NONSTOPPARTY: Art Shows September 6th - 8th

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2007
You like art. You like to go see some art shows now and then. Well, put on your walking shoes, and/or jetpack, and get ready for tonight and tomorrow and the next day, because Thursday, September 6th through Saturday, September 8th, appears to be some kind of attempt to have the most art openings in a three-day period, maybe ever. Here is our short list of why we wish that whole "Beam me up, Scotty" thing wasn't just science fiction. Thursday, September 6th, 2007 In case you missed our splash page and bulletin on MySpace and many news posts, Juxtapoz is sponsoring Fighting 4 Dreams at 111 Minna in San Francisco. Starts at 7:30 PM, must be 21+, sorry Junior. One Night Only! Maya Hayuk and Todd Bratrud have neighboring solo shows in the two spaces that make up Fifty24SF in San Francisco. Shows start at 7pm. Get there early, always a madhouse. Chris Duncan has a solo in one of the galleries at 49 Geary in San Francisco. Get there early - for reals, shows at this venue run from 5p - 8p, then it's time to hit the road. The adorable Lisa Congdon has a solo show at the Candy Store in the Mission District in San Francisco, starting 'round 7pm. It's called The Tenderhearted, perfect for this indie designer clothing boutique / candy store. Yum. SURU, in cahoots with Thinkspace Gallery, opens another Triple Threat Series in Los Angeles - new works by Camilla d'Errico, Kelly Haigh, and Angelina Wrona. Scion's A Beautiful World opens at Reed Space in New York City. This year's artists include: Andrew Pommier, Andy Mueller, Angela Boatwright, Blaine Fontana, Blek LeRat, Books llll, Caia Koopman, Chris Yormick, Cody Hudson, Dalek, David Choe, Eye One, Francesco LoCastro, Freddi C, J. Shea, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Joshua Krause, Kelsey Brookes, Kenton Parker, Kofie, Mel Kadel, Michael Sieben, Mike Giant, Rammellzee, RETNA, R. Grimes, Ron English, Sam Flores, Sage Vaughn, Skwerm, Tim McCormick, Travis Millard and more. !!! If you're in the Northwest, and you like comics, Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon presents a rare and exclusive opportunity to view new work by the acclaimed and elusive artist Al Columbia. Also tonight in Portland, Oregon, Jesse Rose Vala at Motel Gallery around 7pm. Recommended. Gary Taxali at Magic Pony in Toronto. Opening reception from 7-10pm. By the time you read this, it's already too late, but what a day to be in Stavenger, Norway... the Nuart Festival is this week, and tonight is the big concert with Coldcut, Daedelus, and Hudson Mohawke. Mayhem for sure. Friday, September 7th, 2007 In New York City, Jason Sho Green has a solo show opening at apt at 7pm. RSVP for this one. If you're in Los Angeles, check out Miles Thompson's new show at La Luz de Jesus. Starts at 7p. Ignite What's Next, the East and West Coast Art Tour sponsored by Sparks + Upper Playground + Juxtapoz kicks off in San Diego today with David Choe, Saber and special guests. The daytime details are as follows: Agenda Trade Show, 9am-7:30pm, San Diego Concourse, 202 C Street San Diego, CA 92101. SAN DIEGO