Geoff McFetridge for Patagonia

Design // Monday, December 22, 2014
We are huge fans of both Patagonia and Geoff McFetridge. Give us one of those hooded down sweaters and a Geoff painting, we are doing well. While getting coffee at our neighborhood spot this weekend, we saw an awesome mural/installation/product study on Patagonia's down products featuring the art of Geoff McFetridge. That led us to remember Geoff directed a short for the brand and has done some graphics for the SoCal outdoor company in recent years. 

Miami Project 2014

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 03, 2014
We stopped by Miami Project last night for their opening, and ran into a bunch of old friends along the way. Most importantly, we saw some great works in the Joshua Liner booth with Geoff McFetridge, Andrew Schoultz, Sam Friedman and Evan Hecox, Eleanor Harwood's booth with Paul Wackers, Driscoll Babcock's booth with Jenny Morgan, and some great new works from Greg "SP.One" Lamarche.

Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Artist @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
Joshua Liner Gallery presents the artist curated group show: Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist. Featuring artists exhibited this year and in forthcoming 2015, each gallery artist has selected to show alongside a creative individual whom they admire. On view through December 20, this eclectic and diverse exhibition of work is a reflection of our vibrant 2014 program, and offers a fresh outlook for the coming year.

Geoff McFetridge Mural @ West LA Courthouse (with help from NIKE SB)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
Geoff McFetridge just completed a mural at the historic West LA Courthouse skate spot. The mural is part of a greater project that reopened and repaired the spot, with Nike SB, local government and skaters working together to have it back open to public. Juxtapoz' Sam Graham went and snapped some shots this weekend. Public art, public space, skating... perfect. We asked Geoff to talk about the project, about both the mural and the skate spot itself, and in his own words, this is what he told us.

Geoff McFetridge for Krooked

Design // Friday, July 25, 2014
Our September 2013 cover aritst and all around great designer and artist Geoff McFetridge created a limited edition skate deck for Krooked recently, and the guys made a video profile to accompany it. We are sure that the deck may already sold out, but you can learn a thing or two from Geoff in the meantime.

David OReilly "Alien Child" for Spike Jonze's HER

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
If you remember, Spike Jonze's film "HER" had a bunch of really fantastic artistic touches, not to mention some fantastic film sequences shot in Shanghai. Juxtapoz cover artist Geoff McFetridge covered office walls with his drawings, and today, we wanted to take another look at David OReilly's animation work that coincided with shots inside Joaquin Phoenix's apartment. The "Alien Child" hologram sequences were all designed, 3d modeled, and composed by the former Jux feature artist OReilly. Another great example of how great filmmakers like Jonze are including the best of the best in art to help create his films.

Geoff McFetridge Drawings from "MEDITALLUCINATION" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 20, 2014
As we noted on the site earlier this week, September 2013 cover artist Geoff McFetridge is to open a solo show, "Meditallucination" at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen on Friday, March 21st. The first round of previews centered around the Los Angeles-based artist's paitnings, and today we have a look at the fantastic drawings and studies McFetridge created around the show, which are arranged in an installation piece at the show. Take a look! And if you are feeling saucy, take a look at Geoff's board he handpainted as part of our Jux x Univ x Chandran Gallery benefit for Waves for Water. 

Waves For Water Benefit Auction is LIVE!

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Juxtapoz Magazine, Encinitas, California-based shop UNIV and San Francisco-based Chandran Gallery have teamed for a special auction and exhibition benefit for Waves For Water, an organization on the ground in the Philippines, mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. From March 18—31st, a special curated selection of hand-painted surfboards will be available at auction on Paddle8. Artists who participated include Geoff McFetridge, CR Stecyk III, Tim Biskup, Lucy McLauchlan, Andrew Schoultz and more. 

Geoff McFetridge "MEDITALLUCINATION" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Geoff McFetridge does a lot of things very well. He does visuals for the film "HER," collaborations with Jack Spade/Heath Ceramics/NIke/Spike Jonze, and makes beautiful minimalist paintings. He was also the cover of the September 2013 Juxtapoz print edition, and he painted a surfboard for our special benefit auction for Waves for Water that starts today. And, this Friday, March 21, he opens a brand new set of exhibition of 13 paintings, Meditallucination, at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. 

