Kevin Cyr "In Praise of Rust" @ Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
Kevin Cyr, who is featured in our June 2012 issue with a 12-page interview by fellow Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz, is set to open a new series of his van portraits at Jonathan Levine Gallery on May 19, 2012. In Praise of Rust will feature Cyr's signature works: paintings of old vehicles seen on the streets of New York—"primarily vans and commercial delivery trucks—covered in graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction."

The Work of NYC's John Malta

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
John Malta was born in East Cleveland, Ohio where he spent most of his time wading through murky creeks, hanging out at house punk shows, and hiding in tree forts with his pet iguana. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Wes Lang "Here Comes Sunshine" @ Half Gallery, NYC

Tattoo // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
One of our favorite NYC-based artists, Wes Lang, is set to open a new solo show, Here Comes Sunshine, at the Lower East Side's Half Gallery this May 17, 2012. We follow Lang's blog closely, and he is good about updating it with oldies and newbies, and we recommend spending some time looking at his Americana meets tattoo meets stream of consciousness. And it is always good.

Opening: Kehinde Wiley "An Economy of Grace" @ Sean Kelly Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
A busy weekend in NYC during the Frieze Art Fair celebration saw the opening of Kehinde Wiley's newest body of work, An Economy of Grace, at Sean Kelly Gallery. The exhibition marked a new departure from Wiley’s previous work and subject matter by depicting African-American women, his first-ever series dedicated to female subjects.

Opening: Ryan McGinley "Animals" & "Grids" @ Team Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
Ryan McGinley opened two simultaneous exhibitions at Team Gallery's two locations in SOHO, NYC this past week, Animals and Grids (Atlas Sound playing the roof for the openings... good touch). We stopped by to see both shows this weekend, and while Grids has a incredibly clean presentation, Animals was one of our favorite, most memorable shows of the entire weekend of Frieze activities.

Review: NADA New York

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
Today is your last chance to check out the NADA show in NYC, the the inaugural edition of NADA NYC with over 60 international galleries from 24 cities representing 11 countries. We took a long time walking through the four floors that NADA took up on West 22nd Street, and saw outstanding booths from Alden Projects of NYC, Loyal of Malmo, Sweden, Nanzuka of Tokyo, and Galerie Hussenot of Paris. Pictures after the jump . . .

Shepard Fairey "Harmony & Discord" @ Pace Prints, NYC

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 06, 2012
We stopped by a packed house last night in NYC for the special opening of Shepard Fairey's Harmony & Discord exhibition at Pace Prints, featuring Shepard's first works in handmade paper, all created in the Pace Editions studios in New York. Mixed with the 26th Street Block Party and the Frieze Art Fair, it was a big turn out and some of our favorite Fairey work to date.

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.

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