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...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Alex Pardee's Zerofriends presents QUAKE: 26 Years of Hustlin', a giant retrospective of the street artist Quake's "continuous, uncompromising, vibrant pubic art by one of the Bay Area's most prolific and loyal artists," this Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Zerofriends in Oakland. The solo exhibition, on view through June 30, will include hundreds of photos taken around the world of Quake's outdoor work, alongside sketches, relics, prints, and a massive ongoing slide show, celebrating "the insanely colorful career of not only one of our favorites," Zerofriends said, "but one of our own."
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Based in Oakland, CA, artist Scott Greenwalt's paintings open a window into another dimension where once familiar forms acquire bizarre alien qualities. "My paintings are really about capturing a moment," he says, "or a composite of several moments, wherein the subject undergoes a massive physical change."
Graffiti // Saturday, March 10, 2012
Leave no space behind! Oakland walls stay occupied.
Graffiti // Wednesday, March 07, 2012
We are feeling this new Jeans piece buried somewhere in a murky sewer in Oakland. Painted for discovery 1000 years from now!
Graffiti // Thursday, August 04, 2011
A very inspirational figure in my life always repetitively branded the following phrase in my head, “Don’t ever leave the job until the job is finished.” Maybe the word soup will inspire a much-needed soup kitchen?
Tattoo // Friday, July 01, 2011
We know Aaron Hodges very well as a tattoo artist at Idle Hands in San Francisco, but we know that he is also a fine art painter who showed at FIFTY24SF last summer. Tonight, July 1, in Oakland, he has a new series of oil paintings, While We Sleep, showing at Hatch Gallery.
Street Art // Monday, June 20, 2011
Here is a new mural from Oakland-based artists Doodles, Feral, J Bcuz, and ATWA. Welcome to the mythical, supernatural realm that one can enter when drinking the tap water of “The Town”.
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.