Preview: Michael Miller "West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures" @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Michael Miller, the famed music photographer who captured iconic photos of Eazy-E, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, NWA, and some of the most iconic Stussy advertising campaigns of the late 1980s and '90s, will be exhibiting West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco this weekend, April 27—28. The show coincides with Miller signing copies of his new book, West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures at the gallery on Saturday, April 28.

Preview: Ryan Travis Christian & Marissa Textor "It Ain't Conceptual" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Tonight, April 27, in Toronto, Cooper Cole Gallery is hosting It Ain't Conceptual, featuring new works from Ryan Travis Christian and Marissa Textor, two up-and-coming artists that we have had on our radar for quite some time, and we quite excited to see showing together. With Christian's vintage cartoon aesthetic, and Textor's photoreal graphite drawings, this will be a really strong show.

Camille Rose Garcia & Travis Lampe: In Conversation for "New Blood" @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
This Saturday, April 28, Thinkspace Gallery is hosting New Blood, a group exhibition curated by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. 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. Included artists, Travis Lampe and Camille Rose Garcia, interview each other in conjunction with the exhibition...

Everything, All the Time, Always: Sadie Barnette @ Double Break

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Currently at Double Break in San Diego is a solo show by San Diego-based artist and Oakland-native Sadie Barnette. The show is unique for Double Break as it consumes the entire store and gallery, spanning the entire space, a format that did not apply to previous shows, creating an immersive environment full of Barnette's impeccable graphite renderings, photographs, and objects. The show will be on view until Saturday, May 12th.

Kinzie Davis @ Brickhouse Gallery Closing Reception

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Sacramento's Brickhouse Gallery celebrates the closing party for local artist Kinzie Davis', who, armed with his spray can, has gained popularity for addressing themes such as "hidden kn-owl-edge, illumi-naughty, a-lie-n con-spy-racy, and watchers," he plays on words.

Glass Like Water: Aerial by Baptiste Debombourg

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Glass riding in like the tide is the best way to describe what French artist Baptiste Debombourg created with Aerial, an installation at Brauweiler Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near Cologne, Germany. As the glass hits the floor, Debombourg creates the effect of layered ocean tides creeping onto the stone ground, a magnificent result. The work was completed on April 14, 2012, and took over 420 hours to complete.

Pref: Happy Birthday Birdie

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
The overlapping, blending, and combination of lettering in Pref’s phrases keep us somewhat excited about different new possibilities in the realm of graffiti. This newest piece says “Happy Birthday Birdie.”

SubWars

Illustration // Friday, April 27, 2012
A student of animation at Communication University of China, Sean Soong's stark, sleek, and ultra-violent short film "SubWars" tells the story of an old man who enters a subway car where no one offers him a seat. What ensues is five minutes of bloody revenge with a light saber. Although the action is graphic, the political commentary on China's communist legacy is subtle, resulting in an intriguing and thoroughly entertaining animated short.

Pantone Swatches Make Classic Album Covers by David Marsh

Music // Friday, April 27, 2012
David Marsh must like a good Pantone swatch, because in order to digitally recreate classic albums with Pantone swatches, he had to use over 1,369 solid color swatches for each reference to the Smiths, or Nirvana, or Roxy Music, or Pink Floyd. Marsh created a nice series of album covers that puts him in the Venn Diagram space where the two circles intersect between graphic design nerd and Matt Pinfield.

The Photography of Howard Schatz

Erotica // Friday, April 27, 2012
Formerly an ophthalmologist, Howard Schatz has successfully turned his photography hobby into a full-fledged and distinguished career as a fine art and commercial photographer. Working alongside his wife and business partner, Beverly Ornstein, from their Manhattan studio, Schatz's photos have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and he has received international acclaim for his work.

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