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English painter Mary Jane Ansell creates work that both subverts gender roles and pays homage to the history of portraiture. In a new show at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, “Of Dreams, Birds and Bones,” she offers a series of paintings that evolves these ideas. The show kicks of June 10 and lasts through July 8. Ansell was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Skinner, a self-taught, Oakland-based artist, stars in a new show with Super Deluxe. “Drawing With Skinner” combines the vibes of the Bob Ross series “The Joy of Painting,” “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” and “Wayne’s World.” Skinner, who makes paintings that combine psychedelic visions, pop culture, and other oddities, was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 14. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Nathan Jurevicius, a Canadian/Australian artist and director, has turned his graphic novel “Junction” into an animated film. The artist works with 3D production studio OKTA to adapt the book, which was originally released by Koyama Press. Jurevicius is previously known for the brand Scarygirl, his fictional world that has spawned graphic novels, a video game, and other animations.

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Houston artist/illustrator Stephen Bower offers a new collection of images that tell of an impending “Technocratic Dystopia.” His new show of Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, titled “Visions of a Terminal Reality,” taps into the political and social commentary laced throughout his intricate ink illustrations. In particular, the show seems to act as a sci-fi-tinged examination of where our currently reality could actually be headed. It kicks off today and runs through June 10.

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Greg “Croaola” Simkins invites viewers back into his strange, surreal worlds in a new collection of paintings. His new show, “No Strings,” occupies KP Projects Gallery in Los Angeles. Simkins was featured in and created the cover for Hi-Fructose Vol. 41, and he was last featured on HiFructose.com here. The show kicks off May 20 and lasts through June 17.

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James Jean, Hare, 2008. Oil on Rives BFK. 30 x 22 inches. Collection of Neil Du Fine.

Starting June 11 at 10 a.m., “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” fills the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento with the work of 51 contemporary artists. The exhibit was previously at the Akron Art Museum and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, which organized the exhibition that highlights the first decade of the publication’s existence. A member preview and artists reception arrives June 23, with Hi-Fructose co-founders Annie Owens and Attaboy in tow (and to attend, you can become a member here).