Serge Gay Jr.’s new monochromatic acrylic paintings reckon with American history and the voices long suppressed. In a new show at Art Attack SF, running Feb. 6-March 3, his new body of work is shown. “There’s a common belief of living in a world that is black and white; however there many shades of gray … and sometimes a bit of color,” the artist says.
Trey Abdella’s paintings are all acrylic, despite being tapestries of visual and pop influences for the artist. The artist’s abilities in realism, graphical art, and glitch-style flourishes create works that resemble collages. Abdella was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Tanner MacLeod’s acrylic paintings create unexpected characters out of geometric forms, taking influence from primitive computer art. (The artist’s “A Noble Mustachian,” in particular, appears taken from Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing” video.) Elsewhere, the polygonal arrangements create abstract works.
In an upcoming solo show at Jason Vass Gallery, Mark Dean Veca offers works crafted during the past nine years. “The Troubled Teens (Work of a Decade),” running Jan. 26 through March 9, features acrylic works like “Back Off,” crafting Yosemite Sam in Veca fashion. All of the paintings bring Veca’s stylized pattern-making and textures to reconstruct pop cultural and political symbols. Veca was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
The interdimensional creatures painted by Nosego return in a new show at Philadelphia’s Paradigm Gallery. “Died a Few Times to Live This Once” collects new work from the Philly artist, whose real name is Yis Goodwin and was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here. His sprawling works, as usual carry “themes of boundlessness.”
Painter Rodel Tapaya ties the current social climate of the Philippines to the mythology of the past. In a recent show at Tang Contemporary, Tapaya offered new paintings with “Myths and Truths.” The surrealist images touch on evironmental and political images, in a variety of scales in this recent body of work.