Sunkoo Yuh’s clusters of ceramic figures traverse different cultures and topics. His vibrant arrangements of characters range from desk-sized pieces to towering creations. Packed in the pieces are ancient icons, occasional religious figures, and more, sometimes reacting to each other within one set.
The mechanical sculptures of Server Demirtas move and shift with lifelike purpose. While some of his creations expose their interworkings, others are vague in their inner processes. “Scuffle” is meant to represent the refugees of the world, moving in unison with a startling fluidity.
With the installation “Plastic Bag Store,” Robin Frohardt offers a fictional store with each product entirely comprised of plastic bags, emulating the shapes and colors of typical grocery items. The “store” is open Sept. 14-23 at Current Artspace + Studio in Chapel Hill, N.C. The project is a fully formed space reminiscent of Lucy Sparrow’s all-felt store, featured in Hi-Fructose Volume 45.
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.
In Katja Novitskova‘s recent, massive installation, “Invasion Curves,” the artist offers an environment with creatures taken straight out of nature and the laboratory. The recent exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery offered a fictional landscape facing a “biotic crisis” (or a period of mass extinction), “where imaging and technology are used in a process of mapping the exploitation of life,” the gallery says.
Using steel rebar, chicken wire, plaster, wax, acrylics, and other materials, Rebecca Ackroyd constructs pieces that play in both figurative and abstract themes. The artist’s practices moves between mixed-media painting and sculpture, the latter producing beings exploring space and gender.