The Work of Jesus Benitez

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Up until 2014, Jesus Benitez worked under the name of DHEAR, the last we saw of this was in his duo show “La Llegada de Apophis” with fellow Mexican artist Smithe at Fifty24MX in México City. His first solo-show with his new pseudonym, better his actual name, opened last July at Fifty24SF, portraying in his immaculate technique a shift in direction; somewhat rougher yet stylized maintaining his alien like character themed scenarios that we can immediately refer back to him. 

Preview: "Cinco de Mayo" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 06, 2015
As part of the celebrations that will take place in Detroit for the Cinco de Mayo, Inner State Gallery in conjunction with Mexico City-based Gallery FIFTY24MX, will present an exhibition with 12 emerging and established artists from both cities. Along with the exhibition, some murals will be painted in Southwest Detroit by Freddy Diaz, Marka 27, Saner and Jesus Benitez will be painted. the last two being a reference of contemporary muralism in Mexico.

Above "Remix" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Artist Above has a new show, Remix, opening November 21 at Inner State Gallery in Detroit. Check out the preview and process pics, as well as this excerpt from his artist statement for the show where he describes his new approach to his iconic arrow symbology and relates it to a hair dresser's process: "The intention for my most recent body of artwork is to explore new directions and re-invent the arrow icon I have been creating for over the past 15 years...

Tyree Guyton "Spirit" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 17, 2014
Opening to the public Friday, October 17th from 7-10pm, Inner State Gallery will welcome Tyree Guyton for his first Detroit solo exhibition in five years. "Spirit", is an exhibition showcasing Guyton’s Faces In The Hood collection from the iconic Faces of God series. Each work in this collection was originally salvaged from the 1999 demolition, then stored in the War Room House which was set ablaze after the 5th arson attack on his public installation, the Heidelberg Project.

Meggs "Spoiled Rotten" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The city of Detroit plays a major influence in MEGGS’ philosophy behind Spoiled Rotten, as he created an entirely new body of work during his five-week residency at Inner State Gallery and 1xRUN. The exhibition highlights Detroit as an inspirational juxtaposition of a spoiled past and its position as a new canvas for growth and rebirth...

Studio Visit: Shark Toof: "I'm Shark Toof, Who The Hell Are You" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Shark Toof’s latest solo exhibition opened this past weekend  at Inner State Gallery in Detroit. In conjunction with the exhibition, titled "I'm Shark Toof, Who the Hell Are You?", we recently stopped by his studio for a sneak peek at what he’s been working on. Photos and more after the jump…

Derek Hess "Critical Infrastructure Against External Threats" @ Inner State Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 20, 2014
Opening to the public March 21st from 7-10pm, Inner State Gallery will be showcasing new work from artist Derek Hess. “Critical Infrastructure Against External Threats” is a continuing examination of Hess’ evolving body of work that explores his use of line and form to create a sense of emotion and depth...

Exclusive: 1XRUN studio visit

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Last week, Detroit-based print company, 1XRUN, celebrated their third year in existence (congratulations!) and in honor of this achievement we bring you this exclusive tour from our visit with them this summer. Wanting to replicate the gallery opening experience online, 1xRUN was born and has grown to release a sizable collection of prints that now exceeds over 600 runs from hundreds of well-known international artists to local Detroit heroes. Also included in our visit are photos of their contemporary art gallery, Inner State, located in the Eastern Market of Detroit.

Company of Thieves: Ben Frost and Denial @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
Looking forward to this exhibition with our friends at Inner State in Detroit. Canadian artist Denial and Australian artist Ben Frost will be showing in Company of Thieves, a group show of sorts with both artists exploring both appropriation and common everyday visuals that we see in society. Those money pieces all ready jump off as pretty great... 

Askew "Entropy" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Illustration // Friday, August 23, 2013
Opening on August 23rd at Detroit’s Inner State Gallery, Entropy is ASKEW’s first international solo exhibition. Through this new body of work "Entropy" further refines Askew's unique method of portraiture where the medium and portrait's subject become a metaphor for a much bigger conversation....

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