Redd Walitzki‘s fantastical paintings offers a vision of people fully engrossed into the natural world, with magical implications. In a show at Haven Gallery, “The Midsommar Dream,” the artist calls upon ancient folktales and dreamlike visions. Walitzki was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
Hi-Fructose partners with Scope Miami Beach for SCOPE’s 18th edition. SCOPE Miami Beach returns to its bespoke pavilion on the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street.
Caroline Westerhout’s cerebral paintings are selective in rendering aspects of the body faithfully, otherwise distorting the female form and offering unexpected textures. Though this may bring disconcerting results, each of the works carry a vulnerable and honest quality.
The mechanical sculptures of Server Demirtas move and shift with lifelike purpose. While some of his creations expose their interworkings, others are vague in their inner processes. “Scuffle” is meant to represent the refugees of the world, moving in unison with a startling fluidity.
With the installation “Plastic Bag Store,” Robin Frohardt offers a fictional store with each product entirely comprised of plastic bags, emulating the shapes and colors of typical grocery items. The “store” is open Sept. 14-23 at Current Artspace + Studio in Chapel Hill, N.C. The project is a fully formed space reminiscent of Lucy Sparrow’s all-felt store, featured in Hi-Fructose Volume 45.
Olaf Hajek’s acrylic tableaux are globe-trotting, combining icons and textures of varying cultures. A recent body of work shown at Southern Guild in Cape Town, titled “Paravent,” collects these recent works on wood. Hajek was last mentioned on HiFructose.com.