Geoffrey Chadsey: Men

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
“Resolutely unglamorous, Chadsey's young men, no hunks, preen and pose, sometimes grotesquely transformed by superimpositions that seem to be materialized projections of their fantasies…. These drawings in water-soluble colored pencil on mylar are skillfully delineated, visually powerful, and, even these days, disturbing and provocative.” As stated by DeWitt Chang of the Huffington Post

Melissa Cooke

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Melissa Cooke's drawings are made by dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush. The softness of the graphite provides a smooth surface that can be augmented by erasing in details and textures. No pencils are used in the work, allowing the surface to glow without the shine of heavy pencil marks. Illusion dissolves into brush work and the honesty of the material...

Paintings by Stephen Hayes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Stephen Hayes landscape paintings are rooted in the practice of painters like Monet, van Gogh, and even Bonnard, but that is not to say they are outdated. They utilize a garish juxtaposition of hues that brings these traditional modes of representing a green, pastoral scene into a more contemporary dialogue. Brush strokes begin as representation, and then wiggle their way onto the flatness of the surface, with drips at times further emphasizing this flatness of the painting...

Laurie Lipton

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
No matter what time of year, it is always great to revisit Lipton. Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honours). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany,France and London and has recently moved back to the States after 35 years abroad. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA.

Paintings by Rui Pedro Jorge

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 18, 2012
You know when you look at David Hockney's A Bigger Splash and you get that pure joy of flat color framed into a crisp and sharpened representational picture? While maybe not entirely similar in style, it seems that Rui Pedro Jorge has taken his own flattened approach to a different type of subject. Instead of the clean lines of mid-century Los Angeles, we see fragments of brightly colored wood, real palm trees (not the plastic, Southern California kind), and detritus of an area that does not thrive from the economic success that Beverly Hills might revel in.

The Harvest by Soey Milk

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 17, 2012
'The Harvest' is a piece by Soey Milk done with watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper featuring the always alluring Yolandi Visser, the South African singer/rapper who co-fronts the rap-rave group Die Antwoord. Soey Milk is an artist from Pasadena, California. She's studying at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design.

The Works of Stephanie Jung

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 15, 2012
Hailing from the small town of Schifferstadt in South-West Germany, artist Stephanie Jung has creted an amazing body of experimential photography that captures her tworld wide travels. Her work is not about citylife, but rather rather capturing moments of getting lost in time.

Paintings by Landon Metz

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 15, 2012
Landon Metz' recent paintings from the last year incorporate washy minimalist fields of color, at times apparently brushy, and at others more ordered resembling continents upon a map or other ambiguous forms that border on the recognizable but slip away into the abstraction of the canvas. WIth a consistent white background across the entire body of work, Metz plays with varying gradients, degrees of transparency and opacity, and compositional arrangements.

Jeffrey Gibson @ Marc Straus Gallery, New York

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
Jeffrey Gibson's work is undeniably upbeat and vibrant in its use of color and form, yet there is more going on than just these pleasing minimalist color combinations, which in themselves are captivating. Gibson is half Cherokee and a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, adding weight to his use of animal hide as opposed to canvas for his acrylic paintings.

The Works of Michelle Muldrow

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
Michelle Muldrow is a nationally recognized painter whose work is a conceptual exploration of the American landscape. Born in 1968, Michelle Muldrow was raised on Air Force bases throughout America. This nomadic experience laid the foundation for a great appreciation of the American experience and the vernacular that defines the American landscape.

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