Abstractions by Mark Warren Jacques

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 03, 2014
“That personality, that story, can only be told through colors, or their juxtaposition against the rest of the painting. That’s the only way they gain context.” So says Mark Warren Jacques, a fine artist born in Columbus, Ohio who has shown at White Walls, Breeze Block, and Cinders Gallery. We have been paying attention to his fantastic and colorful abstractions for the past few years, and we suggest looking into his print selections.

Clare Rojas @ Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 21, 2013
A quite nice example of an artist who has worked in abstraction for a few years now with minimal figurative elements going fully into abstract expressionist work with great results. Currently showing at Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in NYC is this untitled solo exhibition of 24 new paintings by Clare Rojas. As the gallery notes, "It is Rojas’s first showing in New York since her hiatus from painting and this reintroduction reveals her evolution into the visual language of abstract expression."

Dana Woulfe "Conflict and Resolve" @ Lot F Gallery, Boston

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Downtown Boston's Lot F Gallery is proud to announce Conflict and Resolve, a solo exhibition by Dana Woulfe. The gallery welcomes Woulfe back after two highly acclaimed duo shows with former studio mate Kenji Nakayama, an installation and residency at Montserrat College of Art, an exhibition at Hellion Gallery in Portland, Oregon, his largest mural projects to date, and the arrival of his first child.

Abstract Paintings by Jennifer Coates

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
We are enjoying the abstract paintings of New York-based artist Jennifer Coates this morning. Coates' metaphysical paintings utilize the conventions of landscape as a vehicle for hallucinatory visions and psychological spaces. Expanses of sky or sea coalesce into reflective pools of paint; intricate geometric galaxies warp into ecstatic vortexes, and tiny specs of color form clusters of luminescent light.

The Abstract Wall Murals of Gerhard Mayer

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
We wrote about the works of Gerhard Mayer last month, but today we look at more of his abstract, large-scale ink drawings: Nuremberg-based artist Gerhard Mayer creates large-scale paintings, collages, drawings, sculptures, and wall pieces. His wall pieces are creating using China ink and his own unique mathematical rules. Having been interested in elementary particles and physics for a long time, his work is made following strict regularities.

Fiction Alters Form @ .T.F.R. Gallery, Leucadia

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 29, 2013
  .T.F.R. Gallery presents Fiction Alters Form, featuring artists Joshua Miller, Matt Rich, and Joe Yorty. In selecting Matt Rich and Joe Yorty for the exhibition, Joshua Miller (who we asked to choose work to be put in relation to his) wanted to consider the ways in which symmetries of form gave way to asymmetries of intention. Formally, all three artists conflate expectations of two and three dimensional space, painting and sculpture, surface and volume. However, beyond those formal congruencies, the material choices, vantage point, and intention of each artist diverges.

URS FISCHER @ MOCA, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
Spread across MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the first survey in the United States of the Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural works while creating an unexpected landscape in both venues.

Joshua Marsh @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Just opened this past Friday at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York is a solo show of paintings by Joshua Marsh entitled As If. The paintings vibrate with glowing hues and simplified still life shapes, functioning both as representational images and distinctly formal fields of color. "Strong color and the play of light dominate Marsh’s paintings, slowly revealing simple objects. Color functions as form, while objects and their surroundings border on dissolution."

Tauba Auerbach "Tetrachromat" @ Wiels Contemporary, Brussels

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
"Tauba Auerbach is considered one of the most innovative painters of our time. Her work collapses traditional distinctions between image, dimensionality and content. Surface and the larger issues surrounding topology have been central concerns in her recent paintings, drawings, photographs and artist books..."

Opening: Christopher Taggart "Cuts and Splits" @ Eli Ridgway Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
Eli Ridgway Gallery is pleased to present Cuts and Splits, the gallery's second solo exhibition of Bay Area artist Christopher Taggart. Presenting hyper intricate composites of dissected and recombined imagery - (originally personal photographs, playing cards, and government compiled archival data) - Cuts and Splits functions as an investigation into the intensive process of ordering and reordering traditional systems of visual organization.
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