"Impact & Impressions" @ Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD)

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
Earlier this week Laguna College of Art and Design's (LCAD) Design + Digital Media Major opened an exhibition, "Impact & Impressions," at their LCAD ON FOREST space in Laguna Beach. Impact & Impressions is an exhibition that explores the beauty and energy of ink meeting paper. The work featured includes both contemporary and vintage samples of the art of letterpress and monoprinting. This exhibition compliments their Design + Digital Media philosophy that today's designer must understand and celebrate all methods and technologies, both new and old, in the development of dynamic design solutions.

FOG Design+Art x SFMOMA @ Fort Mason, SF

Design // Friday, January 17, 2014
We stopped through FOG Design+Art at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion last night in San Francisco. Presented in collaboration with the SF Museum of Modern Art, the fair featured important 20th-century and contemporary design dealers from across the country and beyond as well as a selection of leading modern and contemporary art galleries. Furniture, fine art, and design objects representing design movements from the last century to today are presented throughout the space. Along with a series of special events, the pavilion will be open to the public this weekend so make sure you check it out!

Ernest Zacharevic in Penang, Malaysia (Part 1)

Street Art // Friday, January 17, 2014
An artist that we really were excited to learn about in 2013 is Lithuanian-born Ernest Zacharevic, who had some great street pieces in Norway during Nuart 2013. Our friend Henrik Haven just went down to Penang, Malaysia to pay Ernest a visit as he prepares for a solo show down there at Hin Company Bus Depot. Take a look at the documentation of Ernest on the street...

Alex Prager for Portlandia, Season 4

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
We are going to keep the point going... Alex Prager is busy! Shows in NYC at Lehmann Maupin, museum shows in Washington DC at Corcoran, and a soon-to-be show at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles have the artist spreading the coast with her cinematic fine art photography. Yesterday, it was announced that Prager shot the promo stills for Portlandia's Season 4, beginning on February 27, 2014. 

Drawings by Mathew Borrett: Room Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
Mathew Borrett's "Room Series" is very reminiscent of M. C. Escher's drawings of impossible, mind-bending architectural spaces. Borrett's drawings creating outlandish, strangely displaced structures forming a dream-driven world of nightmares and fantasies that have an array of details to draw you in and out of the various rooms, exploring their relationships and potential narratives.

Joseph Martinez "Steady Hands, Blurry Vision" @ Soze Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
SOZE Gallery is pleased to present “Steady Hands, Blurry Vision” a solo exhibition of artist Joseph Martinez’s work. Martinez has exhibited in group exhibitions in San Francisco and Chicago, among other places. “Steady Hands, Blurry Vision” marks the artist’s first exhibit with SOZE, first exhibit in Los Angeles, as well as his first official solo show in an art gallery.

Watch: "Beauty" Animates Hundreds of Years of Art History

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
A series of well-selected images from the tradition of pictorial beauty are appropriated by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro in this short video bringing to life frozen moments of art history through animation. In this interpretation by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, this beauty is brought back to the expressive force of gestures that he springs from the immobility of canvas, animating a sentiment lost to the fixedness masterpieces.

Photography of Paige Powell @ Suzanne Geiss Company, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
Suzanne Geiss Company is pleased to present Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude , an exhibition of rare candidphotographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by Paige Powell. This is the first presentation of photographs from Powell’s comprehensive archive, a significant chronicle of 1980’s art and culture in America. Her work offers uncommon glimpses into the lives of artists and friends who participated in the cultural transformations of the era.

The Work of Ryan Travis Christian

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
This morning we take another look at the work of Chicago-based artist Ryan Travis Christian. Christian, who was featured in the January, 2013 issue of the magazine works in graphite, zigzag patterns and compositions that draw influence from artists such as Arturo Herera and Kenny Scharf, deconstructing the 'Disney fantasy lifestyle with cartoon icons and erases their iconic identify features."

Ever Gold Gallery Five Year Anniversary Group Show

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
If you are in San Francisco tonight, the only activity you should have planned is attending Ever Gold Gallery’s five year anniversary group show! Congratulations! With a hurricane of change happening everywhere you look in San Francisco, which includes many galleries closing, it’s comforting to see places like Ever Gold Gallery persevere and flourish through it all. To celebrate a healthy five years, owner and founder, Andrew McClintock has enlisted 80 artists for a massive group show that will occupy the moderately small 500-square-foot space. Check out the fantastic list of artists. It's a long one.

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