Posts By Andy Smith

Jack Irving’s Otherworldly Wearable Art

Jack Irving’s wearable art carries a texture and movement that take the human body to otherworldly places. In his latest “live installations,” whether on the runway or at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, his works appear to burst from their models. These settings also show how his work functions in both broad daylight and the sets he designs himself.

William Kidd Creates Nonexistent Fruits, Plants

William Kidd's ceramic sculptures imagine lifeforms that don't exist in our world. The artist attributes the particularly organic appearance of his pieces to “the choice of a low-fire red earthenware clay which is then finished using oxide stains, underglazes, and my signature crawl glaze.” He says that those materials allow the richness and natural vibrancy of his work to shine.

Hi-Fructose: New Contemporary Fashion Available for Pre-Order in Our Store

You can now pre-order Hi-Fructose: New Contemporary Fashion in our store here. The book is an experimental look into the worlds of wearable art and fashion, where technology, sculpture, experimental materials, and other-worldly viewpoints have sparked a distinctly different kind of new contemporary fashion that bends genres and sparks new conversations, presenting atypical fashion through a Hi-Fructose lens. Pre-Order today and get an exclusive 18x24" poster, available only on our site and for pre-orders. The book is published by Cernunnos, and it’s edited and designed by Hi-Fructose co-founder Attaboy.

Colin Raff’s Unsettling Animations

Colin Raff’s “Perturbatorium” is a collection of unsettling animations and collage work. Recalling the work of Max Ernst or Terry Gilliam, the work has a particular movement because of his “step-frame animation” method. The animations are rooted in Raff's photo-collage work, which he has described as having "distinct 20th c. antecedents (Heartfield, Ernst, Höch, etc.)."

Limited ‘Piggies’ Print by Annie Owens Available in Store

Hi-Fructose co-founder Annie Owens has a new giclée print available in our store. The 13" x 20" "Piggies" prints are limited to 40, with 20 of those sold in the Hi-Fructose store. All are signed and numbered. Order it here.

Group Brings Giant Minotaur, Spider to French Town

A 50-foot-tall Minotaur and a giant spider recently descended upon Toulouse, France, as part of the La Machine theater company's most recent performance. The group, lead by François Delarozière, created the show "The Guardian of the Temple," using the city as a makeshift "labyrinth." Sixteen technicians helped work the minotaur creature alone.

Kelly Denato’s Transformative Acrylic Paintings

Though dipping into the otherworldly, Kelly Denato's acrylic paintings represent the prism of human emotions. At once optimistic and sullen, the figures in her work appear to be constantly in a state of transition. The New York City artist's gallery work is a complement to her illustrative jobs with the likes of Nickelodeon, Timex, and other major clients.

Tony Oursler’s ‘Tear of the Cloud’ Public Projections

Tony Oursler's recent projection project brought ghostly scenes to New York's Riverside Park South. Oursler, a pioneer in video art since the 1980s, worked with the Public Art Fund to executive the massive multimedia affair. Work was projected onto the West 69th Street Transfer Bridge gantry, the Hudson River, and the surrounding area.