In Alyssa Klauer’s paintings, a single work can both entrance and inspire revulsion. The artist is interested by that tension, traversing amorphous forms and vivid facial features. The Detroit-based painter has also explored this idea through sculpture.
Cleon Peterson’s stark, graphical reflections on our current political and social climate, rendered in acrylics on canvas and sculptures, are part of a show currently running at Over the Influence in Los Angeles. “Blood and Soil” collects his latest tableaux, confronting race, power, and religion. The show runs through Aug. 5 at the gallery. Peterson was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
Bangkok-based artist Aof Smith is known for his candy-colored, Pop-Surrealist scenes, cacophonies of his distinct cutesy characters and unsettling action. Smith’s massive paintings contain even stranger details upon inspection. His figures often stand in contrast, with humans offering an odd point of entry in these wild narratives.
Woodrow White’s paintings often explore and utilize pop culture and current social issues. The artist’s comic sensibilities are shown in not only his ability to subvert familiar imagery, but also frame scenes in ways that elicit unexpected results. White was last mentioned on HiFructose.com for a show with his father, artist Wayne White.
In the new group show at Creatura House, 10 artists interpret a theme of “Aquamarine” as they see fit. The works from John Brophy, Brian Despain, Jonathan Viner, Flannery Grace Good, Laurie Lee Brom, Logan Hicks, Gail Potocki, Claudia Griesbach-Martucci, Madeline Von Foerster, and Scott Musgrove moves between reflections of the natural world and the mystical.
In Tom French‘s series “Parallax Paintings,” the artist’s fractured, stark approach has stirring effects. The artist limiting his palette adds to the cerebral nature of the work, with figure and abstractions blending in elegant cacophonies. In a statement, the artist’s work is described as looking at a spectrum, rather than a single state of mind.