Mark Ryden, The Gay 90's: West @ Kohn Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
In the inaugural exhibition Mark Ryden, underscores his aesthetic forays into cultural kitsch through his exploration of the lost but not forgotten “Gay 90s”. Employing the visual trappings of the formally idealized 1890s in America—women dressed in satin skirts with large bows, large wheeled bicycles, Main St. USA, vaudevillian stages—Ryden recreates scenes from this marginalized slice of pop culture...

Tim Barber "Relations" @ Capricious 88 Gallery

Photography // Friday, May 02, 2014
Relations, Barber's most recent body of work, is a continuation of his ongoing photographic explorations. Culling from everyday life experience, Barber’s images reveal the subtle yet complex narratives hidden in seemingly mundane subject matter...

Yung Lenox "LA's Most Wanted" @ Gallery 1988 (West)

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
Yung Lenox, who we profiled in the September, 2013 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine, will be making his first major west coast debut at Gallery 1988 (West) on Thursday, May 8th, 2014. "The artist was not able to attend his own debut. He was at home. Asleep. It was past his bedtime. Probably due to the fact he was six years old. The Yung God, who is now seven, happens to be my son. There are two ways my dude does these drawings...

Fred Tomaselli "Current Events" @ James Cohan Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
For Fred Tomaselli, art has psychotropic properties; it creates a pathway to altering and rearranging our perceptions of reality. Over the course of a career that spans three decades, Tomaselli has transformed his daily life and many obsessions—gardening, birding, fly-fishing, recreational drugs into mind-bending, consciousness-expanding paintings...

Derek Weisberg "Saving | Face" @ Lyons Wier Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
Saving | Face is the first commercial gallery solo exhibition from California transplant Derek Weisberg. Weisberg has been making sculpture in ceramics for over 20 years, and earned a BFA in ceramics, at California College of Arts and Crafts, in 2005. Weisberg spent the early part of his career cutting his teeth on the Left Coast...

Update: The Work of Mark Powell

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
London artist Mark Powell cleverly re-purposes old, used, and often tattered ephemera. Using cancelled envelopes, maps, and other found items as his canvases, he produces striking, life-like, and inked drawings. His sketches are made using only a Bic Biro pen, often incorporating the original stamps, logos, and addresses. 

Ryan de la Hoz "Form and Void" @ Flatcolor Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
Ryan de la Hoz, who is featured in our May, 2014 issue, is opened Form and Void at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle, WA last night. The name "Form and Void" is taken from the Bible. Genesis verse 1:2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep."

The Work of Stephanie Inagaki

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
Weaving elements of masterful line work and a strong sense of heritage, the work of Stephanie Inagaki uses Japanese mythology and folk tales as the source for her intimate presentations of the manners in which we relate to the ones we love, the often painful lessons learned in the experience, and ultimately the blossoming discovery of self...

Live Outside SF: An Interview with Amanda Lynn and Lady Mags

Street Art // Thursday, May 01, 2014
One certainty, if I could be so bold, is the proclamation that Public Art makes cities better. It's a simple formula, one that Juxtapoz has declared a necessity for years, had dedicated an entire issue to, and has documented and participated in over the last decade. Public Art programs make people happy. We aren't talking about expensive forays bringing international artists to your city lending a stunning sculpture to your waterfront views...

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, May 01, 2014
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. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.