“A Student’s Dream,” the central oil painting in Mario Moore‘s new show, is inspired by the artist’s recent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. “Recovery” kicks off at David Klein Gallery in Detroit at the end of the month, and in the show, the artist looks at how African-American men experience recovery from hardship and trauma.
The duo Santissimi, comprised of artists Sara Renzetti and Antonello Serra, use the body to both examine humanity and use its elements for new creations. While the contortions and dissections would supposedly bring expressions of agony, the tranquility of the subjects implies a greater purpose in these explorations.
Amir H. Fallah‘s acrylic paintings are portraits of immigrants in Los Angeles, carrying vibrant, varying textures and obscured figures. His new show at Denny Gallery, “How Far We’ve Come,” collects the latest work in this ongoing series. The show runs through June 17 at the New York City space.
The surreal sculptures of Jesse Thompson pair youthful figures with massive, weathered “lifecasts”, revealing deeper themes within each scene. The artist says these narrative three-dimensional scenes are inspired by comics and other forms of sequential art.
Matteo Lucca’s figurative sculptures are forged with the unlikely material of bread. Using the unusual contours of these bakes—and experimenting with burns and malformed sections—the works take on an unsettling quality.
The work in Fintan Magee‘s “The Big Dry” explores the artist’s personal experiences during Australia’s “Millennium drought.” The show starts at Thinkspace Gallery today and runs through June 23. Magee was last featured on HiFructose.com here.