Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Mary Iverson is an exquisite landscape painter with a razor-sharp contemporary edge. On the surface, we see activism, her collages and paintings warning us of a dystopic future existence. But the truth is, this apocalypse is happening now. Through her paintings of rogue shipping containers invading precious, untouched vistas, she uncovers the gross excess and collateral damages of the shipping industry, and ultimately, commercialism.
Surf Craft: Benefit & Auction for Waves for Water, July 17 @ Chandran Gallery, SF (Online Auction Live Now!)Juxtapoz // Monday, July 13, 2015
On July 17, 2015, Juxtapoz once again teams up with UNIV, T.F.R. Gallery and Chandran Gallery for the second in what will become an annual Surf Craft benefit auction, held at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco. This year, we invited artists Chris Johanson, Dan Witz, Swoon, Logan Hicks, Grotesk, Mary Iverson, Brett Amory, Alicia McCarthy, WEST, Zio Ziegler, Kevin E. Taylor, David Arquette, Daryll Peirce, Beau Stanton and Ty WIlliams to contribute original work on surfboards to be exhibited at the gallery with a live auction on Paddle8 in conjunction with the show. The online auction on Paddle8 is running now through July 29, 2015.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Juxtapoz is very excited this month to have one of our favorite painters, the great Seattle-based artist Mary Iverson on the cover of August 2015. Although perhaps not overtly political, the August 2015 issue is our look at some of the best artists in the world's approach to environmental issues. From climate change to extinction, using Earth materials to challenging conventional means of production, we gathered an eclectic group of artists that are inspiring and progressive.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 28, 2014
This magazine has spent the past half decade championing the merits of Public Art. Whether on a community-level, city-planning organization, or even nationally funded endowment, supporting contemporary muralism an Public Art initiatives should be a high priority for every city. Our belief is simple: art makes you feel good. Art makes you think. Art can make you connect with your surroundings, define a community's historical heritage, or enlighten its current state. And for the most part, cities are beginning to recognize the trend of highly talented artists who can transform the appearance of a locale and make it a little more engaging.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
Joshua Liner Gallery presents the artist curated group show: Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist. Featuring artists exhibited this year and in forthcoming 2015, each gallery artist has selected to show alongside a creative individual whom they admire. On view through December 20, this eclectic and diverse exhibition of work is a reflection of our vibrant 2014 program, and offers a fresh outlook for the coming year.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
Thinkspace is pleased to present After, featuring new works by Stephanie Buer and Mary Iverson. Portland based artist Stephanie Buer explores derelict and abandoned urban spaces in her meticulously detailed oil paintings and charcoal drawings. Looking to the barren architectural vestiges of industry, Buer explores the life of marginalized structures once they’re divested of function and condemned to vacancy and neglect.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 13, 2014
This Saturday, March 15, our friends at White Walls/ShootingGallery will be opening and celebrating "An Even Eleven," a group show that honors 11 years of the Shooting Gallery. The show will be a mix of classics and up-and-coming talents, a great way to showcase how much the Shooting Gallery has made the Tenderloin an epicenter of contemporary art for years. Take a look at the line-up...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
We have made no secret that we really enjoy the works of Mary Iverson, both for its environmental questions and overall aesthetic, and enjoyed traveling to Singapore with her earlier this year and participating in a lecture with her. Now, the Seattle-based artist will open up Sunk, a new body of work at Davidson Galleries in her hometown, a series that challenges both globalization and its consequences. As she explains, "the capitalist system wagers the needs of a growing population against the stress the environment can bear. My work raises questions about the ultimate destination for all of this growth."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Juxtapoz friend and fantastic public artist (as well as fine artist) Mary Iverson has work up on the Marion Street pedestrian overpass near Coleman dock in Seattle. The 24-panel mural was created for the "Seattle Art Interruptions" public art project, "with funding from Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Parks and Recreation."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Los Angeles based gallery Thinkspace has teamed up with Gallery 309 in Philadelphia, PA to present ‘LAX / PHL’. This special group exhibition has been curated by Thinkspace to further introduce our roster to the City of Brotherly Love. Featuring new works from over 40 artists from around the world and an installation from Philly’s very own NoseGo, the exhibition will run from May 11th through June 21st.