The muse was a well-known component in the work of Picasso, Dali, and Kahlo. A new show at Rehs Contemporary Galleries shows how this tradition continues in the work of Linda Adair, David Bowers, Randalf Dilla, Amanda Greive, Hiroshi Furuyoshi, Ira Reines, and Michael Van Zeyl, even in unexpected ways. Bowers, for instance, cites his wife as integral to his work, while combining components of her with influences from historical masterworks. The show runs Oct. 27-Nov. 16.
San Francisco’s 111 Minna Gallery is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a massive group show in October. Numbering more than 40, the gallery says the artist roster represents “the culmination of its aesthetic.” The show kicks off Oct. 5 and runs through Oct. 20.
A group show running at Arch Enemy Arts highlights artists either inspired by or directly working in collage. Running until Aug. 25, “Mélange” brings a diverse array of creators to the Philadelphia space. The show features Alex Eckman-Lawn, Angela Rio, David Krovblit, Dewey Saunders, Eduardo Recife, Jake Messing, John Vochatzer, Moon_Patrol, Pierre Schmidt, Vahge, and Visual Stones.
In the new group show at Creatura House, 10 artists interpret a theme of “Aquamarine” as they see fit. The works from John Brophy, Brian Despain, Jonathan Viner, Flannery Grace Good, Laurie Lee Brom, Logan Hicks, Gail Potocki, Claudia Griesbach-Martucci, Madeline Von Foerster, and Scott Musgrove moves between reflections of the natural world and the mystical.
Coming in October: “Hi-Fructose Presents: The Art of The Mushroom,” an exploration into artists’ interpretations of the friendly, deadly, tasty, hallucinogenic, phallic, alien, and legendary mushroom. The show is curated by Hi-Fructose, premiering at Oakland’s The Compound Gallery on October 20. (Above art by Naoto Hattori.)
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.