Academy of Art 2012 Spring Show

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
The 2012 Academy of Art University Spring Show hosts an Open House this weekend, on Saturday, June 2, inviting the public to explore a showcase of the institution's best student works in art and design. Ongoing from 9am to 5pm, courtesy shuttles will be available from 79 New Montgomery Street to the Cannery. Admission is free, so RSVP on the next page. Preview after the jump from Juxtapoz' early visit . . .

Preview: QUAKE "26 Years of Hustlin'" @ Zerofriends, Oakland

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."

Sneak Peek: Augustine Kofie's "Working An Angle" @ Known Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Go back and read Augustine Kofie's feature in the October 2010 issue, and he and El Mac have one of the best discussions two artists/friends/collaborators we have had in the magazine over the past few years. That said, we are always excited to see what Kofie's newest architectural-based works will look like, and Todd Mazer stopped by Kofie's studio prior to the artist's solo show, Working an Angle, at Known Gallery in LA.

Evan Hecox "Dark Island" @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Denver-based Evan Hecox, one of our personal favorites on the site, is about to open a new body of work, Dark Island, at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC on May 24, 2012. The exhibition, featuring acrylic and gouache works on vintage newspaper, is inspired by Hecox’s recent walks across lower Manhattan and west Brooklyn.

Preview: "Wild At Heart" Group Show @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
On Saturday, May 26, Thinkspace Gallery will open the big group show, Wild At Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild, an exhibition to raise awareness about the precarious predicament of wild creatures around the world, and to benefit efforts to protect them in their natural habitat. Featuring more than 110 artists, the show features works from Aaron Horkey, ARYZ, Dabs Myla, Esao Andrews, Know Hope, Pedro Matos, and many others.

Jenny Morgan "Kith and Kin" @ Plus Gallery, Denver

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 19, 2012
On June 1st, Jenny Morgan will open a new set of photorealist paintings in Kith and Kin at Plus Gallery in Denver, Colorado. The show marks Morgan's 3rd solo show at Plus, with the gallery noting "Morgan's riveting portraits push far past traditional realism, carrying a visceral and emotional impact."

Augustine Kofie "Working the Angles" @ Known Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Lots of good shows opening this weekend (Travis Millard, Dave Kinsey, for example) but we are also looking to next weekend when one of our favorites, Augustine Kofie, opens a brand new body of work, Working the Angles, at Los Angeles' Known Gallery. The exhibition will features 30+ works including dense collage and assemblage on wood with yardstick framing, paintings on canvas, and hand painted multiples.

Dave Kinsey "Lost For Words" @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
We haven't seen Dave Kinsey in San Francisco in over a decade, and tomorrow night, May 18, Kinsey will open Lost For Words at Fecal Face Dot Gallery, Kinsey's first exhibition in SF since 2000. The new works are mixed-media, evolving upon Kinsey's abstract forms around figurative faces.

Preview: Travis Millard and Michael Krueger @ Double Break, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
Opening this Friday evening, May 18th, between 6 and 10 pm is Travis Millard and Michael Krueger's two person show titled Digging a Hole, Looking for Something. The show will feature new drawings, prints, ceramics as well as exclusive t-shirts and zines from both of the artists (only available at Double Break for this exhibition).

Preview: Mia Araujo & Nouar @ Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
On Saturday, May 12, Los Angeles artist Mia Araujo returns to Corey Helford Gallery to unveil her first solo exhibition at the gallery, “Into the Woods.” For “Into the Woods,” Mia drew inspiration from a variety of sources: Miyazaki’s film Princess Mononoke, the writings of John Muir, and Timothy Egan’s book The Big Burn. Her newest body of work is about connecting with the outdoors to go inward and discover your truest self.

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