The third and final rendition of “Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of Hi-Fructose” closed at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento this week. The exhibit, organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and made possible by the City of Virginia Beach, collected the work of 51 contemporary artists and in this version, featured an exclusive installation from artist Mark Dean Veca.
Sculpture by Scott Musgrove (Photo courtesy of Sheri DeBow)
The packed opening reception for “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” featured appearances from featured artists like Jennybird Alcantara and Mark Dean Veca, who created the installation “Maddest Hatter” just for this incarnation of the exhibit, along with Hi-Fructose co-founders Attaboy and Annie Owens. The Crocker Art Museum hosts the exhibit through Sept. 17.
Mark Dean Veca, one of the featured artists in “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose,” created a new installation for the exhibition’s final stop at Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. The absorbing, surreal “Maddest Hatter” greets visitors straight out of the elevator at the museum. In an Instagram video, the artist guides viewers through the completed installation.
James Jean, Hare, 2008. Oil on Rives BFK. 30 x 22 inches. Collection of Neil Du Fine.
Starting June 11 at 10 a.m., “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” fills the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento with the work of 51 contemporary artists. The exhibit was previously at the Akron Art Museum and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, which organized the exhibition that highlights the first decade of the publication’s existence. A member preview and artists reception arrives June 23, with Hi-Fructose co-founders Annie Owens and Attaboy in tow (and to attend, you can become a member here).
After a grand opening at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” now travels to Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio, where it will open on Feb. 10. The exhibit, hosted in the Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries, features 51 contemporary artists from across the world, all featured sometime during the first decade of Hi-Fructose Magazine’s existence. The media is as diverse as the home cities and varying careers of the artists: painting, ceramics, installation art, sculpture, and more are present. “Turn the Page” runs through May 7.
Two weeks ago, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose opened to a colorful audience at the Virginia MOCA. Reviewed here on our blog and in our upcoming issue Volume 40 (now available for pre-order!), this landmark retrospective highlights the visionaries that have appeared in the magazine for the past forty issues, three books, and thousands of pages. Today, we bring you a video recap, courtesy of our friends Kyle Maier and Amie Gibson at Kamio Media.