Dave Lebow’s pulp-inspired paintings return in a new show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. Running through Jan. 27, “Pulp Power Passion” collects female characters getting their revenge, fantastical creatures, and other retro narratives. Lebow was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Bob Dob‘s punk rock roots still shine through the artist’s paintings, including these recent pieces. Works like “Golden Punk God Made of Clay,” with a statue inspired by Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge and the band’s ongoing influence. Elsewhere in the painting, the work shows “various mischief and local South Bay culture and folklore,” the artist says. Dob is featured in the Hi-Fructose Collected 3 Box Set.
The work of illustrator Alex Heywood puts an otherworldly spin on the everyday. His creatures, even without a stated backstory, are entertaining and often humorous, with much of the quirkiness found in the details. The Scotland-based artist is a graduate of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at University of Dundee.
In Gary McMillan’s “Galapagos” series, the painter guides us into alien ecosystems, inviting viewers along as explorers to make any observations they can from the creatures and activity there. The work is rooted in the artist’s interest in both science and art. And McMillan says he is “interested in how one makes sense of new things through remembered experience of the familiar.”
The arresting paintings of Daniel Bilodeau blend realism with abstraction and sculptural techniques. A new show at Thinkspace Projects in Culver City, titled “State of the Art,” offers new works by the Canadian-American artist. The show runs through Jan. 26 at the gallery. Bilodeau was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Ania Tomicka’s stirring figurative paintings have a particularly mystical quality within her latest body of work, “Omen.” In a show currently at Modern Eden Gallery under that title, several works by the Italian artist are collected. Often featuring feminine figures, the work calls upon literary and art histories.