Brandi Milne’s pop-surrealist, acrylic paintings are both sweet and strange, each a peek into the artist’s modern-day and childhood influences. A new body of work “Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom,” is collected in a show at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, which kicked off on Saturday. This is her fourth solo exhibition.
Kit Mizeres creates vibrant gouache and watercolor works packed with surreal elements and influences. An artist and illustrator “living on the road,” both Mizeres and her work travels the country for shows and projects.
Hong Kong-born, Australia-based artist Gerald Leung illustrates under the moniker “Brack Metal.” The artist’s intricate style seems to take notes from both manga and American comics, surrealism, tattoo art, and other pop culture touchstones. His character studies, in particular, appear as mash-ups without restriction.
Texas-born artist Jason Limon moves into even stranger territory with his new acrylic paintings on panel. Several of the artist’s new works implement phrases like “Calling All Numbskulls,” pushing forward an idea that started with his “Three Letter Words” series from last year. Limon was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Skinner, a self-taught, Oakland-based artist, stars in a new show with Super Deluxe. “Drawing With Skinner” combines the vibes of the Bob Ross series “The Joy of Painting,” “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” and “Wayne’s World.” Skinner, who makes paintings that combine psychedelic visions, pop culture, and other oddities, was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 14. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Kathie Olivas, a New Mexico-based artist, explores fear and comfort in her custom toys and paintings. In a show currently running at Stranger Factory Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the artist offers a new slew of paintings, assemblages, and toys. “Strange Days” runs through May 28 at the space. Through her series “The Misery Children,” the artist takes on “society’s insatiable desire to assign ‘cuteness’ and our discomfort with the unknown.”