René Garcia, Jr. "Badass" @ Project One, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
René Garcia, Jr. returns to Project One with a new collection of sensational glitter works that celebrate the iconography of awesomeness. Badass is an unmistakable state of being defined by attitude, audacity, and authenticity. It is a title hard- earned, reserved for the strong. Don’t be fooled by poseurs. The exhibition opens on November 14 in San Francisco.

Issue Preview: December 2012 w/ Conor Harrington, Futura, Nicola Verlato

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The end of year brings us to our closing issue of 2012, and who better than London-based Conor Harrington to grace the cover for a second time (scoring at home, October 2008 was his first cover). We lean heavily on painters and fine artists this issue with pieces on Nicola Verlato, Futura, Julie Heffernan, Marco Mazzoni, Grady Gordon, and Gregory Euclide, plus conversations with Jen Stark, Bob Dob, and a photo essay from the heart of Johannesburg.

Preview: Mike Parillo "Reckless Optimism" @ CES Contemporary, Laguna Beach

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Mike Parillo, a respected commercial artist for the snowboard industry for the past two decades, has spent the last ten years crafting a new language. This November 10, he steps into the contemporary art world with both feet as he presents his first full body of work, Reckless Optimism, composed of sixteen new works, at CES Contemporary in Laguna Beach.

Preview: Vanessa Prager "Hours" @ Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Richard Heller Gallery is pleased to present Hours, the first solo exhibition at the Santa Monica gallery for Los Angeles-based artist, Vanessa Prager. She will be exhibiting a series of ballpoint pen drawings on music paper, most of which look like cinematic scenes of modern day noir. The exhibition opens on November 10, 2012.

Ron English "Crucial Fiction" @ Opera Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Due to superstorm Sandy, Ron English had his new solo show at Opera Gallery in NYC, Crucial Fiction, delayed to Friday, November 9, 2012. As we asked Ron to set the tone for the election season by curating our November Politics and Art issue, we can't wait to see his new body of work open shop in NYC. 

Preview: Kelly Allen "You Are the World" @ Bold Hype, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
On November 15, Bold Hype in NYC will be opening a new solo show by Kelly Allen, You Are the World. This new exhibition delivers Kelly Allen’s signature style of immaculately painted, trompe l’oeil compositions of colorful, graphic, nature-centric clusters of diversity. And to note, 10% of proceeds from the show will go to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Preview: Chloe Early "Rainbow Ruins" @ Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
On Saturday, November 10, Corey Helford Gallery is pleased to present Rainbow Ruins, a new solo exhibition of oil and watercolor paintings by artist Chloe Early. The paintings of Rainbow Ruins are a chromatic meditation on the lush contrasts of nature and technology. Not only are we excited about the show, but Chloe is kicking off a new feature in our magazine, beginning with the January 2013 issue. Stay tuned.

Preview: Usugrow Curates "AZMA" @ FIFTY24MX, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 03, 2012
????FIFTY24MX Gallery in Mexico City and our team at Juxtapoz Latin America just sent us some preview images of the Usugrow curated Azma exhibition opening on November 9, 2012. The show will feature a great selection of contemporary Japanese artists, including Usugrow himself, Syunoven, Shohei, and Mozyskey. Preview after the jump . . .

Preview: Geoff McFetridge "Floating" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2012
An artist we cover on the site often, and one who has become a painter with an increasingly signature style and approach to the age old idiom, 'less is more,' Los Angeles-based, Calgary-born Geoff McFetridge is set to open Floating at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto on November 9, 2012. The exhibition will mark McFetridge's first solo exhibition in his native Canada, and will include a limited edition silk screen released in conjunction with the show.

Preview: Kevin Peterson "Amend" @ Thinkspace, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2012
Houston, Texas-based painter Kevin Peterson has become quite popular in the art world in recent years, especially because his photorealistically rendered portraits have both youthful and urban art elements that suck you into their location. Peterson is set to open Amend, a solo exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, November 3, 2012.

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