Famous Faces Behind the Scenes Captured by Michael Tighe

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 21, 2012
Faces are the main way people are recognized, unless you suffer from prosopagnosia (a disorder that the famed painter Chuck Close is diagnosed with). The power of the face is what makes images of pop culture celebrities so compelling: they speak to the masses in a way that many other images cannot. What is great about these photographs by Michael Tighe is seeing these iconic faces out of their usual contexts and often times capturing the movie stars in their personal homes.

Opening: Neck Face "Simply The Worst" @ New Image Art, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 16, 2012
This past Friday the 13th, bad luck was celebrated at Neck Face’s Simply The Worst opening at New Image Gallery in Los Angeles, Calif. Art collectors, graffiti enthusiasts, and the elite of skateboarding showed up to support Neckface. The respect is mutual, as Neck Face says, "Those are my people, they know who I am and I know who they are. We all come from the gutter."

Opening: Laurie Lipton @ Ace Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 16, 2012
This weekend we stopped by the opening of Laurie Lipton's LA Sous-Real, her new exhibition at Los Angeles' Ace Gallery. The exhibition featured a huge selection of Lipton's works from the past half-decade, an impressively rendered set of large-scale graphite and pencial works on paper. 

Friday the 13th Opening: Neck Face "SIMPLY THE WORST" Print Release @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 13, 2012
Seems quite appropriate for Friday the 13th. September 2011 cover artist, Neck Face, is opening a new print release show, Simply the Worst, at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Costumes accepted, and free booze. And a message from Neck Face: "If I'm throwing it you know it's gonna be fun." Ah, it's one of those kind of parties... dig it.

Laurie Lipton "L.A. Sous-Real" @ Ace Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Laurie Lipton thinks in images and renders her psychically rich inner world visible via detailed pencil on paper drawings. Lipton's new solo show 'L.A. Sous-Real' opens this Saturday, July 14th at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles. "I fear death and oblivion the most, which is why I try to capture on paper, the fleeting horror and wonder of being alive," Lipton states.

Rep Your City, In Tattoo: Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 17, 2012
A collection of serious dedication, repping the city from where they were born, raised or stay- these individuals have Los Angeles in their heart. A series of tattoos displaying their committment to the City of Angles- live and die in LA.

Opening: Eric McHenry "This Exists Now" @ Insight, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 16, 2012
The opening reception for THIS EXISTS NOW by Eric McHenry went down at the Insight Los Angeles Store last week. FURR BURRGERS (Insight Menswear Designer Robbie Russo and Insight In-House Graphics Guru 'Rad' Dan) provided timeless tunes, while Holy Barbarians put on a stellar live performance.

Tattoos by NORM

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 13, 2012
For over a decade now, the name “NORM” has evolved throughout the art world. His passions have become his life, constantly moving forward, and thinking bigger. A true precisionist, Norm has also ventured into tattoo machine building, creating uncanny tools of the trade used the world over by renowned artists.

Gregory Bojorquez ".45 Point Blank" @ Hardhitta Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 08, 2012
Photographer Gregory Bojorquez, who we spent time with last year at MOCA's Art In the Streets, is set to open a solo show of new photographs at Hardhitta Gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday, June 9. The show is in a pop-up space located across the street from the LACMA.

Preview: Joshua Petker "Adrift" @ LeBasse Projects, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 07, 2012
This Saturday, LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles will open Joshua Petker's newest body of work, Adrift. In a departure from his layered, textural, neon portrait paintings combining portrait and abstract styles, Petker's new exhibition features more conceptual, "nautical themed works as well as a companion series of portraits – still recognizable as the same artist but distinctively different paintings."

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