In L.A.: Alessandro Moroder and Erin Garcia @ HVW8 Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by HVW8 Gallery for their latest exhibition “New Neons” by Alessandro Moroder and new outdoor murals by Erin Garcia. In New Neons, Moroder explores the idea of masculinity and memory through text, light and space.  The attraction of working with neon came from a custom sign his father built in the 80’s and was then hung and lit in their apartment. Photos and more after the jump…

IN L.A.: Alvaro Ilizarbe @ Martha Otero Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
We recently stopped by Martha Otero Gallery for the opening reception of Alvaro Ilizarbe’s latest exhibition, “Surveying.” For this exhibition, Ilizarbe showcases new paintings and a site-specific installation. He depicts landscape imagery on topographical tectonic plate shaped panels. The amorphous sculptural wall structures lead through a passageway of patterned wallpapers portraying the elements in the earth’s stratum. Photos and more after the jump…

In L.A.: Dark Beach @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art for the opening reception of “Dark Beach” a group show curated by Innocents. Inspired by more dramatic elements within surf culture, Dark Beach is an exploration of themes, individuals, and emotions that exude grittier qualities of aesthetic within the scope of contemporary surf art. Photos and more after the jump...

In L.A.: Push @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Known Gallery for the opening reception of “Adaptation” and installation by Push. As a part of the Game Changer series, SIMPLE Mobile told Push they wanted to give him a chance to do something he always wanted to do with his art without restriction. Push’s first choice was a to do a three-dimensional installation piece that stretched his skills and the ideas of what people thought of when it came to muralists that cut their teeth on the streets of Los Angeles. Photos and more after the jump…

In L.A.: Chris Johanson @ MOCA Pacific Design Center

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
We stopped by the opening reception for Chris Johanson’s latest exhibition “Within The River of Time Is My Mind” currently on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs. Photos and more after the jump . . .

In L.A.: Tonight We Fight @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art for the opening reception of “Tonight We Fight,” a group show curated by Luke Pelletier.  The show featured the works of  Ben Jensen, Dillon Froelich, Eric McHenry, John Malta, Luke Pelletier, Michael Hsiung, Mildred, Miles Jackson, Nathan Brown, Pacolli, Sean Morria, Teddy Kelly and Yarrow Slaps, exploring the conflicts, compromises, shared opportunities, collaborations, and joint efforts, or lack there of, involved in working, alongside others, towards a common goal. Photos and more after the jump…

In L.A.: Empty Distances @ Mark Moore Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Mark Moore Gallery for the opening reception of “Empty Distances” a group show curated by Caryn Coleman. The group exhibition features works by James Aldridge, Darren Banks, Sean Higgins, Deborah Stratman, Alan Warburton, and a selection of episodes from "The Twilight Zone." Playing on Eugene Thacker's idea of horror as the "paradoxical thought of the unthinkable," Coleman has meticulously composed a show that illustrates the visualization and simultaneous abstraction of the unknown. Photos and more after the jump…

IN L.A.: Kyle Field @ Taylor De Cordoba

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Last week we stopped by Taylor De Cordoba’s beautiful new space in Culver City for the opening reception of Kyle Field’s latest exhibition, “Wide Daylight.” Maybe you remember that we featured Mr. Field and his Little Wings music project in our February 2013 issue.  Photos and more after the jump…

In L.A.: Chad Muska @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art for the opening of Chad Muska’s first solo show. “Chad Muska comes from a long tradition of professional skateboard artists (Mark Gonzales, Ed Templeton, Chris Johanson, Natas Kaupas, and Neil Blender, among others) who have devoted their lives, both on and off the board, to a journey of creativity and discovery. The title of Chad’s first show, “Transitions,” is a word that not only stems from the curved surfaces skateboarders ride on in pools, parks, and ramps, but it’s also a reference to the skateboard lifestyle which is defined by movement from place to place, and from one state of mind to the next.  Photos and more after the jump…

In L.A.: Pedro Matos @ Martha Otero Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Martha Otero Gallery for the opening of Pedro Matos’ first Los Angeles solo exhibition. Building Castles Made of Sand featuring a new series of oil paintings on canvas and Azulejo panels - a traditional Portuguese medium of hand-painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile work. Photos and more after the jump…

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