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, www.juxtapoz.com/cal.