Studio Visit with Alex Pardee in Preparation for Letters From Digested Children

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…

Preview: CLOWNS! Group Show at Corey Helford

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. 

LAZYFACE: Secret Show from Alex Pardee and Upper Playground

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.

New Work from Boogie

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2008
We can never get enough black and white love from Boogie. As one of our all-time favorite photographers (who is also featured in our current May Photography Issue,) Boogie’s raw look at society can be a harsh one, but it’s done with such intimacy and understanding of his subjects that it’s hard to look away. We got our hands on some of his new work, and are happy to say he’s still tearin’ it up. 

Interview: Amy Sol

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Korean-born artist Amy Sol creates delicate paintings influenced by a combination of Japanese manga, folk art, and pop illustration. Using a subtle color palette to depict a whimsical world of exotic plants, animals, and ethereal females, Sol has amassed a worldwide fan base. Now based in Las Vegas, Sol was a recent guest speaker at Sydney’s Semi Permanent art and design conference. In between speaking about her artwork and attending gallery shows, Sol took a moment to sit down with Juxtapoz and chat about her painting.

Interview: Anthony Lister

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2008
Anthony Lister (Juxtapoz issue #81) always has something new up his sleeve. Exhibiting all over the globe, thinking up new projects and superhero creations, Lister was also a recent speaker at Sydney’s art and design conference, Semi Permanent. In between sketching, speaking, and being his usual funky self, Lister took some time to sit down in Australia, before he jetting off to Milan last weekend, to chat with Juxtapoz. 

Preview: Travis Louie and Femke Hiemstra

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Seattle’s Roq la Rue Gallery has a delightful show coming up, featuring new goodness from Travis Louie and Femke Hiemstra. Louie’s signature portraits of monsters provide an innocent aura of humor, fear, and curiosity, while Hiemstra’s detailed paintings on panel and vintage books continue to lead us down memory lane. Juxtapoz got our sticky little fingers on some preview images of work that will grace the walls of Roq la Rue April 11th thru May 3rd. Why? Because we like you. 

Interview with Alex Gross

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2008
One of the most talented and metaphorically minded artists painting today, Alex Gross, is really getting his due props. Not only does Gross have a stellar solo show, Mysteries and Manners, currently on display at New York’s prestigious Jonathan LeVine Gallery, but he also has a new book out, simply titled The Art of Alex Gross. Gross took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with Juxtapoz about the exhibit, his workload, and why he’s so excited about the new book. 

Feature: Korin Faught

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Los Angeles artist, Korin Faught, is intrigued yet repelled by her American heritage. "A portion of my paintings are inspired by Puritan, Amish and other Christian fundamentalists," she says. "My own family bloodline draws back to the Puritans, a truly superstitious and strict sect of Christian faith." 

Feature: Space Invader Q & A

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2007
Our man in London, Chris Osburn, got a few answers to some questions from elusive Parisian street artist Space Invader.

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