Joshua Hagler’s new, massive oil paintings are packed with tension and political reflections, each appearing as memories emerging and dissipating. “Chimera” is his upcoming show at Unit London, named for the mythological creature or in a more contemporary sense, has “come to mean something which is hoped for, but is impossible to achieve.” The show begins on July 19 and runs through the end of August.
Amy Bennett’s engrossing paintings, with figures and objects rendered in a miniature scale, present scenes from the everyday from unexpected vantage points. These perspectives are aided by the artist first building “miniscule three-dimensional models” from wood, plastic, and other materials before she begins painting, says Miles McEnery Gallery. Her new show at the New York City gallery begins this week and runs through Aug. 16.
Eunjeong Choi’s wild, illusionary oil paintings create cityscapes with kaleidoscopic forms. In a manner that can be likened to Maya Hayuk and Jen Stark, Choi creates both neat and muddied reflections on color, cascading in two and three dimensions. The painter-installation artist is currently based in Seoul, South Korea.
Alessandro Fogo’s oil paintings reach back through time, taking a deep inspiration from history with stirring results. There’s a sense of ritual in many of the Italian artist’s recent work, with connections so numerous that the end result is a broader look at our human history.
Whether Dutch still-life, late Romantic oceans, or the work of Delacroix, Matthew Hansel‘s recent major oil paintings bring the artist’s distorting lens to different parts of art history. The latter paintings, in particular, show a disappearing, exposing the raw linen at the top of each work. He’s currently showing these paintings at The Hole NYC in “Giving Up the Ghost.” The show runs through July 7.
Naudline Pierre‘s paintings offer a look into both a broader spiritual plane and her own “personal mythology.” The paintings, intimate and otherworldly, explore the vibrant and unseen. The artist’s ghostly oil paintings has been shown in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and beyond, and she is a a recipient of the Terra Foundation for American Art residency.