MondoPOP Show, a close-up on Pop Surrealism and Urban Art, curated by Serena Melandri and David Vecchiato will open May 19th through June 9th. This exhibition brings together international artists from the scene of the Urban art and Pop Surrealism. This line up of artists include Detroit’s Glenn Barr, Gary Taxali, Jana Brike, Charles Krafft, Gary Baseman, David Vecchiato aka Diavù, and many more. See more artwork after the jump!
beinArt Gallery presents Small Works 2016. This group exhibition features over 55 of the most highly skilled and imaginative artists in the new contemporary art movement. With all works under 10” x 10” (25.4 x 25.4cm) this greatly anticipated exhibition will offer collectors a rare opportunity to acquire affordable art from a host of internationally celebrated artists. Opens Saturday, September 17, 6pm – 9pm. Runs until October 9. See complete online preview.
Australian artist, publisher, and curator Jon Beinart is the founder of the beinArt Surreal Art Collective, a group of international artists notable for their surreal and imaginative styles. 2014 marked the reinvention of this collective which at one point featured over 500 artists- many of them will come together in a special iteration of the “beinArt Surreal Art Show” at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles this February.
Last Saturday marked a milestone for Copro Gallery in Los Angeles which has played host to the “BLAB!” show for ten years. We have covered the show throughout its run, originally created by the Blab World anthology creator and art director, Monte Beauchamp, known for his varied interests in art. Several of Blab World’s contributors have appeared in the pages of Hi-Fructose as well, most recently Robert Williams (HF Vol. 36) and Daniel Clowes in our next issue. With this year’s exhibit honoring the release of the next anthology comes a new crop of artists reflecting Blab’s ever-growing taste.
For nearly a decade, Copro Gallery has fused emerging talents with established names in the New contemporary art game in their annual “BLAB!” show. The show is the brainchild of Blab World creator and art director, Monte Beauchamp, representative of his eclectic taste in artists of varying aesthetics and a penchant for the unusual. Many of them have appeared in most, if not all, of the annual shows and developed together with the event. Last Saturday, “BLAB!” celebrated it’s ninth year as an exhibition with the announcement of the upcoming BLAB World 3 anthology.
A collaboration between curators Alix Sloan of Sloan Fine Art and Noah Antieau of Red Truck Gallery, “Small Indignities” is an upcoming group show that features new works from a diverse crop of established and noteworthy emerging artists — and even some Pop Surrealist royalty. The exhibition will open at Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans on September 13. Influential painters Mark Ryden (HF Vol. 28 cover artist) and Marion Peck will be exhibiting alongside the likes of painter and illustrator Camille Rose Garcia (recently featured in HF Vol. 30), digital artists Ransom & Mitchell, heavy metal quilter Ben Venom, assemblagist Brian Cunningham and many others. With so many artists working in a variety of disciplines, the exhibition is an interesting look at how the spirit of low brow has influenced artists of various styles and generations. Get an early peek of “Small Indignities” here before it opens next week.