Juxtapoz Issue 97: February 2009 Out Now

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Welcome to February 2009, and the 97th issue of Juxtapoz. Woah, we’ve been around for a while. 97? That’s old. In our 97 issues, we’ve learned a thing or two; one of which is that Mars-1 makes for a spectacular cover story. We took Mars-1 to the new planetarium here in San Francisco to explore the stars, learn about exoplanets, discuss his new body of work for his upcoming solo show in NYC, and learn about why he’s so down with (or perhaps paranoid of) UFO’s.  We also get an in-depth look into the work of French photographer JR, one of the most prolific and multi-leveled artists working today. German duo, Herakut, unveil their newest (and dare we say best) body of work to date; Brooklyn's Thomas Keeley makes a lot of something out of nothing; the Philippines' Louie Cordero takes comic book admiration to a new level; and Japanese artist, Ryohei Hase, makes some of the most beautiful, detailed art we’ve seen in ages. In issue 97 we also cover shows at Distinction, Metropolis, Thinkspace, and the new David B Smith Gallery, and profile Chuck U, Jay Howell, Jesse Geller, Mollie Goldstrom, A1One, Hydro74, Leopold Rabus, and Emily Glaubinger. With a list like this and covers like that, you may just have to grab a few copies of good ol’ 97. Enough of all this tomfoolery already; grab your copy of Juxtapoz February 2009 now in our online store.

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2009
111 Minna Gallery is kicking off ’09 in presenting a stellar group show, entitled First Things First. An exhibition showcasing both well-established and emerging talents, First Things First will open this Thursday, January 8, 2009 with many of the artists in attendance. “Our aim is to present a number of promising young artists side by side with established talent that have both been underexposed in the Bay Area,” states The Gallery. “The collection has been assembled by 111 Minna Gallery Curator Gabe Scott, 111 Minna Associate Curator Jay Howell and former Upper Playground Associate Curator Lainya Magana. A fresh perspective on two-dimensional creations will be represented from the United States, Brazil, Germany, Slovenia and Australia and will encompass painting, collage, architectural design as well as street installations.” First Things First will feature work by: Ryan Bubnis (Portland, OR), Robert Hardgrave (Seattle, WA), Clynton Lowry (San Francisco, CA), Nicole Hagen (San Francisco, CA), James Blagdon (New York, NY), Taska Cleveland (Los Angeles, CA), Kelly Ording (San Francisco, CA), Mario Wagner (Cologne, Germany), Rafael Sliks (Sao Paolo, Brazil), Sarah Spitler (San Francisco, CA), Jacob Magraw (Los Angeles, CA), Yellana James (Portland, OR), and Rene Almanza (Oaxaca, Mexico). Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to check out some great work by established artists Ryan Bubnis (work shown above) and Robert Hardgrave (below left) and Taska Cleveland (below right) along with pieces by the rising artistic talents you may be seeing much more of in the future. Details on First Things First at www.111minnagallery.com

Jay Howell: The Forest City Rockers, Episode 2

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Eighty four films and Jay Howell present The Forest City Rockers Motorcycle Club. Howell just shot Episode 2 our way, which is full of the inappropriate cartoon wonders that we’ve come to love and expect from the twisted mind of Jay Howell. Enjoy, because gloomy Tuesday afternoons tend to suck.

"Four-Way Make Out" with Matt Furie, Jay Howell, Matthew Feyld & Dawn Riddle

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 22, 2008
It’s heating up in Portland. No, the infamous rain remains, but their next art show is pretty hot. Four of the hottest artists making out at the same time? Well, it is a Four-Way Make Out session. Before your mind gets lost in the gutter, we’ll let you know that Four-Way Make Out is a showing of new work by Matt Furie, Jay Howell, Matthew Feyld and Dawn Riddle opening September 5th at Grass Hut in Portland. Instead of bios, Grass Hut asked the artists to tell us about their favorite make-out session. That’s the kind of info everyone wants anyways, right? We love Matt Furie’s blunt pseudo poem that he gave for his reply: i flipped on my bedside lamp warm red light bulb she put her lap near my face i unzipped her pants and slowly took them down i kissed her warm red panties then i evacuated into my boxers Scaandalous. Now that we’ve got you all hot n bothered, get that voyeuristic mind of yours over to grasshutcorp.com for details on Four-Way Make Out.

