Back Talk—Kelly Vivanco

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Kelly Vivanco, who will be opening her first Los Angeles solo exhibition, Springs To Mind, on February 5, is the subject of this edition of Back Talk. Springs will showcase over two-dozen new acrylic paintings on both canvas and wood panel, including Vivanco’s largest paintings to date alongside several works that incorporate moving parts. Back Talk after the jump . . .

Feature—Skewville

Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 23, 2011
Our Helen Soteriou sits down with Queens, New York-based Skewville, the roaming artists known for throwing wooden sneakers over wires across the globe. From NYC to London, and Berlin to the Mayan Temples of Mexico, Skewville have taken these sneakers you see here and made them postcard moments. Interview after the jump . . . 

Feature—Mitch and Gina of Powerhouse Productions and the Story Behind Juxtapoz in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 19, 2011
In conjunction with our 26-page feature in the February 2011 Juxtapoz on our 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction Project with Detroit's Powerhouse Productions, writer Jason Jaworski sits down with PHP director's Mitch Cope & Gina Reichert to talk about the project. Interview after the jump . . .

Never Heard Of Yah: Alexis Mackenzie Studio Visit

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 17, 2011
San Francisco-based Alexis Mackenzie creates meticulously abstract collages from a variety of found books. I stopped by Alexis's studio while she was preparing for a 2 person show opening this Saturday at Swarm Gallery in Oakland. Her most recent work is refreshingly different from previous collages. Here is what I saw.

Artist to Watch: Evah Fan

Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 09, 2011
*Every Sunday, Juxtapoz.com will highlight an artist that we feel is currently on the cusp of a new level of critical and technical success. The artist we feature will not necessarily be unknown, nor will they be of a pre-established museum career. But they will be artists who have showcased progress in a new body of work that deserves continual examination. We will mostly look at the work itself and let the art speak. Today, we feature California-bred, Stockholm-based artist, Evah Fan.

Brett Amory—Preparation for Lazarides Outsiders Show

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 06, 2011
Our Juxtapoz contributor Shaun Roberts caught up with Brett Amory as he was preparing to ship work out to London for his exhibition at Lazarides' The Outsiders space. The exhibition, Intentional Abstractions, opens January 13th, 2011. Shaun also shot a video of the studio visit. Watch and look after the jump . . .

Never Heard Of Yah: Grady Gordon Monotype Process

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Grady Gordon creates unique monotype prints inspired by Native American Katchina dolls and Japanese Yokai.  I recently stopped by his Oakland based studio to investigate his work chamber and more importantly, witness his process.  The following photos are a play by play of Grady at work.

Exclusive Interview—Alex Pardee and his newest solo show VERTIGO

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 03, 2011
On the near eve of his major solo show at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California, Alex Pardee speaks exclusively to Juxtapoz about the work that has gone into Vertigo. The show opens this Saturday night, January 8th, and as Alex says in the interview below, "My ‘VERTIGO’ show is inspired by a famous big game hunter from Kenya named Caleb 'Verti' Parker." The full interview after the jump . . .

A Fusion of Photography and Movement—Interview with Gregory Bartning

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 03, 2011
"When I happened upon Gregory Bartning’s photography studio during San Francisco’s “Open Studios” event in the Lower Haight, my jaw literally dropped," writes Jasmine June Cabanaw. "Cliche, I know, but that was my physical response when I saw his stunning dance photography displayed on the studio walls. A dancer myself, I was baffled at how geometrically perfect the images were." Interview after the jump . . .

Back Talk—Seth Armstrong

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 31, 2010
Another good way to end the year. Thinkspace Gallery has shown a strong program this year in Culver City, and we close 2010's Back Talks with Seth Armstrong, who is showing with Adam Caldwell and Brett Amory in There It Is, opening at Thinkspace next Saturday night, January 8, 2011. Feels good to write 2011. Back Talk after the jump . . .

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