Preview: Mel Kadel & Mark Whalen @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Two good friends of Juxtapoz, Mark Whalen and Mel Kadel, will be opening new solo shows at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday, October 13, 2012. Today, we have a mini-preview of the install of both exhibits, and a little preview of some of the work that will be on display...

Daniel Kukla: The Edge Effect

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Last spring, Brooklyn-based photographer, Daniel Kukla, took refuge for a month in a cabin in the Joshua Tree National Park as part of an artist’s residency by the United States National Park Service. From sun up to sun down, Kukla roamed the desert with a mirror, easel, and camera. He photographed the propped mirror to catch the opposing elements within the environment, creating abnormal yet striking imagery as a result.

Work by Derrick Adams

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Derrick Adams has multiple things going on. One is making these fantastic mixed media portraits that use flattened patterns to create a figurative image, combining geometry and a variety of tones to form  the illusion of profiled head.

Pardee's Pick: Studio Visit With Lucien Shapiro

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Fresh off of his "Relics of the New World" exhibition and just in time for October's festivities, Bay Area mask maker and sculptor Lucien Shapiro continues to expand his unique universe this Friday October 5th at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland, CA as part of a 3-person exhibit called "A Show of Heads" with fellow artists John Casey and Brian Robertson.

Anatomical works by Danny Quirk

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
This isn't the first time we have shown his work, but we really love the anatomical self-dissection series by Massachusetts-based Danny Quirk. Look at the arm hair in these pieces, so well done. All this work is done with watercolors... 

Portraits by Denise Nestor

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
At first these portraits by Irish artist, Denise Nestor look simple, but then you begin to see her work with facial structure, cheek bones, and expression has us wanted to know what's inside the head of each subject. Nestor's capturing of these intricacies make for a compelling series of pencil works.

Postcards Make Portraits by Amir Zainorin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Using postcards that he obtains from restaurants and culture houses in Denmark, artist Amir Zainorin creates collaged postcard murals of famed leaders that currently reside on the face of major currency. George Washington, Queen Elizabeth, and Mao Zedong get the treatment in a very odd, but rather creative series of portraits from the Malaysian-born artist.

Erotic Lithographs by Peter Fendi

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
'The Lithographs of Peter Fendi are well know for their hedonistic, entertaining and humorous takes on idealised sexual encounters, from the mind of a 18th century gentleman. Peter Fendi who was born in and trained as a prodigical court painter in Austria, was a master of watercolours, oil paints and lithrographs; his multicoloured use of which was of a fairly notable merit for the time period...'

The Works of Kustaa Saksi

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
The bizarre, futuristic landscape illustrations of Kustaa Saksi, a Finish born artist, with Scandinavian design roots, have obvious roots in our natural landscape and technological tendencies. In his work, his unique imagination enables him to combine organic touches and viscous shapes into beautiful surreal landscapes. Saksi has exhibited in Paris and Barcelona.

Sam in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Argentina-based artist, Sam, recently painted this monochromatic character constructed with a variety of geometric designs and patterns.

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