"Second Chance: Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life" @ Vertical Gallery, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Vertical Gallery in Chicago is presenting "Second Chance: Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life," opening today, June 1st and on display through the 29th. Featuring 10 artists taking every day small-scale objects, many of which are usually disposed, and use them as the art medium, or within context of the work. Featuring: Ben Frost, My Dog Sighs, C215, Simon WG Butler, Kim Alsbrooks, Joseph Martinez, Dont Fret, Pixel Stud, Audrey Heller, and Maria Krouglianskaia.

Norton Factory Open Studios Party, Oakland

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
This weekend, Norton Factory Studios in Oakland is having an Open Studios Even in conjunction with the opening for the Historical restoration of their space. The once empty warehouse is now home to 18 studios! The new artists will be opening their studios on June 1st for the big party. The artists include: Tom Cooke, Eric Einwiller, Rachel Garber, Mary Going, Janet Bartlett Goodman, Lara Hoke, Howie Katz, Jennifer Linderman, Joe MacCarthy, Anthony May, Lisa Pfeiffer, Frank R. Ramsay, Eric Rewitzer, Sonia Sinton, Philip Tice, Jennifer Wolpert, Linda Yao, and Dana Zed.

SFMOMA's Countdown Celebration Party

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
It's the final countdown to SFMOMA's building closure! Of course, they'll be closing their doors in style. Don't miss their Countdown Celebration, which will be kicking off with a festive party on Thursday, May 30! There will be DJs and live music by Semi Precious Weapons, food + drink, photo booths, a gaming lounge, and tons more fun.

Cannon Dill: 'Heavy Water' @ LeQuiVive, Oakland

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 05, 2013
LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland, CA is presenting an exhibition by artist Cannon Dill titled Heavy Water. Cannon's dual conflict of man and nature remains evident as he works in the classic wood grain, rustic, fine line detail of work. At first glance, Heavy Water becomes the feeling of the pinnacle, folksy storytelling from Cannon, leaving the title of the show to stand for the organs produced. The show opens today, April 5th at 7pm.

Knock it Out @ Black Book Gallery, Denver

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 18, 2013
On Friday, April 5th, Black Book Gallery in Denver, Colorado will be using art as a platform to suport Love Hope Strength Foundation's mission of saving the lives of people with cancer. Titled, Knock it Out, the show is a tribute to all the families, patients, and victims of this devastating disease. The show will feature the work of Shepard Fiarey, Retna, Alex Pardee, Cope2, ROA, Swoon, Sam Flores, and many more! 

Chris Johanson @ San Francisco Art Institute

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Chris Johanson will be taking part in San Francisco Art Institute's visiting artists and scholars’ lectures series tonight at 7:30. A veteran of the northern California punk/skate scene, Johanson has been creating visual images since he was a teenager. Admission is free and open to the public but space is limited, and advance registration is recommended.

"Strange Beauties," an Exhibition by Jen Mann @ Neubacher Shor, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery is presenting a new show by Toronto-based artist Jen Mann. Entitled Strange Beauties and inspired by the circus, illusions, dreams and the innocence of childhood, the exhibit captures the world through 'rose-colored glasses.'

New Works by Jenn Porreca @ Luna Rienne Gallery in SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Luna Rienne Gallery is presenting their first exhibition, Love in Absentia, a solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Jean Porreca. Porreca is a modern contemporary artist with studios in LA and London. Influenced by surrealist art and film, vintage fabric patterns, comics, religious iconography, and silhoutte animation, she paints a delicate world of intricately layered styling.

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For those lucky enough to be in London, a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective opens today at the Tate Modern. On display are 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures, including his well known comic-book inspired works, nudes, reimagined Picassos and Monets, studio scenes, landscapes, still-lifes and monochrome paintings. The retrospective runs through May 27th.

"Parachute Factory" This Saturday in San Diego

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 15, 2013
This Saturday evening in Downtown San Diego, Yeller and Sezio present Parachute Factory, an event that will host a gathering of artists and musicians from the San Diego region in a historic building that once was home to a parachute producing enterprise run by two African-American entrepreneurs back in the 1940s.
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