David Fullarton balances striking figurative drawing with humorous and conceptual text work, with recent work that leans wholly in either direction. His recent plates, in particular, show his knack for the deceptively simple. Fullarton was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
In sculptor Alessandro Gallo’s new body of work, “Most of the Time,” the artist evolves his ceramic human-animal characters in new situations and reflections. The series is on display in a show currently packing Abmeyer + Wood in Seattle until May 31. Gallo was last featured on HiFructose.com here and appeared in Hi-Fructose Vol. 24.
Ceramicist Lorren Lowrey crafts sculptures that examine the personal tether between growth and pain, with life often sprouting from death. The Portland artist, an oil painter earlier in life, crafts works that rich in classical undertones. Yet, the psychological themes injected create something wholly contemporary.
Lindsey Mendick’s autobiographical ceramic works and installations bring cerebral and surreal touches to the everyday. Upon inspection of these staged scenes in her gallery shows, viewers find both elegance and the unsettling in the details of Mendick’s stirring work.
Moving between works on paper and ceramics, Cathy Lu explores cultural identity and traditional Chinese art in her work. Many of her pieces contain dozens of young female characters, scaling classical vases and metaphoric lifeforms. The artist offers some insight into what she’s traversing in her work:
The ceramic sculptures of Hitomi Murakami tether humanity to nature in a way that appears both elegant and chilling. Her figures grow from vegetation and are consumed by it, exposed and writhing. Works such as “Land of Root,” in contrast, seem more connected to wonder.