UNIV x Chandran Gallery x Juxtapoz Benefit & Auction for Waves For Water

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 03, 2014
Perhaps you followed our Instagram feed during the week of Art Basel 2013, but you may have saw our collaborative surfboard project with Encinitas, California-based shop UNIV and San Francisco-based Chandran Gallery. In Miami, we kickstarted the project that will soon be fully announced as a full auction and exhibition benefit for Waves For Water, an organization on the ground in the Philippines, mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

While You Were Steeping w /Geoff McFetridge

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
Jerry Seinfeld may have his often-brilliant "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" series, but the art world wants to have its relaxing-beverage-art-video series as well. "While You Were Steeping" is a "series of films showcasing what you can do while you are steeping...", and the first artist up is Juxtapoz cover artist and surf project collaborator, Geoff McFetridge. 

Best of 2013: Geoff McFetridge, September 2013

Vault // Friday, December 27, 2013
Back in September 2013 in our print edition, we did a cover story with Los Angeles-based fine artist and designer Geoff McFetridge. His fine art paintings, a combination of powerful, simple concepts done in flat, beautiful colors had intrigued us for years, and because our last conversation with the artist was prior to this painting series, our Editor-in Chief, Evan Pricco, went to LA to discuss the new works. Here is the the September 2013 cover story...

Chandran Gallery & Juxtapoz @ Beach House, Shore CLub South Beach

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 05, 2013
Last night, Juxtapoz and Chandran Gallery opened a special exhibition, installation, and performance art piece at the Beach House in the Shore CLub South Beach, featuring works amazing installation and performace from Monica Canilao and Sorne, paintings by Jason Jagel, special beach robes and towels by Geoff McFetridge, poolside decor by Richard Colman, lobby installation by Andrew Schoultz, and pool floating canoe by all the artists. 

Chandran Gallery and Juxtapoz Magazine present "The Chandran Gallery Beach House": Miami Beach, Dec 5-7

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Ah, the Holiday season is upon us, and what better to make do with the cold weather than to head to sunny Miami Beach during the first week of December? And that is what we are going to do... On Thursday, December 5th, Singapore and San Francisco-based Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz Magazine, will take over the Shore Club's private villa in Miami Beach and host a series of events and installations by artists Swoon, Monica Canilao, Jason Jägel, Geoff McFetridge, and Andrew Schoultz. 

Geoff McFetridge for Jack Spade, Fall 2013

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
We knew that September 2013 cover artist Geoff McFetridge had been working with fashion and luggage brand Jack Spade for the Fall 2013 collection, and now parts of his collaboration and participation with the Fall line is seeing the light of day. Not only is Mr. McFetridge the one modeling the new line, but Selectism reports that the Los Angeles based artist has both a tee shirt design and companion art booklet being released. Here are some images of the collab... 

Geoff McFetridge: Drawings for Nike SB Dunks, circa 2011

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
Back in 2011, in conjunction with September 2013 cover artist Geoff McFetridge's mini skate park installation for MOCA's Art In the Streets exhibition, the Los Angeles-based artist created 24 unique pairs of Nike SB Dunks, with each shoe being made from an original paper painting. The sneakers were then auctioned off to benefit the MOCA Foundation. In honor of the project, we take a look back at some of the great drawings that made their way into the series... 

Issue Preview: September 2013 w/ Geoff McFetridge, Art School 101, Laura Ball

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 05, 2013
We are excited today to announce our September 2013 issue, featuring cover artwork by Geoff McFetridge and a special survey of American art schools. The issue is packed with features and coverage on not only McFetridge and art schools, but features and conversations with Laura Ball, Joshua Hagler, Kyle Ranson, Oivin Horvei, Yung Lenox, Tyrus Wong, Jules Julien, Martine Johanna, Clayton Bailey, PEAR, Isaac Tin Wei Lin, and a city guide to Savannah, Georgia. 

"FOLKLORE" Group Exhibition curated by Evan Hecox @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present FOLKLORE, an exhibition of handcrafted works that celebrate the simple and direct experience of visual enjoyment. Curated by gallery artist Evan Hecox (cover artist, August 2012) and featuring artists from the United States, England, and France, FOLKLORE offers a view of contemporary practice that synthesizes art, design, and photography into a new vernacular. Created across a range of media, these works are catchy and infectious like a summer pop song, while drawing viewers into underlying ideas about modern life.

V1 Gallery features Geoff McFetridge, Todd James, and HuskMitNavn @ Volta9, Basel

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
The European season has been kicking off over the past few weeks, and we just got a look at what V1 Gallery of Copenhagen has going on at the Art Basel week festivities, with a booth of Geoff McFetridge, Todd James, and HuskMItNavn works at the Volta9 fair. If you are in Europe and have a plan to be in Basel, Switzerland for the weekend, we definitely think you should check out this booth featuring some of Juxtapoz' current favorites. 

