by Kirsten AndersonPosted on

Seattle-based artist Redd Walitzki paints silkily sensual portraits of slightly-feral, fairytale women. Influenced by the old world Rococo flourishes of her native Bavaria, Redd creates intricate, swirling laser cut wood canvases whose flourishes echo the fluid use of paint and mixed-media materials within. Her darkly romantic subjects are often shown in moments of ecstasy and communion with the natural world. Her technicolor muses enact a dreamily erotic exploration of both the lure of fleeting modern day high fashion glamor (her subjects are often wearing luminous eye makeup and glossy lipstick) as well as the original meaning of the term glamor, which in ancient times referred to illusory shapeshifting used by supernatural beings to perilously enchant hapless humans. Redd’s work can be seen at San Francisco’s Modern Eden Gallery this upcoming May.

by Roxanne GoldbergPosted on

Matt Linares “The Second Key Master”

Tattooed doves and pygmy giraffes, singing harpies and suited wolverines are now on display at Portland’s Antler Gallery as part of “Unnatural Histories IV.” The exhibition, as previously reported earlier this month, is the fourth edition of a major group show featuring work by 27 artists who merge human with animal to create fantastic creatures. Some are whimsical like Redd Walitzki’s “Pygmy Mountain Giraffe,” which the artist describes as being particularly fond of “salt water taffy left behind by careless tourists” and Morgaine Faye’s “Wadjet,” the Egyptian god and protector of kings and women in childbirth. To accompany her single rainbow winged bird, Faye wrote a poem detailing the omnipresence of her imagined “Protector of the Pharaohs.”

by CaroPosted on

On August 15th, New York welcomed a new gallery, Haven Gallery, with their inaugural exhibition inspired by the idea of safe havens. Their first group of artists have wide ranging styles, many sharing whimsical qualities: Matt Dangler, Kukula (HF Vol. 7), Kari-lise Alexander, Nicomi Nix Turner, Dan Quintana (HF Vol. 27), Shaun Berke, Tom Bagshaw, Naoto Hattori (HF Vol. 7), Zoe Byland, Brian Mashburn, Regan Rosburg, Aunia Kahn, Caitlin McCormack, Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Redd Walitzki, and Nom Kinnear King. Their subjects span still life, landscapes, and figurative works, suggesting that refuge can be found both in the physical as well as within oneself.

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

The transition from one year into the next inspires us to shed our old attitudes, outlooks, and approaches and start anew. It’s no coincidence that many Pagan rituals around the time of Winter Solstice center around the theme of rebirth and regeneration. Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery taps into this theme for their occult-inspired winter group show “Incantation,” featuring artists such as Casey Weldon (covered in HF Vol. 32), Peter Ferguson, Redd Walitzki, Erica Levine, Barnaby Whitfield, Chie Yoshii and others. The exhibition is on view through January 31. Take a look at some of the works below.

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Last Rites Gallery in New York recently opened its sixth annual exhibition, “The 13th Hour,” a huge group show that celebrates everything that viewers have come to love about Last Rites. Owner and founder Paul Booth is known for his penchant for art that makes the flesh crawl, and “The 13th Hour,” which, not coincidentally, opened the weekend before Halloween, does dark surrealism with finely-tuned subtlety. The show features a wide range of works that range from Pop-y to macabre, with artists like Tom Bagshaw, Chris Mars, David Stoupakis, Redd Walitzki and Yosuke Ueno. The show will be on view through December 7. Take a look at some opening night photos from “The 13th Hour” courtesy of Paola Duran after the jump.

by Andy SmithPosted on

With an atrium filled with projects curated by Hi-Fructose Magazine, SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 welcomed thousands through its entrance, which was adorned with an often-photographed installation by HOTTEA. The artist was joined by OKUDA and AJ Fosik in the trio of installation work handpicked by this magazine. See photos of these fair features below, as well as Logan Hicks’s enormous painting in the fair’s Porsche Lounge. Read our Q&As with the atrium artists here, here, and here.