Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Gordon Gekkoh delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

"We Were There" by Sandy Carson

Photography // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Sandy Carson is a Scottish photographer currently living and working in the United States. His project We Were There explores the relationship between concerts and the fans who attend them. The area between the stage and the barrier is usually used by photographers to take close up shots of the musicians, but here, Carson has turned the camera around, pointing his lens at the fans...

Justyna Neryng’s “Childhood Lost”

Photography // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
In her series “Childhood Lost”, UK-based photographer Justyna Neryng collaborated with her daughter Nell to create enchanting theatrical portraits. Drawing inspiration from Golden Age Dutch paintings, Neryng depicts childhood characters from stories and dreams. 

POSE "Bold Notion" @ Core Club, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Juxtapoz was lucky enough to attend the opening of POSE's new body of work, Bold Notion, at the Core Club in NYC this past week. We have been really excited to see the transformations and growth in POSE's work over the past few years, and for the lucky members of the Core Club, they will be able to live with the work for a few months. 

Peter Saul "From Pop to Punk" @ Venus Over Manhattan, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
VENUS OVER MANHATTAN is pleased to present FROM POP TO PUNK, paintings from the ’60s and ’70s by renowned painter PETER SAUL, on view at 980 Madison beginning February 25, 2015. Saul’s politically charged, and often politically incorrect, paintings are rooted in a system of removal from the artist’s beliefs, void of morals and ambivalent in their politics. Saul sources imagery from popular culture and current and historical events for his cartoonish and surreal depictions. The resulting paintings of the grotesque are more akin to social commentary than clear political statements.

Dreamlands: An Exhibition Inspired by the Landscapes of our Dreams

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
On Saturday, March 14, Corey Helford will present “Dreamlands” a group show, curated by Sweet Streets’ fabulous provocateur, Caro. The 35 new contemporary artists chosen for this show hail from different countries, and work in dynamically unique styles, but share a sparkling, dreamlike sensibility in their end result.

Tomokazu Matsuyama "Come With Me" @ Gallery Wendi Norris

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
For Gallery Wendi Norris' third solo exhibition with Tomokazu Matsuyama, the artist will present a selection of new paintings and will debut a series of steel sculptures. Many of these pieces will feature the expressionless figures derived from traditional Japanese ink techniques that are characteristic of his past work...

Embroidered Paintings by Pauline MM Nijenhuis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
In Dutch artist Pauline MM Nijenhuis' series "Slow Scapes," the artist explores the contradictions of inertia vs. speed and hardness vs. softness by banding them both together, 'combining soft embroidery and acrylic as an exciting contrast in texture and layering.

The Art of Tenzing Rigdol

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
We are enjoying the works of Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol this morning. Tenzing's work ranges from painting, sculpture, drawing and collage, to digital, performance art. Widely exhibited internationally, the artist currently lives and works in New York.

Mark Gonzales x Curtis Kulig and Simone Shubuck Posters

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
One of the things that we snatched up while amongst the overwhelming but wonderful rooms filled of zines, books, prints, and art at the LA Art Book Fair last month was a Paul Wackers poster from The Posters, a new company based in Los Angeles that sells beautifully made posters by emerging and established international artists. And when each poster is sold, a portion of the proceeds to arts education groups to pay for art classes for underserved youth in American cities.

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