Dan Gluibizzi takes digital images from social media and creates analog interpretations that highlight “both the open possibilities and dark edges of online community life.” He uses watercolors and acrylics to interpret the figures. In a new show at Russo Lee Gallery in Portland, titled “Together we follow,” the artist’s latest recreations of images from the Internet are shown. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Heidi Taillefer fuses wild animals, machines, and elements of global mythologies in her surreal oil paintings. The mechanized aspects of these works reference the so-called progress of generations past. The artist herself cites her work as being influenced by “Max Ernst, Giorgio deChirico, and Paul Delvaux, and is an original creative fusion of classical figurative painting, surrealism, contemporary realism, and mythology combined with popular figurative traditions ranging from Victorian romanticism to science fiction.” The artist was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
Sara Catapano’s ceramic sculptures appear as absorbing, yet disconcerting biomorphic forms that defy their medium. Though there are otherworldly qualities to these pieces, the artist’s observations here on Earth play a direct role in the creation of her work. She says that “these bio-expressive forms are, in some ways, reactions and responses to social and personal experiences.”
Jim Shaw‘s paintings are striking fusions of pop culture, political histories, and found, scenic backdrops. The artist’s varied approach has evolved over decades, with his recent work working with acrylics layered on muslin. Some of the works implement “theatrical scenic backdrops” purchased by Shaw, combining canvases from the 1940s and 1950s and his own style.
Aleah Chapin’s vulnerable figures exist within a spectrum of emotions: joy, contemplating, stoicism. Yet, in each, the painter has the ability to tie our natural states to nature itself, often crafting lush environments for her subjects. The artist is particularly influenced by the region she inhabited in her youth.
Ciou‘s vibrant, mixed-media works, with a sensibility labeled as “necro-kawai,” are collected in a new show at KochxBos Gallery in Amsterdam. The works in “The Inner Land Part 1” blend ink and acrylics on paper, with her signature characters in wildly active scenes. The show runs from March 24 through April 14 at the gallery. Ciou last appeared on HiFructose.com here.