Posts By Margot Buermann

‘All that Remains’ at Stranger Factory Features the Work of 21 Artists

"Ouroboros" by Lana Crooks

In All that Remains, the new exhibition at Stranger Factory, a diverse group of artists offer their own interpretations of the phrase, "What remains when all is said and done?" Curated by Lana Crooks (who also appears in the exhibition), the group show runs October 7-31, 2016. Participating artists include Adipocere, Jeremy Bastian, Jessica Dalva, Kristina Drake, Matt Hall, Stephanie Inagaki, Darla Jackson, Jessica Joslin, Jennifer Joslin, Mahlimae, Lauren Marx, Caitlin McCormick, Stephanie Metz, Christina Mrozik, Forest Rogers, Virginie Ropars, Sinan Soykut, Tyler Thrasher, Jake Waldron, and Katherine Walsh (FearsomeBeast). View more photos from All that Remains behind the cut.

Eguchi Ayane’s Candy-Colored Oil Paintings

Eguchi Ayane is a Japanese artist whose oil paintings transport the viewer to candy-colored fantasy lands. Yet within these whimsical worlds, startling scenarios unfold. Juxtaposing 'cutesy' images of teddy bears, bow ties and charming creatures with the darker undercurrent of her narratives, the artist expresses the duality of not only her world, but ours as well. Find more of her work on Twitter.

The Chimerical Paintings and Sculptures of Marlène Mocquet

Marlène Mocquet is a French artist whose chimerical paintings and sculptures portray strange worlds full of quirky, animated characters. Her surreal creations often have a sense of childlike whimsy and humor; other times, they turn dark and tumultuous, and verging on grotesque.

Kate Shaw Mixes Poured Paint, Glitter, and Ink to Create Psychedelic Landscapes

Australian artist Kate Shaw combines "paint pours", collage, glitters and inks to render psychedelic landscapes. The colorful images yield awe-inspiring effects, yet are accompanied with a dark undertone. While they may capture the "transcendent beauty" of nature, at the same time they hint at the troubling environmental changes brought on by human activity.

Amy Hill’s Contemporary Take on the Seven Deadly Sins

Amy Hill - "Apathy"

New York-based artist Amy Hill puts her contemporary spin on the work of 15th century painter Hans Memling in her series of oil paintings titled Seven Deadly Sins. Hill is known for adapting the styles of early Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting and placing historical subjects within modern day settings. On her website, the artist writes, "I chose these eras because of my stylistic kinship with their artists, which allows me to carry on a kind of dialogue with them... I have chosen portraiture as it is a genre that runs through art history and allows me through poses, gestures and fashion detail to make social, psychological and anthropological statements about my subjects."

Nicholas Bohac’s Immersive, Celestial Paintings

San Francisco-based visual artist Nicholas Bohac contemplates "the big picture" in his immersive, mixed media works that feature celestial figures amidst dreamlike landscapes. In his artist statement, Bohac writes that his purpose is "to question the universe and where, exactly, people fit into it… Through my work, I aim to explore the overall phenomenon of what it means to be human, past, present and future."

Blaine Fontana and David Rice Exhibit New Works in “Chromagrain” Dual Show at Svper Ordinary Gallery

Chromagrain, the latest exhibition from Svper Ordinary Gallery in Denver, brings together the stunning art of Blaine Fontana (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 36) and David Rice (last covered on our blog here). The new works are currently on view through the end of September. View more images from the exhibition here.

Daniel Ludwig’s Historically Inspired Nudes Mix Tension, Beauty

Daniel Ludwig’s classically rendered nude figures appear to be derived from both a world of idealized beauty and one that is rife with human drama. Though beautiful, his paintings are filled with tension, as the subjects often appear in conflict with each other and their surroundings. In an artist statement, Ludwig writes that his recent work reflects "a yearning for classic beauty [which] coexists with struggle and chaos."