Juxtapoz // Monday, January 07, 2013
At our good friend Alex Pardee and the Zerofriends space in Oakland, California, Ricky Watts just opened a new solo show, Destination Unknown. You might remember Mr Watts' work, as it was presented prominently on the stages of the Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in the summer of 2012 in San Francisco.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
Sticks and Stones, Feral Bones is a showcase of new works from Charlotte Drury at Rock Paper Scissors in Oakland, encompassing the ideas of objects and objectivity. The works are an investigation of the ways in which we attach feelings, associations, and memories to objects; exploring our identities through our histories, visually and internally.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 29, 2012
If you have been on our site over the past year, you know we love a good look at an artist's sketchbook or Moleskine. Why? It's all about process, and we love to see how an artist works from sketch to finished product. Today we look at Oakland, California based artist, Stephanie Kubo.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A nice little surprise in the mail yesterday: Brendan Monroe's new release, the Islands n.2 comic. Says Monroe, "This is the second visual story of my wandering dream based comics. The couple explores the deep sea floor and the gravitational relationship of moon and tide."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Oakland, California-based artist Grady Gordon has been championed on the Juxtapoz site for his unique method of creating monotype prints. The artist just opened a new solo show, You Remind Me of Someone I've Never Met at Gallery 51 in Denver, Colorado, featuring a new series of monotype works and catalogue.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Thousands turned out this past weekend to catch the Endless Canvas graffiti warehouse opening, Special Delivery Bay Area 2012, in Berkeley, California. The show was a follow up to last year's show of the same name in Portland, Oregon, and despite minimal coverage by any local press outlets (minus the morning news sighting graffiti "tags" spread around the neighborhood, something the building owner already said they would pay to clean up), the show turned out to be one of the most exciting art events in the East Bay in recent years.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Jonathan Way$hak, who we have known about for a few years but just recently got to meet when Alex Pardee featured him in the Halloween Issue we just released has an opening tomorrow night, September 6 in Oakland at Zerofriends Gallery. We got a sneak peek, and we think you should check it out.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
When we featured Evah Fan in the magazine back in October 2010, she was living in Stockholm, Sweden, making intricate illustrations that, and as Kristin Farr wrote at the time, were "unintentionally puzzling." Now back living in Oakland, California, perhaps things will get more puzzling or clear as Fan is set to open What Have You at Park Life in San Francisco on August 31.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Thinkspace is pleased to present Dirty Laundry, an exhibition of new work by painters Brett Amory and Adam Caldwell. Amory and Caldwell each mobilize their unique representational strategies to invoke the modern day disconnect between time and space, self and other, and present and past. Their shows open at Thinkspace this Saturday, August 4. Today, we speak with Brett Amory...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I'm not sure what to say about the work of Oakland, CA based Michael Olivo, but I like it. He creates these hideously vibrant messes of color and form, sometimes resembling epic wrestling matches with alien creatures stricken with some life-eating skin mutations. They're rich, exciting, and well, I can't say that I am not automatically attracted to them, in some strange way...