Julie Heffernan "Sky's Falling" @ Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Featured in our December 2012 issue on newsstands now, Julie Heffernan just opened Sky's Falling, a new body of work at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City. The Brooklyn-based artist has taken her previous focus of self-portraits and pushed toward a series of sociopolitical works based our relationship with nature. The work is on display now through December 22, 2012.

Paintings by Tom Burckhardt

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 12, 2012
Tom Burckhardt's paintings on cast plastic supports occupy a delicate place in contemporary painting that is self-aware of the discourse surrounding the long-established medium, with many subtle touches to the surfaces reflecting a sense absurdity which accompanies imagery that balances between abstract and representational.

The Paintings of Christian Rex van Minnen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
"In my work, whether stone and oil, metal and wood, or cardboard and papier-mâché alchemy and automatism are linked together in the cognitive creative process. Intention becomes line, line becomes shape, shape becomes form, and form becomes content. In my work I find myself either suppressing or indulging of my own desire to associate personal narrative to the raw visual information inherent in the material and process."

Studio Paintings by Fiona Ackerman

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fiona Ackerman is a Vancouver-based artist who has explored range of paintings genres, producing abstract as well as semi-photorealistic representational work. Here Ackerman embraces a middle ground, rendering her studio space carefully arranged with abstract sketches and studies alongside tubes of paint, brushes, and expansive white wall space...

The Works of Julianna Brion

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Julianna Brion was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in a pink house in Greenwich Connecticut. After studying illustration and design at The Maryland Institute College of Art, she is now living and working as an illustrator in Baltimore, MD. She enjoys quilting, picture books, cute puppies, and death metal.

The Works of Pete Tapang

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Pete Tapang is a self taught illustrator based in Frankfurt, Germany. On why he depicts women, Pete says, 'People like to draw what they feel is beautiful! Some people like buildings, landscapes, poodles, chipmunks, or even smurfs, but I think that the most beautiful creation that God ever made was the woman, so why not draw that...'

Now Showing: Jason Shawn Alexander "[sic]" @ 101/Exhibit, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Just opened at 101/Exhibit in Los Angeles, [sic] is a new series of large-scale works by Los Angeles based artist Jason Shawn Alexander. They are his most direct and personal paintings to date. The dramatic narratives that are a signature of his work are yielding to the intensity of the figure itself, to the portrait itself. Jason digs in with his brushes, giving these paintings richer textures and dimensionality than anything that’s come before.

New Works by Alyssa Monks

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This past summer, we were very impressed by the new series of paintings by Brooklyn-based Alyssa Monks. Today, we look at a few new works, as well as a few studies from Monks, works that are characterized by the appearence that the subjects are being captured in the fog of a shower, with a bit of hiding and protection for the models.

Paintings by Mernet Larson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mernet Larson's paintings are filled with a diverse array of cues that suggest various past artists from De Chirico to Lissitzky. Her most recent three bodies of work (or "three chapters as the title of her show") focus on heads and bodies, places, and narratives.

The Photography of Sarah Ann Loreth

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sarah Ann Loreth does not take photographs; she creates them from scenes she pulls from deep within her psyche. Sarah is a fine art photographer from New Hampshire, who specializes in self-portraiture and conceptual portraiture. In her work she tries to covey a quiet stillness of emotion with a connection to her natural surroundings.

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