Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

by suzanne_tumblr on December 4th, 2009

L’arrivée by Femke Hiemstra, 2009 - to be seen at Seattle’s Roq la Rue from Dec 11 onwards (via Hi-Fructose)

Femke Hiemstra & A Whole Lot of Eye Candy at CoproNason, Santa Monica

by Suzanne on April 5th, 2009

Glamour Cat by Scott Musgrove, oil on board

Excellence in pop-surrealist eye candy can always be expected from the people behind Hi-Fructose and CoproNason Gallery, but I think they have outdone themselves yet again.

Overdose has just gone on show and features the works of such glorious artists as Alex Pardee, Brendan Danielsson, Chris Peters, Chet Zar, Chris Scarborough, Dan Quintana, Eric Fortune, Jason D'Aquino, Josh Keyes, Kris Kuksi (see image below), Kukula, Martin Wittfooth, Michael Page, Scott Musgrove (see image top), Travis Louie, Yosuke Ueno, Yoko d'Holdbachie to actually only name a few..

The Recreation by Kris Kuksi, mixed media assemblage

And as if this wasn't enough, Femke Hiemstra (see image bottom) has a solo show entitled The Herring's Hairdo in gallery #3. Weeeeeee!

On display till April 25. Details below.

On show: April 4 - 25, 2009

Address: CoproNason Gallery, Bergamot Station T5, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA, tel: 310-829-2156

Preview Overdose show | Preview The Herring's Hairdo show | Press release Overdose | Press release The Herring's Hairdo


Concours De Popularité by Femke Hiemstra, mixed media book cover

"4 Faces of Foofaraw" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

by Suzanne on September 6th, 2008

Dernier Désir by Femke Hiemstra

Ah, finally an exhibition announcement for art interested folks living in one of my favourite German cities: Hamburg.

4 Faces of Foofaraw opens tonight, September 6, at Feinkunst Krüger and features gorgeous works by Femke Hiemstra (see above), Fred Stonehouse, Anthony Pontius and Heiko Müller. Further details below.

Opening reception: Tonight, Saturday, September 6, 2008, 8 PM

On show: September 6 - 27, 2008

Opening times: Thu - Fri: 12 - 7 PM | Sat: 12 - 6 PM

Address: Feinkunst Krüger, Ditmar-Koel-Str. 22, 20459 Hamburg, Germany, tel: 0049-(0)40-31792158 | Map

Artists' websites: Femke Hiemstra | Fred Stonehouse | Anthony Pontius | Heiko Müller

Preview show

via ArtDorks

Femke Hiemstra & Travis Louie at Roq La Rue, Seattle

by Suzanne on April 11th, 2008

The Fortune Cookie Hunter by Femke Hiemstra

Tonight's opening reception at Roq la Rue brings together two artists who both share a passion to achieve artistic meticulousness and precision - Travis Louie by using a painstaking technique involving acrylic washes to create mesmerising textures & physiognomies, and Femke Hiemstra by creating bewitching miniature children's book landscapes on tiny found surfaces.

I'm sure it will be fascinating to see Femke's sumptuously colourful and narrative mixed media works juxtaposed by the anachronistically monochrom and venerable portraits of Travis' fantastical hybrids.

Circus Has Left Town by Femke Hiemstra

Opening reception (Travis will be attending): Tonight, April 11, 2008, 6 - 9 PM

On show: April 11 - May 3, 2008

Address: Roq La Rue Gallery, 2312 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, USA, tel: (206) 374-8977

Preview Femke Hiemstra's works

Le Club Des Fumeurs Secret by Femke Hiemstra