UNIV x Hosoi Hammerhead Surfboard

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A project from our friends at Univ Surf Shop. Christian Hosoi headed to the the UNIV Work Shop in Encinitas, California to work on The Hammerhead, a scaled-up replica of his famous skateboard design from the 1980s. Skate meets surf meets art. Here is a quick trailer before a full-length documentary comes out soon...

John Van Hamersveld: Prints from 1965 - Present @ .T.F.R. Gallery, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
Tonight, .T.F.R. Gallery in San Diego is opening John Van Hamersveld: Prints from 1965 - Present, a solo-exhibition of framed prints from the renowned and prolific graphic artist. Hamersveld has been producing images that have defined the visual representation of surf and rock ‘n’ roll culture for over 50 years. Starting off his career with the immensely successful movie poster for The Endless Summer in 1966, Van Hamersveld’s influence on the world of graphic images was immediately profound. From there he moved on to produce over 300 album covers!

Harsh Park: New Works by Louis Schmidt @ TFR Gallery, Encinitas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
.T.F.R. Gallery is pleased to present Harsh Park, a solo-exhibition featuring new works by Brooklyn-based artist, writer, and curator Louis Schmidt. The title “Harsh Park” plays with the collision between severity and tranquility, progress and disguised regression. Beginning with inspiration from current news events, Schmidt pushes towards more oblique observations and an abstracted consideration of our relationship to the space that our events occur in: psychological space, political space, geographical space, and especially historical space.

Robert Williams x Gentle Giant x Juxtapoz @ Comic-Con 2013

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 22, 2013
Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams had a major presence all throughout Comic-Con, with a major new sculpture that was unveiled (made in collaboration with Gentle Giant Studios) that dominated the entrance into Hall E. On top of the sculpture, Robert held daily signings for a special collectible bust release, had his Mr. Bitchin' documentary screened, and was the centerpiece of a panel on the evolution of his work from comic book renegade to one of the most importrant contemporary artists in the world. 

Fiction Alters Form @ .T.F.R. Gallery, Leucadia

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 29, 2013
  .T.F.R. Gallery presents Fiction Alters Form, featuring artists Joshua Miller, Matt Rich, and Joe Yorty. In selecting Matt Rich and Joe Yorty for the exhibition, Joshua Miller (who we asked to choose work to be put in relation to his) wanted to consider the ways in which symmetries of form gave way to asymmetries of intention. Formally, all three artists conflate expectations of two and three dimensional space, painting and sculpture, surface and volume. However, beyond those formal congruencies, the material choices, vantage point, and intention of each artist diverges.

Music Video: Wavves "Afraid of Heights"

Music // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
We are almost, so close, to the dawning of Spring, and we think its good timing for a new album from San Diego band Wavves. The album title, Afraid of Heights, also has a track by the same name, and a video of lo-fi, Super 8, drag queen night out... and what we call Wednesday. 

"Group Session": Julian Rogers @ .T.F.R. Gallery, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Opening this Friday evening in Encinitas is a solo-exhibitoin of works by San Diego-based painter Julian Rogers. Be sure to stop by this emerging San Diego gallery and see what Rogers has been working on over the past two years. Here's a bit from the press: .T.F.R. Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition by San Diego-based painter Julian Rogers. Entitled Group Session, the show will be Rogers’ first solo show since moving to the West Coast from New York City in 2012. This collection of Julian Rogers’ paintings, produced over a period of two years, presents an exploration of the ways in which psychoanalysis and therapy can be used as a model for generating imagery and disrupting stable relationships to content.

Opening Thursday: Christina Tsui's "Moon Rock Stone Skip" @ T.F.R., San Diego

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Opening this Thursday evening at 6 pm in San Diego is a great show by the young, emerging LA-based artist Christina Tsui, featuring new drawings and photography curated by Max Karnig.. Be sure to swing by and check out her new drawings at the reception.

The Works of Juan Chavarria, Jr

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 28, 2013
Juan Chavarria Jr. is an all-around creative based in San Diego, California who specializes in typography, illustration, web and graphic design. “I read a lot of mythology, or tragic stories online. If I read something I could translate into an illustration, I instantly brainstorm in my Moleskin with a Staedtler pencil, or sometimes a Sharpie pen..."

Andy Ralph's Lawn Chair Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Andy Ralph is a San Diego-based artist that also sings in the band Writer. We first encountered his lawn chair sculptures in the Musuem of Contemporary Art, San Diego at their La Jolla location. In the gallery space that overlooks the surrounding reefs, coves, and beaches, these lawn chairs seemed perfectly placed in the grotesquely affluent and perfectly scenic coast side of La Jolla.
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