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."

Allison Schulnik "Salty Air" @ Mark Moore Gallery

Erotica // Monday, June 04, 2012
Mark Moore Gallery describes Allison Schulnik's paintings as "distinctively textured," which may be a slight understatement. Schulnik's painted outcasts, mermaids, losers and nudes are more stuff than substance, their insides oozing out and dripping all over like a melting ice cream cone. Yet even through the heavily slathered paint the dark psychology of her lovable characters shine through. Her current show 'Salty Air' is on view until July 7, 2012.

The Expanse of a Fact: Noah Doely @ Steve Turner Contemporary, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2012
Noah Doely's ambrotype and tintype photographs are full fiction and illusion. Harkening back to a time at the emergence of photography, Doely presents characters that are in a pursuit of knowledge, making, and understanding, a search that belongs just as much to the artist as it does to these fictional personalities. His exhibition, The Expanse of the Fact, opens tonight, June 1, at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles.

Circus, Circus @ The Hive Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2012
Come one, Come All—the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles presents a gathering of enticing graphics and paintings so pleasing that they may pointedly pull you out of your seat. In the Hive's unique, to-the-hilt style, invites you to join in a visual carnival of delights tomorrow for their second circus-themed exhibition, June 2, 2012, to witness an assortment of entertainment under their big top.

Augustine Kofie "Working the Angles" @ Known Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Lots of good shows opening this weekend (Travis Millard, Dave Kinsey, for example) but we are also looking to next weekend when one of our favorites, Augustine Kofie, opens a brand new body of work, Working the Angles, at Los Angeles' Known Gallery. The exhibition will features 30+ works including dense collage and assemblage on wood with yardstick framing, paintings on canvas, and hand painted multiples.

More Murals Get the Buff in Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
A delayed mural ordinance is creating confusion and frustration amongst artists, and building owners in Los Angeles. A recent wall painted by Zes, Push, Chris Brand, and Evan Skrederstu was painted over to serve as a backdrop for a production company, while another wall painted by Sand, Vyal, and Cope2 was buffed out by orders of the LAPD saying it was illegal to have a mural or graffiti piece on their property.

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