Brian Adam Douglas' Cut Paper Painting

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
Brian Adam Douglas (aka ELBOW-TOE) uses a unique cut paper and collage technique he calls 'paper painting.' Painting individual parts of paper, he carefully cuts them and sticks them to a wooden panel to create the final painting-like composition. "Forgoing the relative ease and fluidly of the brush stroke, the artist methodically builds his compositions through shards of color incised from sheets of paper..."

"The Complete Works and Selected Essays" by Brett Amory

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
“Sittin’ in the morning sun, I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes. Sittin’ here resting my bones, and this loneliness won’t leave me alone.” Like Otis Redding, Brett Amory left the South and came out West, finding himself pondering, among other things, the big city and its expanse of solitude. Brett Amory: The Complete Works and Selected Essays, published by Vivant Books

Max Kauffman’s “Blood Meridian” Series

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 17, 2014
Painter Max Kauffman opens a duo show with sculptor Marcelo Macedo that opened Friday, November 14 at Low Gallery in San Diego. The duo show is called Innate Practices, and Max described his latest work to us, “I call the series Blood Meridian based on the book by Cormac McCarthy. I love how his writing goes off on these huge tangents of descriptive language of the landscape around, it just creates fully realized imagery in my head.”

Hiroshi Sato "Windows And Doors" @ Hespe Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 07, 2014
San Francisco-based artist Hiroshi Sato opened "Windows and Doors" and Hespe Gallery this week. Hiroshi Sato’s work presents a refreshing take on exact moments in time. The contemporary realist paintings are seen as snapshots, capturing intimate and still moments. He emphasizes form with his use of light and dark and evokes strong emotions by highlighting different sections of each painting...

Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Magic - Jen Mann

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
Ask Jen Mann where she likes to spend the majority of her time and the answer comes easily: “my studio.” Other answers, however, are not so quickly accessed. Mann’s continued foray into painting comes from a deep-seated love for existential philosophy, and working becomes a way to examine these sometimes difficult and often endless ideas. Still, despite such esoteric thinking, this type of processing works flawlessly for her.

Kevin Earl Taylor "LUX" @ K. Imperial, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
On Thursday, November 6th, K. Imperial Fine Art will present, LUX, a solo exhibition featuring, Kevin Earl Taylor. LUX, will feature oil and acrylic paintings that represent visual and imagined moments, which are imperceptible through human sensation.  Referencing the degree of visibility to the human eye, Taylor beautifully depicts detailed, yet delicate dialogues between animals and surreal landscapes.

Paul Wackers @ Eleanor Harwood Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 03, 2014
Paul Wackers opens a new show at Eleanor Harwood this weekend and it looks very solid, with a cohesive collection of new paintings that continue his investigation of everyday objects.

David Dalla Venezia "Psychophagomenos" @ Burkhard Eikelmann Galerie

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 31, 2014
I first met David Dalla Venezia outside the museum that hosted an exhibition of the late pictures of Tiziano Vecellio, who is known simply as “Titian” in America. Considered the most important member of the 16th Century Venetian School, Titian was commonly referred to during life time as “da Cadore,” meaning from the town of his birth: Cadore. Similarly Dalla Venezia’s family name originated from the 18th Century custom to give orphaned children a surname based on the town where they were found. 

Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Perspective - Zaria Forman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Juxtapoz Hyperreal, the newest addition to our book series, features a new generation of painters who have excelled at photorealism and hyperrealism, but have taken the mediums and injected them with new styles, techniques, ideas and individual personality. Brooklyn-based artist Zaria Forman, who is included in the book, draws large scale pastels that document Earth's shifting landscape and the effects of pregressive climate change.

Jung-Yeon Min's Investigations of Time

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Jung Yeon Min’s works are highly imaginative and rich. One finds multiple worlds, the extraordinary and the realistic, notions of micro and macro, and manipulations of space and time in her work. Specifically, her work offers two equal but divergent investigations. On the one hand, she envisions and explores a mysterious and fantastical world. 

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