Okay Spark Gallery
Sparks the Imagination at SOFA Chicago 2017
November 2nd – 5th, Chicago’s Navy Pier
Okay Spark Gallery: 801 Boush St.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Gallery Owner: Matthew Fine
Premier gallery Okay Spark from Norfolk, Virginia, is excited to return to SOFA with a nationally recognized collection of top-tier artists. Okay Spark is known for works that emphasize excellence in technique and innovation. Each artist we represent seamlessly combines museum quality artistry and contemporary design for private or public purchase. Matthew Fine, owner of the gallery, comments: “Okay Spark not only is showcasing unique selections of glass and ceramic sculpture, but also will feature some of the most daring and advanced works from these artists. I’m extremely excited to be coming back to SOFA.” This year Okay Spark is representing Stephan Cox, Matthew Fine, Kirsten Stingle, and Michael Szabo.
Okay Spark will be focusing on the breadth of work created by the artists it represents, from monumental to intimate. Here are a few of the breathtaking developments that will be showcased this year:
• Experience for yourself why the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass highlighted Stephan Cox as October’s artist of the month. Stephan’s refined techniques for carving and assembling glass sculpture are singular to his art. www.stephancoxglass.com
• Direct from her solo exhibition at Signature Contemporary and residency in Rome, Italy, Kirsten Stingle’s newest sculptural collection digs deeper into our emotional landscape to expose the shared poignancy and whimsy of life. www.kirstenstingle.com
• Working predominantly with traditional and alternative metal fabrication techniques, Michael Szabo’s process is based on a philosophy of exploration and learning, often yielding abstract yet familiar forms that hint at nature’s process of generative development. http://www.michaelszabo.net/
• Film director, gallery owner, and artist Matthew Fine will feature his monumental cast glass and granite sculptures that create perfection in imperfection. www.visitfine.com