February 2017

Turn The Page : The First 10 Years Of Hi-Fructose
Akron, OH
Akron Art Museum
Opens February 11, 2017
Runs through May 11, 2017

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose highlights 51 remarkable contemporary artists who have been featured in the pages of the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose. Despite differing levels of recognition, all the artists have a distinctive voice and vision. They come from around the world with different perspectives and approaches to art-making. Turn the Page offers the opportunity to view their original works beyond the flat worlds of paper and digital screens, where they are most often seen.

These diverse artists each demonstrate mastery of their chosen media—their work is characterized by vividly colored imagery that is graphically and carefully rendered with high attention to detail. From oil paintings and drawings, to porcelain and bronze sculptures, to video and mixed media artworks, both new and traditional artistic processes are represented. The subjects, images and ideas expressed in these artworks, however, are decidedly contemporary, responding to the world as we see it today. Though the artworks in Turn the Page are often informed by art history, they are also equally influenced by popular culture, current politics and globalization.

Jennybird Alcantara, Barnaby Barford, Chris Berens, Tim Biskup, Tiffany Bozic, Ray Caesar, Victor Castillo, Beth Cavener, Kevin Cyr, Wim Delvoye, Gehard Demetz, Brian Dettmer, Fulvio Di Piazza, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, AJ Fosik, Camille Rose Garcia, Jeremy Geddes, Sam Gibbons, Femke Hiemstra, Scott Hove, James Jean, Audrey Kawasaki, Josh Keyes, Kris Kuksi, Travis Louie, Kate MacDowell, MARS-1, Marco Mazzoni, Brian McCarty, Tara McPherson, Scott Musgrove, Yoshitomo Nara, Lisa Nilsson, Olek, Parra, Marion Peck, Jean-Pierre Roy, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Tracey Snelling, Jeff Soto, Kazuki Takamatsu, Gary Taxali, Mark Dean Veca, Nicola Verlato, Wayne White, Kehinde Wiley, Martin Wittfooth and Erwin Wurm.

Exhibition Tour:

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) May 22 - December 31, 2016
Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio. February 10 - May 7, 2017
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. June 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Akron Art Museum

March 2017

Road Trip Pop Up Tour 2017

Opens March 12, 2017
Runs through March 26, 2017

Tara McPherson and Cotton Candy Machine are heading off on another Pop Up Tour! We are traveling to 9 cities, heading south and back to catch an early taste of Spring. Each Pop Up will be full of Tara’s art, available as limited edition prints, rock posters, screen prints, stickers, postcards, iPhone cases, pin’s and buttons, her board game Dreamwell, puzzles and more. These dates will be extra special because Threadless and Artist Shops are helping to sponsor the tour. All thanks to them we’ll have a wide range of shirts and some of the other goodies they make in collaboration with Tara McPherson! It's sure to be a lot of fun and we’re always excited to meet all of you in person!

Sun 3/12 Akron - Akron Museum 2-4pm
Mon 3/13 Nashville - Fond Object 5-7pm
Thur 3/16-18 Austin - Flatstock SXSW 11-6pm
Sun 3/19 Houston - Insomnia VGC 4-6pm
Tues 3/21 New Orleans - Red Truck 7pm
Wed 3/22 Atlanta - Criminal Records 7-8pm
Thur 3/23 Savannah - Sulfer Studios 5-7pm
Fri 3/24 Asheville - Horse + Hero 6-8pm
Sat 3/25 Richmond
- Quirk Boutique 4-6pm