Artist Michael Page explores dreamworlds with his oil and acrylic paintings, using atypical color schemes and kinetic scenes. In his new body of work, “Nostalgia Kills,” Page focuses on the vibrancy and wonder of childhood. His new solo show at Corey Helford Gallery kicks off Jan. 21 and runs through Feb. 18.
Tina Yu, a Chinese-raised, New York-based artist and designer, creates hand sculptures, which are used as pendants. These polymer clay pieces are painted with acrylics, and they move between delicate reflections of nature’s flora and fauna and something much bleaker.
Meredith Dittmar, a sculptor living Portland, uses polymer clay to create intricate structures that draw lines between technology, biology, and our own consciousness. Hidden within geometric shapes, vanishing lines, and architecture, simulations of the familiar emerge, like faces and hands. Depending on how the viewer focuses and chooses to be present, new aspects of the work are revealed. Dittmar was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Los Angeles-based Kiel Johnson has created suits, miniature cityscapes, and cameras with cardboard. Yet, one of his most recent sculptures emulates something even more unexpected: an aircraft. Johnson was featured way back in Hi-Fructose Vol. 14, and in 2013, we featured his crowdsourced cardboard robots.
Gosia, a Poland-born, Toronto-based sculptor, creates feminine figures with touches of the surreal, whether reflecting the natural world or expressions that extend from inside of the characters themselves. Each of these sculptures contain both elegance and emotional complexity, often containing a new sense of drama at each angle. The artist was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 41, and she was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
Sam Gibbons, an Ohio native currently based in Baltimore, paints vibrant cartoons that take strange, often dark turns. These works are often crafted on wood or MDF panels, with edges specifically cut for his creations. Gibbons was the cover artists for Hi-Fructose Vol. 9, and he is also part of the exhibit “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose,” a collaboration between the magazine and Virginia MOCA. Here, his recent work shows the artist’s evolution in developing his engrossing, humorous displays.