Wim Delvoye, Cement Truck

Wim Delvoye, Cement Truck, 2010, Laser-cut stainless steel, 32 x 78 x 17 in., Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Perrotin © Studio Wim Delvoye
 

Jennybird Alcantara, Creatures of Saintly Disguise

Jennybird Alcantara, Creatures of Saintly Disguise, 2012, oil on wood, 65 x 48 in., Courtesy of AFA Gallery, © Jennybird Alcantara, All Rights Reserved 

Beth Cavener, Unrequited (Variation in Pink)

Beth Cavener, Unrequited (Variation in Pink), 2015, 14.5 x 15 x 43 in., resin infused refractory material, paint, Courtesy of the Artist and Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles 

Kehinde Wiley, Philip the Fair

Kehinde Wiley, Philip the Fair, 2006, oil and enamel on canvas, 112 x 86 in., Private Collection, © Philip the Fair, 2006, Courtesy of Kehinde Wiley, Image courtesy of The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina 

Jean-Pierre Roy, The Incunabulist

Jean-Pierre Roy, The Incunabulist, 2015, oil on linen, 50 x 38 in., Courtesy of The Grauslund Collection
 

Todd Schorr, The Last Polar Expedition of Commander Peary

Todd Schorr, The Last Polar Expedition of Commander Peary, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 96 in., Courtesy of Alexander Bodecker

Mark Ryden

Mark Ryden, The Meat Train (No. 23), 2000, oil on canvas, 17 x 23 in., Private Collection, © Mark Ryden

Camille Rose Garcia, The Ghost of G Sharp Seven

Camille Rose Garcia, The Ghost of G Sharp Seven, 2013, acrylic and glitter on wood panel, 48 x 60 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, Photograph by Karl Puchlik, © Camille Rose Garcia
 

Kris Kuksi, Eros at Play

Kris Kuksi, Eros at Play, 2012, mixed media assemblage, 21 x 16 x 8 in.,Courtesy of Joshua Liner Gallery
 

James Jean

James Jean, Hare, 2008, oil on Rives BFK, 30 x 22 inches, Collection of Neil Du Fine 

Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Killing Time

Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Killing Time, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 in., Collection of Nick Cassavetes

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

February 11, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries

Join us for the Tara McPherson Pop-Up Shop • March 12, 2 – 4 pm • Free

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist!  In her signature style and palette of teals, pinks and black, Tara McPherson creates paintings and drawings of women that reference nature, science and mythology. She is also known for gig poster designs for musical artists including Beck, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. Be sure to visit Turn the Page to see her painting Wandering Luminations.

AFTER the Pop-Up Shop: Members Only Q&A with Tara McPherson
March 12, 4 pm • Free for Museum Members

Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson. Find out more about the artist and her work, which has been exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide and featured in numerous publications from The New York Times, Hi-Fructose, and Punk Planet to the Oscar award-winning film Juno.

This Free event is exclusive for Akron Art Museum members! Registration is required. Click here to register online.

Click here to become a member, or call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.


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.

Artists Represented: 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

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and made possible by the City of Virginia Beach. Generous funding is provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Major support for the exhibition is provided by Acoustical Sheetmetal, Capital Group Companies, PRA Group, the Fine Family Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, and other generous donors, as well as grants made possible by the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Business Consortium for Arts Support.


Its presentation in Akron is supported by Ohio Arts Council, the Calhoun Charitable Trust, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC and the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Media sponsorship is provided by Western Reserve PBS and 91.3 The Summit.

Ohio Arts Council     Hi-Fructose  The New Contemporary Art Magazine
           
Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust        Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
           
Akron / Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau        
           
Western Reserve PBS        The Summit FM

Related Links:

[ Josh Usmani, "Akron Art Museum Exhibit Pays Homage to Iconic Art Magazine," Cleveland Scene ] [ John Benson, "Akron Art Museum Brings Hi-Fructose Magazine Exhibit to Northeast Ohio," Cool Cleveland ] [ Dan Kane, "Major new Akron show celebrates weird and wondrous," Canton Repository ]

Tara McPherson Pop-Up Shop

March 12, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist! 

Tara McPherson Pop-Up Shop

March 12, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist. In her signature style and palette of teals, pinks and black, Tara McPherson creates paintings and drawings of women that reference nature, science and mythology. She is also known for gig poster designs for musical artists including Beck, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. Be sure to visit Turn the Page to see her painting Wandering Luminations.

After the Pop-Up Shop

Join us for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson and Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney.

