Mike Kelley @ MOCA, Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 28, 2014
Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954-2012) produced a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions - which he set in relation to relentless self and social examinations, both dark and delirious. His traveling retrospective, "Mike Kelley," opens at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary on March 31, 2014, and will be on display through July 28, 2014.

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Printed Matter presents the second annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 31 through February 2, 2014, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. An opening will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 30. And did we mention that Juxtapoz will be there with our own booth? Well, we just told you. We can't wait.

REVOK: Book Signing @ MOCA, January 4, 2014

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
We have been covering REVOK in Juxtapoz for years, both in print and online, and have loved seeing the evolution of his work as the longtime Los Angeles-based artist moved to Detroit a few years back. The result has been a fascinating and growing collection of 3D collages of found materials. Revok's new book, "Made In Detroit," will be celebrating at MOCA on January 4, 2014 with a book signing event. 

Geoff McFetridge: Drawings for Nike SB Dunks, circa 2011

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
Back in 2011, in conjunction with September 2013 cover artist Geoff McFetridge's mini skate park installation for MOCA's Art In the Streets exhibition, the Los Angeles-based artist created 24 unique pairs of Nike SB Dunks, with each shoe being made from an original paper painting. The sneakers were then auctioned off to benefit the MOCA Foundation. In honor of the project, we take a look back at some of the great drawings that made their way into the series... 

Chris Johanson for MOCAtv: "Within The River of Time Is My Mind" Film

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
In conjunction with his exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, Chris Johanson just released a film through MOCA.tv, "Within the River of Time Is My Mind,"  featuring Johanson's new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation, is on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center and has been extended through October 13, 2013. 

Jeffrey Deitch Leaving MOCA... Announcement Tomorrow?

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
When Jeffrey Deitch decided to close his namesake Deitch Projects gallery in NYC in 2010 to take over as the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, there were grumblings, mixed with general excitement, and perhaps some sort of anticipation that a blueprint would be established for struggling institutions in the coming years. The idea seemed innocent enoug: hire a high-powered, independent galleriest/curator to help create a program and direction for museum's to exist in an increasingly difficult era for major museums to hold the public's interest, and money, for more than one show a year. Well, this experiment may officially be over, as the LA Times is reporting Deitch will be leaving the MOCA for NYC ... 

Artist Creates Abstract Paintings With Flies (Video)

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 22, 2013
We're on a bug art kick even though we didn't know that was a thing until this morning. The second piece of bug art we are enjoying this morning is John Knuth's collaboration with MOCAtv using 250,000 house flies! He uses the digestive process of the fly to paint a canvas with the pigmented organic waste of the flies. Watch the video after the jump!

In L.A.: Chris Johanson @ MOCA Pacific Design Center

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
We stopped by the opening reception for Chris Johanson’s latest exhibition “Within The River of Time Is My Mind” currently on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs. Photos and more after the jump . . .

Chris Johanson "Within The River of Time Is My Mind" @ MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 29 through September 22, 2013. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs.

Urs Fischer's 1500 Hanging Raindrops

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer just opened his first comprehensive museum retrospective in the U.S. at MOCA in Los Angeles. The exhibition includes his work, Horses Dream of Horses, which includes 1,500 plaster and resin raindrops hung on nylon string.
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