Hi-Fructose checked in with upcoming project room artist Bumblebeelovesyou and posted lots of sneak peeks from their studio visit. His show #WhereWeBeelong opens this Saturday, June 20th with an opening reception from 6-9pm. Visit Hi-Fructose online for the full story.
With a quirky attention to detail, Bumblebee is also preparing a schoolhouse-themed installation for the exhibit. This includes painstakingly hand-stenciled notebook paper and drawings on fine art paper. – Hi-Fructose
Hi-Fructose stopped by our opening last Saturday for Yosuke Ueno’s “Beautiful Noise” and wrote a great review of the work on their website. “Beautiful Noise” is on view till June 13. Don’t miss the work of Ariel DeAndrea in our project room as well.
“Ueno’s main concept, “Love, Space and Positive Energy,” feels revived in all aspects of his exhibition; an alternate reality characterized by the bold “noise” of popular culture where medium is as important as the message.” – Caro for Hi-Fructose
“Inspired by historical wars including WWI & the American Civil war, Brooklyn based artist Allison Sommers will be presenting her newest body of work, ‘Potter’s Field’ at L.A’s Thinkspace Gallery on January 7th. Featuring her signature style of miniature scale paintings composed of gouache on paper, the clusters of creatures, either employed as soldiers, beasts or nurses amongst others are engaged in action in darkened, war torn landscape. Illuminating the scale and inventiveness of Sommers who will also be showing one of the largest pieces she’s created to date, several of the smallest works are housed with antique matchboxes.” – Hi-Fructose
Check out the full studio visit with Allison here:
Allison Sommers “Potter’s Field”
Reception with the artist:
Sat, Jan. 7th 5-8PM
Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com
: American Surreal
is the first mid-career retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist. Schorr is a leading figure in Southern California’s cartoon-based movement, which embraces low-brow culture and a ribald graphic style indebted to pop sources such as Mad magazine. Schorr’s astonishing, highly polished realism, (inspired by Bosch, Brueghel and Dali), sets him apart from his best-known peers such as Camille Rose Garcia, Gary Baseman, and Mark Ryden. The exhibition, curated by SJMA’s Senior Scholar and Curator of Collections Susan Landauer, will be accompanied by a new book published by Last Gasp, San Francisco.
The show opens this weekend, but the real event is coming up next month, so plan now to head up to San Jose on Thursday, July 16th. Add’l details to follow soon – but there will be a book signing for Todd’s new book, a panel discussion, live music, Ed Hardy Vodka will be flowing and much more… can’t wait!
Todd Schorr: American Surreal
Thurs, July 16th 7-10PM ($8 cost)
June 20th – September 16th @ The San Jose Museum Of Art