Hi-Fructose visit the studio of Allison Sommers

“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:
www.hifructose.com/the-blog/2022-a-studio-visit-with-allison-sommers.html

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

Hi-Fructose Vol. 12 to hit stands in early July…

Hi-Fructose Volume 12 will feature an extensive feature on Todd Schorr, a cover feature on the powerful paintings of Josh Keyes, a look inside the world of Luke Chueh, Yu Jinyoung’s haunting sculptures, the brilliant meditations of painter Michael Hussar, survive a ride on Michael Page’s maelstrom, explore Fuco Ueda’s disturbing dreamscapes, visit Travis Lampe’s world of weeping pulps, spend some time at Mike Shine’s Art Shack, get exposed to Scott Hove’s Cakeland and much more. As usual, another great issue awaits!
For a sneak peek at Volume 12, click here.

Todd Schorr @ San Jose Museum of Art details…

Todd Schorr: 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
110 S. Market Street in San Jose
http://www.sjmusart.org/

Kelly Vivanco interviewed over at Hi-Fructose…

The good folks over at Hi-Fructose just posted a great interview with Kelly Vivanco here. Conducted by CommandaX of Erratic Phenomena, it’s a great read.
We’ll also be posting our short interview with Kelly here next week, so keep an eye out for that.

The preview for her debut Los Angeles solo show is now live. Click here.

We’ll begin pre-selling works next Monday, so be sure to shoot your wish list over to contact@sourharvest.com and, come Monday, we’ll start following up with everyone. Please do plan to come on out next Fri, June 12th for the opening, as Kelly will be up from the San Diego area for the evening’s festivities.

Kelly Vivanco
‘The Conservatory’

Opening Reception: Fri, June 12th 7-11PM

Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd (Silver Lake area of Los Angeles)

Sarah Joncas interviewed by Juxtapoz & Hi-Fructose…

Sarah Joncas “Dinner and a Movie” / Oil on canvas / 30×60″
from her upcoming debut solo show, ‘Beneath The Seams’

Hi-Fructose just posted a new interview with Sarah conducted by CommandaX of the Erratic Phenomena blog here.

Plus, Juxapoz just posted ‘their ’20 Questions’ feature with Sarah as well. Check it out here.

‘Overdose’ group show coming up at Copro Gallery on April 4th… sneak peek at piece from KMNDZ

KMNDZ “In Numb and Callus”

The Hi-Fructose: Overdose Group Exhibition is coming up on April 4th at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica! The Opening starts at 8pm and they will be having a ‘Hi-Fructose: Collected Edition Box Set‘ signing with artists from the set as well at 8:30 (more news on that to come).

The art exhibition features 60 amazing artists including Andrew Hem • Travis Louie • Kathie Olivas • KMNDZ • Erick Fortune • Damon Soule • Dan May • Martin Wittfooth • Tin • Nathan Spoor • Naoto Hattori • Luke Chueh • Lola • KuKula • Scott Musgrove • Naoto Hattori • Joe Vaux • Travis Louie • Robert Hardgrave • Mia • Skot Olsen • Dan Quintana • Tin • Josh Keyes (*image above) and many more…

For a great preview on the show as a whole, check out Arrested Motion‘s post here.

Don’t miss this one!

Hi Fructose Vol. 11 coming up in early April…

The eleventh volume of Hi-Fructose is set to arrive in early April! It features exclusive coverage of Mark Ryden‘s ‘The Snow Yak Show’ from Japan, the art of Chet Zar, Tiffany Bozic, Brandi Milne, Brandt Peters, Damon Soule, the dangerous dioramas of Thomas Doyle, Charlie Immer, Nicola Verlato and more. Plus, the gang go out wheatpasting with Shepard Fairey, delve into Nara‘s latest showing in Los Angeles at Blum & Poe, discover Zhang Huan‘s Giants and the bronze sculptures of Gabriels, and much more!
Be on the lookout for a very cool contest with Brandi Milne that will be tied in with Vol. 11 of Hi Fructose and her upcoming solo show with us this April… more on this soon!
Above is a sneak peek at the feature for Damon Soule. His work continues to excel, getting more and more complex in composition… can’t wait for his show with us in 2010.
Check out a few more preview images from Volume 11 here.