Illustration

Jennifer Davis

Minnesota-based artist Jennifer Davis paints a world of folkloric fantasy reminiscent of childhood reverie. Her storybook depictions of animal-like children, whimsical trees, and candy-colored creatures may at first glance seem sublimely playful, but a look beneath the beautifully delicate exterior unveils a narrative deeply seated in emotion. This tension between the illusory and reality hints at the darkness within Davis’s work, but her use of[.....]

Ruby Sky Stiler

Courtesy Nicelle Beauchene Gallery Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York City’s Lower East side opened Ruby Sky Stiler’s first solo exhibition, High and Low Relief, on Saturday, May 9th. For the show, the artist has transformed the gallery into an attic space by shortening the headspace and installing distressed (and creaky) wooden floor boards. This altered space houses four of Stiler’s recent sculptures: An Earlier[.....]

Hannah Waldron

Jaguar Shoes will present Tonight I am an Owl, new work and the first solo exhibition by Hannah Waldron, one of London’s hottest emerging artists and illustrators. The exhibition, which will be located at The Old Shoreditch Station, will focus on the artist’s imaginative drawings which feature an abstract vocabulary built from the artist’s own world. The works will include glow in the dark screen[.....]

Jay Ryan and Diana Sudyka

Opening this weekend at the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester, UK will be a selection of posters, prints, paintings, drawings and etchings by Chicago-based artists Jay Ryan and Diana Sudyka. The two screen-print artists have been working in this medium since 1995, and own their own printing company The Bird Machine, in the Chicago area. Sudyka received her MFA from Northwestern University and currently works[.....]

Wangechi Mutu

Opening today at Victoria Miro in London,will be new work by artist Wangechi Mutu in her first UK solo exhibition. The artist will be making a departure from her earlier collages and installations with their highly critical, dark and confrontational themes and stepping into a renewed optimism and positive energy inherent in this new body of work. The exhibition’s title Yo.n.I is derived from yoni,[.....]

Mark Mothersbaugh

Opening later this month in Los Angeles will be new work by Mark Mothersbaugh, one of the founding members of the band DEVO. “Rugs During Wartime and Peacetime,” are a collection of works that are to be presented by the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, which investigate how we interact with illustrative imagery in our home and how it can be used for comfort rather than[.....]

Kara Walker

On view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through Feb 2008, artist Kara Walker will be showing “My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love”. The artist explores racism in the American psyche through large-scale silhouettes that tell a story as they spread from one end of a room to the other. Walker has created a repertoire of narratives in which she conflates fact[.....]