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.
Jasmine Worth uses religious iconography to recall and challenge the role women have played in historical narratives. Her contemplative new paintings are featured in the show “Future Past” at La Luz De Jesus Gallery. The show starts today and runs through July 1 at the Los Angeles space. Worth was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.