Night: 10pm- 2am at Ole Madrid, 751 Avenue San Diego, CA 92101. DJ's: Armory Massive DJs- Armory, SD, Jayceeoh- The Masters/Special Teamz, DJ ice- 7th Letter, Neil Nice- LYNXNY, Patrick Melcher- Veece. Artists: David Choe - Saber - Retna The long-awaited Artifice Of Form show opens @Swarm Studios in Oakland, California. Nathaniel Freeman, Josh Keyes and Andy Vogt. 6-9pm. Seattle's Grant Barnhart & Bay Area artist Serena Cole @Bucheon Gallery, SF, 6-8p. HOPE LEAVES a solo exhibit by Michael Page at Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose, 8 p.m. 'til late, music by DJ Ferrari Amy Sol + Stella IM Hultberg + Oksana Badrak have an opening reception for their group show at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington from 6-9p. If you go, you can get one of Stella's super-limited-edition prints. If you're in Denver, Colorado, be sure to stop by Limited Addiction for Sanctuary - Nathan Spoor, Lola, Kevin Peterson, and Chet Zar, 7-10pm Saturday, September 8th, 2007 Sandow Birk and Catherine Page have an opening reception at Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Also in San Francisco tonight is the one and only Richard Colman with a solo show, titled The Ghost at White Walls Gallery, starts at 7p Over in San Francisco's Mission District, Receiver Gallery presents In The Time It Takes, Bay Area artists Nancy Chan and Olivia Park. 7-10pm. We've been waiting all year for this one... Jeff Soto and Jim Houser at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City. Nuff said. Deitch's Art Parade will mob through New York City for its third time on Saturday, September 8th, at 4pm on West Broadway in Soho. Ignite What's Next happens during the day at 3pm at Workmens (7562 Melrose Avenue LA, CA) and at night starting at 9pm at Guys Bar (8711 Beverly Blvd. LA, CA) with DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill and DJ Solo. Artists: David Choe - Saber - Retna Over in Culver City, CA, GREGORY EUCLIDE opens The Walks I Take Turn To Paper at Blk/Mrkt Gallery at 7pm Deep in the heart of Alhambra, California, Audrey Kawasaki and Fuco Ueda are showing together in Ephemera at Gallery Nucleus. 7-11p. Chris Jordan's crazy micro/macroscopic digital collage works will be exhibited at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. Opening reception time is a mystery. Give the gallery a call. Peter Rogiers & Andrew Schoultz at Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles. 6-8p Dust painting artist Allison Cortson has an opening reception for her new works at The Happy Lion in Los Angeles from 6-8pm Seattle's OKOK Gallery hosts FIGHTING (aka Niall McClelland and Lukas Geronimas) Different Strokes September 8th through October 8th Urban Garden Walk by Revise CMW opens at 32nd&urban: gallery/space in Chicago-Bridgeport-Southside 6-11p. In Bedford, Pennsylvania, at the Bedford Arts Council, there's an opening reception for Wicked, works from Robin Grass and Amandalynn that are inspired by the book of the same name by Gregory Maguire. 9pm. There are approximately 14 bajillion more art shows starting today or tomorrow or the next day. See our events calendar for even more listings,

