Artist Brett Crawford looks at his pieces as collaborations between the work and the viewer, each an inviting narrative. His new show at 111 Minna Gallery, “Caravan,” features paintings that blend pop culture, mythology, and otherwise odd moments. The show kicks off on July 6.
Karine Rougier’s mystical “Wild waves in our hands” touches both on our tribal nature and explores femininity. The show is staged at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in New York City throughout the month. On the show, the gallery says this: “Women are Rougier’s muses; poetry her nourishment: an ode to Ingeborg Bachmann, Rainer Maria Rilke, les Métamorphoses d’Ovide.”
Seungyea Park, also known as Spunky Zoe, crafts cerebral, stirring drawings that reflect varying internal tensions. Subjects, sometimes including the artist, do more than push, pull, and prod their faces: Their fingers pass through their skin and subvert its properties, conveying a spectrum of emotions.
The vulnerable, fantastical oil paintings of Scott G. Brooks offer both narratives and raw portraiture. Though the artist has a knack for large-scale, intricate scenes, he can pack immense power in his single-character works. Brooks was last featured on our website here. In a statement, the artist talks about where his paintings come from.
The wild oil paintings of Kit Mizeres return in a new show at Arch Enemy Arts. “Farewell Transmission” explores the concept of solitude, with new works packed with mythological symbols and inspiration from the artist’s travels. Mizeres was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
With “Feast of Totems,” oil painter Emily Mae Smith examines and deconstructs motifs from art history, “claiming space for feminine subjectivity” and often featuring a multi-representational “Broom” character. The show kicks off on June 9 and runs through July 14 at the gallery Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin.