Live: Good Wood 2012 Skateboard Art Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Our good friends at Power House Productions in Detroit, whom we worked with during our 15th Anniversary fundraiser in 2009-10, is putting on a skateboard art exhibition fundraiser, Good Wood, for the Ride It Sculpture Park that is going in the neighborhood close to where Juxtapoz bought houses in 2009. The online bidding auction began on May 19, and the art show that coincides with the auction begins on May 26 in Detroit.

In L.A.: RISK Old Habits Die Hard

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This past weekend we attended the private party and viewing of works by RISK at a beautiful private home in Los Angeles. “Old Habits Die Hard” consisted of large body of work, several paintings, Neon and large scale sculptures. Photos and more after the jump..

Parra x Kidrobot "Pierced" Vinyl sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
“As he pierces her with brutal force” is no understatement with Dutch artist Parra’s depiction of a harsh necking in his first collaboration with pop art brand Kidrobot. The 10-inch vinyl sculpture is a dramatization of eroticism and dominance, with beaked creatures pecking away at each other in a menagerie gloss and matte. The forceful embrace is an ode to romance novel covers that even Fabio might be turned on by depending on what angle he views it from.

Preview: "Wild At Heart" Group Show @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
On Saturday, May 26, Thinkspace Gallery will open the big group show, Wild At Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild, an exhibition to raise awareness about the precarious predicament of wild creatures around the world, and to benefit efforts to protect them in their natural habitat. Featuring more than 110 artists, the show features works from Aaron Horkey, ARYZ, Dabs Myla, Esao Andrews, Know Hope, Pedro Matos, and many others.

Glowing Homeless by Fanny Allié

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
As part of the 2011 "Bring to Light" festival, Fanny Allie created the Glowing Homeless sculpture, and placed it on a bench in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. As Allie says of her work, "Many of my projects suggest the course of time as they examine memories, past actions or incidents, and events that happened at a specific and recorded time."

'If you don't like this book you don't like me.': Paul Thek @ The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Paul Thek, an artist who has been widely exhibited in the past couple decades, is often most notably recognized for his 1964 exhibition Technological Reliquaries, often referred to glibly as his "meat pieces" that consisted of varying sculptures resembling flesh. The current show of his work at the Modern Institute in Glasgow (on view until June 2nd) displays a select thirty-five notebooks following this successful exhibition.

Preview: Rene Almanza "Draws of Perception" @ Gerrish Fine Art, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monterrey, Mexico-based fine artist, Rene Almanza, who has shown extensively in San Francisco in recent years, will be showcasing 1001 ink drawings, all measuring 15 cm x 15 cm, at Gerrish Fine Art in London this June 19, 2012. Almanza is currently residing in London, preparing his enormous new body of work.

The Work of Gildo Medina

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
'Apparent simplicity is the result of extreme sophistication. Merging traditional techniques and deeply superficiality is part of the signature of Gildo Medina. The precision of his drawings transform his crystallised characters in living glorious sculptures. He creates unexpected beauty.'

The Work of Jimmy Zombie

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Jimmy Zombie is an artist with a unique individual style creating iconic imagery for the music, arts and fashion industries. His signature way of drawing is reminiscent of psychedelic posters from the 70's with their soft merging edges and separated color palettes. He has done work for many clients including Converse, Barcelona Fashion Week, The Guardian, Wired, Faber, Sony, Universal Music, LWL.

Recap: ArtMrKT 2012, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
San Francisco was on the art beat this weekend with 3 different art fairs to attend, and Friday afternoon we made our way to artMRKT, the most internationally represented fair of the trio. From Park Life, to LeBasee, to Daniel Horowitz' fantastic collection of collage and drawings at Muriel Guepin's booth, this year's showing was also SF's most eclectic.

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