veranda, Robb Report, Town & Country, and numerous other publications. He has been awarded many of the country’s top design honors, including Architectural Digest’s prestigious AD100 and Luxe Magazine’s annual Gold List.
MaryLinda Moss, art consultant and founder of Source Art, has a tremendous passion for art grounded in a degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her keen sense of aesthetic acquired over decades collaborating with Interior Designers and rich experience in many realms of artmaking sets her up to be a perfect bridge between the Fine Art and the Interior Design worlds. Tapping into an exciting array of art from her relationships with hundreds of artists, galleries and dealers and inspired by the Interior Designer’s vision, MaryLinda enhances each project with exceptional art. She has developed a process that guides designer and client through the art selection and procurement process, allowing for an evolution of the client as collector.
“With his exquisite saturation of color, the energy of Joe Goode’s pieces entrance.”
Joe Goode, Peter Blake Gallery
“Anthony James's Portal is a magical use of mirroring, transporting the viewer.”
Anthony James, Melissa Morgan Fine Art
“Nathalia Edenmont's photographic works are lush and intriguing.
Nathalie Edenmont, Nancy Hoffman Gallery
“Zhipeng Tan brings a fantastic combination of grace and whimsy to his Melting Console Table.”
Zhipeng Tan, Gallery ALL
“Nikoleta Sekulovic creates a wonderful sense of intimacy with her delicately worked surfaces.”
Nikoleta Sekulovic, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
Julie Rogers has been a resident of Palm Springs since 1973. A graduate of Palm Springs High School, Julie has spent the last four decades living in older homes in Palm Springs proper. A true child of mid-century Palm Springs, Julie has fond memories of living and playing in the neighborhoods of Las Palmas, Vista Las Palmas, Little Tuscany, and Canyon Country Club. Her passion for historic homes and architectural preservation led her to the Palm Springs Modern Committee as a new Board Member in 2011.
Julie has worked at Palm Springs Life magazine for 22 years. Throughout her career in the advertising department, she has participated in the marketing and promotion of numerous charitable organizations and events within the desert communities. She is a member of the Architecture and Design Council at Palm Springs Art Museum, and serves on the board of directors at The Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs.
Jamie Rummerfield, Ron Woodson
Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield are Principals and Co-owners of the interior design firm Woodson and Rummerfield’s House of Design. Jaime has a degree in Design from the College of Architecture at Arizona State University and Ron studied Interior Design at UCLA. Both are well versed advocates in preserving architectural history with a combined professional experience of over 30 years. Their preservation projects include works by Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler and James Allen Walter. Working in the design community from day to day, they see these relevant endangerment issues frequently, first hand.
“Deeply captivating, immersive visual experience.”
Sage Szkabarnicki, Lustre Contemporary
“Bahk Seon Ghi’s meticulous suspensions of repeated organic elements create intriguing formations, abstract and architectural. The installations feel incredibly light but connected as if he has caught in time the murmuration of birds.”
Bahk Seon Ghi, CMay Gallery
“Sublime form rendered by deft craft and skill.”
Bernar Vanet, C. Grimaldis Gallery