Mark Gleason’s new stirring, dreamlike oil paintings explore nocturnal and psychological themes. In a new show at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, titled “Sleepless,” the painter offers a new series of works that explore both broad and personal themes for the artist. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Josie Morway’s enigmatic, absorbing tableaus pair winged creatures with abstraction and peculiar textures. A new show at Creatura House in Seattle, titled “Adaptations,” collects new oil and enamel paintings from the artist that show both the beauty of nature and dark encroachment of mankind. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Stephen Fox says he’s always had a fascination with “light within the nighttime landscape,” and with series like “The Drive-Ins,” the painter explores a place where luminosity has a particular role to play. Nostalgia comes through not only in the setting, but the classic films he chooses to portray. The artist has spent decades playing with light in oil paintings.
Marion Peck moves into a new chapter of her practice as she unveils “StraVolti” at Dorothy Circus Gallery Rome on April 21. The show, collecting new works that explore psychological themes and modern art history, presents a series of distorted portraits rendered in oil. “StraVolti” runs through May 28.
Oil painter Carrie Ann Baade says that her work “quotes from, interacts with, and deeply relates to art history.” Her absorbing, often haunting paintings often carry notes of Baroque or Renaissance art that are pulled into the artist’s own surrealist and autobiographical sensibility. The works can have a sense of controlled chaos to them, each element executed with elegance. She was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Heidi Taillefer fuses wild animals, machines, and elements of global mythologies in her surreal oil paintings. The mechanized aspects of these works reference the so-called progress of generations past. The artist herself cites her work as being influenced by “Max Ernst, Giorgio deChirico, and Paul Delvaux, and is an original creative fusion of classical figurative painting, surrealism, contemporary realism, and mythology combined with popular figurative traditions ranging from Victorian romanticism to science fiction.” The artist was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.