The Works Of Michael Cina

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
Minneapolis based Michael Cina of Cina Associates might be better known for his commercial work for clients like Apple, VH1, Coca-Cola, Adobe, American Express, and the list goes on. Today we're taking a look at Cina's more progressive work. The highly stylized mixed medium images appear to be collage but we're not 100% sure. Regardless of the medium we're enjoying how Cina is able combine aspects of design, photography, and painting to create these wonderful original works.

Patrick Martinez "Buy Now Cry Later" @ Public Functionary, Minneapolis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This past November, former Juxtapoz feature Patrick Martinez opened a solo exhibit of all new works at a new contemporary exhibition space, Public Functionary in Minneapolis. The exhibit, titled, "Buy Now Cry Later," includes 17 original neon works and paintings. Exhibit subject matter follows Martinez's ongoing exploration of his home city and societal, "American" issues while interweaving personal anecdotes, several of the pieces are autobiographical. The show is on its final days, closing on December 20. 

Drawings by Nick Howard

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
  We are enjoying the drawings Minneapolis-based artist Nick Howard this morning. Howard initially developed the cast of characters that appear in his drawings as "representations of our darker and more monstrous nature." As his work has evolved, "they have revealed more of their humanity within, reflecting a wider range of human experiences from the myopic and controlling to the clear and vulnerable."  

Geoff McFetridge "Site Fence Mural" @ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Geoff McFetridge, an artist who has done fantastic projects recently with Heath Ceramics and Bushmills, just completed a new mural piece at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. As the Walker notes, "In conjunction with his talk for the 2013 Insights Design Lecture Series, the Walker commissioned McFetridge to create artwork to cover construction fencing during the Walker’s rebricking project."

Painter Painter @ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
On view at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis until October 27th is a group painting show featuring artists mostly born in the 1970s whose humble approach to abstraction is one of generative process as opposed to the grand gestures that dominate many fields of abstract painting.

Purge

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 11, 2012
In an effort to understad where Purge originates from, we bring you Wikipedia’s definition, “In history, religion, and political science, a purge is the removal of people who are considered undesirable by those in power from a government, from another organization, or from society as a whole.

Illustration by Erica Williams

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
'Erica Williams is an artist and illustrator from Colorado who currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. She enjoys collecting beautiful images, books, music, and cats (mostly the cats). Her illustrations combine fine art, design, and a love of nature into a subtle and sometimes dark fantasy realm inhabited by creatures and persons from various myth or lore.'

Ink Illustrations by Erica Williams

Illustration // Sunday, August 05, 2012
'Erica Williams is an artist and illustrator from Colorado who currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. She enjoys collecting beautiful images, books, music, and cats (mostly the cats). Her illustrations combine fine art, design, and a love of nature into a subtle and sometimes dark fantasy realm inhabited by creatures and persons from various myth or lore. She takes much of her inspiration from gig and movie posters, album art, photography, dystopian movies, and books.'

Preview: Greg Gossel "Weathering the Storm" @ Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Greg Gossel, a former featured artist and someone we have been lucky to see show in our homebase of San Francisco quite a few times, is opening a new exhibition, Weathering the Storm, at the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis this Saturday, July 28. The show will feature 13 new large-scale works on paper and canvas, built upon a collection of scraps torn off old billboards and street advertisements in Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York.

Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 27, 2011
This is a must-see if you are in the Minnesot area. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is currently showing Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints. The exhibition features works, collectively known as ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” produced during Japan’s Edo period (1600–1868). The exhibition also features contemporary works from artists inspired by the period, including Juxtapoz alumnist, Gajin Fujita.
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