Come visit Scott Musgrove’s “Walktopus” at the Hi-Fructose Micro Mega Store, now open.
Inside you will find rare items from the HF archives, limited run editions, back issues and Hi-Fructose books only available there. In addition, find intaglio and embossed pressure prints prints from Annie Owens, Femke Heimstra, Camille Rose Garcia, Dave Cooper,Jim Woodring crafted by the folks at Pressure Printing, strange hand-made toys by Steve Casino, as well as Mark Ryden collectables, one of a kind works of art (3D glasses provided) from Tripper Dungan, bronzes from Scott Musgrove, an octopus chandelier by Adam Wallacavage and much more; all enveloped in a mural by Jet Martinez. Its contents are forever evolving, so visit today. The Hi-Fructose MICRO Mega Store is within The Compound Gallery complex 1167 65th st. Oakland, CA. It is Open Wd-Sun 12-7 PM. Look for special signings, releases and events in the coming months!
Anna Park’s charcoal drawings are kinetic and absorbing, each scene embedded in crowd activity. The action seems to move between revelry and violence, the faces of her subjects distorted and disappearing. The artist also integrates varying sensibilities into these works and moves between cartoonish and realistic rendering.
Lindsey Mendick’s autobiographical ceramic works and installations bring cerebral and surreal touches to the everyday. Upon inspection of these staged scenes in her gallery shows, viewers find both elegance and the unsettling in the details of Mendick’s stirring work.
Sam Lyon’s recent 3D animations and characters have a particular texture and sheen, reflecting the name he’s given to the series he’s worked on for the past few years: “Jelly Gummies.” Whether it’s a sentient piece of fruit, a Teletubby, or an undergarment, Lyon applies his signature facial features and sensibilities to any given object, and effectively absorbs it into his gelatinous world.
In a mid-career retrospective exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Esao Andrews offers paintings that span his career. “Petrichor,” curated by Thinkspace Projects, looks at the riveting, pop surrealist output from the artist, over the past several years. The exhibition kicks off next month on May 10 and runs through Aug. 4. Andrews is featured in the Hi-Fructose Collected Volume 2 Hardcover.
David Altmejd‘s mindbending sculptures return in a new show at White Cube Hong Kong. In “The Vibrating Man,” running through May 18, the artist offers his transforming figures and busts, each its on unsettling, yet absorbing mutation. Instead of any given piece having its own meaning, the artist has said he prefer “it to be able to generate its own meaning.” Altmejd was last featured on HiFructose.com here.