Menu
The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Jon MacNair, Dan Barry Featured in ‘Captive Illusions’

Jon MacNair

The work of artists Dan Barry and Jon MacNair come together for "Captive Illusions" at Stranger Factory this month. “Together,” the gallery says, “the duo create a show that sends the viewer into surreal and playful worlds with characters that come to life in warm color schemes.” Barry was last featured on HiFructose.com here, and MacNair was most recently mentioned here.


Jon MacNair

The work of artists Dan Barry and Jon MacNair come together for “Captive Illusions” at Stranger Factory this month. “Together,” the gallery says, “the duo create a show that sends the viewer into surreal and playful worlds with characters that come to life in warm color schemes.” Barry was last featured on HiFructose.com here, and MacNair was most recently mentioned here.


Dan Barry


Jon MacNair


Dan Barry

Stranger Factory says the illustrative works of Barry “explore themes that are simultaneously intensely personal and universal -mortality, loss, connection, family and patriotism.” Meanwhile, MacNair’s pieces in this particular show “is a deviation from his usual monochromatic ink on paper works. Employing color, to assemble an exhibition entirely comprised of paintings on wood panel, he focused less on narratives and more on straight-forward character driven works.”

Find more on Stranger Factory’s site. Dan Barry and Jon MacNair can be found on the web here and here, respectively.


Jon MacNair


Dan Barry


Jon MacNair


Dan Barry


Jon MacNair


Dan Barry

Meta
Share
Facebook
Reddit
Pinterest
Email
Related Articles
Patrick Hardziej is an illustrator from Gdynia, Poland whose surreal works of art immerse viewers in the dreamlike adventures of his characters. Often donning detached facial expressions, the everyday guys in his works find themselves in adrenaline-inducing scenarios that we experience vicariously as viewers. Whether traveling through space or battling sea monsters, Hardziej's characters are humorous, and never self-serious, much like the artist's quirky visual style itself.
Scott M. Fischer is widely known for his illustrative works, whether it’s comic book covers, kids' books, concept design, or game art. Yet his fine art practice, free from the confines of depicting set characters or situations, offers a different look at the artist. His hyperdetailed, dreamlike works recall both classical influences and a contemporary edge, while blending digital and traditional tools.
Jenna Andersen, an artist/illustrator based in Williamsburg, Va., creates immersive, hyperdetailed scenes, often with surreal overtones. The artist often injects only pops of color into her personal work, rendering natural backdrops in intricate linework, with her animal and human subjects as the pieces’ points of entry. In other works, these typically monochromatic settings are given lush, gouache hues.
In the series “Marquees Tropica,” illustrator Ardneks crafted works “reflecting different stages” of his personal life, with each completed with a single song on repeat. The result is a set of vibrant, wild works packed with details to decipher. The artist’s practice has included album covers for multiple acts, but this series takes a decidedly intimate slant, as compared to those pieces. The above work, titled "COASTAL JUiCEBOX" was made alongside the tune "風の回廊(コリドー)" by Tatsuro Yamashita.

Subscribe to the Hi-Fructose Mailing List