Find out more about the artist and her work, which has been exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide and featured in numerous publications from The New York Times, Hi-Fructose, and Punk Planet to the Oscar award-winning film Juno.

This Free event is exclusive for Akron Art Museum members! To become a member, visit akronartmuseum.org/memberships, call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.  

Registration is required for the Q&A. Click here for registration information.

Member Event: Q&A with Tara McPherson

March 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson! 

Member Event: Q&A with Tara McPherson

March 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson.
Find out more about the artist and her work, which has been exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide and featured in numerous publications from The New York Times, Hi-Fructose, and Punk Planet to the Oscar award-winning film Juno.

This Free event is exclusive for Akron Art Museum members! Registration is required. Click the button / link below to register.

Click here to become a member, or call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.

And, Don't Miss the Pop-Up Shop: Tara McPherson
Sunday, March 12 • 2 – 4 pm (BEFORE THE MEMBERS-ONLY Q&A)

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist. In her signature style and palette of teals, pinks and black, Tara McPherson creates paintings and drawings of women that reference nature, science and mythology. She is also known for gig poster designs for musical artists including Beck, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. Be sure to visit Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose to see her painting Wandering Luminations.

The Pop-Up Shop is Free and Open to All • The Q&A is a Members-Only Event 

Book Club: Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

March 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. 

Book Club: Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

March 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

FREE

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami (books available for purchase in the Museum Shop). Alternating between two parallel yet related narratives, this genre bending, surreal novel takes place in futuristic Tokyo. The odd numbered chapters tell the story of a human data processor working for a scientist experimenting with sound removal, while the even numbered chapters detail an unnamed narrator’s adventures as he learns to read dreams by studying unicorn skulls with the help of a librarian with an insatiable appetite. The discussion will conclude with a tour of Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. 

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Meet up with Burritto Breath and friends for an evening of sketching in the galleries inspired by the Hi-Fructose exhibition. 

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Best known for his skate decks, stickers and tee-shirt designs, artist and illustrator Burrito Breath, aka Phil Guy, is inspired by Garbage Pail Kids, Bevis and Butthead and other elements of popular culture. Meet up with Burritto Breath and friends for an evening of sketching in the galleries inspired by the Hi-Fructose exhibition.

Free but registration is requested. Register online using the button / link below.

Kids Studio: Surreal Inky Portraits

March 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Dress in your mess-making best as we explore out of this world faces and creatures from the exhibition Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of High Fructose. 

Kids Studio: Surreal Inky Portraits

March 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

Surreal Inky Portraits

Dress in your mess-making best as we explore out of this world faces and creatures from the exhibition Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of High Fructose.

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. Learn how to work like a professional artist by exploring unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art, while building skills and confidence along the way.

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Decoden Cell Phone Cases

March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

Decoden is the art of embedding small trinkets into whipped clay, creating a decadent and whimsical item that looks almost like a freshly frosted cake. 

Decoden Cell Phone Cases

March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

What is decoden? Decoden is the art of embedding small trinkets into whipped clay, creating a decadent and whimsical item that looks almost like a freshly frosted cake. The trend of decoden crafting began in Japan and quickly traveled to the US, attracting artists and crafters alike. In this class, participants will create a decoden cell phone case inspired by Turn the Page artist Scott Hove.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online using the button / link below.

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium. 

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Before Olek could knit a car cozie or a full body suit she had to learn the basics such as making a slip knit and casting on and off. Here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. 

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

Hone your storytelling skills in a workshop inspired by the artwork in Turn the Page. 

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words and the work of artists like Mark Ryden and Wayne White can definitely inspire the quirkiest stories. Hone your storytelling skills in a workshop led by Wandering Aesthetics, inspired by the artwork in Turn the Page. You’ll leave the class ready to put pen to paper and further develop your finished story or spoken word piece.

FREE, but registration is requested. Register to attend using the button / link below.

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Artist's Talk: Beth Cavener

April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join artist Beth Cavener for an artist talk and Q & A in conjunction with Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. 

Artist's Talk: Beth Cavener

April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

FREE

Join artist Beth Cavener for an artist talk and Q & A in conjunction with Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Ceramicist Beth Cavener is known for her dynamic, emotionally charged animal and human figures. Cavener will discuss how she tackles elements of gesture and expression with subtle shifts in line and form.

Image: Beth Cavener, Unrequited (Variation in Pink) (detail), 2015, 14.5 x 15 x 43 in., resin infused refractory material, paint. Courtesy of the Artist and Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles