The Boutique Art and Design Fair Includes Over 50 Galleries, a Sculpture Garden, Two Special Exhibitions, and a Robust Program of Talks and Events.
Focus on Form: Sculpture Garden provides a spotlight on sculpture at the entry to the Fair, featuring 18 large-scale works by such artists as Stephanie Bachiero (Peter Blake Gallery), Michael DeJong (New Discretions), Andy Dixon (Over the Influence), Tara de la Garza (bG Gallery), Richard Hudson (Michael Goedhuis), Robert Indiana (Galerie Gmurzynska), Dominique Labauvie (Bleu Acier), Robert Raphael (SITUATIONS), Alex Schweder (Edward Cella Art & Architecture), Jesse Small (Nancy Hoffman Gallery), Julian Voss-Andreae (HOHMANN), and Ben Allanoff.
Says Becca Hoffman, Managing Director of Intersect Palm Springs, “We are thrilled to kick off 2022 being in person in Palm Springs in February and are pleased to see resounding support from our galleries, cultural partners, and the local Southern California and Palm Desert communities.”
Tim von Gal, CEO of Intersect Art and Design, adds, “Intersect Palm Springs will be an excellent opportunity to reconvene in person in one of the most beautiful places in the country. Our hope is to repeat the success we had at Intersect Aspen in 2021, by drawing a dedicated group of collectors and art enthusiasts to the Fair.”
The Fair features two Curated Spaces:
Good Vibrations, organized by Shana Nys Dambrot (Arts Editor, LA Weekly) and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp (Author, Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s), offers an expanded view of geometric abstraction as it has evolved in Southern California from the 1950s to include the properties of light and the emotional and transcendent uses of color. Lorser Feitelson, Karl Benjamin, John Miller, Peter Lodato, Jim Isermann, Patrick Wilson, Dani Tull, Yunhee Min, Knowledge Bennett, and Jen Stark are among the artists to be included in this multi-generational show.
ZZyzx Redux, curated by Bernard Leibov (Director, BoxoPROJECTS), and presented with support from The Art Collective Fine Art Services, is an exhibition inspired by that remote corner of the Mojave Desert which demonstrates the full cycle of modern Southern Californian desert history: from Indigenous trade route; to gold rush era federal fort; to railroad outpost; to a much hyped health resort; and finally an environmental research station. These cycles have spurred optimism, creative development, and new technologies as well as related aspects of dislocation, exploitation, and environmental damage. The exhibition looks at the sustainability of the current land rush in the local area through artworks both inspired by the attractant qualities of the region (light, space, architecture, nature, lifestyle) and those reminding us where history has taken us before.
The exhibition includes work by artists Blake Baxter, Diane Best, Ryan Campbell, Gerald Clarke Jr., Sofia Enriquez, Kim Manfredi, Carlos Ramirez, Cara Romero, Aili Schmeltz, Ryan Schneider, Phillip K. Smith III, and Kim Stringfellow.
Talks & Events at the Fair include, among many others:
- Friday, February 11 at 12pm: the panel discussion Untethered: Desert Residencies, which compares and contrasts different artist residency programs, especially during the pandemic
- Friday, February 11 at 5pm: a film screening of a documentary about Robert Longo, Film Screening: Present History, directed by Sophie Chahinian;
- Saturday, February 12 at 12pm: the panel discussion Art, Place, Identity: A View from the Desert featuring artists from the special exhibition Zzyzx Redux.
Andrew Rafacz (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
As It Stands (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Austin Art Projects (Palm Desert, California and Kauai, Hawaii, USA)
Berry Campbell Gallery (New York, New York, USA)
bG Gallery (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Bleu Acier Inc. (Tampa, Florida, USA)
Blue Rain Gallery (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)
BOCCARA Art (New York, New York; Miami, Florida; Palm Beach, Florida; Los Angeles, California, USA; Moscow, RUSSIA)
Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco, California, USA)
C. Grimaldis Gallery (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
David B. Smith Gallery (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Duane Reed Gallery (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Edward Cella Art + Architecture (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Elijah Wheat Showroom (Newburgh, New York, USA)
ETHER (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)
Foster Gwin (San Francisco, California, USA)
Friends of the Desert Mountains Presents Paula Crown: Aspen Maps (Palm Springs, California, USA)
Gaa Gallery (Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA; Cologne, GERMANY)
Galerie Gmurzynska (Zurich and Zug, SWITZERLAND; New York, New York, USA)
Galleri Urbane (Dallas, Texas, USA)
HESSE FLATOW (New York, New York, USA)
High Noon (New York, New York, USA)
Hilton Asmus Contemporary (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
HOHMANN (Palm Desert, California, USA)
Ikon Ltd. Fine Art (Los Angeles, California, USA)
J. Rinehart Gallery (Seattle, Washington, USA)
JANE KAHAN GALLERY (New York, New York, USA)
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, California, USA)
the Landing (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Louis Stern Fine Arts (Los Angeles, California, USA)
MARC STRAUS (New York, New York, USA)
MARQUEE PROJECTS (Bellport, New York, USA)
Maune Contemporary (Atlanta, Georgia, and Santa Barbara, California, USA)
Meliksetian | Briggs (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Melissa Morgan Fine Art (Palm Desert, California, USA)
Michael Goedhuis (London, UK)
Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York, New York, USA)
New Discretions (New York, New York, USA)
Over the Influence (Los Angeles, California, USA / Hong Kong, CHINA)
Pan American Projects (Miami, Florida, USA)
Patricia Sweetow Gallery (San Francisco, California, USA)
Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA)
PDX CONTEMPORARY ART (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Perrotin (Paris, FRANCE; New York, New York, USA; Hong Kong, Shanghai, CHINA; Seoul, SOUTH KOREA; Tokyo, JAPAN)
Peter Blake Gallery (Laguna Beach, California, USA)
re.riddle (San Francisco, California, USA)
Sears-Peyton Gallery (New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California, USA)
Simon Bentley Fine Art (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA)
SITUATIONS (New York, New York, USA)
TEW Galleries (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Timothy Yarger Fine Art (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Traver Gallery / Vetri (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Voltz Clarke Gallery (New York, New York; Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Opening Night Preview:
Thursday, February 10 | 5 – 9 pm (VIP/All Access Pass required)
Friday, February 11 | 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, February 12 | 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday, February 13 | 11 am – 5 pm
Tickets are available online at: https://www.showclix.com/
Health and Safety
To ensure the safety of all visitors, participants, and staff, Intersect Palm Springs is closely monitoring the news, and state and local CDC guidelines, to inform our safety protocols. Everyone attending Intersect Palm Springs is required to adhere to the local health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19. Please visit the City of Palm Springs website for the most up-to-date information, here.
