Illustrations by Mizenscen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Los Angeles-based artist Mizenscen this morning. The illustrator and digital artist cuts and pastes anatomic layers and merges them with flora in a vintage and classic style.

Chris Johanson "Within The River of Time Is My Mind" @ MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 29 through September 22, 2013. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs.

Out the Window: Andrew Luck, Henry Gunderson, Jordan Bogash, and Mario Ayala @ Prohibition Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 10, 2013
Opening this Saturday evening at Prohibition Gallery in Culver City, Los Angeles is OUT THE WINDOW a group show featuring works by Andrew Luck, Henry Gunderson, Jordan Bogash, and Mario Ayala.

Works by Cali Sales

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Pasadena, CA-based artist Cali Sales this morning. Cali was raised in Austin, Texas and graduated from the illustration program at Art Center College of Design.

Preview: Pedro Matos "Building Castles Made of Sand" @ Martha Otero, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
London-based, Portugal-born Pedro Matos, who we had the chance to finally meet at Ivory & Black's booth at Art Basel in Miami this past year, will be having his first solo show in Los Angeles at Martha Otero opening on May 17, 2013. Building Castles Made of Sand featuring a new series of oil paintings on canvas and azulejo panels - a traditional Portuguese medium of hand-painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile work.

Gary Baseman "The Door is Always Open" @ Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Our friend Gary Baseman has a very special week ahead as he prepares to open The Door Is Always Open at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on April 25. This will be the former Juxtapoz featured artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer's first ever museum survey, long overdue in our book. The survey will also feature paintings, photographs, toys, sketchbooks, and videos, presented in a "novel gallery setting that evokes Baseman’s childhood home, replete with family snapshots and furnishings." Be there.

Urs Fischer's 1500 Hanging Raindrops

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer just opened his first comprehensive museum retrospective in the U.S. at MOCA in Los Angeles. The exhibition includes his work, Horses Dream of Horses, which includes 1,500 plaster and resin raindrops hung on nylon string.

URS FISCHER @ MOCA, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
Spread across MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the first survey in the United States of the Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural works while creating an unexpected landscape in both venues.

GFA Expo in Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, April 19, 2013
Next weekend, April 27, 2013, the GFA Expo will be coming to Los Angles and will feature a hefty roster of graffiti writers including a live performance from the “Freestyle Fellowship.”

Photos from “The Future is Blight @ LeBasse Projects

Street Art // Friday, April 19, 2013
Last weekend saw the opening of TrustoCorp’s new solo exhibition “The Future is Blight” at LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles. The guerilla art group who are known for a range of polished, occasionally humorous public installations and meticulously fabricated billboards, took on a minimal, more subtle approach displaying work created in a variety of mediums such as sculptures, paintings, work on paper, and prints. Los Angeles’s dichotomy of poverty and wealth was a main focal point of the exhibition and the artists spoke on view towards Los Angeles saying, “Underneath the glossy veneer of tabloid magazines and Hollywood movies, the former middle class is struggling, families are facing poverty and America is slowly becoming a third world country. In the absence of any real help or solid solutions, there is hypocrisy, greed and hopelessness. Through our work, we hope to call attention to this reality, crack a few smiles and hopefully make some people think along the way.”

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