Next month, painter Alex Gross returns with his first show in a decade in Los Angeles, where he lives and works. For most, “Antisocial Network” may conjure images of handheld devices and laptop screens, yet this show takes a broader approach to the term. Smartphones, VR headsets, corporate branding, and internal preoccupation all offer a different take on what the artist intends with this new collection at Corey Helford Gallery. The show kicks off Feb. 25 and lasts through March 25. Gross was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Yasam Sasmazer, a Turkish artist who works in Berlin, crafts wooden sculptures the deal with psychological hardship and narratives. Series like “Metanoia” take influence from the work of psychiatrist Carl Jung, exploring the journey between mental breakdowns and the evolution that follows. Her use of three-dimensional figures and shadows, both simulated and real, offer an absorbing take on the duality of living.
Artist Michael Page explores dreamworlds with his oil and acrylic paintings, using atypical color schemes and kinetic scenes. In his new body of work, “Nostalgia Kills,” Page focuses on the vibrancy and wonder of childhood. His new solo show at Corey Helford Gallery kicks off Jan. 21 and runs through Feb. 18.
Rehs Contemporary Galleries drew in art lovers with humorous pieces like “Scholars” by Tony South.
At the 2017 L.A. Art Show, the jaw-droppers came with every turn through the Los Angeles Convention Center. The annual art showcase, one of the longest-running annual art events and attracting over 70,000 attendees each year, took place this past weekend at the convention center. From large installations to small paintings, an international group of artists wowed with works filled with humor, beauty, and lots of inspiration. See more, including photos of the exhibitors, after the jump.
Tina Yu, a Chinese-raised, New York-based artist and designer, creates hand sculptures, which are used as pendants. These polymer clay pieces are painted with acrylics, and they move between delicate reflections of nature’s flora and fauna and something much bleaker.
Meredith Dittmar, a sculptor living Portland, uses polymer clay to create intricate structures that draw lines between technology, biology, and our own consciousness. Hidden within geometric shapes, vanishing lines, and architecture, simulations of the familiar emerge, like faces and hands. Depending on how the viewer focuses and chooses to be present, new aspects of the work are revealed. Dittmar was last featured on HiFructose.com here.