Our 34th volume of Hi-Fructose kicks off 2015 with a bang. We start off with the carpet sculptures of Faig Ahmed, then present the paintings of Joanne Nam, then delve into the public stick sculptures of Patrick Dougherty. We’re proud to present Big Eyes icon Margaret Keane on the cover with an exclusive interview with the artist by Long Gone John and an introduction by Megan Besmirched! Also we’re excited to offer a fantastic 16-page insert featuring the mixed-media works of Gary Taxali. Then we showcase Tricia Cline’s amazingly strange and detailed sculptures, Jonathan Viner’s paintings, and Floria Sigosmondi’s photographs and exclusive interview. Then we revisit the assemblage sculptures of Kris Kuksi with a major feature showing his latest exhibition, plus the new William Mortensen book, Click Mort, and much more, all in one perfect bound issue! Pre-order the issue here and see a preview below.
Exhibiting concurrently with Jonathan Viner’s “Cold Snap” (previewed here), will be “Black Moon New York” by longtime friends, Jessicka Addams, Camille Rose Garcia, Elizabeth McGrath and Marion Peck. With the help of gallerist Alix Sloan of Sloan Fine Art, they began their collective for “Black Moon” in 2013, inspired by their special comradery. This year, they’ve created a more ambitious body of work inspired by autumn. Autumn and the idea of witchcraft is represented here in their signature stylistic choices. All share a dark and disturbing quality mixed with a dash of playfulness. Rather than depicting this famous seasonal character as evil, each makes a connection between witches and their kin.
We first premiered artist Yoko d’Holbachie in print in 2007 as the cover feature of Hi-Fructose vol.6 with a stellar lineup including Jordan Crane, Audrey Kawasaki, Jonathan Viner, sculptor Ron Muek, Marion Peck, and more. A string of group and solo shows followed for the Japanese pop surrealist. Five years later, the artist will finally visit the U.S. in person for her latest solo exhibit :My Strange Goddess” at AFA Gallery in NYC. D’Holbachie’s candy colored monstrosities drip with saccharin from the shadows of some bug like cream-filled world. They’re grotesque and alluring at the same time. See the work on April 29th and don’t miss the opening for a rare appearance of the artist at the show! Check out previews of the show here!
Hi-Fructose is proud to present our 5th Anniversary group show March 13, 2010
Featuring work by a select group of outstanding artists:
Chris Mars, Jeff Soto, Kevin Cyr, Kris Kuksi, Jonathan Viner, Martin Witfooth, Lori Earley, Mark Ryden, Thomas Doyle, Scott Musgrove, Victor Castillo, Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Danielsson, Brian Dettmer, Candice Tripp, Jesse Hazlip, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Harma Heikens, Attaboy, Alex Pardee, James Jean, Scott Hove, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Yoko D’Holbachie, Travis Lampe, Junko Mizuno, Brandt Peters, Mia, Chet Zar, Kathie Olivas, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Sam Gibbons, Annie Owens, Yosuke Ueno, Skinner, Ewelina Ferruso
Copro Gallery, Santa Monica
Show opens March 13th 2010
Closes April 4th 2010
Additional details coming soon…
A self-described art junkie, Andrew Hosner co-founded Thinkspace Gallery with his wife Shawn and their partner L. Croskey as a natural progression of his passion for the New Contemporary Art Scene in Los Angeles. Since its inception in 2005, Thinkspace has been one of the first galleries to give many of the artists who have graced the pages of Hi-Fructose — like Audrey Kawasaki, Stella Im Hultberg, Natalia Fabia, Kukula, Andrew Hem and more — major exhibitions that helped launch their careers. Andrew Hosner sat down with Hi-Fructose to discuss the origins of Thinkspace, his role as the gallery’s curator and his prodigious, private art collection. Read our conversation after the jump.
Tonight, David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, CO will debut their “Group Exhibition,” which features a variety of eclectic works from familiar and emerging artists. From AJ Fosik to Jason Thielke, the artists in the show traverse a wide range of aesthetic territories, challenging the limits of the high and low brow. You are just as likely to see abstract expressionist influence as you are to find nods to pop culture in this diverse collection. Take a look at some images courtesy of David B. Smith Gallery.