"Every Time I Die" at AKO show at Metropolis Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 19, 2008
AKO’s recent show, New Works, at Metropolis Gallery attracted members from the heavy metal band Every Time I Die. The show, which opened March 7th, will remain on view thru March 30th. Here, Keith and Jordan Buckley of Every Time I Die, pose in front of AKO’s stunning installation wall. Details on the show at www.metropolis-store.com.

Gregory Lomayesva's "Bounce" at Ursa

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Ursa is proud to present a new exhibition by the highly acclaimed Santa Fe artist, Gregory Lomayesva. Titled Bounce, this new series is a tour de force of emotional catharsis for both artist and viewer. Laid out in Ursa’s expansive gallery space like a toy room of the grotesque, the presentation juxtaposes 3-D sculpture and 2-D paintings that mirror one another in a total gestalt of imagined and experienced emotional interior brought to life in art. The collection of paintings include images of dripping flowers along with a curious 9-panel painting of women’s shoes titled A Study of Your Love Affair with Christian Louboutin: Cinderella Complex. This work begs the question, “Who shall fill these shoes?” We'll let you be the judge of that. Details at ursasantafe.com.

Dr Steel on the Cover of Juxtapoz?

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 14, 2008
Dr Steel is a musician and artist planning on taking over the world, one loyal follower at a time. Fans of Dr Steel are known for their unwavering devotion, with members of his fan club proudly adopting “soldier” names and virtual uniforms. On that note, we were humored, but not surprised, when a passionate Dr Steel fan e-mailed us asking where they could purchase this Dr Steel issue. Only… it doesn’t exist! As they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery!  And we always love being flattered. 

"Shades of Green: art Rescued, Recovered, Reworked, Repurposed"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 13, 2008
All art works turn “green” at River’s Edge Gallery in downtown Wyandotte for the next few months. Well, not literally, but their next show, Shades of Green: art Rescued, Recovered, Reworked, Repurposed is composed of artwork that has a green message. “Artists traditionally have brought the beauty of nature to the eye of the beholders through paintings, sculpture, photography and other mediums. Artists have also traditionally used natural elements or cast off objects to make their art. They have rescued the old and broken and recovered, reworked and repurposed them. They were the first recyclers,” states gallery owner, Patt Slack. This image is a handpainted found photo taken in the 1944 by Patricia Izzo, titled Don’t I Look Sweet and Innocent? The show runs from March 21st to May 12th. Details at www.artattheedge.com.

Mike Davis' "Solo Flight" at White Walls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Saturday March 15th is the opening reception for the Mike Davis show, Solo Flight. This exhibition will represent his first solo show ever, and his third at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. Davis will be showcasing 25 new works and some drawings that will be featured in his upcoming book titled Blind Man's Journey due out this year. Davis’ new work is about our journey through life, stumbling around in the dark finding our way through life experience and learning from our own mistakes. His work, surreal and random, is inspired by pre-WWII art, Mannerist art and most things Renaissance. Heavily inspired by early Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch and infamous Lowbrow painter Robert Williams, Davis’ work is full of symbolism. Everything has a purpose, everything means something. Details at www.whitewallssf.com.

Preview: "Labyrinth - And We Shall All Die Trying"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Labyrinth - And We Shall All Die Trying opens on Friday March 14th, at Strychnin Gallery. It features new works by Canadian artist Richard Kirk (whose ink on paper beauty shown is titled Searching for the Breadcrumb Navigator) and Belgian artist Raf Veulemans, as well as music composed by Joerg Huettner, who is part of Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer's production team in Hollywood. A preview of most of the work to be shown is now available online at www.strychnin.com/labyrinth.

Photos: Saturday at Fusion 5 Festival in Cannes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Fusion 5 Festival in Cannes officially opened this Saturday. 20 artists and 15 musicians and DJs from five continents took over the 3.14 Hotel for one unforgettable event. The entire show was captured on film, so check out more photos right here…

"Extreme Paper" at Woodward Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 10, 2008
Talk about patience- Deborah Claxton takes paper collage to the extreme! In her latest exhibition, Extreme Paper, at Woodward Gallery in New York City, Claxton fearlessly navigates the journey from millions of cells of cellulose to thousands of hand-cut bits of paper to a fate-map-directed, vision of nature. The scientific, almost clinical, approach Claxton self-imposes is remarkable in order to achieve her unprecedented vision. Not simply a work on paper, each “paper painting” is performed under a large magnifying glass to precisely isolate the tiniest paper fragment. Claxton surgically sculpts groups of paper cells into a distinct new form in her artistic operation. Considering this piece, Rodeo, is 30”x24,” such extreme accuracy takes a kind of diligence and love that reminds us of why we love art so much in the first place. See more at www.WoodwardGallery.net.

Blek le Rat's First US Solo Show at Subliminal Projects Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 05, 2008
A pioneer of graffiti writers in Europe, Blek le Rat was one of the first people to use stencils to make public art on the street using icons instead of writing his name. 
He was first exposed to graffiti in 1971 in New York, but didn’t start making his own until ten years later in Paris. Inspired by a stenciled portrait he saw of Mussolini amongst some WWII ruins during a trip to Italy, he created a stencil of a life-sized silhouette of a rat running along the streets. Thus, Blek le Rat was born. Subliminal Projects Gallery is proud to announce, Art Is Not Peace But War, a solo exhibition by Blek le Rat. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States, a historic event! The inaugural exhibition also marks the celebration of the new locale, an expanded Subliminal Projects Gallery in Los Angeles' Echo Park. Art Is Not Peace But War offers an unprecedented collection of new works, including original screen prints, paintings, and a site-specific, three-dimensional installation. Blek le Rat will also exhibit several original large-scale paintings featuring his iconic character, an archetypal traveler who walks through walls, discovering the world. Sybille Prou, a photojournalist and the artist’s wife, will exhibit her stunning, digital photos of le Rat’s street work for the first time in a gallery setting. This will be a rare opportunity to view both artists’ works together, and we’re as giddy as a pack of schoolgirls about it all!

"Another Green World" at Little Bird Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 29, 2008
Little Bird Gallery in Los Angeles is pleased to present a new series of works by Sarajo Frieden,  Another Green World, that showcases her talents as a scavenger of resonant cultural images. Combining elements of fine, folk and decorative arts, Frieden uses a variety of mixed media to layer and juxtapose imagery that invites us into unfamiliar folktales, untold histories and enticing internal worlds. Collaborating with Frieden on several pieces is artist and embroiderer Marci Boudreau. Frieden and Boudreau engage in a back and forth dialogue of thread, color and collage that allows room for surprise and the cultivation of delight. See more of Frieden’s work on her website.

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