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Examining the theme of survival, the floral figures of Sage Vaughn‘s recent body of work carry elegance and provocation. Recent work shown at Unit London, rendered in acrylic, ink, oil, and vellum on canvas, show an artist reflecting on the power and harshness of nature. Vaughn was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 26.

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The London Police

The 52nd Volume of Hi-Fructose is coming! This coming issue arrives in July and features print-exclusive articles on: the paintings of Aron Wiesenfeld, the dynamically disturbing charcoal drawings of Anna Park, the bright and mysterious houses of Valeriya Volkova, the figurative paintings of Denis Sarazhin, Shyama Golden and the elusive Catsquatch, the graphic novel inspired sculptures of Troy Coultermanan, painter Max Seckel, the nightmare-fueled paintings of Sean Norvet, and Amsterdam street/mural artists The London Police on the cover, plus a 16-page insert on the art of Jim Woodring! Order a copy today here. Or subscribe today here and receive a subscriber-only exclusive sticker by Jim Woodring and a year’s worth of HF delivered direct to you.

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Sandra de Groot crafts soft armor and ornate headpieces in her macramé “kNOTs” series. When the works adorn models, they are activated in a way that appears both regal and fantastical. Each piece feels independent of any one place or time.

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Fumi Nakamura

With only the uniform confines of 12 inches x 12 inches in size, nearly 90 artists contribute to the latest edition of the group effort “LAX / SFO.” The third iteration of the Thinkspace Projects-curated program begins at Heron Arts in San Francisco on Saturday. Among the contributing artists are Alex Garant, Anthony Hurd, Baldur Helgason, Casey Weldon, Fumi Nakamura, Jeremy Fish, Jolene Lai, Logan Hicks, Pichi Avo, Wiley Wallace, Yok & Sheryo, and many, many more.

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Kari-Lise Alexander

A new show at Roq La Rue Gallery features the elegant and arresting work of three painters, Laurie Lee Brom, Syd Bee, and Kari-Lise Alexander, each offering works under the show banner, “The Visions of Graces.” The show opened this week at the Seattle venue—and runs through July 7. (Bee was last featured in a Q&A here, and Alexander was last shown on our site here.)

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Kiatanan Iamchan’s cacophonous paintings offer heaps of characters and unexpected elements, each assemblage acting as a growth adorning central figures. The artist says he’s always had a passion for Thai fine art, in particular. Embedded in each of the paintings are cross-cultural, broad-scale reflections of an artist able to render multiple styles at once.