Juxtapoz // Monday, March 23, 2009
San Francisco based artist Alex Pardee (Juxtapoz cover #79) missed his actor/comedian friend Shia LaBeouf's birthday last year so to make it up, Alex sneaks in to surprise Shia with a mural in his Los Angeles home. Well, sort of. See Shia’s elated response in this hilarious video the two came up with. Hell, if this whole ‘artist’ thing doesn’t work out, we think Alex has a good future in comedy.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Alex Pardee (Juxtapoz cover #79) is a creative machine. Fresh off a highly successful solo show at FIFTY24SF Gallery, he continues to work on commissioned projects, perfect his upcoming animated film Chadam with Warner Bros, and some how he still finds time to run his business Zerofriends, all the while remaining one of the coolest dudes we know. Not bad, Mr Pardee. Despite his massive success, Pardee remains delightfully quirky. He never ceases to inspire, provoke thought and make us laugh. So join us in picking the man's brain and read Alex Pardee's anwsers to Back Talk.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Chef Chris Cosentino invited Alex Pardee (Juxtapoz cover #79) into his kitchen at Incanto to prepare three dishes using ingredients from a pig's head. Yum.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 02, 2009
Our homeboy Alex Pardee (Juxtapoz cover #79) recently allowed us to come crash his studio and get a sneak peek at his newest work (one of our favorite pieces is shown below) for his upcoming solo show at FIFTY24SF Gallery, affectionately titled Letters From Digested Children, which opens this Thursday, January 8, 2009. Not only is Alex extremely talented and intelligent, but he’s also super nice and down to earth. Just our kind of artist! We made our way from our hometown of San Francisco over to his studio and Zerofriends art collective compound in Novato, California, which is about 30 minutes north of SF. Upon entering his studio, we were immediately greeted by typical Alex goodness: crazy masks, huge murals, colorful paintings, and oh yeah, the artist himself. Do join us on a journey through the world and mind of Alex Pardee in our studio visit with him over this way…
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 14, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery finally opens the circus tonight in CLOWNS! The classic American clown painting is re-interpreted by the new contemporary fine art movement in this group theme show featuring the work of talents Travis Lampe, Chet Zar, Gary Baseman, Shag, Alex Pardee, Colin Christian, Dave Kinsey, Chris Anthony, Natalia Fabia (work above) Audrey Kawasaki and many more. For this special exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery also partnered with London’s StolenSpace Gallery to feature works by some of England’s most sought-after new artists: D*Face, Chloe Early, Word To Mother, and Will Barras. Open to the public, the reception for CLOWNS! goes down tonight Saturday, November 15, and is sure to attract all the who's who of the Southern California art worl and beyond. With so many amazing exhibiting artists in one space, this is a show you won't want to miss! CLOWNS! will remain on view until November 29, 2008. If you're itching to catch a sneak preview of the works in CLOWNS!, look no further.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2008
Fridays are always fun, but yours is about to get a whole lot sweeter because Alex Pardee and Upper Playground have pulled a little stunt for the good folks in Northern California to enjoy. Pardee and Upper Playground decided to put on a secret, unannounced, unadvertised show to sneak into Berkeley! The new Upper Playground store on Telegraph Ave will display a small collection of new works that Pardee affectionately calls Lazyface. So clear your plans for tonight, or rejoice that you now have some, and hit up Upper Playground in Berkeley because only a guy like Alex Pardee could pull off an unannounced gig like this and get away with it.