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.

Preview: Word To Mother "Can't Afford to be Broke" @ White Walls, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
Truth be told, I feel like Word To Mother never left San Francisco. Every morning, I see his tag, on my garbage bin, in the Lower Haight, from a show he had years before. Now, the London-based artist is back in SF with a new exhibition, Can't Afford To Be Broke, at White Walls. Preview and installation shots after the jump . . .

June 2012 Juxtapoz with cover artist, Don Pendleton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We are pleased to announce, and show you, the cover of our June 2012 issue, featuring cover artwork from legendary skate graphic artist turned fine artist, Don Pendleton.  Also in June 2012 is former Pee-Wee's Playhouse art director Wayne White, Brooklyn's Kevin Cyr, Boston's Raul Gonzalez, Fort Thunder founder Brian Chippendale, Stockholm's spaced out Killian Eng, and the Bonnie and Clyde of graffiti, Utah and Ether.

Preview: Chrissy Angliker @ Knoerle & Baettig, Winterthur, Switzerland

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Brooklyn-based, Zurich-born Chrissy Angliker is set to open a new series of drip paintings, Control and Chaos, at Knoerle & Baettig Gallery in Winterthur, Switzerland this Saturday, May 12. As Angliker says of the series, "The focus of this painting style lies in creating a balanced relationship between the controllable and uncontrollable. For every intentional mark, there follows a free-falling drip, challenging it. I am searching for a sense of grace in the transition between these two opposing elements."