Goorin Bros XO Collection by Victor Reyes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Goorin Brothers rolls out a new collection today, April 26, 2012, by Victor Reyes, titled the XO collection. A two-part party will begin at Goorin's Haight Street store near Ashbury from 5pm to 8pm, then move over to their Cassel Gallery for a special opening to feature Reyes' new "Hold On Tightly" works from 8:30pm to 11pm.

Barry McGee and others @ 1717 17th Street, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Barry McGee has become a name that any art novice or expert has come to know and respect. Any event or art exhibition tied to McGee's name is guaranteed to have art world's ears will perk up. This was absolutely the case for the show that was recently organized right here in San Francisco, titled Contemporary Arts Centre. McGee uses a very specific word to describe the exhibition and opening reception, simply a "happening."

Ian Francis "10,000 Years From Now" @ Lazarides Rathbone, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
We were very excited to see the title of Ian Francis' newest exhibition, 10,000 Years From Now. Obviously, his work resonates with this title perfectly. There seems to be this distant future mixed with familiar figurative elements in each Francis painting, a surreal, mystical experience that has a foundation of contemporary. Francis' latest body of work examines the "fragility of this lifetime in contrast to geological timescales."

Mathilde Roussel "Lifes Of Grass"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
An installation that grows with time... pretty interesting concept. French artist Mathilde Roussel created the pieces that would make up Lifes of Grass, to examined the "effects of transformation of the material as a metaphor of the transformation of the body. Time sculpts the forms, makes them change and then decay." The work went on display around the world, including the 2010 Crossing the Line FIAF Festival at Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn.

The Giant Rubber Duckie by Florentijn Hofman

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
What we especially like about the gigantic Rubber Duckie that floats around the world, the creation of Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, is that there is no political message or grand scheme behind it. It was just made to make people feel better. As the artist states, "The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them." We don't know whether to cry or call shenanigans.

Francesca Woodman @ Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Francesca Woodman's retrospective from SFMOMA, is now showing at the Guggenheim Museum and is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s brief but extraordinary career to be seen in North America. More than thirty years after her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular...

Mark Jenkins: Tug Of War in Poland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Currently in Katowice, Poland participating in the Katowice Street Art Festival, Mark Jenkins created this Tug of War Installation on a small-perched part of the building. This piece will likely catch the attention and baffle the minds of passing pedestrians.

Last Days of 1984 "River's Edge" Music Video directed by Sophie Gateau

Music // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sophie Gateau just directed this new music video for Last Days and their track, "River's Edge," which features two young men as they get turned into streamers. And various other visual effects are applied, by which you will say, "This is quite lovely." And then they dance with their keyboard x drum machines.

The Work of Florian Nicolle

Illustration // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
'I try to create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the expressions of the line have to be very free and spontaneous. While keeping a rigorous drawing. So i use fast techniques, like a bic, large brush, watercolor and chines ink. I draw a picture as if I wrote a text, with the same tool, the same freedom, erasures, lines, scribbles, …' Florian Nicolle is a 25 year old French illustrator and designer.

Back Talk: A Conversation with Morgan Spurlock

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Thinkspace Gallery is honored to be working with producer/director/writer/collector Morgan Spurlock (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Supersize Me) on his debut curatorial project. New Blood aims to showcase artists that Spurlock feels have changed the art world forever and has in turn given each of them the chance to invite a protégé of their choice to profile alongside their own work in this very special exhibit. The exhbit opens this Saturday, April 28.

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