This Sunday (June 30) at 2 p.m.-4 p.m., the Hi-Fructose MICRO Mega Store will host a signing of acclaimed artist and illustrator Junko Mizuno. As a special treat, these beautiful silk screened test prints on wood (that sparkle with glitter) will be available. Each of these prints are unique and quantities are limited. You will also find Junko’s new coloring book, copies of her latest manga books, her totally awesome Triad pop-up book, rare copies of HF 23 (she’s on the cover), and unique items she will be bringing from her personal archives.
Working with fabric dye on cotton, Iranian artist Orkideh Torabi creates scenes and portraits that poke fun at the men behind patriarchal societies. The works are tethered to the history of her home country, taking influence from antique Persian miniatures. The artist is currently based in Chicago.
Edie Fake’s gouache-and-ink paintings explore issues of identity and sexuality through architectural and at first, seemingly abstract elements. The cascading geometric elements may recall the broader work of Maya Hayuk, yet Fake’s work is deceptively hyper-personal in nature.
Casey Curran‘s kinetic sculptures consist of wire, aluminum, motors, sculpted brass, cranks, or other materials, yet resemble organic objects in essence. The artist, hailing from Washington, crafts his intricate works with the cycles and shapes of nature in mind, yet each sculpture doesn’t seem to draw from any one creature or floral element.
Eunjeong Choi’s wild, illusionary oil paintings create cityscapes with kaleidoscopic forms. In a manner that can be likened to Maya Hayuk and Jen Stark, Choi creates both neat and muddied reflections on color, cascading in two and three dimensions. The painter-installation artist is currently based in Seoul, South Korea.
Japanese artist Ukiyoemon Mitomoya continues the ukiyo-e tradition with contemporary and political reflections, his works commenting on anything from white-collar life in Japan to Brexit. The result moves between the humorous and satirical to the enlightening, offering a different scope and perspective on the issues of the day.