by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Last week, Gallery1988‘s Venice location in Los Angeles debuted a two-person show by Jeff Gillette and Scott Listfield. Focused on futuristic landscapes with a post-apocalyptic dimension, the two artists present realistic paintings with science fiction-inpired elements. While Listfield’s paintings narrate the story of an extraterrestrial presence in an otherwise-normal metropolis, Gillette presents sweeping, panoramic views of a city destroyed by floods and natural disasters. Take a look at the works in the show after the jump, images courtesy of Gallery1988.

by Andy SmithPosted on

Christopher Konecki’s vibrant paintings, sculptures, and murals distort and create surreal artifacts out of urban landscapes. This vibrant, yet somewhat bleak observations recall work from Jeff Gillette and Masakatsu Sashie. (Also, Josh Keyes, who was recently featured here on the blog, carried similar visual themes in his own early work.)

by Ken HarmanPosted on

Now on view at Show and Tell Gallery in Toronto is “Atrophic Existence”, a look into both man and nature’s relationship with urban decay. While the exhibit features favorites Kevin Cyr, Jeff Gillette, and Alex Lukas, the show stopper seems to be Joshua Barndt‘s installation, “The World is a Mountain and Everything Gets Buried”. Much like the more painterly pieces from Atrophic, Barndt’s work serves as a dialogue between man made goods and an encroaching/receding natural world. The clincher you ask? Barndt has used every single one of his personal possessions to create the piece. The show closes January 10th (much to Barndt’s relief and dismay we’re sure) so check it out. More images after the jump.

by Jen PappasPosted on

On Saturday night the doors flung open and crowds rushed in for the opening of Art Shack, an interactive group exhibition in Laguna Beach that brought the South County art eccentrics out in droves. Curated by the legendary Greg Escalante, Art Shack is an ingenious combination of art, architecture, pop-culture and downright whimsy. Featured artists include Mike Shine, Don Ed Hardy, Shag, Liz McGrath, Jason Maloney and many others- each with their own unique spin on the theme. Laurie Hassold was on hand to dissect her piece, “Reading the Bones” and the R. Biggs Commemorative Privy evoked many sheepish grins from people passing by. Jeff Gillette’s incredibly detailed mixed-media “Slum” was another highlight, along with Martin Wittfooth’s clever hunting shack on the bottom floor.

by Hi-Fructose StaffPosted on

We’ve finally put the finishing touches on our latest issue, due in stores first week of Ocotober. Hi-Fructose Vol.9 is proud to feature Netherland painter Chris Berens brought to us by our very own (well she’s not really ours) Kirsten Anderson, Stella Im Hultberg, Dan May, Sam Gibbons’ chaos in symmetry, Tara McPherson, Jeff Gillette, Liz McGrath. Plus; PostlerFerguson re-examines the Death Weapon, Tom Haubs, Ekundayo and the art and blood of Motohiko Odani. Also, toy Exposes, reviews and more. Cover image coming soon!

by Annie OwensPosted on

Here are a few sneak peeks from our up coming show this Saturday, July 12th at CoproNason Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. This year’s exhibition marks the 3rd anniversary of Hi-Fructose Magazine and the release of Vol.,8., available now.

Artist reception & opening party Saturday, July 12, 2008 from 8:00-11:30pm with musical guests, Cabinet of Curiosities. Many artists will be present. Map…

Featured artists: Amy Sol, Anthony Ausgang, Attaboy, Brian McCarty, Boomer, Brian Viveros, Chris Peters, Christopher Ryniak, Christian van Minnen, Dan Quintana, Daniel Lim, Dan May, Dave Cooper, David Stoupakis, Erik Alos, Esao Andrews, Germs, Gris Grimly, Jeff Gillette, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Jim Woodring, Josh Keyes, Keith Weesner, KMNDZ, Kukula, Lola, Luke Chueh, Makiko Sugawa, Mark Covell, Martin Witfooth, Matt Dangler, Michael Page, Michelle Mia Araujo, Naoto Hattori, Nathan Spoor, Laurie Lipton, Noferin, Oksana Badrak, Ray Caesar, Shag, Scott Belcastro, Stella Im Hultberg, Tin, Travis Louie, Winston Smith, Xiaoqing Ding, Yoskay Yamamoto

At the reception, Hi-Fructose will also release 3, limited run t-shirts with designs by Noferin, Chris Ryniak and Attaboy. These designs will not be re-release once they are sold out. Hi-Fructose plans to produce 3 designs in limited quantities by different artists 4 to 5 times throughout the year. Show Sneak Peeks here…