A new group exhibition at Last Rites Gallery in New York is looking at how 4 different artists style the human figure: Alex Garant, Sarah Joncas, and collaborative artist duo Kit King and Corey Popp (aka “Oda”) make their subjects more exciting and complex by enhancing their portraits in various ways. Whether through color, line, shape, or dramatic composition, their subjects undergo a certain transformation in their works. Their collective exhibition, “Transfigure”, currently on view through October 3rd, explores this idea.
Tomorrow night, Canadian artists Sarah Joncas and Camilla d’Errico bring together their colorful concepts of beauty in “Beauty in the Breakdown” at Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles. Their exhibition falls on the near 10 year anniversary of their first showing at Thinkspace, which showcased their complementary design sensibilities. Since then, both artists have developed in leaps and bounds stylistically, here portraying a spectrum of emotions in their portraits of women. Check out our preview after the jump.
New York City’s nexus for the dark arts, Last Rites Gallery, recently debuted two solo shows, Sarah Joncas‘ “Taking Over” and Chris Haas‘ “Waking the Dead.” Sarah Joncas paintings of solitary females tapped into vices and dark, self-destructive impulses while Haas’ sculptures presented the remains of otherworldly creatures constructed from found animal skulls. Last Rites Gallery just launched a YouTube channel where they will be releasing exclusive interviews with their exhibiting artists. In their first video, associate director Erica Berkowitz interviews Sarah Joncas about her work. Stay tuned for the upcoming release of a video interview with Chris Haas on the Last Rites YouTube channel. Watch the interview with Sarah Joncas and take a look at some opening night photos after the jump.
On December 8, Last Rites Gallery in New York will debut two solo shows, Chris Haas‘ “Waking the Dead” and Sarah Joncas‘ “Taking Over.” Working with animal skulls collected from all over the world, Haas creates haunting, baroque sculptures. The artist uses the skull as his foundation, reworking the natural material to create otherworldly creatures with new life and purpose. Sarah Joncas’ new paintings in “Taking Over” focus on solitary female figures, using symbols of the occult to apprehend dark themes. Take a look at our preview courtesy of Last Rites Gallery after the jump.
Last weekend saw the opening of Sarah Joncas and Anthony Pontius‘ dual openings at Last Rites Gallery in New York City. You may remember our preview of Joncas’ work here, and Pontius’ here, and for those unable to attend the opening in person, the gallery was kind enough to send over some pics from the opening night. Check them out after the jump.
Hi-Fructose fave Sarah Joncas is currently in the process of creating a new body of work for her upcoming show, set to open the end of this month at Last Rites Gallery in New York City. Consisting of fifteen new paintings as well as some drawings, Sarah has hinted that she’s taking a darker and more provocative approach for the yet to be titled solo. Joncas recently sent over some exclusive preview images for Hi-Fructose, get a behind the scenes look at her studio and process after the jump.