Last Thursday, Spoke Art in San Francisco debuted a two-person show featuring Swedish illustrator Jonas Lofgren and local sculptors Duobleparlour (Hi-Fructose vol. 22) with special guest Luke Chueh (Hi-Fructose vol. 24). Portraying somber characters through a cartoonish artistic vocabulary, Lofgren’s graphite drawings echoed with themes also found in Doubleparlour’s miniature sculptures in the center of the room. Despite their different subject matter and media, the works created a dialogue on how the eery and sullen can be made light and enchanting.
In the back room of the gallery, Luke Chueh was signing copies of his new book, Bearing the Unbearable, which I reviewed for our current issue. Around the room was a mini exhibition of Chueh’s sketches, some of which appear as paintings in the monograph. Take a look at some opening night photos.
Cassandra and Ernie Velasco aka Doubleparlour