FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: 70s Los Angeles Chicano gang graffiti photography by Howard Gribble

Graffiti // Friday, June 28, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week highlights the photography of Howard Gribble, particularly his work from the 1970's of Chicano gang graffiti in the Los Angeles area.

Paintings and Drawings by Kent Williams

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 24, 2013
This morning we check out some of Los Angeles-based artist Kent Williams newer work as well as take a look back through some of our past favorites.  

Preview: DEEDEE CHERIEL @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
This weekend, on June 22, Deedee Cheriel will be opening new works alongside Mel Kadel and Femke Hiemstra at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. We were lucky this morning to get a preview and collection of new works from Cheriel, who in her artist statement notes, "With nuances of East Indian art, Cheriel's use of bold elements – both urban and natural, as well as pop culture – are indications of how we try to connect ourselves to others and how these heroic efforts are episodes of compassion and discomfort."

Gusmano Cesaretti "Fragments of Los Angeles (1969 - 1989)" exhibition + book signing @ Family Bookstore, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
On Sunday, June 16, from 7-9PM, influential street documentarian Gusmano Cesaretti (featured in MOCA's Art In the Streets and our joining issue), will have a special book signing and exhibition at Family Bookstore in Los Angeles. The photographer's Los Angeles work will be on display, and his new monograph, Fragments of Los Angeles (1969 - 1989), will be available for purchase and signing. 

In Process: Hannah Stouffer @ The Standard Downtown, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Juxtapoz contributing editor, Hannah Stouffer, has made a homebase in downtown Los Angeles the past week working on a 40-foot mural on the 6th Street wall at the Standard Downtown hotel. She titled the mural, "E.P.S.T (Existence, Possibility, Space and Time)," noting that "I’ve been drawn to focusing on themes of metaphysical beingness, as of late. I’m still heavily engaged with our natural landscape, due to my upbringing and an an almost overwhelming admiration for that which we came."

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.

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