MEAR ONE "Urban Analogue" @ C.A.V.E. Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Currently on view at C.A.V.E. Gallery In Venice, CA is a special exhibition showcasing a select collection of Monotypes created by MEAR ONE. This series of Monotypes titled "Urban Analogue" was created over a seven year period between 2003-2009 with the late great Southern California master printer, Pat Merrill. Each work from this series is unique. 

New Normal One in Oakland, CA

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Their first show in the series, "New Normal One," focuses directly on Oakland. Oakland has been experiencing a major development within the community of arts for many reasons, one being the change of economics within the bay area. Oakland has been a very affordable city where there is a potential for growth. One area of growth has been very evident within the artist community. This show will be a reflection of that growth and it's relations that if forms.

Update: David Jien "Exodus" @ Richard Heller Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2015
David Jien makes some fantastic, provocative, narrative works in each show he creates, and if you happen to be in Santa Monica from March 28—May2, 2015, go check out his new show "Exodus" at Richard Heller Gallery. 

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, April 02, 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. Ray Mock aka CarnageNYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report. ]

Jerry Hsu's "A Love Like Mine Is Hard To Find" @ Slow Culture, LA

Photography // Thursday, April 02, 2015
Tomorrow night in Los Angeles, Slow Culture Gallery will present A Love Like Mine Is Hard To Find, a an exhibition featuring the work of Jerry Hsu. A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find says a lot about the way Jerry Hsu approaches his photography. Without a doubt, this is a passion thing. His process, like the title indicates, is tied to discovery and patience and it borders on compulsion.

In the Magazine: Trevor Wheatley Takes our Contemporary Language Outdoors

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2015
Trevor Wheatley is a good sport. Throughout the interview process, he entertained my urge to continually and playfully clown on various aspects of Canadian culture (to be fair, American culture got its share). In addition to acquainting me with “The 6,” taking me to eat some of the best phở I have ever consumed and guiding me to a better understanding of Canada’s passion for hockey, Trevor shared his imaginative world of graphic one-liners. 

Darren Holmes: Animals Being Human

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2015
Oh, man, you know if you get us uncomfortable you have done well. We saw this amazing series of staged photpgraphs by Darren Holmes entitled "Animals Being Human" on Beautiful/Decay, and we can't tell what is going on but one of the best imaginations we have seen in a while. 

Marilyn Minter "Pretty/Dirty" @ Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2015
From the the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston: For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty.

Hajime Sorayama Print Show @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, SF

Erotica // Thursday, April 02, 2015
This Saturday April 4th at 7pm, Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground presents a print show by renowned artist Hajime Sorayama. If you remember, we featured Sorayama in the print edition of Juxtapoz back in December 2014, and that feature ended with probably the most bizarre ending we have ever had in the magazine (Sorayama was asked if he wanted a drink and retorted: "Your breast milk will be fine, if you may." Priceless, bizarre, but priceless.)

The Classic Work of Bob Carlos Clarke

Erotica // Thursday, April 02, 2015
We have written about the great Bob Carlos Clarke on the site before, but the range of his work, from rock stars, to models, to fetish scenes, to overtly sexual situations, he was a true master of his craft. He was born in Cork, Ireland in 1950, and came to England in 1964 to study art and design at The West Sussex College of Art where he developed an interest in photography. He then went on to The London College of Printing, before completing his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975.