Hi-Fructose Magazine

  • by Andy Smith
    Slime punks The Manx has teamed up with Hi-Fructose for some ultra rare and bizarre knickknacks! Snag a signed copy of The Manx's new record MALIBU SLIME, featuring photographer Parker Day, Justin Roiland (co-creator of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty), and The Locust's Justin Pierson, handmade SLUG BOY action dolls, a discography (on VHS), and […]
  • by Andy Smith
    Francesco Barocco's sculptures reconsider art history through conflicting modes, pairing elegant 2-dimensional forms with malformed sculptural material that would have once held the subject's likeness. The effect is both striking and eeries, as the ancient figures appear contemplative in some works, and in agony in others.More
  • by Andy Smith
    Kyle Cobban has said that the sensibility of his surreal drawings are rooted in his career as an instructor, observing students exploring their own stories. Recent work, in particular, seems to be examining the relationship between his subjects and the concept of "home." His drawings on Priority Mail envelopes further underscore this concept. More
  • by Andy Smith
    Stephanie H. Shih's ceramic sculptures reflect on her upbringing as a first-generation Asian-American through “the lens of the Asian-American pantry.” The output ranges from hundreds and hundreds of porcelain dumplings to certain imported sauces and oils. With her work, she's also raised funds for communities across the U.S., from displaces indigenous tribes to hurricane victims.More
  • by Andy Smith
    Amy Crehore brings her joyful paintings to La Luz de Jesus Gallery with the aptly named "Bathers, Buskers & Cats." The show, running through Dec. 1 at the Los Angeles space, offers a set of oil on linen works that move through time, cultures, and touches of surrealism, all while staying true to that title. […]
  • by Andy Smith
    Murielle Belin’s dark-surrealist polyptychs are striking blends of oil painting, sculpture, woodworking, and other disciplines. "Calendrier Perpetual," in particular, shows the artist's abilities in taxidermy and building, with different corners of the piece offering surprises.More
  • by Andy Smith
    In his depictions of the everyday, Arcmanoro Niles recalls traditional figurative painting while subverting in his choice of hues and glitter—and also introducing strange characters into the scenes dubbed "seekers." These characters offer new insight and disruption to the people he pulls from his own life. More
  • by Andy Smith
    Chicago-based artist Joey D. has garnered a reputation for his pop-surrealist murals and animations. His work recalls, in some cases, '90s-era animation and the iconography of the Chicago area. More
  • by Andy Smith
    Anna Weyant’s stirring paintings offer both autobiographical imagery and universal examinations of life’s stages. Recent shows, like "Welcome to the Dollhouse" at 56 HENRY, are contemplative and elegant in execution. That show, in particular, was a showcase of the artist’s cinematic sensibility.More
  • by Andy Smith
    Inside her workshop, Sabrina Gruss re-animates found natural materials and animal remains into eerie sculptures. The artist has said she's inspired by her own family's history and a multi-faceted view of death in her works. In terms of inspiration within fine art, she cites outsider and fringe art, as well as Lucian Freud and Francis […]