Geoff McFetridge "Site Fence Mural" @ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Geoff McFetridge, an artist who has done fantastic projects recently with Heath Ceramics and Bushmills, just completed a new mural piece at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. As the Walker notes, "In conjunction with his talk for the 2013 Insights Design Lecture Series, the Walker commissioned McFetridge to create artwork to cover construction fencing during the Walker’s rebricking project."

"Chicken or Beef?" @ The Hole, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
One of our favorites curators of the moment, Jesper Elg of V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, just opened a curated show at The Hole in NYC called Chicken or Beef?. The show itself is loaded with great talent from both America and Europe, curated as a "Transatlantic survey of figurative painting in Europe and America, named after the ubiquitous question posed on transatlantic flights."

Geoff McFetridge x Bushmills Irish Whiskey Decanter

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 04, 2013
Bushmills Irish Whiskey has collaborated with artist Geoff McFetridge on a decanter inspired by their original 400 year-old Whiskey bottle design. Using glass hand-blown by Esque Studio the McFetridge and Bushmills have produced a limited edition of 75, available for $600.

Issue Preview: April 2013 w/ Ralph Steadman, Erik Parker, Parra, and Hunter S Thompson

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 01, 2013
Yes, it was a quick month (no Leap Year here), and we are here again to announce another new issue of Juxtapoz. In our April 2013 issue, we are proud to feature legendary fine artist Ralph Steadman and his longtime collaborations with friend Hunter S. Thompson. With contributions from former Rolling Stone editor, Ben Fong-Torres, X-Files creator Chris Carter, and Jux writer Nathan Spoor, we are proud to help usher in a year of celebrating one of the most iconic artists of our times, Mr Ralph Steadman.

Geoff McFetridge, Matt Leines, and Reg Mombassa for A.P.C & Apartamento

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
'In collaboration with Spanish interiors magazine Apartamento, A.P.C. have released three new limited edition colouring books for children as part of a new series. The pack comes with one of each book, each one illustrated by a different artist - Reg Mombassa, Geoff McFetridge and Matt Leines - and will be available exclusively from A.P.C. stores worldwide and from their online store...'

Geoff Mcfetridge x Heath Ceramics @ Playmountain, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
For those lucky people in Tokyo, check out Geoff McFetridge's show My Head Disappears When My Hands Are Thinking with Heath Ceramics at Playmountain this week. It runs through this Sunday (17th). Heath is a Sausalito, CA based artisan pottery manufacturer and McFetridge is a Los Angeles-based illustrator and graphic designer whose work has been featured on products from Nike, Stüsy, Patagonia and in Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are.

New Prints Editions from V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 13, 2012
In conjunction with V1 Gallery's 10 year anniversary show, Tonight We Won't Be Bored, the Copenhagen-based gallery just released a series of editions that include Todd James, Richard Colman, Anika Lori, Andrè Saraiva (Mr A), Geoff McFetridge, and HuskMItNavn (Remember My Name). To us, V1 has one of the best programs of any of the galleries we cover, and we want to say congrats on 10 years of showing great artists, and here's to 10 more!

Print Release: Geoff McFetridge "Chopping Stripes"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Coinciding with his exhibition at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto, the gallery has just released a new Geoff McFetridge print, "Chopping Stripes." We have made no secret that we love the new works from the LA-based McFetridge, and were impressed with his show at Ivory & Black in London this past Fall, and the works at Cooper Cole this month are again quite stunning. This print could make a wonderful holiday gift, hint, hint...

Opening: Geoff McFetridge "Floating" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 09, 2012
A reminder, Los Angeles-based, Calgary-born Geoff McFetridge is set to open Floating at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto tonight, November 9, 2012. The exhibition will mark McFetridge's first solo exhibition in his native Canada, and will include a limited edition silk screen released in conjunction with the show.

Preview: Geoff McFetridge "Floating" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2012
An artist we cover on the site often, and one who has become a painter with an increasingly signature style and approach to the age old idiom, 'less is more,' Los Angeles-based, Calgary-born Geoff McFetridge is set to open Floating at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto on November 9, 2012. The exhibition will mark McFetridge's first solo exhibition in his native Canada, and will include a limited edition silk screen released in conjunction with the show.

Admiring Geoff McFetridge...

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 06, 2012
Geoff McFetridge is an artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the Graduate Design Program at the California Institute of the Arts. Known for his reductive graphic style, Geoff began to show his work in galleries in 1998 at George’s Gallery. His first large scale show was in Japan at Parco Gallery Tokyo.

