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.

Matthew Barney x Barry X Ball Dual-Dual Portrait @ Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Barry X Ball, who has been working in reinterpreting classic sculpture for over 30 years, just had aninstallation at Nathalie Obadia in Paris, called Matthew Barney / Barry X Ball Dual-Dual Portrait. The room featured a "a Janus-like double portrait of Barry X Ball and fellow artist Matthew Barney," carved in stone, staring at each other in a gold and black color scheme.

New M-City Mural in Finland

Street Art // Friday, May 18, 2012
Mariusz Waraz, aka M-City, recently took over the exterior of this large building with his distinct machinery looking esthetic in Pori, Finland.  The artist was invited to participate in an exhibition entitled “Street Art – The New Generation” put together by the Pori Art Museum.  Many well-known street artists are also involved with the show including Blu, Invader, Icy & Sot, and more.

Tom Sachs: Love Letter To Plywood

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Here at Juxtapoz HQ we were incredibley sad that were not able to make the opening of Tom Sachs' newest exhibtion Space Program: Mars. Watching some of these videos that Sachs' released in coordination with the show like, How to Sweep and the newest one we came across Love Letter to Plywood is only making it worse.

1910: What they illustrated the world to look like in 2012

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
No matter what distant past you go back to in order to see their vision of the future, there is always a ton of flying involved. Why don't we have flying cars yet? That is all we seem to care about! These are some incredible illustrations drawn in 1910 that try to forecast what the world was going to look like in one hundred years.

"ENTROPIA" by Escif

Street Art // Friday, May 18, 2012
When you need an artist to paint a building without ruining it’s integrity who you gonna call?  Escif, duhhh. The Spanish artists newest mural is entitled “Entropia” and it’s all the adjectives used to describe something that is of upmost quality. Located on the coast of the Alboran Sea in Melilla, Morocco.

Sandra Rendgen's Information Graphics

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Sandra Rendgen has observed and catalogued the phenomenon that can be seen in and around various media hubs ranging from Tumblr to the New York Times. Rendgen's Information Graphics delves into the importance of the image as a function of communication spanning from the early days of humanity when the first cave paintings were made to today's more contemporary visual information maps that can illustrate something like the many types of beer.

Recap: My Little Pony @ Toy Art Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Toy Art Gallery’s “MY LITTLE PONY Project 2012” exhibition opened May 5 to a gigantic crowd that lined up around an LA city block. Twenty-five artists uniquely created their own painted My Little Pony 18-inch vinyl figures, which are available for sale through next Saturday, May 26, 2012. Ten percent of the sales from the MY LITTLE PONY artworks is donated to Give Kids the World.

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