Preview: Mike Giant "I Know You're Out There" @ Pretty Pretty Collective, SF

Tattoo // Saturday, May 19, 2012
According to Mike, "All the works in the show are based around my search for a new girlfriend. And those works will be on display tonight, May 19, at Pretty Pretty Collective in San Francisco, feautruring all new works written out in sentence form. Like Sir Mix-A-Lot lyrics.

Jenny Morgan "Kith and Kin" @ Plus Gallery, Denver

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 19, 2012
On June 1st, Jenny Morgan will open a new set of photorealist paintings in Kith and Kin at Plus Gallery in Denver, Colorado. The show marks Morgan's 3rd solo show at Plus, with the gallery noting "Morgan's riveting portraits push far past traditional realism, carrying a visceral and emotional impact."

Fast Cash by Lush

Street Art // Saturday, May 19, 2012
Street art is a hot commodity right now and who better to teach you all the secrets to the trade than Lush.

Natalie Clapp's Magick Series

Illustration // Saturday, May 19, 2012
Natalie Clapp is a Baltimore based illustrator that has been on a constant tumbling ocean of finding her way in the creative world. Inspired by the innocence of bliss and the rugged and chaotic line of the natural earth, she explores her art with a whimsical sophistication.

Photoreal Erotica by John Kacere

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 19, 2012
Today we give you a look at some exquisite paintings from the late American photorealist, John Kacere, who almost exclusively concentrated on the mid-section of the female body. Kacere painted his first photorealist painting in 1969 involving the mid-section of a female dressed in lingerie.

Opening Photos: Mia Araujo and Nouar @ Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 19, 2012
Last Saturday, May 12, Los Angeles artist Mia Araujo returned to Corey Helford Gallery to unveil her first solo exhibition at the gallery, “Into the Woods.” Mia is known for her beautiful and ethereal imagery, tempered with the darkness and horrors of reality. Opening photos after the jump . . .

Gues x Horfe

Graffiti // Saturday, May 19, 2012
Gues and Horfe get weird with some green on a nice virgin wall.   Horfe’s newer work looks more like he is painting sculptures.

ArtPadSF 2012: Highlights from San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Yesterday we attended the opening party and press preview of ArtPadSF at the Phoenix Hotel, a unique art fair situated around a pool with each gallery occupying a hotel room surrounding an open courtyard. Galleries such as New Image Art, Robert Berman, the Luggage Store, 111 Minna, Gregory Lind all had strong "rooms," showcasing a blend of both classics and up-and-coming talents.

Augustine Kofie "Working the Angles" @ Known Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Lots of good shows opening this weekend (Travis Millard, Dave Kinsey, for example) but we are also looking to next weekend when one of our favorites, Augustine Kofie, opens a brand new body of work, Working the Angles, at Los Angeles' Known Gallery. The exhibition will features 30+ works including dense collage and assemblage on wood with yardstick framing, paintings on canvas, and hand painted multiples.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: ENRON

Graffiti // Friday, May 18, 2012
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Enron.

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