Holly Keogh’s oil paintings and collages simultaneously recreate and deconstruct the artist’s old family photographs and memories. Her “Synthetic Dreamers” series, in particular, implements distortion in a way that creates both intimacy and distance from the moments depicted in the work. The artist says that the concept of archiving—and the discernment involved—plays a vital role in her work.
Cartoonist and illustrator Dave Cooper has made a career of multiple passions. Whether it’s his animated shows for kids on Nickelodeon or his fine art practice, he’s garnered praise for his distinctive style and irreverent humor. (He was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.) In an interview with Hi-Fructose, he talks about his studio space and returning to the canvas.
Typically using marble and bronze, Lautaro Saavedra crafts beings that appear to be ripped by mythology, yet exist within the artist’s own canon. The human-animal hybrids even more approachable than classical sculpture in their size, rendered at a height as to be holdable for the viewer.
Brooke DiDonato’s photographs put a strange touch on ordinary Western backdrops. The narratives, though vague, evoke intimacy in how it confronts its disappearing or despondent characters. In series like “Recess,” “In Bloom,” “Roses” and “A House is Not a Home,” the artist is able to either inject fleeting beauty into undesirable places or extract surrealism out of the unassuming.
The massive group show Laluzapalooza has returned at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. With more than 160 works from more than 60 artists, this show says it offers “the most exclusive selection of tastefully, jam-packed, salon-style exhibited works in Post-Pop.” Jorge Dos Diablos, Dave Lebow, D.W. Marino, VegA, and Win Wallace are among the names in the line-up.
Ben Sanders crafts acrylic and oil paintings on panel with a texture and sensibility that exist far outside of convention. His new show at Ochi Projects in Los Angeles, titled “I Come to the Garden Alone” collects works created over the past two years. Giving life to everyday objects, the artist is able to construct narratives that both autobiographical and universal.