Last weekend, Los Angeles rain didn’t stop crowds from turning out to the Audrey Kawasaki, Tara McPherson, and Deedee Cheriel show at Merry Karnowsky. The line was over a block long while inside the gallery, not an inch of wall space was spared. In addition to colorful new paintings, the adjacent room debuted smaller works by Cheriel, McPherson’s process sketches and a wall of prints. As we mentioned in our preview, there was an air of fantasy throughout, but each artist distinguished herself with personal motifs.
On Saturday, Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will open highly anticipated side by side shows by Audrey Kawasaki, Tara McPherson, and Deedee Cheriel. The event marks Kawasaki’s first exhibition in over three years with the gallery, while McPherson and Cheriel previously exhibited together in 2012 (covered here), bringing a unique female perspective. Where their past showing followed a lyrical narrative, this new pairing explores themes of life and emotional experience as far reaching as the cosmos. See more after the jump!
We released special exclusives from Hi-Fructose featured artists at SDCC this year with the help of our great hosts Last Gasp. We have a few remaining prints left from Junko Mizuno and Audrey Kawasaki which we will make available next week. Please see the jump for complete details for your chance to get one of these special items.
We are pleased to offer Hi-Fructose Exclusive signings and releases at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con featuring artists which we have featured in the pages of our magazine and books. This year we will have release events with Luke Chueh, Junko Mizuno, and Audrey Kawasaki (whom we featured first in Hi-Fructose Vol. 6 back in 2006, then on the cover of Hi-Fructose Vol. 25). This year is special, as we will have two release events with Ms. Kawasaki, one released each day at our new location booth #1616 (hosted by the folks at Last Gasp). Please join us at the Hi-Fructose Booth at SDCC in San Diego for these special events and see more details after the jump!
L.A.’s Thinkspace Gallery recently traveled across the Atlantic to debut new paintings by Audrey Kawasaki (HF Vol. 25 cover artist) and Esao Andrews (featured in HF Vol. 22) for the annual Scope Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Kawasaki’s new work takes on a psychedelic element as she culls symmetrical patterns from chrysanthemums, sea anemones and internal organs alike. The brains and intestines appear as beautiful and delicate as the flowers; Kawasaki’s ethereal style strips them of any morbidness. In his new paintings, Andrews works with an autumnal color palette, taking us into Bohemian basements inspired by the early-20th-century avant garde. Scope Basel features over 50 international galleries and is open for public viewing June 12-16. Take a look at some of Audrey Kawasaki and Esao Andrews’s new work after the jump!