“An avid reader of philosophy, San Francisco-based painter Adam Caldwell is currently wrapping up a new series of paintings that visualize disaster. Though they depict literal explosions, war scenes and other maladies, the works allude to disasters of the metaphysical sort. For this series, Caldwell took an interest in Western culture’s conception of the mind and the body as two separate entities, painting the interiors of mental hospitals with a pastiche of pop culture artifacts and historical tidbits. The violent, busy works point to what the artist believes is a chaos that results from the artificial partition our culture creates in the human identity.” – HiFructose.com
“‘Nowhere’ bears the signature technique of Andrews’ oeuvre and the work marvelously blends innocent creatures such as a long eared hare and thin adolescents with a lurking creepiness apparent in the details.”– HiFructose
Hi-Fructose recently posted some nice studio shots from Caia Koopman as she prepared for her ‘Lost Souls & Sacred Hearts’ solo exhibition which will be touring France this year visiting all of the various Spacejunk outlets.
Watch for Caia to return to Thinkspace next spring in a special show alongside Sarah Joncas. Until then, those in France need to get out to Spacejunk this summer and check out her traveling exhibition.
Photographer Shaun Roberts recently swung by the Oakland studio of Brett Amory as he prepared for ‘There It Is‘ at Thinkspace and his debut UK solo show ‘Intentional Abstractions’ at Lazarides’ Outsiders Gallery in London. Shaun took a slew of amazing pics from his visit and sent some over to both Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose…