Posts By Andy Smith

Scenes Around SCOPE Miami Beach 2019

Miami Art Week and all of its accompanying fairs come to a close on Sunday, including SCOPE Miami Beach, of which we're a media partner. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the sights found around this massive fair. You’ll see some past artists and galleries featured on our website and print issues—as well as some new faces.

Amy Brener Brings ‘Omni-Kits’ to Jack Barrett Gallery

In Amy Brener's "Omni-Kit" sculpture series, everyday objects and imagery are reprocessed into totem-like sculptures that speak to ritual and memory. These works are highlighted in a new show at Jack Barrett Gallery titled "Consolarium," a word the artist created for the place where these objects and figures across time collide into these single objects. Materials include urethane resin and foam, silicone, pigment, and more. The show runs through Dec. 20.

Henrik Aa. Uldalen Returns to JD Malat Gallery With ‘Lethe’

Painter Henrik Aa. Uldalen brings riveting new portraits to JD Malat Gallery with his new show, “Lethe.” The artist, who crafted the cover for Hi-Fructose Vol. 24, is known for his impasto, highly emotive paintings. “Lethe” opens December 13 and runs through January 11, 2020.

Judith Schaechter’s Stained Glass Work Part of Major Survey

The stunning stained glass work of Judith Schaechter is the center of an upcoming exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, the first major survey of the artist's 37-year career. "The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art" arrives on February 16, 2020, and runs through May 24 at the space, then traveling to the Toledo Museum of Art and the Des Moines Art Center. Schaechter was last featured on our site here.

The Mythical Art of Curiot Tlalpazotl

Mexico City artist Curiot Tlalpazotl's mythical creations call upon cultural iconography and traditional craftmaking. In recent years, the artist's work has ranged from gallery paintings to massive installations and mural work. Much of it points to Mexican culture, which the artist said he reconnected with upon moving back after living in the States. Curiot was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 29.

The Dystopic Visions of CrocodilePOWER

CrocodilePOWER is a Moscow-based duo who craft dystopic yet vibrant installations, sculptures, and paintings. Consisting of artists Peter Goloshchapov and Oksana Simatova, the pair works in materials like fiberglass, porcelain, wood, moss, iron, and more. See some of their recent, startling visions below.

Nikoo Bafti Reimagines Mother Nature in Illustrations

British-Iranian artist Nikoo Bafti crafts vibrant scenes that represent Mother Nature, pulling inspiration from varying mythologies. The artist's background includes studies in illustration, with time spent animation development at Disney Channels in London before she embarked on a career in personal and freelance work.

Chris Berens Offers New Fantastical Paintings With ‘Feniks’

Chris Berens brings his distinctive blend of painting and collage to Jaski Gallery in Amsterdam with the show “Feniks." Among these new works is a massive "Crowning Glory," for which the artist constructed a handmade wooden frame. (Berens was featured in the “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” exhibition.) "Feniks" kicks off on Dec. 7 and runs through Dec. 22.