Oil Paintings by Becca Mann

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 30, 2012
On our Monday morning cruise around, we got sucked into the oil painting world of Venice, California based Becca Mann. A mixture of Southern California, a bit of early California and Southwestern style shows up in her paintings, and a few nice ocean/surf scenes in her graphite works are all very well executed. A good start to the week.

Opening: Stanley Donwood "Lost Angeles" @ Subliminal Projects, LA

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 28, 2012
Stanley Donwood, who has ceated the visual identity for superband Radiohead for nearly 20 years, will be opening a new series of works at Subliminal Projects on April 28, 2012, with the exhibition Lost Angeles. Continuing on Donwood's theme set with his London Views series, Lost Angeles will be highlighted by a 18-foot apocalyptic panorama of the City of Angels being destroyed by fire, flood and meteor storm.

Mike Diamond on Transmission LA @ MOCA

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 21, 2012
The legendary Beastie Boy, Mike Diamond, curator of the new MOCA exhibition, Transmission LA, gave the good people of the Avant/Garde Diaries a tour of the mega installation that features Tom Sachs, Peter Coffin, Jim Drain & Ara Peterson, Ben Jones, Mike Mills, Sage Vaughn, and others. The 17-day festival opened yesterday at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary in Downtown Los Angeles.

Alex Prager "Compulsion" in Los Angeles, NYC, and London

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 20, 2012
Few photographers create the cinematic scenery that Alex Prager depicts in her work. Part film noir, part Wizard of Oz circa 2025, Prager has taken an aesthetic and made it one of the most recognizable in the world of contemporary photography. That is hard to do in this day and age. Right now, her Compulsion series is on simultaneous display at three galleries: Michael Hoppen Gallery, London until May 26, at New York’s Yancey Richardson Gallery until May 19, and M+B Gallery, LA until May 12.

New Zealand's Askew in Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 20, 2012
One of New Zealand’s most talented graffiti writers, Askew, is currently in sunny Los Angeles and cranked out this fantastic new wall titled ‘“Under The Influence.”

Jonas Wood @ David Kordansky, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Jonas Wood, a fine artist famed in our coverage for his work with nostalgic sports paintings and drawings, has a new exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. The show features both sports and still-life paintings, as well as domestic and studio interiors.

Intimate Immensity @ the Hammer, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
Intimate Immensity: The Susan and Larry Marx Collection currently at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles primarily consists of works on paper by many of the prominent artists of modern art in the twentieth century.

Works by Mark Bradford

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 19, 2012
Mark Bradford is an LA artist that grew up and still currently resides in South Central Los Angeles. His practice emerged from many environmental inputs. Growing up around a family of seamstresses and working at his mother's hair salon before going off to art school, Bradford's use of materials and sensitivity to the imminent characteristics of these materials appears to have evolved from these influences to his development.

Stanley Donwood: Lost Angeles @ Subliminal Projects, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 15, 2012
Stanley Donwood, who has ceated the visual identity for superband Radiohead for nearly 20 years, will be opening a new series of works at Subliminal Projects on April 28, 2012, with the exhibition Lost Angeles. Continuing on Donwood's theme set with his London Views series, Lost Angeles will be highlighted by a 18-foot apocalyptic panorama of the City of Angels being destroyed by fire, flood and meteor storm.

The Photography of NATALIA Mantini

Erotica // Thursday, March 08, 2012
MEOW is Natalia Mantini aka Natalia Brutalia's photographic canvas. The Southern California beach-town native has a unique perspective on Los Angeles lifestyle, documenting her social scene, and capturing portraits of her girl friends with an even blend of grit and whimsy.

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