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The cerebral paintings of Chris Mars pack a new show at Copro Gallery, with a collection of surreal works that very in both size and scope. His new solo effort kicks off on May 11 and runs through June 1. (Mars was last featured on HiFructose.com here and here.) Works such as “Relativity” (below) show the artist’s knack for embedding visages in the contours of structures.

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Rafael Silveira’s surreal world expands in new paintings from the Brazil-based artist. The artist was most recently part of the “Mother & Child” group show at Dorothy Circus Gallery, with the below painting, “Trifacial Mother,” featured. Rafael Silveira Silveira was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

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Photographer Ben Zank crafts surreal portraits that are strange and at times, humorous. The subjects captured by New York City-based artist are often shown without faces, their visages disappearing into foliage or smoke, or otherwise, buried into the Earth. Instead of depending on the human face, Zank says that “the image itself is the emotion.”

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In a mid-career retrospective exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Esao Andrews offers paintings that span his career. “Petrichor,” curated by Thinkspace Projects, looks at the riveting, pop surrealist output from the artist, over the past several years. The exhibition kicks off next month on May 10 and runs through Aug. 4. Andrews is featured in the Hi-Fructose Collected Volume 2 Hardcover.

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Paco Pomet’s paintings at first resemble the vintage photographs he sources. Yet as the viewer absorbs the works, Pomet’s reality-distorting touches emerge. The artist’s current show at Galleri Benoni, titled “No Places,” offers his latest, surreal paintings. The show runs through May 10 at the gallery.

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Painter Adrian Cox continues to expand the mythology of his hybrid Border Creatures in “Awakenings.” Opening at Beinart Gallery on April 6, the show takes us inside the Borderlands and the latest narratives involving his fictional race of creatures that are in harmony with the natural world. This show features a new being, named Penitent Spirit, dwelling his lush world. Cox was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 47.