Sue Williams A’Court’s graphite portals into lush environments grace unexpected surfaces, with the artist’s aim to conjure a state of mindfulness rather than any specific terrain. Her work often blends painting, collage, and of course, graphite drawing. Blending both a loose style and hyperdetailed sensibility, the tension in her work brings the viewer to another place, entirely.
Richard W. James was recently named a recipient of the James Renwick Alliance 2019 Chrysalis Award. The Texas-based mixed-media sculptor is known for his surreal figures, crafted in found objects and earthenware. Those who receive the honor get $5,000, unrestricted. James was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Serge Gay Jr. offers a love letter to resort city Palm Springs in his new show, “P.S. I Love You,” at Voss Gallery. Bathed in sunshine and a Mid-Century Modern sensibility, the works are a stirring blend of acrylics and graphite. “Popularized in the 1930s as a fashionable getaway for the Hollywood elite, the human-built utopia has become a haven for creatives lured to the vast desert as an artistic escape and source for inspiration,” the gallery says. The show, which begins on Oct. 11, runs through Nov. 2 at the San Francisco space.
It appears that sculptor Joe Reginella has once again erected a memorial statue marking a fictional occurrence in New York City. This time, it’s a story that purports that former Mayor Ed Koch sent wolves into the subways of the city to ward off graffiti artists during his tenure, and according to the Ed Koch Wolf Foundation (who supposedly put up the memorial), the creatures are still the reason behind missing tourists in the Big Apple.
Anouk Wipprecht, who was featured in our Hi-Fructose: New Contemporary Fashion book, recently unveiled her “Fragrance” and “Elixir” dresses, in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil. With Elixir, after answering preference questions on the SAP gadget worn on the arm, the system blends your drink and sends your concoction through the tubes and into the vial. Think the Beer Helmet of the Future.
Eleanor Scholz’s intricate wood burnings blend gorgeous lattice work with depictions of organic forms. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art says the pyrography practitioner explores the subconscious and “also deals with issues of the spiritual impulse in a largely secular and spiritually ambiguous society.”