Glenda Bailey Hosts US Premiere of Stephen Sumner’s New Collection at Sorokko Gallery

Glenda Bailey, Stephen Sumner, Serge and Tatiana Sorokko  Credit: Drew Altizer Photography
Glenda Bailey, Stephen Sumner, Serge and Tatiana Sorokko Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

The Sorokko Gallery unveiled its new installation of celebrated British artist Stephen Sumner. This cocktail affair marked the U.S. premiere of Sumner’s new paintings from the exhibit, Field Recordings.

The official reveal took place at an exclusive opening party hosted by Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine – and also Sumner’s partner – along with Serge and Tatiana Sorokko.

Notable guests in attendance were former SF Mayor Willie Brown and Sonya Molodetskaya, fashion designer Lisa Alexander, social entrepreneur Suzy Kellems Dominik, Wilkes Bashford, Fati Farmanfarmaian, Joel Goodrich and Joy Venturini Bianchi.

Guests relished the opportunity to mingle in the high-energy buzz of the crowd and take in the beautifully painted works by Sumner that now hang on the Sorokko Gallery walls.

Sumner is best known for his minimalist oils that focus primarily on imaginary landscapes and the delicate nuances of light and color.  Sumner’s Field Recordings represents a departure from landscapes into mesmerizing intellectual abstractions, with tonal nuances that are extraordinary.

The new installation consists of 11 remarkable new latex paintings on canvas which create unforgettable, mirage-like visions that are deeply reflective and charged with emotion, making it quite easy to get lost in the whirlwind of movement on the canvas.

These striking paintings will be on display and open to the public until June 22.

[Reported by Darren Anderson]

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