EAC founder and master sculptor Chris Blackstock recently ventured down to Los Angeles to attend the opening of Richard Colman‘s “Keep Out the Light” over at New Image Art. Here’s what Chris has to say: “Richard Colman comes through again delivering a high energy show that assaults the senses and burns out your retinas. The show was hidden from passers by with a large plywood wall concealing the juicy melting contents inside. Pass through the looking glass and find yourself standing on top of a stage built from his large scale collaged paintings with faces drowning in porcelain staring into the vast infinite neon space that is Colman’s aesthetic.”
Following our recent studio visit with Richard Colman, Camille Rose Garcia (HF Vol. 8) sat down with the artist to discuss wizards, Islamic patterns, Raiders of the Lost Arc, and his latest show, “Keep Out the Light”, debuting later this evening, Saturday, May 22nd, at New Image Art in Los Angeles. Read the full interview here on Hi Fructose.
As Richard Colman was putting the finishing touches on his upcoming show, “Keep Out the Light”, debuting later this month at New Image Art, Hi Fructose swung by his studio to catch a glimpse at the artist’s latest body of work. In preparation for his first show in LA since 2007, Colman looks to impress with a site specific installation consisting of some sculpture, a massive mural, and more of his distinct geometric and occult-like imagery. The tiny studio, strewn about with tchotchkes, paint, action figures, VHS tapes, and even a bit of taxidermy seems to provide the perfect setting and inspiration for his unique voice as well as an insightful look into the mind state of the artist himself. Check out our pics from his studio here.
Following her contribution to the recent and seminal Art in the Streets exhibit, photographer and filmmaker Cheryl Dunn is soon slated to open a showing of photography at Ivory and Black in London’s Soho. The artist’s documentation of youth culture was an integral aspect to the Beautiful Losers exhibit/book and her work has been featured at Deitch Projects and the Tate Modern. For ‘Sometimes the Answer,’ Dunn will be compiling images spanning her thirty year career, opening March 24th.
The show will also serve as the inaugural exhibit for the new gallery space, who already has on their roster a veritable who’s-who of new contemporary artists such as James Jean, Andrew Schoultz, Richard Colman and more. Hi-Fructose has received an exclusive preview of four images that will be on view for the exhibit, check out her portraits of Dash Snow, Iggy Pop and Banksy, after the jump.
Ah, summer has officially arrived and with it the official start of the gallery summer season. While here in San Francisco it’s only slightly less balmy than usual in other parts of the world we can only imagine the singing birds and sweltering heat. Hopefully in France the weather is a tad bit better, and for those looking to escape the Parisian heat, be sure to check out the summer group show now on view at Galerie L.J. New works by Allyson Melberg (who we featured here) and Richard Colman (who’s studio we visited here) are of particular note to us, check out the install views and images of select works after the jump.
Following our visit with Ferris Plock (see above), Hi-Fructose swung by Guerrero Gallery in the Mission to check out the spectacular showcase of word based works, ‘Nothing to Say’. Playing off the concept of an artist’s ability to have their work speak for itself, ‘Nothing to Say’ explores the usage of text in a variety of medium and it’s relation in context to the piece itself and the conversations that then emerge between subject, verbiage and viewer. Get a look at pieces by some Hi-Fructose favorites such as Jim Houser, Alex Lucas, Alexis Mackenzie, Eric Foss, Kelsey Brookes, and Richard Colman after the jump.