Never Heard Of Yah: Needles and Pens

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 25, 2011
Tucked away in the Mission District of San Francisco is the D.I.Y. community based store and art gallery known as Needles and Pens. In business for over 8 years, Needles and Pens has remained a fixture retailing hand made goods such as art, zines, books, clothing, records, patches, buttons, and more...

Never Heard Of Yah: In the Kingdom of Charisma show preview

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 03, 2011
Chris Ritson's solo show In the Kingdom of Charisma opens tonight at Evergold Gallery in San Francisco. In their first biyearly residency program, Chris Ritson has built site specific installations by growing crystals, organisms and creating media collages. I stopped by Evergold last night and shot some preview photos of what Chris has been working on over the last 3 weeks. More after the jump . . .

Never Heard Of Yah: New Bohemia Signs

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 02, 2011
San Francisco's New Bohemia Signs has been creating elegant and simple hand-painted signage since 1993. New Bohemia offers a full range of services including full scale menus, architectural gilding, and gold leafing, all created by hand in their very tiny shop. I visit them often as a source of inspiration, most recently, the work being produced for a group show entitled Genuine Authentic at Peek Gallery on February 10th.

Never Heard Of Yah: Alexis Mackenzie Studio Visit

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 17, 2011
San Francisco-based Alexis Mackenzie creates meticulously abstract collages from a variety of found books. I stopped by Alexis's studio while she was preparing for a 2 person show opening this Saturday at Swarm Gallery in Oakland. Her most recent work is refreshingly different from previous collages. Here is what I saw.

Never Heard Of Yah: Grady Gordon Monotype Process

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Grady Gordon creates unique monotype prints inspired by Native American Katchina dolls and Japanese Yokai.  I recently stopped by his Oakland based studio to investigate his work chamber and more importantly, witness his process.  The following photos are a play by play of Grady at work.

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