French duo Forlane 6 Studio uses an atypical backdrop for their art installations: the depths of the sea. Hortense Le Calvez and Mathieu Goussin debuted Disoriented this year, an exhibition set in Vlychos Beach in Greece. Each of these show “explores themes of environmental dystopia, eco-anxiety, and the anthropocene.”
Luke O’Sullivan, a printmaker and sculptor based in Philadelphia, combines media and perspectives to detail fictional environments. In “Rise and Shine,” a new show at Paradigm Gallery, O’Sullivan offers a collection of new work that he says are about exploration and adventure. “I make sculptures that illustrate invented and undiscovered worlds,” the artist tells us.
Kara Walker‘s known for her frank and varied explorations of race, gender, violence, and sexuality. A controversial new collection of work, now at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York City, tackles today’s white supremacy and our country’s history, now within the Trump era.
The dreamlike, abstracted figures in Lars Elling’s paintings appear to be pieces of memories. The Norway-based artist has spent the best few decades building a distinct and narrative-based body of work.
The third and final rendition of “Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of Hi-Fructose” closed at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento this week. The exhibit, organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and made possible by the City of Virginia Beach, collected the work of 51 contemporary artists and in this version, featured an exclusive installation from artist Mark Dean Veca.
Jesse Jacobi’s massive, forested scenes are packed with creatures and ruins, each a dive into a dreamlike, yet vivid world. The vibrant acrylic works make use of camouflage and show seemingly alien civilizations. And on the time and place shown in this works, the artist admit it’s not clear, “but the setting is, I can say with certainty, very far removed from modernity and anything involving current times.”