Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, April 07, 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.

Studio Insight from Robin F. Williams

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
We checked in with Brooklyn painter Robin F. Williams to see what she’s been focusing on with her newest paintings, which are always luminous and layered with questions. As usual, her latest pieces are arresting.

Jonathan Shaw's "Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
A legendary tattoo master and notorious creator of underground art, Jonathan Shaw, will be in San Francisco the next couple days as he stops by our favorite used bookstore Green Apple Books tonight for a reading and conversation with Gregg Foreman of Cat Power and Brandon Burkart of The Saint James Society. He'll also be at The Beat Museum in North Beach tomorrow for another reading so if you are in the area be sure to check out one of the events! His cult novel Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes has just been republished by Johnny Depp and Harper Perennial.

Alessia Iannetti's Girls on Wood

Illustration // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Alessia Iannetti's chosen medium of graphite, watercolor and ink on wood is fascinating and befuddling. Her ability to capture nuance of detail and smooth textures is astouding, and these images of young girls with birds and foliage are enchanting to look at for hours. Her handling of color against a monochromatic scene creates a sense of tension and focus as well. These are beautiful works rendered in a highly unique fashion.

Sarah Geiger's Glitch Dreamscapes

Photography // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Sarah Geiger has been shooting some interesting road trip glitch photos of trains that made us do a double take.

Veronika Richterova's Repurposed Plastic Bottle Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Czech artist Veronika Richterová takes recycled plastic PET bottles and transforms them in to creative objects and sculptures including light fixtures, plants, and even animals! "When I found out by chance, that plastic bottles could be deformed by heat, I decided to create a sculpture from this material. Immediately, I had the idea that it could be called PET-art however, I took it only as one of my visual experimentations. 

In the Magazine: Sarah Cain

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
I met the artist Sarah Cain in her studio in Los Angeles where she’s completing work for upcoming museum shows—at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and at the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh—plus a solo show at Honor Fraser gallery in LA. We had a rambling conversation about what inspires her work, how she manages her career and what it’s like to be a woman in the art world, all the while nibbling on fresh raspberries and dark chocolate with sea salt. It was just as incredible as it sounds.

Watch: KR3W "Rights Refused with French Sayer"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Richard 'French' Sayer recently became one of KR3W's Rights Refused artists. French recently relocated from foggy London to the sunny city of Melbourne, Australia and they have caught up with him to document a day in the life of the artist and illustrator.

Gigs x Twist 1993

Graffiti // Monday, April 06, 2015
We love stumbling on old Bay Area graffiti photos like this one of Gigs Fsc and Twist way back in 1993. Hard to believe that was 22 years ago now!

Frida Kahlo: The Gisèle Freund Photographs

Photography // Monday, April 06, 2015
Last month a book of photographs taken of Frida Kahlo in the last years of her life was published by Harry N. Abrams. For two years, photographer Gisèle Freund was welcomed into the home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera allowing her to intimately document their daily lives. The images provide a glimpse into the personal practices of two of the most renowned painters in the medium’s history. 


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