Southern California-based artist Allison Renshaw will open a solo show titled “Better than Candy” at San Francisco’s Mirus Gallery on March 9. Mixing collage with painting, Renshaw’s artworks take explosive forms with material sourced from fashion and surfer magazines, classic cartoons and early 20th-century abstract painting spinning in galactic orbits. “Currently, I am attracted to how different ‘histories’ of painting can co-exist in a single image: hard-edge, Abstract Expressionism, figurative and street art,” said Renshaw. “I am really interested in how different cultures collide and how this reflects our current environment. My work is formed of particles of the urban landscape and our everyday culture.” Take a look at our preview of “Better than Candy,” images courtesy of Mirus Gallery, and check out the show March 9-April 6.