20 Questions with John P. Dessereau

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 14, 2011
I recently caught up with artist John P. Dessereau a.k.a. Johnsville in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn studio. John recently wrapped up The Brooklyn Artist Project, a group show put together by taste-making brand IHMDJ!. The native New Yorker studied illustration at The School of Visual Arts, and has a diverse passion for global systems, popular culture, word play and internal conflict. We played 20 questions...

Cinders Gallery FUNeral in Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 19, 2011
On December 30, 2010, just one day before everyone would be celebrating the new year, Kelie Bowman and Sto were busy celebrating a funeral at their gallery Cinders in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cinders Gallery has been at 103 Havemeyer Street since opening in 2004, but after the neighborhoods latest rent increase, Sto and Kelie decided it was time to pack it up and start looking for a new location. Not before throwing one more party though...

Feature: An Interview and Opening with FAILE

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Last week at Perry Rubenstein Gallery in NYC, Brooklyn's Faile opened up a new solo exhibition, Bedtime Stories. It had been a long time since we had spoke with street art turned gallery instituition, Faile, and we sent our NYC correspondent, Brock Fetch to speak with the duo and see what how the new work has evolved . . .

Bass Strings and Looser Paintings from Audrey Kawasaki

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 03, 2010
Audrey Kawasaki (Juxtapoz #90) has explored two new, even slightly contrasting, directions so far this year. Her immaculate, highly detailed paintings on wood panels see both looser renditions, and also experimentation with laser cuttings, and even the incorporation of bass musical strings.

New Audrey Kawasaki Laser Etched Brooches

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 16, 2010
Audrey Kawasaki’s (Juxtapoz #90) laser etched wooden brooches are finally available to the public. We were lucky enough to be gifted one of these exquisite beauties last year and have been patiently awaiting their public release.

Audrey Kawasaki: 2010 Year of the Tiger

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 29, 2010
Audrey Kawasaki (Juxtapoz #90) has gotten deeply back into work mode, continuing to perfect her finely painted renditions of women, and occasionally, men with detailed features and penetrating eyes.

Audrey Kawasaki on Fighting Artistic Ruts

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Creative blocks can be the bane of any artist’s task; impossible to avoid, but completely frustrating. Every artist has their special remedy to combat these pitfalls. Hear how Los Angeles painter Audrey Kawasaki (Juxtapoz #90) dodges artistic ruts.

Yuuwaku and Hyakki Yakou prints from Audrey Kawasaki

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 18, 2010
Audrey Kawasaki (Juxtapoz #90) will offer fans one further (and more affordable) chance to get a piece of her successful solo, Hajimari—a prelude in a limited print run of two prints: Yuuwaku or Hyakki Yakou (shown above).

Opening Night: Audrey Kawasaki at Jonathan Levine

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Audrey Kawasaki’s (Juxtapoz #90) work has captivated audiences the world over the past few years and for her breakout solo show in New York City at Jonathan Levine Gallery the story was no different. The gallery was packed and the art is stunning.

Audrey Kawasaki: Hajimari—a prelude

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Hajimari—a prelude are new works by Audrey Kawasaki (Juxtapoz #90), marking her highly anticipated debut solo exhibition at Jonathan Levine Gallery, as well as in New York. This new series includes paintings on wood panel, and some on paper, all of which feature the artist’s signature, sultry female subjects.

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