"The Benefit Show" at Fecal Face Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Ben Tour, Ferris Plock, Jeremy Fish, Kim Cogan, Gary Baseman, Maya Hayuk, Henry Lewis, Cody Hudson, Hilary Pecis, Andrew Schoultz, UPSO, Jason Reamer, Paul Urich, Kelly Tunstall, Matt Furie, Kelsey Brookes, Mel Kadel, Tiffany Bozic, Travis Millard, Ryan Scott Shaffer, Mars 1, Brendan Monroe, Jay Howell, and Michael Sieben. Yep, all these great artists will have pieces in Fecal Face Gallery’s The Benefit Show, opening tomorrow July 10th. Together these artists represent a visual history of the art site, a chronicle of a community and style that it the backbone of Fecal Face’s content. Displaying paintings, illustrations, photographs and mixed media works, The Benefit Show offers an epic group showing to benefit upcoming Fecal Face projects. Details at fecalface.com/gallery

Photos: Jay Howell & Matt Furie "Return to Innocence"

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 27, 2008
Jay Howell and Matt Furie Return to Innocence at San Francisco’s Receiver Gallery. Showcasing the pair’s hilariously perverse drawings, Return to Innocence does exactly the opposite: it takes you to the heart of everything that’s wonderful about kiddie humor with a grown-up twist. Hey, sometimes seeing a hot dog simultaneously screw and smoke is exactly what we need on a Friday. See more here…

"Wonderwheel" at Toyroom Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2007
On Friday night, November 16th, Wonderwheel opens at Toyroom Gallery in Sacramento, California. Five artists—Nathan Cordero, Garin Moore, Judd Hertzler, Jay Howell, and Shawn Miles Carney—all tied by the bonds of common interests in art, music and the skate/snowboard industry, all from Northern California—from the coast to the mountains; all five can be categorized under the broad umbrella aesthetic known as D.I.Y. with a mixture of multi-media and found objects mixed with simple characters in ridiculous circumstances that bring this brotherhood together. Their show will run November 16th through December 8th. www.toyroomgallery.com

Art Opening 11/02: Spiritual Boner at Grass Hut

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Shown: Jay Howell The beards at Grass Hut Corp., using all their hairy wiles, have curated a group show featuring new work from Jay Howell, Scott Barry, and Skinner. The show, Spiritual Boner (that. is. AWESOME.), will open this Friday, November 2nd at Grass Hut Gallery in Portland, Oregon with a reception from 6-9 pm. This is a sweet show, so try to show up if you can. For more info, visit the Grass Hut blog at grasshutcorp.blogspot.com.

Photos: Todd Bratrud "Half Assed"

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2007
Photos from Half Assed, Todd Bratrud's solo show at Fifty24SF in San Francisco, CA. The exhibit opened Thursday, September 6th. Isaac McKay-Randozzi brings us another set of delightful photos and a mini-review of the show.

Fecal Face Dot Com 7.5 Year Anniversary

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 30, 2007
Fecal Face Dot Com's 7.5 Year Anniversary art show at 111 Minna in San Francisco, is this Thursday, August 2nd, 2007. Yes, we are very lucky to live here. ART FROM: Andrew Schoultz (SF), Alexis Mackenzie (SF), Brendan Monroe (Berkeley), Chris Pew (SF), Chris Von Szombathy (Vancouver), Christofer Chin (LA), Cody Hudson (Chicago), Corey Arnold (Portland), Edward Woodley (Sydney), Ferris Plock (SF), Gregory Euclide (Minneapolis), Jay Howell (SF), Jeremy Fish (SF), John Casey (Oakland), John Copeland (NYC), Keith Shore (New Jersey), Kelly Tunstall (SF), Kelsey Brookes (San Diego), Kill Pixie (Sydney), Kyle Ranson (SF), Lukas Geronimas (Vancouver), Mars (SF), Mat O'Brien (SF), Matt Furie (SF), Maya Hayuk (NYC), Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch (SF), Mel Kadel (LA), Michael Sieben (Austin), Michelle Blade (SF), Mike Giant (Albuquerque), Mike Maxwell (San Diego), Monica Canilao (Oakland), Niall Mcclelland (Vancouver), Paul Schiek (Oakland), Paul Urich (SF), Robin Williams (NYC), Sam Flores (SF), Saelee Oh (LA), Tessar Lo (Ontario), and Travis Millard (LA). {moscomment}
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