Whitewaller caught up with Karg just before the fair to learn what she’s planning on presenting this week, and what else is on her radar in San Francisco at the moment.
WHITEWALLER: This is your first time participating in FOG. Can you tell us about your interest in being part of the fair?
NATHALIE KARG: I always thought that FOG is a very special fair in its size and quality of exhibitors. We work with a number of San Francisco-based collectors, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to participate in FOG.
WW: Can you tell us about what you’ll be presenting at the fair?
NK: We will present all new work by Jesse Mockrin, Nathlie Provosty (whose work has been acquired by SFMOMA in 2018), Dorian Gaudin, Forrest Kirk, and a special bench by Jim Drain.
WW: How does FOG’s presentation of both art and design play into your consideration of what works and artists you’ll present?
NK: We tried to combine both and will bring a round bench made for FOG by Jim Drain who will also have an exhibition at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in February/March 2020. We will additionally bring a table we designed in 2008 with Mary Heilmann.
WW: Outside of the fair, what are you looking forward to doing and seeing in San Francisco this week?
NK: Unfortunately, we will not have time to go to Napa Valley or Sonoma, but we are looking forward to visit SFMOMA, the Wattis Institute, a few galleries and eat at restaurants with delicious food, such as lunch at Chez Panisse, after a visit to Berkeley Art Museum.