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Hi-Fructose Volume 39 Preview!

Our 39th volume of Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Art Magazine arrives in stores April 1st. You can also reserve a copy by pre-ordering direct from us here! Featured in this issue is: "Very Strange Days, Indeed", a cover feature with fantastic painter Jenny Morgan, the bright and quiet narratives of painter Andrew Brandou, the painfully dark work of master painter Odd Nerdrum, the playful world of artist Tripper Dungan, R.S. Connett's highly detailed "micro verse", fantastic water color paintings by Dima Rebus, and the powerful tiny street installations of sculptor Isaac Cordal. Plus major features on sculptor Scott Hove inside his teeth-gnashing Cakeland, and Portland painter David Rice's wildlife-filled work. Plus a review of Joan Cornellà's insanely demented Mox Nox book. This issue also includes a special 16-page preview of the Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose exhibition at the Virginia MOCA.


Jenny Morgan

Our 39th volume of Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Art Magazine arrives in stores April 1st. You can also reserve a copy by pre-ordering direct from us here!


Scott Hove

Featured in this issue is: “Very Strange Days, Indeed”, a cover feature with fantastic painter Jenny Morgan, the bright and quiet narratives of painter Andrew Brandou, the painfully dark work of master painter Odd Nerdrum, the playful world of artist Tripper Dungan, R.S. Connett‘s highly detailed “micro verse”, fantastic water color paintings by Dima Rebus, and the powerful tiny street installations of sculptor Isaac Cordal. Plus major features on sculptor Scott Hove inside his teeth-gnashing Cakeland, and Portland painter David Rice‘s wildlife-filled work. Plus a review of Joan Cornellà‘s insanely demented Mox Nox book.


Jeremy Geddes, for Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

This issue also includes a special 16-page preview of the Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose exhibition at the Virginia MOCA. In the preview are images of a selection of pieces from the show including artists: James Jean, Jeremy Geddes, Jean-Pierre Roy, Tiffany Bozic, Kris Kuksi, Ron English, Travis Louie, Martin Wittfooth, Gehard Demetz, Todd Schorr, Kehinde Wiley, Mark Ryden, A.J. Fosik, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Tara McPherson, and Josh Keyes.

Pre-order copies direct from us here!

See more previews below.


Andrew Brandou


R.S. Connett


Isaac Cordal


Joan Cornellà


Odd Nerdrum


Dima Rebus


David Rice


Tripper Dungan

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