CARLO FANTIN: Bad Business

June 21st – July 28th, 2018

Carlo Fantin’s new body of work is inspired by recent news events. Each piece is a representation of a news article where a business enterprise has collided with the rights of an individual or a group of people. The business practices that some companies engage in demonstrate the strength of their power and their influence over consumers. In some instances companies are only compelled to change policies because of pressure from grassroots action. This show also exhibits a related series that looks at the artist’s personal experience with what he views as bad business practices happening within the art world.
CARLO FANTIN was born and raised in Italy, and moved to the Bay Area in 2007. He has been drawn to various forms of expression, from sculpture, drawing, and painting to furniture and industrial design. Fantin has shown internationally as well as locally. In the Bay Area, his work has been seen most recently in San Francisco at 111 Minna Gallery, The Midway, and ArtAttack SF, as well as ProArts and Slate Contemporary in the East Bay. In 2016 he was one of the finalists of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Competition and invited to show his work at Scope Miami Beach. His work has been written about in media including The Huffington Post and Hi-Fructose Magazine.