Around Us And Between Us: A video profile of Geoff McFetridge

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
In this short video profile, Los Angeles-based graphic designer and art director Geoff McFetridge discusses his current show, "Around Us & Between Us," at Ivory & Black gallery in London. A continuation of his evolving exploration of basic shapes in everyday life, McFetridge's simple and dynamic work will be on view until October 26, 2012.

Around Us and Between Us

Illustration // Monday, September 17, 2012
In this short video profile, Los Angeles-based graphic designer and art director Geoff McFetridge discusses his current show, "Around Us & Between Us," at Ivory & Black gallery in London. A continuation of his evolving exploration of basic shapes in everyday life, McFetridge's simple and dynamic work will be on view until October 26, 2012.

Preview: Geoff McFetridge "Around Us & Between Us" @ Ivory and Black, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents Around Us & Between Us, the first solo exhibition in London since 2005 by the Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge – A multidisciplinary artist without creative boundaries who’s life work ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design and many other practices in between.

Thanks, Maurice: Artists for Maurice Sendak

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
No question, we lost a legend last week with the passing of Maurice Sendak, and the New York Times published a portfolio this past weekend titled "Thanks, Maurice," inviting artists to re-imagine and create tributes to the author of Where The Wild Things Are. Geoff McFetridge, Gary Taxali, Jon Klassen, Marc Rosenthal, and Art Spiegelman were just a few of the artists who contributed tributes.

Walkthrough: Pulse New York

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
Yesterday morning, fresh off a red-eye from San Francisco, we headed to the preview of the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair New York. Full of strong rosters of international artists and galleries, the highlights included Geoff McFetridge at Cooper Cole, Rena Bransten's booth, Narwhal Projects, Porter Contemporary, and some very colorful works by David LaChapelle.

Geoff McFetridge x Heath Ceramics

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 21, 2011
Living in the Bay Area, we have grown very familiar with the Heath Ceramics brand. Even if you don't care about housewares, go to Chez Panisse one day and drink a cup of coffee, and tell us you don't like that mug? In honor of the brand's 60th Anniversary, Heath has teamed up with Geoff McFetridge for a unique set of artist designed plates, bowls, mugs and other goods.

"We Was Them Kids ...” @ HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 11, 2011
A great group show, We Was Them Kids..., is opening at HVW8 Gallery tonight in Los Angeles, featuring works from Geoff McFetridge, Kevin Lyons, Parra, Matt Irving, Winston Tseng, Yogi Proctor, Charles Munka, Brent Rollins, and Alvaro Ilizarbe. HVW8 curator Tyler Gibney pulls together some of the finest contemporary artist/designers to have exhibited at the HVW8 Gallery in recent years into one solid group outing.

King Brown Magazine #7

Street Art // Friday, August 26, 2011
We recently received the newest issue of King Brown Magazine in the mail and were quite impressed by the overall quality of this publication.  Based in Australia, this 104-page magazine contains no ads and is thoughtfully curated, showcasing contemporary artists from around the world...  

THIS Los Angeles at Ace Hotel NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 12, 2011
The Ace Hotel NYC approached THIS Los Angeles wanting to collaborate on some idea, one being to bring THIS' annual big ass group show east. So that is what they did, and tonight, August 12, at Ace Hotel NYC, THIS LA is presenting These Friends At the Ace with such artists as Geoff McFetridge, Mel Kadel, Chris Duncan, Curtis Kulig and others.

Geoff McFetridge "Us As A Logo" at V1 Gallery Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Geoff McFetridge has always been known as an artist with great composition skills, and his newest body of work and solo show at Copenhagen's V1 Gallery, Us As A Logo, takes the idea of a logo to people, breaking them down to a striking, reduced to simplified, recognizable shapes.

Nike SB x Geoff McFetridge Paper Dunk and at MOCA

Street Art // Friday, April 15, 2011
WIth Nike SB having a stage last night at MOCA's "Art In the Streets," the team got to skate a Geoff McFetridge x Lance Mountain skate "park" that sits at the entryway of the exhibition's main hall. Coinciding with McFetridge and Nike SB at MOCA, a new Nike Dunk High is being released in super limited quantities to be auctioned off to benefit the MOCA Foundation. More after the jump . . .

"The Cult of Stacks" comes to SF, Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 11, 2011
Michael Leon, who we featured in a great interview in our February 2011 issue, has his Stacks team out in the world, doing one-day stops for  "The Cult of Stacks" tour.  The 11-Years of Stacks event features skate photography from Eric Elms, Kevin Lyons, Geoff McFetridge, Michael Leon, Evan Hecox, as well as skating from Reese Forbes, Dani Lebron, Sebo Walker and Cameo Wilson. More after the jump . . .
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