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We’re pleased to announce our next quarterly issue of Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine Volume 27. In April’s issue we find the best New Contemporary artists form around the world. In it we get overwhelmed by the hyper-real sculptor Sam Jinks, discover the paintings of Stacey Rozich, get mesmerized by the paper sculptor Lisa Nilsson, then find the colorfully bold sculptures of Troy Coulterman. We then travel to Wales to visit Dudug and the Black Duke cruise ship as it gets re-purposed, then to South Korea as we explore the paintings of Lee Jinju and learn about her troubled past, followed by a feature on the dynamic paintings of this issue’s cover artist Erik Jones. Then we take a peek under the anatomical style work ofMichael Reedy, destroy currency with acclaimed tatooist/artist Scott Campbell, but not before we take a look at the Hi-Fructose exclusive special 16 page Inside the Sketchbook insert of artist Marco Mazzoni! Plus Taschen‘s TreeHouses book, a new book fromMitch O’Connell and a new show by painter Dan Quintana. Hi-Fructose Vol.27 is set to arrive in April but can be pre-ordered from the Hi-Fructose store today here.
Audrey Kawasaki has a batch of exciting new work ready for her solo show in NYC and we’re pleased to announce her new body of work will be our cover feature for our next issue! Stay tuned tohttp://www.hifructose.com/ to see the cover, learn more about Hi-Fructose Vol.25, and check out Boing Boing for a look/short interview with Audrey about it here:http://boingboing.net/2012/08/30/audrey-kawasaki-exclusive-fir.html
Artist Sam Wolfe Connelly, who will have work in the upcoming “Lush Life” group show atRoq La Rue that opens tonight in Seattle, works in a studio nestled in his Brooklyn jewel box apartment. His works — smoky charcoal drawings contrasted by paintings punctuated with bright pops of color — are filled with crystal growths, moody yet sensual heroines and an eerie tone of subtle horror. Recently, we had a chance to stop by the artist’s studio to see what he’s been up to since we last featured him on the site. Take a peek inside his studio as well as images of works in progress.
As our personal electronics quickly lose their relevance when new technologies emerge, we become accustomed to more “new” without quite knowing what to do with the old. Using recycled floppy disks, film negatives and other obsolete technologies as his canvases, British artist Nick Gentry calls on his viewers to donate their old electronic equipment so that their e-waste can be converted into part of his delicate portraiture.
“The data canvases are constructed by securing computer disks onto a wood base. The recorded data still exists on the disks, but this process renders it useless and inaccessible. Obsolete media meets both its final destruction and preservation in a new form,” said Gentry about his process. “The placement of each disk is a very selective process in order to create the overall tonal range of the composite image. The surrounding edges are then masked off to create a silhouette figure. Finally, the details of the features are added, but only where strictly necessary, allowing the labels to remain visible. The negative artworks are created by inlaying film and x-rays between multiple sheets of acrylic. Each negative varies in tone and this determines its placement within the artwork. A second level of tone and depth is created by overlaying the negatives to make use of opacity and light. Each negative has its own particular story. A unique and personal moment in time has been captured through the camera and once again in the artwork.”
We’re pleased to announce that on Saturday July 14th Hi-Fructose will host a signing and print release by artist Audrey Kawasaki at SDCC Booth #4939. Audrey will be signing specially made collector cards included with each print purchase as well as Hi-Fructose Vol.2 Books, where her art is on the cover. See full details of the “Lili and Her Ghosts” print and signing event below!
Audrey Kawasaki Exclusive Signing at Hi-Fructose Booth #4939 at SDCC
Sat. July 14th at 11:30-1:30 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m.
Hi-Fructose will be releasing Audrey’s new print “Lili and Her Ghosts” at the event starting at 11:30.
Prints are available, first come first served and as they last.
Signed items will be limited to:
-Specially made Collector Cards;
which are included with each print purchase
-Hi-Fructose Collected Edition II
(which features art and cover by Audrey Kawasaki)
both will be made available at the booth.
“Lili and Her Ghosts” giclee print.
Aprox. 12″x12″ Signed and Numbered Edition Size of 200
packaged in a plastic sleeve with matching Collector card.
Obtaining a view into Annie Owens’ world and work is a unique opportunity. Juggling life as a founder and editor of this fine publication with her artistic pursuits, Annie remains diligent in furthering her talents as a fine artist gifted in poignant visual scenarios. With a flair for watercolors at her disposal that has been present since childhood, Annie continues the expressive and delicate works that she has become known for in a new solo exhibit of works on June 16 at Copro Gallery entitled “Motherland”. Join us as we chat with Annie about her work, literary influences and a lifelong fascination with the personalities of houses. More here: http://hifructose.com/2012/05/30/annie-owens-motherland-solo-show/