Fifth Annual Blab Show Opens This Weekend

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 07, 2009
      It’s already time for the fifth annual Blab Group Show, a kaleidoscope of colors and scenes, which will open at CoproNason Gallery this Saturday August 8 from 8 – 11:30 pm. The show will feature some of contemporary art’s most well-known names working today. 

Natalia Fabia Rocks Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 06, 2009
No, that's not a photo you see below; it's an oil painting by the lovely Natalia Fabia (shown above, center). Impressive, isn't it? Following her widely acclaimed 2008 exhibition, Hooker Safari, Fabia’s second solo show at Corey Helford Gallery solidified her role as a major player in the contemporary art game. Continuing her tales of seduction, Natalia's new works reveal forbidden desires and secret fantasies of her modern-day belle de jours in strikingly detailed paintings. From the long line of fans wrapping around the Gallery all night long to get a glimpse at Natalia's solo Hooker DreamEscape, it's safe to say that the artist hit a homerun on this one. Read and see more right this way...

10 Year Anniversary at Grand Central Art Central

Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 01, 2009
On Saturday, February 7, 2009, The CSUF Grand Central Art Center, a staple of Orange County's contemporary art scene, celebrates its 10th year anniversary of incredible programming, exhibitions and events with a huge retrospective exhibition. This multi-media exhibition features highlights from over 200 exhibitions, 35 artists-in-residence, art catalogs published by Grand Central Press and more. You are cordially invited to attend the 10 year anniversary event and enjoy art, music, food, and drinks all free! Celebrating 10 years of magnificent shows from Mark Ryden to Robert Wiliams to Camile Rose Garcia to Thomas Kinkade. Not to mention Jeffrey Vallance, Doug Harvey, Sandow Birk, Alex Gross, Myron Dyal, Michael Knowlton, Charlie Krafft, Mark Mothersbaugh and Kenny Scharf. "The little art center that could" under the direction of Andrea Harris and Mike McGee has produced groundbreaking exhibitions and catalogues. Come help celebrate its 10 years this Saturday. Details at grandcentralartcenter.com

Interview with Alex Gross

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2008
One of the most talented and metaphorically minded artists painting today, Alex Gross, is really getting his due props. Not only does Gross have a stellar solo show, Mysteries and Manners, currently on display at New York’s prestigious Jonathan LeVine Gallery, but he also has a new book out, simply titled The Art of Alex Gross. Gross took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with Juxtapoz about the exhibit, his workload, and why he’s so excited about the new book. 

Photos: Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2008
Jonathan LeVine Gallery was all fun and glee at this Saturday's opening for four rising stars in the art world--Alex Gross, Erik Mark Sandberg, and the creative duo known as The Date Farmers. With so much talent in the house, it's a good thing our photographer buddy George Koroneos was present to capture the night's festivities on film. Check it all out here...

Alex Gross' "Mysteries and Manners"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Alex Gross has a solo exhibition, Mysteries and Manners, opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery Saturday, April 5th. For Gross’s first show at the gallery, he has created a collection of large oil paintings on canvas as well as a series of small collage paintings on antique cabinet photographs from the 19th Century. Mysteries and Manners will be Alex’s very first show in New York, marking his fifth solo gallery exhibition, to date. Drawing from a vast range of artistic influences, Gross has a keen interest in, and appreciation of, foreign cultures and world history. His paintings often contain references to both vintage Japanese and Chinese advertising imagery, as well as contemporary American advertising. Other important influences include Gothic Flemish painting, early American lithography, and Victorian wedding photography. In Mysteries and Manners, Alex incorporates elements inspired by these diverse sources, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of art history, in exploring such themes as globalization, industrialization, consumerism, alienation, reconciliation, and mortality. Mysteries and Manners features highly involved, figurative paintings that contain enigmatic narratives. Birds and butterflies, snakes and goats, crashing aircraft, beautiful brides, and even ice cream cones populate Alex’s large canvases. There is a dreamlike quality in all of his work, creating unusual hybrids that form some strange new world, which we cannot fully decipher. Alex’s figures, barely emotive at times, seem peacefully ambivalent towards their complex, chaotic environments. His work suggests the unspoken distress of humanity—that, which is understood by all, yet remains hidden from human consciousness. Details at www.jonathanlevinegallery.com.

Attaboy's Brine Queen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 16, 2006
Limited to just 50 prints, "The Brine Queen" by Attaboy is an 8" x 11", two-color print on the fanciest torn edge paper in the universe made by the masters at Pressure Printing in Denver, CO. It's available seperately or as part of A Curious Show, a portfolio print set with prints from Dave Cooper, Scott Musgrove, Tim Biskup, KRK Ryden, Mark Mothersbough, Alex Gross, Jim Woodring, Coop, and Glenn Barr. The quality of a Pressure Print is remarkable; all the imprints have a texture just like the original drawing. "The Brine Queen" is here: www.pressureprinting.com/attaboy. The complete set is here: www.pressureprinting.com/curious. {moscomment}

Lori Earley

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 13, 2006
Opening night photos from Lori Earley's show Estranged at Copro Nason Gallery in Los Angeles.
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