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Nick Cave‘s soundsuits and objects, created with upcycled materials, explore both identity and social issues while entertaining in their vibrancy. In a new exhibition at Orlando Museum of Art, “New Cave: Feat.,” a survey of work mostly created within the past decade is displayed. Cave was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 20.

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The disturbing, dreamlike figures of Cajsa von Zeipel are crafted in mixed media. The artist’s practice moves between polished, bronze creatures and ones created with materials like resin, fiberglass, plaster, styrofoam, steel, synthetic hair, wood, and more. Many seem to be involved in their own narratives, experiencing feelings of terror, ecstasy, or in transit.

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The mixed-media paintings of Hueman return with a new show at Mirus Gallery. “Veiled Intent” collects works crafted with acrylics, spray paint, and stretched fabric. The artist says that figures in this series are “merely shadows or ghosts.” Hueman was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 43.

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Raquel van Haver‘s mixed-media scenes on burlap, using materials like oils, charcoal, tar, wood, and more, offer riveting and socially conscious narratives. The works carry notes of street art and historical references, crafted in relief-style, varying planes. The artist was born in Bogota, Colombia, and she’s currently based in Amsterdam.

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Serena Cole blends watercolors, colored pencil, and other materials in her stirring portraits, deftly adding provocative elements in the contours of her subjects. In recent works, the artist “considers each piece an avatar of herself,” a recent statement says, with self-portraits that reflect on different experiences of being a woman today.

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In his first solo museum exhibition, Chuck Sperry offers an array of his pop-infused, post-modernist works. “All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry” opens on Sept. 14 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Running alongside this exhibition is “Litmus Test: Works on Paper from the Psychedelic Era,” a survey of Wes Wilson, Victor Moscoso, and others, with blotter sheets from Sperry, Mark Mothersbaugh, H.R. Giger, and more.