Ignite What's Next

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Sparks, the caffeinated alcoholic beverage brand, is teaming up with Upper Playground and Juxtapoz Magazine to debut the "Ignite What's Next" Art Tour. The event will showcase the talents of several contemporary artists taking them on a nation-wide tour with more than 20 stops on the East and West Coasts. There will be live art installations at a variety of venues ranging from urban boutiques to bars and nightclubs. The line up will include David Choe, Saber, Retna, and N8 Van Dyke with the possibility of more artists being added. The live, daytime, urban-themed art events will be free to the general public and followed by nightly receptions, featuring DJs, artist meet-and-greets, and book signings. The current schedule is below: WEST COAST TOUR STOPS: Sept. 7 - San Diego, CA Day: (9am-7:30pm) Agenda Trade Show at the San Diego Concourse, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA Night: (10pm- 2am) Ole Madrid, 751 5th Avenue San Diego, CA DJs: Armory Massive DJs- Armory, SD / Jayceeoh- The Masters/Special Teamz / DJ ice- 7th Letter / Neil Nice- LYNXNY / Patrick Melcher- Veece Artists: David Choe / Saber / Retna Sept. 8 - Los Angeles, CA Day: (3pm) Workmens, 7562 Melrose Avenue LA, CA Night: (9pm) Guys Bar, 8711 Beverly Blvd. LA, CA DJs: DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill / DJ Solo Artists: David Choe / Saber / Retna Sept. 11 - Santa Cruz, CA Day: (3pm) The Krate, 803 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA Night: (TBA) Artists: David Choe / Saber / Rhode / Alex Pardee Sept. 13 - Sacramento, CA Day: (3pm) FTC, 1006 J Street Sacramento, CA Night: (7:30) R15, 1431 R Street Sacramento, CA DJ: Shaun Slaughter Artists: David Choe / Saber / N8 Van Dyke Sept. 14 - Berkeley, CA Day: (3pm) Upper Playground 2509 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA Night: (8:30) Radio Bar, 435 13th Street @ Broadway Oakland, CA DJs: Touch One / Arson Artists: David Choe / Saber / Retna Sept. 15 - San Francisco, CA Day: (3pm) Upper Playground, 220 Fillmore San Francisco, CA Night: (10pm) 111 Minna, 111 Minna St. @ 2nd (between Howard and Mission), SF, CA DJs: Sake 1 (Local 1200) / Vin Roc (Triple Threat, 5th Platoon) / Zita (MixerFriendly, Golden) / Pablo Scratch (Turntable Tykoonz) / Irie Dole (Jah Warrior Shelter) / Green B (Bday Girl, Miss Tress Hi Fi) / Joe (BD Boy, Nowtime Sound) Artists: David Choe / Saber / Retna Sept. 16 - San Jose, CA Day: (3pm) Workmens 220 Eastridge Loop #185 San Jose, CA Night: (No evening event) Artists: David Choe / Saber / Rhode / Alex Pardee Sept. 19 - Portland, OR Day: (3pm) Upper Playground 25 NW 5th Avenue Portland, OR Night: (9pm) Rotture 315 SE 3rd Avenue Portland, OR DJ: DJ P Artists: David Choe / Saber / TBA Sept. 21 - Seattle, WA Day: (3pm) 35th North, 1100 East Pike Street Seattle, WA Night: (9pm) Lo_Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave. E. Seattle, WA DJs: Hideki / Kamui Artists: David Choe / Saber / N8 Van Dyke EAST COAST TOUR STOPS (details TBA): Oct. 12-13 - Richmond, VA Oct. 14-15 - Baltimore, MD Oct. 16-17 - Philadelphia, PA Oct. 18-19 - Montclair, NJ Oct. 20 - New York, NY Oct. 21 - Brooklyn, NY Oct 22-23 - New Haven, CT Oct. 24-25 - Burlington, VT Oct. 26 - Boston, MA About Sparks Sparks, the founder and leader of the caffeinated alcohol beverage category, is brewed by Steel Brewing Company, a subsidiary of Miller Brewing Company. Sparks is a blend of caffeine, alcohol, taurine, guarana and ginseng, and is available in Sparks original, Sparks Plus and Spark Light. As with all Miller Brewing brands, Sparks markets only to legal-drinking-age consumers and strictly adheres to its Marketing Compliance Program, which is rooted in the Beer Institute Marketing & Advertising Code. About Upper Playground Based in San Francisco, Upper Playground ( was founded in 1998 to fill the fashion void between culture-based brands of clothing. At the time, clothing brands targeted toward one particular cultural group, such as skaters, surfers, or musicians, had no overlapping characteristics. Upper Playground was founded with the belief that numerous social influences, such as art, music, skateboarding, basketball, and street life, could be combined in one brand of clothing that celebrates contemporary urban lifestyle without excluding anyone. Today, Upper Playground is recognized as a catalyst for the fusion of fashion with art from some of the finest local and international artists and graphic designers. About Juxtapoz Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine focuses on underground artists and cutting-edge art movements. It was designed as a magazine for the new art movement with a goal to bridge the gap between art and culture. Juxtapoz showcases today's most interesting and influential artists.

Sparks Presents The IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT Art Tour

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Sparks, the caffeinated alcoholic beverage brand, is teaming up with Upper Playground and Juxtapoz Magazine to debut the "Ignite What's Next" Art Tour. The event will showcase the talents of several contemporary artists taking them on a nation-wide tour with more than 20 stops on the East and West Coasts. There will be live art installations at a variety of venues ranging from urban boutiques to bars and nightclubs. The line up will include David Choe, Saber, Retna, and N8 Van Dyke with the possibility of more artists being added. The live, daytime, urban-themed art events will be free to the general public and followed by nightly receptions, featuring DJs, artist meet-and-greets, and book signings. Click Here For Full Details

