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."

Preview: Kenji Nakayama @ Woodward Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
The Lower East Side’s Woodward Gallery will open Kenji Nakayama’s first New York solo exhibition by the Japanese Boston-based artist, simply titled “Kenji Nakayama.” This widely anticipated exhibit of new works will be the most extensive showing of his art to date, featuring photorealistic, hand-cut stencil, spray enamel, acrylic, and mixed media paintings.

PULSE New York 2012 Opens Today

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair opens PULSE New York 2012 today, a leading art fair dedicated to international contemporary art, through Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. We will be checking it out this morning and giving a full preview tomorrow.

Preview: Thinkspace Gallery Curates "Synergy"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Culver City's Thinkspace Gallery is taking the short trip up to San Francisco to curate a group exhibition at Spoke Art, opening tomorrow, Thursday, May 3. The show will feature familiar faces of the Thinkspace roster, including Allison Sommers, Dabs Myla, Dan-ah Kim, Dave MacDowell, Kelly Vivanco, Liz Brizzi, Nathan DeYoung, Seth Armstrong, Stella Im Hultberg, Stephanie Buer, Yosuke Ueno and others. Preview after the jump . . .

Preview: Michael Miller "West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures" @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Michael Miller, the famed music photographer who captured iconic photos of Eazy-E, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, NWA, and some of the most iconic Stussy advertising campaigns of the late 1980s and '90s, will be exhibiting West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco this weekend, April 27—28. The show coincides with Miller signing copies of his new book, West Coast Hip-Hop: A History in Pictures at the gallery on Saturday, April 28.

Preview: Ryan Travis Christian & Marissa Textor "It Ain't Conceptual" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Tonight, April 27, in Toronto, Cooper Cole Gallery is hosting It Ain't Conceptual, featuring new works from Ryan Travis Christian and Marissa Textor, two up-and-coming artists that we have had on our radar for quite some time, and we quite excited to see showing together. With Christian's vintage cartoon aesthetic, and Textor's photoreal graphite drawings, this will be a really strong show.

Ian Francis "10,000 Years From Now" @ Lazarides Rathbone, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
We were very excited to see the title of Ian Francis' newest exhibition, 10,000 Years From Now. Obviously, his work resonates with this title perfectly. There seems to be this distant future mixed with familiar figurative elements in each Francis painting, a surreal, mystical experience that has a foundation of contemporary. Francis' latest body of work examines the "fragility of this lifetime in contrast to geological timescales."

Preview: Herakut "Loving the Exiled" @ 941 Geary, SF

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 21, 2012
We saw the German duo, Herakut, prepare their installation room at Nuart 2011, and they created a completely unique universe that had both flat and 3D elements that really created a profound experience. Tonight, April 21 in San Francisco's 941 Geary space, Herakut will be opening a new exhibition, Loving the Exiled. Here is a preview. . .

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