Photos: Dora Drimalas and Retna

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2007
It was a full house at Fifty24SF on Thursday, October 4th as people gathered for the openings of Dora Drimalas' show, Creature Comforts, and Retna's show, Dialect of the Scribes. Dora featured her sculptures, screen prints, and paintings set against a sunny, yellow landscape creating a warm environment for her "creature" characters. Retna featured several prints along with an amazing series of paintings done in his signature calligraphic style. If you can't swing by the gallery, be sure to visit the online store here.

David Stoupakis' Art Show Soundtracks

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2007
Fans of David Stoupakis' work can now treat their ears as well as their eyes thanks to the release of Masses. The music on the two-disc set was composed by Geoff Gersh for Stoupakis' shows Beyond the Rainbow (Disc 1) and Sheep Will Follow (Disc 2). Now you can delve deeper into the moods of David's work through the magic of audio, get that full sensory immersion into the darkness of each painting. Paint your nails black first, that will probably help even more. If you're going to do something, you might as well do it right. The CD is available for $15 from the merch section of David's site. It's a limited edition of 1000 so get yours before he runs out and you're back listening to Skinny Puppy, trying and failing to get the same effect. www.davidstoupakis.com

Photos: Albus Cavus at the B-Boy BBQ

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Peter Krsko sent us a few photos from the B-Boy BBQ that happened last weekend in San Diego. Peter is one of the founding members of Albus Cavus, the art collective from New Brunswick, NJ that has championed the integration of graffiti and street art into community projects that encourage public art and participation rather than criminalizing genuine artistic expression. They're on the road, spreading the concept and having some fun.

Fawn Fruits (Daniel Hyun Lim)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Artist Fawn Fruits (aka Daniel Hyun Lim - Reader Art 23 Jan 06) has a new name, a new attitude and a new body of artwork. Available for the first time are many of the original pencil & charcoal drawings used as the basis for his most popular digitally colored prints. These original drawings show that he is someone who is talented on and OFF the computer. Fawn Fruits is part a new group of young artists who have grown up around both traditional and new media tools, making them that much more adaptable and resourceful when making their artwork. With Fawn Fruits, there is an important idea or purpose behind everything being made. We will let him explain it to you, "My artwork is greatly (if not mostly) influenced by media. I grew up watching a LOT of television. Therefore, my work revolves around pop culture, fun, and excitement. However, when people see my work, they do not see "bubble gum hyper Japanese visuals". Although my work is filled with these sorts of images, I have never been able to let go of my darker, more depressed nature. It may be because of losing my mother to deep depression, or even suffering a mere simple crushed heart. Whatever lured me to my "dark side", there has always been a taste of that side of me within my work. Everyone has different ways of coping with tragedy. I've learned to cope through drawing

Photos: Deth P Sun/Joe Brook/111 Minna

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2007
Contributing Juxtapoz news writer Brad Martin made his way around San Francisco this past Saturday, September 15th, and brings us a photoblog of his stops at from Deth P. Sun's show The Sand and The Stars at Giant Robot, Joe Brook at Gamma Lab, and the IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT tour stop at 111 Minna, which was also the Juxtapoz Get Exposed event.

Art Openings September 14th and 15th

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2007
Hey remember last week when there were a million art shows? This weekend there are only about half that. After the jump, our short list.

Day 5: A Day At The Beach

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2007
Dave Choe and Saber decided to hit the beaches of Santa Cruz for a little downtime before heading to Sacramento. After a bit of sand drawing, they made a brief pit-stop at Dave Choe's pad where he shared one of his more controversial household items - a phallic phone - and then took everyone for a spin in his new car. The guys are in Berkeley today with Retna at the brand new Upper Playground store and will be hanging out tonight at Radio Bar in Oakland, starting about 8:30. Tomorrow, Saturday, September 15th, they'll be at the Upper Playground mothership during the day in the Lower Haight, San Francisco and joining Juxtapoz' Get Exposed party at 111 Minna for the night. Click for photos and video of playtime in Santa Cruz and details on the next stops of the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour.

Preview: David Hochbaum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 11, 2007
We got a few images as a preview to David Hochbaum's solo show, To The Winds, which opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California this coming weekend, on Saturday, September 15th at 7pm.

Photos: Todd Bratrud "Half Assed"

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2007
Photos from Half Assed, Todd Bratrud's solo show at Fifty24SF in San Francisco, CA. The exhibit opened Thursday, September 6th. Isaac McKay-Randozzi brings us another set of delightful photos and a mini-review of the show.

David MacDowell joins AMF Gallery & Thinkspace

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Some say artist David MacDowell is bringing back the spirit of the original lowbrow painters through his work, while adding his own unique voice to the mix. Whether this is true or not, MacDowell definitely has something and people are starting to notice. MacDowell (originally seen in Juxtapoz Reader Art 06 August 07) has signed on with AMF Gallery in NYC, hoping to expose his work to a wider audience. Concurrently, MacDowell has signed on with Thinkspace Gallery in LA for a solo in their project room in 2009. With several group shows already being planned in the meantime, MacDowell seems to be well on his way. "I saw this strange mix of lowbrow tradition and comically rendered celebrities, and I knew I had found something special," said Andrew Michael Ford of AMF Gallery. "I decided work with him after seeing him in the Juxtapoz Reader Art. His work has already begun to sell and garner some major interest." For more information, you can contact AMF Gallery and/or Thinkspace Gallery. {moscomment}

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