Edie Fake’s gouache-and-ink paintings explore issues of identity and sexuality through architectural and at first, seemingly abstract elements. The cascading geometric elements may recall the broader work of Maya Hayuk, yet Fake’s work is deceptively hyper-personal in nature.
Casey Curran‘s kinetic sculptures consist of wire, aluminum, motors, sculpted brass, cranks, or other materials, yet resemble organic objects in essence. The artist, hailing from Washington, crafts his intricate works with the cycles and shapes of nature in mind, yet each sculpture doesn’t seem to draw from any one creature or floral element.
Eunjeong Choi’s wild, illusionary oil paintings create cityscapes with kaleidoscopic forms. In a manner that can be likened to Maya Hayuk and Jen Stark, Choi creates both neat and muddied reflections on color, cascading in two and three dimensions. The painter-installation artist is currently based in Seoul, South Korea.
Japanese artist Ukiyoemon Mitomoya continues the ukiyo-e tradition with contemporary and political reflections, his works commenting on anything from white-collar life in Japan to Brexit. The result moves between the humorous and satirical to the enlightening, offering a different scope and perspective on the issues of the day.
Iran-born painter Arghavan Khosravi creates surreal scenes that blend historical Persian motifs and pop cultural iconography. The artist’s own statement says that she is “deeply connected to her own personal experience of the culture and politics of her homeland of Iran that probe both personal and political experiences.” Much of her recent work has been crafted as acrylic on found textiles.
With “Dimensionality,” Jen Stark‘s vibrant sculptures, paintings, and installations take over Joshua Liner Gallery with her illusionary talents. The show, which began this week and runs through July 19, features both analogue and digital elements to activate the New York City space. Stark was last featured on HiFructose.com here.