Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
We have had a chance to see a bunch of Dutch artist Parra in California this year. First, it was his massive mural and first US museum showing at the SFMOMA that was outstanding, and now, he is back on the West Coast. He will open a new series of works, Kind Regrets, at HVW8 Gallery, featuring acrylic on canvas works and pen on paper.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Definitely something we are looking forward to, as Jen Stark is one of our favorite artists at the moment. Martha Otero Gallery is pleased to present Jen Stark's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, To the Power Of. Stark's work is instantly recognizable for its breathtaking color spectrums rendered in mind-bending forms cut from paper, wood and other organic materials.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Too often in our genre an artist is sprung into the spotlight too early, before they've been able to properly grow, develop their technique and actually experience being a gallery artist as a real job. We've been showing N.C. Winters at Gallery1988 for almost 7 years now, and there is no one we've shown who's been able to improve and benefit from that process more than him.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
This past weekend, we checked out the book/10" collaborative project between artist Ashley Macomber and musician/actor/artist Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Afternoon, and found a lot of the paintings by Macomber included in the book/10" to fantastic. The artist is part of a new show, Wild Thing, opening at See Line Gallery in West Hollywood on September 19. See the show, get the book.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 08, 2012
Definitely someting to check out in Los Angeles: Daytime performances of Corey Helford Gallery's presentation of Giles Walker's The Last Supper-an art/performance installation performed entirely by speaking robots - will open at noon on Saturday, September 8th, at CHG's temp space at 3521 Helms Avenue in Culver City.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
From the first time we saw the work of Devin Troy Strother at Richard Heller Gallery, we knew the Brooklyn-based artist was someone to follow and could see a bright future ahead. Years later and a few strong showings around the world (plus a Juxtapoz interview in January 2011) we are very excited to see his new works he has prepared for his show at Los Angeles' Richard Heller Gallery, opening September 8.
Street Art // Monday, September 03, 2012
Simon Wilson of the LA Weekly wrote an in-depth and insightful article focusing on Los Angeles’s current legal approach to graffiti and street artists. The article begins with Sight, a 30-year old artist from South Central, who was sentenced to eight years and four months in state prison for his the graffiti activities in 2006, one of the harshest sentences officials can recall in Los Angeles.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 31, 2012
THIS Los Angeles is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by San Francisco based artists Daniel Gibson and Mike Bertino. The show will run from Aug. 31st through Sept. 21st 2012, with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 31st from 7:00 to 10:00pm. As the artists put it, "Gold Coast is a conversation between the two of us about our experiences growing up, and living on the West Coast as adults, and specifically in California."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 30, 2012
We have profiled Bill Dunlap's work in the magazine before, but we have just come across his black painting and faces series and wanted to share with our readers. Dunlap has shown in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Boston this summer in various group shows, but is also known to paint a very well-constructed barn mural. He also "Can't read, can't write." And was "Raised by wolves and skunks."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
One of the most surprising titles we receieved last year that made its rounds around the Juxtapoz office was Nailed: The History of Nail Culture and Dzine. We had never seen nail art but into a fine art context, or documented so thoroughly as a sub-culture, and now Subliminal Projects in LA is showcasing an entire exhibition inspired by nail culture called, Nailed. The show features works by Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee, Dzine, Simone Lueck, Jamel Shabazz, and more.