Parra "Kind Regrets" @ HVW8, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
We have had a chance to see a bunch of Dutch artist Parra in California this year. First, it was his massive mural and first US museum showing at the SFMOMA that was outstanding, and now, he is back on the West Coast. He will open a new series of works, Kind Regrets, at HVW8 Gallery, featuring acrylic on canvas works and pen on paper.

Preview: Mike Shine "Dr Flotsam & The Carny Bastards" @ 111 Minna, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 20, 2012
Good friend and frequent Juxtapoz collaborator, Mike Shine, (his work at this year's Outside Lands was the standout of the entire festival, and that means you, Stevie Wonder) is set to open a nex exhibition, Dr Flotsam & The Carny Bastards at San Francisco's 111 Minna Gallery this Friday, September 21. The show will be "spanning centuries and geographies, with a ragtag collection of souls are a mix of gods and mortals, beauty and beasts."

In LA: Retna @ Michael Kohn Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the opening reception for Retna’s latest solo exhibition at Michael Kohn Gallery. The former Juxtapoz cover artist transformed the interior and exterior spaces with his complex system of multi-layered lettering in an installation of murals and paintings. Photos and more after the jump…

Preview: Tim Biskup "Excavation" @ Antonio Colombo, Milan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tim Biskup's exhibition of new paintings opens this Thursday at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The new body of work began with a series of abstract drawings created in a burst of creative energy. The urge to loosen up came after a visit to MoMA NYC for the William de Kooning retrospective as well as in reaction to the rigid complexity of the work for his Former State exhibition at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles nearly a year ago.

Jen Stark "To the Power Of" @ Martha Otero, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Definitely something we are looking forward to, as Jen Stark is one of our favorite artists at the moment. Martha Otero Gallery is pleased to present Jen Stark's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, To the Power Of. Stark's work is instantly recognizable for its breathtaking color spectrums rendered in mind-bending forms cut from paper, wood and other organic materials.

Opening: Ryan McGinness "Women" @ Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
Opening Saturday evening at Quint Contemporary Art in San Diego is an solo exhibition featuring Ryan McGinness titled Women: New (Re) Presentations. The show is comprised of a series of works McGinness has been producing over the last few years experimenting with the representations of the female nude, delineating the long-standing subject in Western art into essential geometric forms in a variety of mediums...

Preview: ROA "Dominant Species" @ 941 Geary, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
After ROA placed one of our favorite street pieces of the year (do we rank things like this now?) in Chicago, the Belgian artist, although we assume he hasn't seen his own bed in years, is back in San Francisco for an installation and exhibition at 941 Geary. Dominant Species is his latest body of work created directly after his road trip from the East to the West of America.

Preview: Gregory Euclide @ David B Smith, Denver

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by artist Gregory Euclide, Observing only the ease of my own slipping toward your unknown. For this exhibition, Euclide expanded upon the scale and visual vocabulary of the works featured in his most recent exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition opens on Saturday, September 15.

Opening: Glenn Barr "Detroit Rooms" @ Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
Glenn Barr is one of Detroit's most celebrated and successful underground artists. His paintings have appeared in galleries from San Francisco to New York City. Glenn's work has been featured in a variety of comics and graphic novels such as Mad, DC Comics and Paradox Press as well as in a series of self published books called HEEP. He opens a show at Brooklyn's Cotton Candy Machine tonight, September 14.

Preview: Martin Wittfooth "Empire" @ Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
On Saturday, September 15, 2012, Corey Helford Gallery is extremely proud to present Empire, an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist Martin Wittfooth. Empire marks Wittfooth’s first solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery and his most powerful work to date.

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