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Whether Dutch still-life, late Romantic oceans, or the work of Delacroix, Matthew Hansel‘s recent major oil paintings bring the artist’s distorting lens to different parts of art history. The latter paintings, in particular, show a disappearing, exposing the raw linen at the top of each work. He’s currently showing these paintings at The Hole NYC in “Giving Up the Ghost.” The show runs through July 7.

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Naudline Pierre‘s paintings offer a look into both a broader spiritual plane and her own “personal mythology.” The paintings, intimate and otherworldly, explore the vibrant and unseen. The artist’s ghostly oil paintings has been shown in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and beyond, and she is a a recipient of the Terra Foundation for American Art residency.

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Examining the theme of survival, the floral figures of Sage Vaughn‘s recent body of work carry elegance and provocation. Recent work shown at Unit London, rendered in acrylic, ink, oil, and vellum on canvas, show an artist reflecting on the power and harshness of nature. Vaughn was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 26.

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The London Police

The 52nd Volume of Hi-Fructose is coming! This coming issue arrives in July and features print-exclusive articles on: the paintings of Aron Wiesenfeld, the dynamically disturbing charcoal drawings of Anna Park, the bright and mysterious houses of Valeriya Volkova, the figurative paintings of Denis Sarazhin, Shyama Golden and the elusive Catsquatch, the graphic novel inspired sculptures of Troy Coultermanan, painter Max Seckel, the nightmare-fueled paintings of Sean Norvet, and Amsterdam street/mural artists The London Police on the cover, plus a 16-page insert on the art of Jim Woodring! Order a copy today here. Or subscribe today here and receive a subscriber-only exclusive sticker by Jim Woodring and a year’s worth of HF delivered direct to you.

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Sandra de Groot crafts soft armor and ornate headpieces in her macramé “kNOTs” series. When the works adorn models, they are activated in a way that appears both regal and fantastical. Each piece feels independent of any one place or time.

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Fumi Nakamura

With only the uniform confines of 12 inches x 12 inches in size, nearly 90 artists contribute to the latest edition of the group effort “LAX / SFO.” The third iteration of the Thinkspace Projects-curated program begins at Heron Arts in San Francisco on Saturday. Among the contributing artists are Alex Garant, Anthony Hurd, Baldur Helgason, Casey Weldon, Fumi Nakamura, Jeremy Fish, Jolene Lai, Logan Hicks, Pichi Avo, Wiley Wallace, Yok & Sheryo, and many, many more.