Barbara Kruger buses in Los Angeles for "Art Matters"

Street Art // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The LA Fund and LAUSD have launched a public art project, “Art Matters,” in attempt to support funding for arts education in the Los Angeles school systems. Barbara Kruger, the conceptual/pop artist known for using black and white images overlaid with bold captions is working on the project.

Now Showing: Jason Shawn Alexander "[sic]" @ 101/Exhibit, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Just opened at 101/Exhibit in Los Angeles, [sic] is a new series of large-scale works by Los Angeles based artist Jason Shawn Alexander. They are his most direct and personal paintings to date. The dramatic narratives that are a signature of his work are yielding to the intensity of the figure itself, to the portrait itself. Jason digs in with his brushes, giving these paintings richer textures and dimensionality than anything that’s come before.

Works by Liz Brizzi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A native of France born of Italian parents, Liz Brizzi grew up in Los Angeles. Inspired by urban themes, she loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw, desolate and industrial aspects of cities and their outskirts. Her unique mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto acrylic painted wood panels, finally blended within layers of colorful acrylic washes.

Tattoos by Alex Strangler

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Alex Strangler is a tattoo artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her traditional style tattoos are characterized by recurring eye imagery and tongue in cheek captions. You can find Strangler working out of Dolorosa Tattoo Co in Studio City.

Cheeky Rider by Carlos Nunez

Erotica // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In this shot by Carlos Nunez, Keely Hazell goes for a bike ride but not before showing off her assets. Nunez is based in Los Angeles.

Illustrations by Steve Kim

Illustration // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Steve Kim's work is founded on a process of abstraction and subtraction, in which anatomical details are detracted and replaced with planes of color and white voids. His fractured compositions become a game of visual conjecture, where the viewer works to fill in the blank. Kim received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design and his MFA from Claremont Graduate University. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Friends Of: Mark Bradford, Visual Artist

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Mark Bradford is best known for his large-scale paintings made from materials that he gathers from the streets around his Los Angeles studio. Using both collage and décollage techniques, Bradford creates abstract works that can be seen as topographies of the city's physical as well as social, economic, and cultural landscape.

Mel Kadel "Stuck On A Wave" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Mel Kadel will be opening a new solo show, Stuck On A Wave, at Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles on October 13, 2012. She recently mentioned in an interview that "If there’s any success within my work, it’s people having personal connections to it." We think there is a ton to connect with here... 

Regen Projects' Inaugural Exhibition by Gallery Artists

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Regen Projects has opened up a new space with Inaugural Exhibition by Gallery Artists featuring works by a variety of longstanding and newly represented artists with high-profile Los Angeles gallery. The new space at 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard is currently filled with works by Raymond Pettibon, Doug Aitken, Elizabeth Peyton, Lawrence Weiner, and Toba Khendoori, amongst others...

Admiring Geoff McFetridge...

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 06, 2012
Geoff McFetridge is an artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the Graduate Design Program at the California Institute of the Arts. Known for his reductive graphic style, Geoff began to show his work in galleries in 1998 at George’s Gallery. His first large scale show was in Japan at Parco Gallery Tokyo.

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