Menu
The New Contemporary Art Magazine

“The Ace Is Wild” Group Exhibition with Artists Mu Pan, John Haverty and Richard Kirk



Mu Pan, John Haverty and Richard Kirk are three talented artists that all work with ballpoint pens, inks, watercolors, a few brushes and large paper. Their group exhibition entitled The Ace Is Wild opens at Copro Gallery this Saturday evening. The exhibition runs from June 16 through July 7. Click here to see the show preview. Read more about these artists after the jump!


The Long March (panel 1) by Mu Pan

 
Mu Pan, John Haverty and Richard Kirk are three talented artists that all work with ballpoint pens, inks, watercolors, a few brushes and large paper. Their group exhibition entitled The Ace Is Wild opens at Copro Gallery this Saturday evening. The exhibition runs from June 16 through July 7. Click here to see the show preview.

 

The Long March (panel 2) by Mu Pan

 

 

The Long March (panel 3) by Mu Pan

 



Mu Pan was born 1976 in Taiwan as a child of a military family his favorite artistic subjects are the history of China mixed with fantastic terror scenarios of warriors fighting with dogs, frogs and other strange-animal-human mutations. It brings to mind characters from a painting by Hieronymus Bosch in a disjointed modern world.

 

Toad Licking by John Haverty
 

John Haverty was born in Boston, Massachusetts,but travelled through thirty-four countries on five continents before his twenty-third birthday. He states that these experiences abroad helped shape and influence the diverse body of work that he currently illustrates and paints. “When it comes to art-making, both my process and subject matter are inspired by what I am deeply afraid of. I despise the dark, but am a nocturnal worker. Solitude unsettles me, but I deliberately work in lonely environments. Much of the imagery in my work has a nautical feel, yet I have an irrational fear of water, with all of its mystery, its alien creatures, the threat of drowning to death. Paper is the space in which I feel most free to confront, explore, even play with these taboo fascinations.”

 


Peering into Darkness by Richard Kirk
 

Richard Kirk is a visual artist, illustrator, and author living in Canada. He actively shows in Canada, USA and Europe, and has works in many private collections throughout the world. He has illustrated works by Clive Barker, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Golden, China Mieville, and others. Richard created the artwork for the eighth CD by the rock band Korn.

 

Frog War by Mu Pan

 

 

Frog War by Mu Pan
 

 

Deer Hunter Series by Mu Pan

 

 

Deer Hunter Series by Mu Pan
 

 

Strange Days by John Haverty
 

 

Pug by John Haverty
 

 

Offbeat Hinterlands by John Haverty
 

 

Emissions of Hypocrisy by Richard Kirk
 

 

Unaccountable Absence of the Wastrel by Richard Kirk
 

 

Harrowing Sediment by Richard Kirk
 

 

Savage Sideshow by Richard Kirk
 

Meta
Topics
Share
Facebook
Reddit
Pinterest
Email
Related Articles
Next up from our visit to Bentonville is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a museum Hi-Fructose has been eager to visit for many years. It is a thoroughly immersive art experience both inside and outside the museum walls which are set on a lush green landscape. Click image above to see more from our visit!
We've just returned from an eye opening experience at the 21c Museum hotel and the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville, AR. The whole town is a welcoming hub of contemporary art and nature, thoughtfully and intentionally developed into a community that incorporates exciting public art throughout the city, thanks to the curatorial efforts of Oz Art NWA. Click above to see a tour of Fragile Figures: Beings and Time.
Working with cardboard, artist Nonamey recreated a heightened version of his room from that time in an impressive installation at Brassworks Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Click above to read the full interview and have a look inside the installation.
Our next issue features a plethora of issue exclusive articles, printed on fine art papers, Hi-Fructose 71 features a cover feature on the sculptures of En Iwamura, the paintings of Michael Koehler, Bjorn Lie's ultra bright botanical paintings, Ana Barriga's fascination with kitty objects, Jack Kenna's Milk Crate paintings, A special insert section dedicated to the work of James Linickas printed on sketchbook paper, Vickie Vainionpaa's Gaze paintings, Bella Ormseth's anthropomorphized mushroom paintings, Andrea Koch's deeply moody rural portraits. Plus multi-page reviews of the new Geoff McFetridge film, and Gena Marvin's movie Queendom. and more! Click above to see a few previews.

Subscribe to the Hi-Fructose Mailing List