It's A Blog-Eat-Blog World

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2007
We quite enjoyed Australian artist Kill Pixie's guest blog here on Fecal Face Dot Com today, as well as Jeff Soto's post about heading out to NYC for his show on September 8th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Sam Flores recently blogged about his new line of clothing including an assortment of ladies' dressy dresses. James Jean posted pics of the super-naughty work he'll be including in Grafuck 4. And, Chris Ryniak posted the little darling shown above on his blog, which may be in an apparently top secret show, possibly with Dave "The Chung" Chung, this October. It's all very hush-hush. {moscomment}

Thumbs Up! Episode 20

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2007
For us it lasted so much longer, but Thumbs Up!, artist David Choe and his cousin Harry Kim's 16-day trip by car, truck, train, limo, motorcycle, bus, and unseaworthy raft from the Pacific to the Atlantic finally comes to an end with David's sweet and nasty declaration of his deepest feelings about the United States of America. Enjoy this one to the fullest cuz Season Two (Tijuana to Alaska) is coming, but the magic 8-Ball ain't revealing when. {moscomment}

David Choe Update

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2007
David Choe [JUXTAPOZ Issue #72] updated his blog earlier today with *14* new posts. Topmost on the list of news is the sad but inevitable finale of the Thumbs Up! series set to air next week on The good news is that David and his cousin Harry just returned from the epic journey of Thumbs Up! Season Two, wherein they make their way from Tijuana to Alaska and bring back the brilliant video footage. Other highlights from the cornucopia of posts include a painting he did of his parents using photos of them as teenagers for reference to magically merge them before they knew each other, a story of how a wine company paid him to do a live painting session at their winery but then used that painting on a wine bottle label and never told him, and a street full of whale guts. {moscomment}

Baby Tattooville

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Baby Tattooville is a "limited-edition retreat" coming up in early October at the swishy Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, California. It pairs 100 serious art connoisseurs (those who can afford to spend $1500 for a weekend of exclusive hobnobbing) with the likes of Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Gris Grimly, James Jean, Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Ragnar (shown), Jeffery Scott (1019), Jeff Soto and Amanda Visell. You can bring your family, but the special perks are only available to the folks who fork over the dough for the full package, including surprise collectible gifts, exclusive opps for limited-edition art goodies, and a captive audience with art stars. {moscomment}

James Jean's "Process Recess 2"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2007
It seems like we can't go five minutes without mentioning James Jean lately. Who can blame us? The guy dances the thin black line between fine art and illustration like a slightly more agile Fred Astaire. And recently James has been breaking out all sorts of new projects. One such new hotness is PR2, the second volume of his collected works bound in hardcover. If you were lucky enough to have gone to Comic-Con this year then you had the opportunity to pick up not only the standard version of PR2 but the Limited Edition PR2, as well. In case you were too busy trying to get George Takai to sign your forehead and you missed out on getting your copy of the book, he has a nice video short of the delights held within its covers. The classical music is a nice touch. The book sold out at Comic-Con, but should be readily available in two months, according to his commerce site, {moscomment}

Candy Issue 8

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Candy Collective has just published the newest issue of their PDF mag online, and it's chock full o' visual treats. The No Issue Theme Issue features a plethora of fantastic artists and designers including James Jean, Tiffany Bozic, and Bob Dob to name a minuscule fraction of the total greatness within. Not only is this their 8th issue but also their 2nd anniversary issue. With all that riding on it, you know that they've pulled no punches. It's so packed with action that they had to divide the issue into two parts. You're going to need a cup of tea and some snack cakes to munch on while powering through this monster edition. Did you count how many times the word issue was just used? The answer is 6. {moscomment}

Thumbs Up! Episode 17

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Happy Wednesday. This week on Thumbs Up!, artist David Choe [JUXTAPOZ Issue #72] and his cousin Harry Kim visit NoLa for good food, good folks, and rough living in the 9th and 3rd wards. Seven heavy minutes of the sad, yet mysteriously hopeful, state of affairs in post-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana. This week's episode is online here, {moscomment}


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