Opening: Kehinde Wiley "An Economy of Grace" @ Sean Kelly Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
A busy weekend in NYC during the Frieze Art Fair celebration saw the opening of Kehinde Wiley's newest body of work, An Economy of Grace, at Sean Kelly Gallery. The exhibition marked a new departure from Wiley’s previous work and subject matter by depicting African-American women, his first-ever series dedicated to female subjects.

Wood Chip Sculptures by Sergey Bobkov

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We don't think we are going out on a limb here to suggest that the work of Sergey Bobkov is just a tad creepy. His wood-chip sculptures, and yes they are very well done, seem to have a bit of a sinister look to them, perhaps because they are life-sized with intense eyes. Bobkov spent half a year to produce one eagle, working 10 to 12 hours a day, with little time off. Okay, maybe that is what is creepy...

The Work of Santiago Salvador

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Chilean artist Santiago Salvador paints images of tiny, anonymous people often arranged in patterns reminiscent of traditional South American weaving. “I think of my paintings and drawings as constructions. I include recognizable elements in them and others that are not, creating a composition in a way loses a narrative logic, but maintains in itself a friendly and mysterious stability."

Sever: Captain America & RIP Street Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
While a significant amount of graffiti writers currently take to the streets of Detroit with bombing and traditional productions, Sever stopped by dropping two different stand out pieces. The first mural is a jab at street art; Sever painting suited character icons of street art Kaws, Twist, Bansky, Futura, Shepard Fairey, and Os Gemeos carrying a coffin labeled street art.

In L.A.: RIME & KC, DABS MYLA @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
We stopped by the opening reception for RIME & KC's SKETCHY M%#THERFUCKERS and DABS MYLA's Break Night Lovers at Los Angeles' Known Gallery this past weekend. Bright, colorful works dominated the gallery, and stop by to see the exhibition before it comes down on May 19. Photos after the jump…

Art Exhibition for “Snow White and the Huntsman” Now Accepting Submissions

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
Universal Pictures, the studio behind the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, announced a call for artists to submit work inspired by the film. The artwork submitted for the exhibition can be in any medium, and the winner will have his or her piece displayed in a pop-up gallery alongside the work of a prominent LA artist, as well as pieces by three-time Oscar-winner Colleen Atwood (costume designer on the film). Entrants must be 18 years of age, and the work submitted must not include any recognizable likenesses of the film’s stars.

Escif Channels the Tlatelolco Massacre @ All City Canvas, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
There is no question that Valencia, Spain-based Escif has some of the most politically aware and intelligent street work being produced today. Each piece, even his simple sentences, have a backstory that pertains to the space and place in which he does the public work. This is case with his brilliant piece at All City Canvas in Mexico City, where Escif painted a huge mural on the side of the politically historic Chihuahua apartment building.

Opening: Ryan McGinley "Animals" & "Grids" @ Team Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
Ryan McGinley opened two simultaneous exhibitions at Team Gallery's two locations in SOHO, NYC this past week, Animals and Grids (Atlas Sound playing the roof for the openings... good touch). We stopped by to see both shows this weekend, and while Grids has a incredibly clean presentation, Animals was one of our favorite, most memorable shows of the entire weekend of Frieze activities.

Review: NADA New York

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
Today is your last chance to check out the NADA show in NYC, the the inaugural edition of NADA NYC with over 60 international galleries from 24 cities representing 11 countries. We took a long time walking through the four floors that NADA took up on West 22nd Street, and saw outstanding booths from Alden Projects of NYC, Loyal of Malmo, Sweden, Nanzuka of Tokyo, and Galerie Hussenot of Paris. Pictures after the jump . . .

Cross-Stitched Portrait Project by Evelin Kasikov

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
We love a good handmade, DIY project, especially because we have a fondest for our Juxtapoz Handmade Art book. We just came across Evelin Kasikov's Portrait Project, where the artist is creating 10 stitched portraits, all based on the same grid with different methods and thread thickness. The results are quite cool...

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