Preview: Kenji Nakayama @ Woodward Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
The Lower East Side’s Woodward Gallery will open Kenji Nakayama’s first New York solo exhibition by the Japanese Boston-based artist, simply titled “Kenji Nakayama.” This widely anticipated exhibit of new works will be the most extensive showing of his art to date, featuring photorealistic, hand-cut stencil, spray enamel, acrylic, and mixed media paintings.

Walkthrough: Pulse New York

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
Yesterday morning, fresh off a red-eye from San Francisco, we headed to the preview of the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair New York. Full of strong rosters of international artists and galleries, the highlights included Geoff McFetridge at Cooper Cole, Rena Bransten's booth, Narwhal Projects, Porter Contemporary, and some very colorful works by David LaChapelle.

PULSE New York 2012 Opens Today

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair opens PULSE New York 2012 today, a leading art fair dedicated to international contemporary art, through Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. We will be checking it out this morning and giving a full preview tomorrow.

Judd Montages by Eva Lake

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Eva Lake is a an artist working in both photomontage and painting. Her current show Judd Women Targets is now on view at Frosch and Portmann in New York, consisting of several collage series. Here we provide a preview of the "Judd Montage" series, one of her earlier collage series, playing with found magazine print images of the famous Donald Judd's sculptural works, being incorporated within new contexts...

Recap: Beau Staton's "Archaic Ornaments" @ Bold Hype Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
On view through Wednesday at Bold Hype Gallery in NYC is Beau Staton's "Archaic Ornaments" works explore abandoned 19th century sites around the greater New York City area, where Straton began by collecting photo references, cogs and gears from Staten Island's Rossville Boat Yard, and metal and glass from Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay.

Ryan McGinley: Animals / Grids @ Team Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Famed NYC-based photographer Ryan McGinley is set to open two new exhibitions at TEAM Gallery in NYC on Wednesday, May 2: Grids and Animals. The latter will feature color studio portraits of live animals with nude models, and the former will feature a series of works on three huge grids that feature individual portraits of fans at concerts. These shows mark the first time a single artist has had simultaneous shows in both Team spaces.

Glimpses of Skin by Amy Martino

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The minimal, abstractly rendered illustrations of Amy Martino have elements of softly romantic, fashion focused portraiture and strangely embellished accents. Hidden glimpses of naked flesh and almost accidental moments of skin peek through this New York based illustrator and art directors fashion drawings, as she creates her work for both commercial and personal use.

The Book Igloo by Colombia's Miler Lagos

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 30, 2012
Just one grab, and this thing will topple. Colombian artist, Miler Lagos, created this "semi book igloo," titled Home, in an installation in 2011 at MagnanMetz Gallery in New York. No glue, nothing holding the books together, just neatly and perfectly stacked so as not to fall over on itself. And with a name like Home, it feels very comforting if you want to read The Hunger Games trilogy amongst other novels.

Francesca Woodman @ Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Francesca Woodman's retrospective from SFMOMA, is now showing at the Guggenheim Museum and is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s brief but extraordinary career to be seen in North America. More than thirty years after her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular...

Love, Longing & Loss in Seattle and NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Love, Longing & Loss just opened in in New York City and Seattle that features new work from 13 of Seattle's most exciting emerging artists. Brought together by Seattle collective x17, this extraordinary collection examines themes of love and loss, its subjects ranging from ethereal figures and incendiary gypsies to broken hearted monsters.

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