Over the past few decades, Shary Boyle has garnered attention for a multifaceted practice that includes ceramics, painting, installations, drawings, and more. In this post, we take a look at some of her recent sculptures, which toy with vintage and ancient incarnations of rendering humanity through ceramics.
A new retrospective surveys the work of Martin Wittfooth, whose paintings explore our ties to the natural world. The show is hosted at Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Ulster College, with works dating back to 2012. Among the recent work are a collection of circular works titled “Statis,” with massive mammals floating against blood-red backdrops. The retrospective runs through Oct. 18 at the gallery. The artist created the cover for Hi-Fructose Volume 35 and was featured in Hi-Fructose’s touring “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” exhibition.
Mark Ryden Friendly Animal Plates
The Hi-Fructose MICRO Mega Store opened in April in Oakland, CA and it’s been great to see so many stopping by! The folks at The Compound Gallery, whose complex the store is within, has put up a few of the limited edition and /or exclusive, one-of-a-kind items online, in case you can’t visit the MICRO Mega in person. This includes, hand made sculptures form Double Parlour, Mark Ryden brooches and collector plates, Camille Rose Garcia‘s Doomsday Pressure Printing Set, books by Chris Mars, bronze sculptures by Scott Musgrove, Tripper Dungan originals, and more. Supplies are limited. The contents of the store are forever evolving, so visit today at 1167 65th St. Oakland, CA. Open Wed-Sun, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
The samurai’s enormous impact in Japan was even felt in fashion, and in Tetsuya Noguchi’s sculptures and paintings, contemporary fashion influences their own garb. “This Is Not a Samurai” is the artist’s new show at Arsham/Fieg Gallery in Kith Soho. The micro-gallery in New York City has garnered praise for giving smaller works attention. The show kicks off today at the small space.
Photographing porcelain figures the moment they hit the ground, Martin Klimas injects a sense of motion and chaos into an otherwise stationary object. The artist has taken a similar approach to photographing a moment of impact with bullets zipping through vases. For the figures, Klimas says that “the porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that seems to stop/pause the time and make time visible itself.”
Jolene Lai returns to Thinkspace Projects with a new collection of eerie paintings. The aptly named “The Beautiful Haunting,” starting on Sept. 14, brings her sensibility, seemingly informed by pop mediums and children’s stories to the gallery walls. The painter has a rare ability to evoke the same sense of mystery and danger in settings absent of human occupants. Lai was last featured on our website here.