There is seemingly no element too exotic to inhabit an oil painting by Alan MacDonald, whose works traverse cultures and histories to present something always elegant in execution. At the base of MacDonald’s work seems to be a need for adventure, exploring inspiration and varying perspectives in each work.
Sculptor Cristina Córdova’s absorbing and intimate figures inhabit a new show in Hodges Taylor in Charlotte. “CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: cuerpo exquisito” offers works with personal notes for the artist, whether in the pieces modeled after her daughters or the nods to her Puerto Rican heritage. She was last featured on our site here. (Photographs in this post were taken by Lydia Bittner-Baird.)
The 53rd Volume of Hi-Fructose is coming soon! This issue features the paintings of Laurie Lee Brom, the mixed media works of Tanmaya Bingham, a retrospective on the art of Robert Proch, the woven sculptures of Sandra deGroot, Justin Lovato and the atomic soup of the natural universe, the psychedelic 8-bit inspired worlds of Jess Johnson, the art of Pissing People Off with sculptor David Cerny, the textural paintings of cover artist Joseph Lee, the prismatic tunnel vision of artist Jen Stark, plus a 16-page insert on the drawings of Nathan Reidt printed on toothy paper, and more! Reserve your copy here, or you can subscribe to our magazine with a one-year subscription or a two-year subscription.
Having indexed many of the monsters he’s created over the past several years, illustrator and fine artist Stan Manoukian continues to create riveting scenes with these creatures in their natural habitats. Though the artist has a talent in color, his narratives take on a particularly absorbing quality when rendered only in graphite or inks.
VILE’s illusionary murals often use the artist’s own moniker as windows into fictional places, whether a continuation of the inhabited space or another dimension. Elsewhere, the artist presents figures that live along the contours of a room or outdoor locale. In recent years, he’s participated in projects in Germany, Portugal, London, and beyond.
Christine Kim’s practice is a blend of painting, drawing, and sculpture. The Toronto-based artist’s experimentations with layering and cutting works moves between both graphite drawings and painting. Each carry ghostly notes, each offering their own considerations of negative space.