Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 16, 2015
In the special Juxtapoz August issue, which we dubbed the "Environmental Issue," we had a feature on San Francisco artist, Jay Nelson. Jay builds these unique and incredible wood sculptures that exist in and on interesting objects; like cars, treehouses, galleries, etc. Jay and his wife, Rachel Kaye (a great painter that you should follow) have a show together, In Concert, now up at Johansson Projects in Oakland, California.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 28, 2015
The Lonely Island will be presenting a one night solo exhibition "Bay Area Toile" by Matt Ritchie (aka Matt136) at Athen B. Gallery in Oakland, CA. For the show, The Lonely Island comissioned wallpaper that will pay tribute to the Bay Area. Inspired by a "Brooklyn Toile" created by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, the wallpaper will feature Alice Waters, Angela Davis, Joe Montana, E-40, Too $hort, Mac Dre and many more of your favorite Bay Area icons.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
This past weekend Athens B. Gallery in Oakland, CA opened a collaborative group exhibition with Andrew Luck, Jason Jagel, Charlotte Drury, Brian Lotti, Ian Schaefer, Nick Makanna, JP McNicholas and Sarah Bowser. The exhibition will be on view through August 28th, so make sure you stop by and check it out!
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 12, 2015
Saturday, June 13th marks the first day that all-female art collective Few & Far will start work on a large scale mural in the heart of Oakland. The building, which buys non-recyclable plastics and then resells them to specialized buyers, is one of the largest recycling facilities in the Bay Area. This mural will focus on representing Oakland’s diverse culture and its long-time residents.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 06, 2015
Rachel Znerold is at it again! Join the beautiful artist tonight at Field Day and Friends in Oakland for the debut of her new series Vastness, 6-10pm.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Yellena James just opened a new exhibition, Radiance, at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland, CA where she’ll also be painting a new mural. Her seascape floral work is detailed, rich and delicate, with a colorfully luscious vibe. In her own words: "My latest works further explore the intricate and delicate forms of an imaginary ecosystem, twisting and floating together in an alluring environment...
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
Oakland-based sculptor and illustrator Jeremy Mayer collects old typewriter parts and consctructs anatomically correct humans and animals. The pieces aren't welded or glued but intriciately put together only using the original metal components. "The first few pieces I created were very crude, but I loved the idea of making something from an archaic relic and from only one other object."
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2014
Wu Tang Clan as a rap group and each solo artist within it, has produced more than a legacy within hip hop but a multifaceted brand that has touched various areas of popular culture. That being said, visual art and music have gone hand-n-hand since the beginning of time. The relationship is joyfully symbiotic and the art forms exchange a dialogue with each other that is interchangeably inspirational. The exhibiting artists are using Wu Tang as the essence of their inspiration. This driving force brings not only a synergy to the work shown but also an admiration of its subjects. Each piece is homage to Wu Tang Clan and a kind of visual “dap” or handshake their amongst fans.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 23, 2014
One of a kind herself, Janay Rose, aka The Window Lady, makes gloriously elaborate necktie clothing & hats, using all recycled materials, inspired by colonial menswear, as well as 1800-1980s clothing and fashion history.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
We have worked on numerous projects with Oakland, California-based fine artist Monica Canilao over the years, and one thing we always know when we check in with her is that she is going to be busy on numerous projects. From Detroit, to Miami, to New Orleans, and back to Northern California, Canilao's art and life have fused together in one creative hybrid. We went to Monica's studio to see what she was preparing for her next exhibition at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, opening June 7, 2014.