Alex Prager for Portlandia, Season 4

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
We are going to keep the point going... Alex Prager is busy! Shows in NYC at Lehmann Maupin, museum shows in Washington DC at Corcoran, and a soon-to-be show at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles have the artist spreading the coast with her cinematic fine art photography. Yesterday, it was announced that Prager shot the promo stills for Portlandia's Season 4, beginning on February 27, 2014. 

Drawings by Mathew Borrett: Room Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
Mathew Borrett's "Room Series" is very reminiscent of M. C. Escher's drawings of impossible, mind-bending architectural spaces. Borrett's drawings creating outlandish, strangely displaced structures forming a dream-driven world of nightmares and fantasies that have an array of details to draw you in and out of the various rooms, exploring their relationships and potential narratives.

Joseph Martinez "Steady Hands, Blurry Vision" @ Soze Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
SOZE Gallery is pleased to present “Steady Hands, Blurry Vision” a solo exhibition of artist Joseph Martinez’s work. Martinez has exhibited in group exhibitions in San Francisco and Chicago, among other places. “Steady Hands, Blurry Vision” marks the artist’s first exhibit with SOZE, first exhibit in Los Angeles, as well as his first official solo show in an art gallery.

Watch: "Beauty" Animates Hundreds of Years of Art History

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
A series of well-selected images from the tradition of pictorial beauty are appropriated by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro in this short video bringing to life frozen moments of art history through animation. In this interpretation by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, this beauty is brought back to the expressive force of gestures that he springs from the immobility of canvas, animating a sentiment lost to the fixedness masterpieces.

Photography of Paige Powell @ Suzanne Geiss Company, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
Suzanne Geiss Company is pleased to present Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude , an exhibition of rare candidphotographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by Paige Powell. This is the first presentation of photographs from Powell’s comprehensive archive, a significant chronicle of 1980’s art and culture in America. Her work offers uncommon glimpses into the lives of artists and friends who participated in the cultural transformations of the era.

The Work of Ryan Travis Christian

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
This morning we take another look at the work of Chicago-based artist Ryan Travis Christian. Christian, who was featured in the January, 2013 issue of the magazine works in graphite, zigzag patterns and compositions that draw influence from artists such as Arturo Herera and Kenny Scharf, deconstructing the 'Disney fantasy lifestyle with cartoon icons and erases their iconic identify features."

Ever Gold Gallery Five Year Anniversary Group Show

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
If you are in San Francisco tonight, the only activity you should have planned is attending Ever Gold Gallery’s five year anniversary group show! Congratulations! With a hurricane of change happening everywhere you look in San Francisco, which includes many galleries closing, it’s comforting to see places like Ever Gold Gallery persevere and flourish through it all. To celebrate a healthy five years, owner and founder, Andrew McClintock has enlisted 80 artists for a massive group show that will occupy the moderately small 500-square-foot space. Check out the fantastic list of artists. It's a long one.

Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Back in 2009, Ryan McGinness installed a mural of painting panels at the entryway at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Now as a follow-up, McGinness and the museum will open "Studio Visit" on January 25, 2014, a three-part exhibition, the first gallery will provide a glimpse of McGinness’s studio practice, the second will display a selection of the objects McGinness chose from the museum collection alongside his sketches and final image, and the last portion will show early works the artist made while growing up in Virginia Beach.

"Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books" @ Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design

Design // Thursday, January 16, 2014
One of the beautiful things about appreciated art is that they have a book or exhibition catalogue for almost every genre or artist you love. This office in particular, although we receive a lot of books from wonderful publishers, spends a lot of times, on the road and at home, treasuring and searching for great and unique art books. Not to be redundant, but there is an "art" to the art book, and we are so excited to see the next exhibition at Otis College of Art & Design's Ben Maltz Gallery, "Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books."

Charlie Roberts "HEX" @ Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Charlie Roberts, who we featured in the magazine in 2013, continues to have a busy schedule with a great stream of shows around the world. His newest is "HEX," will open at Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm on January 22, 2014, and from January 16–22, visitors can follow the process as Charlie Roberts works with a site-specific sculpture and the installation of the exhibition.

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