Proof of full vaccination is required for all attendees of Intersect Palm Springs. Full vaccination is defined as having received the minimum required dose(s) of the vaccine two or more weeks prior to the date of attendance. Individuals that are not fully vaccinated must provide a negative COVID-19 test. Negative COVID-19 tests are valid for 48 hours. Therefore, COVID-19 tests presented for admission to the building must include a digital confirmation of the date and time the test was taken.
Additionally, everyone entering the building must wear masks while indoors that properly cover the nose and mouth. Anyone failing to comply with these regulations may be subject to removal from the building without refund of admission or exhibition.
Visitors should refrain from entering the building and attending the fair if they are feeling sick, have COVID-19 symptoms or diagnosis, or have been recently exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
View the Fair on Artsy
Intersect Palm Springs has partnered with Artsy, the largest global online marketplace for buying, selling, and discovering fine art by leading artists. As Intersect Palm Springs’ Main Marketplace Partner, Artsy will provide a unique opportunity for exhibiting galleries to promote their virtual booths to Artsy’s global audience of over 2 million collectors and art lovers. Collectors can experience Intersect Palm Springs on Artsy to discover artists, save favorite works, view works on their home walls through Artsy’s AR mobile tool, and directly purchase work from galleries.
Visit Palm Springs Art Museum
Through a partnership with Intersect Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum will offer complimentary admission to Intersect Palm Springs pass holders during the Fair, and will host two special events at the Museum for Intersect VIP pass holders. Says Michael Hinkle, Associate Director of Advancement at the Museum, “Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to partner with Intersect Palm Springs for the support of art engagement in the Coachella Valley and our region. We are excited to welcome fair attendees to our museum locations for enhanced art experiences and the exchange of ideas inspired by art and creativity.”
Intersect is pleased to partner with UOVO, the nation’s leading storage and logistics provider for art, archives, and collectibles. Operated by an expert team of industry professionals, UOVO offers bespoke solutions to meet the specialized needs of any collection.
Coachella Valley Independent
Palm Springs Life
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
On-Site Cultural Partners
CREATE Center for the Arts
Desert Open Studios
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency x San Bernardino County Museum
The Robert Cumming Archive
Lead Logistics and Transit Partner
The Art Collective Fine Art Services
About Intersect Art and Design
Intersect Art and Design produces three annual cultural events—Intersect Aspen, Intersect Chicago, and Intersect Palm Springs—that connect galleries with art lovers and collectors, highlighting art and design locally, regionally, and globally. Overseen by Managing Director Becca Hoffman, the Intersect team is committed to building community and connectivity in the locations of the fairs. Through cultural partners, programming, and curatorial vision, Intersect offers year-round opportunities for dialogue, engagement, and inspiration. Visit the website at IntersectPalmSprings.com and follow along on social media @IntersectArtandDesign.
Intersect is a partnership of brothers Tim and Dirk von Gal, who are event industry veterans with more than 50 years of combined experience creating successful trade shows and conferences for business, consumer, and art industry sectors. The three fairs had been under the umbrella of Tim von Gal’s former company Urban Expositions (founded in 1995), which was acquired by Clarion in 2015. The von Gal brothers’ launch of Intersect in April 2020 brings the fairs back under their management once again. Intersect is part of vGMgt LLC, which is a team of dedicated professionals focused on customer service, integrity, and the experiential value of Intersect Art and Design.
Managing Director Becca Hoffman, who joined Intersect Art and Design in April 2020, was the Director of the Outsider Art Fair from 2013 – 2020, and was formerly the director of Peter Findlay Gallery, and Andrew Edlin Gallery. Hoffman received her B.A. in Fine Art Photography from Dartmouth where she helped start the first student art gallery and worked at the Hood Museum of Art. From there, Hoffman achieved her M.A. in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s in London.
Intersect Aspen is an annual art and culture event taking place each August in the heart of one of the nation’s most prestigious collector communities. Formerly known as Art Aspen, it has been running since 2010.
Intersect Chicago is the largest of the three fairs, taking place each November at Chicago’s Navy Pier, and focusing on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, fiber arts, and design. Formerly known as SOFA, it has been running since 1993.
Intersect Palm Springs takes place each February, and presents post-war and contemporary art. Formerly known as Art Palm Springs, it has been running since 2012.
Visit us at IntersectPalmSprings.com for updates on programming, cultural partners, exhibitors, events, and more.
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