Portlandia Does Conceptual Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Don't get us wrong. Conceptual artists are some of our favorites. Sol Lewitt, John Baldessari, Laurence Weiner, Eleanor Antin, among many others have all produced some of the most beautiful, thought-provoking, and enjoyable works we have seen, but there is plenty of conceptual art out there (some of it not quite as obviously fantastic as others).

The Works of Kevin Peterson

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
We have always enjoyed the works of Kevin Peterson. His work is about the varied journeys we take through life. It’s about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They each contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world

How to Draw a Snake in One Brush Stroke

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Watch this incredible GIF and video of someone hand drawing the snake of 2013 with one brush stroke.  

A Twisting, Swirling, Geometric Vortex by Megan Geckler

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Los Angeles-based artist Megan Geckler created this twisted, swirling geometric vortex of colored flagging tape at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. The piece, titled Rewritten by machine on new technology, is the most recent of Geckler's many site-specific tape installations found in art museums, retail spaces and shipping containers.

New Works by Jenn Porreca @ Luna Rienne Gallery in SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Luna Rienne Gallery is presenting their first exhibition, Love in Absentia, a solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Jean Porreca. Porreca is a modern contemporary artist with studios in LA and London. Influenced by surrealist art and film, vintage fabric patterns, comics, religious iconography, and silhoutte animation, she paints a delicate world of intricately layered styling.

The World's First 3D Printing Pen

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Draw in mid-air with 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen. The project, started on Kickstarter, has surpassed it's $30,000 goal and received over 1 million. The 3D Doodles can be created as flat forms and peeled off a piece of paper, as freestyle 3D objects, or in separate parts, ready to be joined together.  

Paying Homage to the Potential in the Inexplicable with Paintings by Adam Friedman

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
In Portland-based artist Adam Friedman's work, rules of perspective, distance, and light are bent. Space can become a solid object and places are folded on top of one another. Millions of years are compacted into a single instant and rocks become fluid.

A Beautiful Process Video from Christian Mendoza

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Nicaragua-born, New York-based artist Chris Mendoza just released this beatiful process video. Mendoza combines a architectual drafting style he learned from his father with new inspiration fromthe letters, faces, and forms that covered the subways of New York City.

Converse x Juxtapoz: Wall To Wall Brooklyn featuring Jersey Joe

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the mural created in Brooklyn, our second there, by former Juxtapoz feature artist Jersey Joe. The piece was featured on the back of our January 2013 issue.

(Almost) Free Formed: Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, and Laurie Reid @ City College, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
City College of San Francisco will exhibit works of art from three talented Californian artists. Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, and Laurie Reid will display recent solo and collaborative work. Additionally, they will come together to design and arrange the exhibition to create a sense of connection and community that they feel symbolizes their experience as students at City College.

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