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. . .

Preview: Greg "Craola" Simkins "Cloud Theory" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 20, 2012
Saturday, April 21 will see the much-anticipated opening of Greg "Craola" Simkins' his newest solo show, Cloud Theory at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. We stopped by Greg "Craola" Simkins' southern California studio for a sneak peek at what he’s been working on for his exhibition. Photos and more after the jump….

Josh Keyes "Above and Below" @ Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Something for the Arizona crowd to look forward to. Portland, Oregon-based fine artist Josh Keyes will be opening Above and Below at the University of Arizona's Joseph Gross Gallery in Tucson starting on May 21, 2012. As the Gallery notes, "Above and Below dissects into a syncopated and practiced arrangement of uncommon encounters. Keyes’ creatures embody global political and social upheaval while poised to face the colossal summit of civil decay."

Michele Mikesell @ Altered Space Gallery, Venice Beach

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Altered Space Gallery opens Michele Mikesell’s latest circus-inspired “Hugo, OK" exhibition Friday, April 6. From 7pm to 10pm, Mikesell and musicians will host a collaborative visual and sound project by artist Dúo del Sol at Electric Lodge. Immediately following the, Altered Space opens their doors for the artist reception sponsored by O.N.E. Coconut Water and limited edition Mikesell prints, signed and numbered.

Preview: Gary Baseman "Vicious" @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Los Angeles-based fine artist, Gary Baseman, just sent us a few preview images of his newest exhibition, Vicious, set to open this Thursday, April 5, at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The exhibition will feature over 30 new works based on the concept of "hunger."

Opening: Juxtapoz Turns 18 @ Copro Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 24, 2012
We turn 18 this year. Old enough to join the army, vote, serve on a jury, go to the prom, and, we even think we can adopt a child now. To celebrate, Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will be hosting the exhibition, Juxtapoz Turns 18, featuring works from a group of artists who have been featured in our pages over the past 18 years, including Retna, Todd Schorr, Shepard Fairey, Mark Ryden, Jeremy Fish, Marion Peck, Andrew Schoultz, Camille Rose Garcia, CR Stecyk III, and many others.

Preview: Yoskay Yamamoto "Joke's On Me" @ LeBasse Projects Chinatown, LA

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 24, 2012
We have grown quite used to seeing the fine artworks of Los Angeles-based artist, that we forgot of the sculpture works of Yoskay Yamamoto. This new exhibition, Joke's On Me, will feature a series of sculptures based on iconic childhood characters, including the Stay-Puff man, Bart Simpson, Hello Kitty and a full collection of other sculptures.

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