Independent publishing house Zioxla has just announced the publication of Strange Plants II, the second book in a series that celebrates plants in contemporary art. The book features the work of 30 artists, including: Friedrich Kunath, Rosson Crow, Troels Carlsen, Eric Yahnker, Nina Chanel Abney, Erin M. Riley, Brian Scott Campbell, HuskMitNavn, Casey Gray and Matt Leines all drew an unusual plant in their own style.
Also featured are artists who incorporate plants into their work in unique ways: Allison Schulnik, Misha Hollenbach, Francesca DiMattio, Zin Taylor, Katarina Janeckova, Stills & Strokes and Ren Hang. Take a look at more spreads from the book below.
Digital artist Nicolas Sassoon curates an exhibition featuring four artists whose works incorporates metaphysical themes in a time of digital creativity. This group of artists (with the exception of Brenna Murphy) was originally involved in an early web-based collective entitled ‘Computers Club’, producing images, GIFs, videos and HTML pages exhibited online.
Brenna Murphy displays prints and sculptures resembling electronic circuits from another primitive ethnographic time, Sara Ludy crafts a poetic multi-media sculpture on the connection between physical and digital body, Laura Brothers draws enigmatic figures through noisy pixels and minimal geometry, while Krist Wood elaborates composite images of atmospheric dreams.
This is the first of two interviews examining how galleries are approaching the shift in contemporary art production and exhibition in an era of personal computing. I talk to Nicolas about the show, the transference from digital files to physical spaces, and how independent galleries are adapting to these shifts.
Paintings by Los Angeles-based Allison Torneros, better known as Hueman. I was fortunate enough to meet her a couple weeks ago, during Pow! Wow! Hawaii, what a sweet person. I’d seen her work on Instagram but knew very little about her. She’s incredibly talented; big things coming her way for sure. More images below, and check out her murals on Instagram.