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Todd Schorr will be signing copies of his retrospective book “Never Lasting Miracles” at SINBIN/Halfling Studios in Portland next week. The 11,000-square-foot maker space is owned by Sandy Bodecker, Nike’s VP of special projects. Bodecker and Nike CEO Mark Parker are longtime collectors and supporters of Schorr’s work. “Never Last Miracles” was reviewed in Hi-Fructose Vol. 46.

The signing/release party arrives Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. Ahead of the event, we talked to Schorr about the 8-pound tome, collecting 30 years of the artist’s work.

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Nevercrew, comprised of Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecch, is known for murals gracing public walls across the world. Yet, in the gallery work of the duo, seen recently in the show “Incidence” at GCA Gallery in Paris, offers a more intimate view of their socially and globally conscious work. The paintings and sculptures in “Incidence” offer a look at destruction waged against the environment.

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In Teng-Yuan Chang’s acrylic paintings, his parrot scientist characters explore a future form of our planet that’s been ravaged and transformed. The varying textures and approaches the artist implements offers a world touched and altered by many hands. And through the perspective of his observers, we too wonder what happened to this Earth since our own involvement.

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Robert Bowen’s insect-machine hybrids are part of an ongoing fascination for the artist. His upcoming show at 111 Minna Gallery, “Blasphemous Nature,” collects his latest acrylic creations. The show runs Aug. 3 through Sept. 29 at the San Francisco space. The artist was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.

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Hannah Yata‘s paintings explore both nature and the subconcious, with vivid, vibrant scenes. The work can feel both romantic and and allegorical, with a recent set of works embodying both in “Exile” at Phaneros Gallery in Nevada City, Calif. This body of work explores the story of Adam and Eve in a way true to Yata’s form. Yata was recently featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 45.

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Claire Scherzinger builds worlds in her paintings, crafting alien ecosystems that offer metaphors of our own Western lives. The recent series “Exoplanet: Arca-45672,” in particular, has scenes with a distinct palette and lifeforms whose narratives beg to be deciphered. Works like “Baptism before the vacuum cloud storm” shows a ceremony both familiar and curious, rendered in oils and spraypaint.