Work by Mike Calway-Fagen on LPP

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist from Tennessee currently living and working in San Diego. Primarily through the mediums of collage and sculpture, Mike explores the making of art objects as an attempt to express inquiries that lie outside scientific observation and "hard-line rationality" whose focus spans from ideas as intimate as personal and family histories to concepts as broad as "human worth and insignificance, existence as animals, faith, time, death, [and] love."

Hey Sexy!: Jean Lowe @ Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Opening this past Saturday was Hey Sexy!, a solo show by California-based artist Jean Lowe. Lowe's recent paintings and installations investigate our place within a consumer society evoking the intellectually provocative while simultaneously maintaining an entertaining playfulness.

New Mural by Madsteez in San Diego

Street Art // Monday, March 19, 2012
California-based artist, Mark Paul Deren also known as Madsteez, recently completed this humorous mural of a strange creature riding a dinosaur through the streets of San Diego.  The shadow does a great job at adding depth and really making the colors pop!  The mural was organized by Pacific San Diego Magazine and painted in North Park.

John Baldessari @ MCASD, La Jolla

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 08, 2012
John Baldessari is one of our favorite Southern California artists with a long career in various mediums. His retrospective of prints dating from 1970 to the present on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego compiles a long practice of deconstructing and reconstructing images changing how we perceive and read them.

Anomalia @ University Art Gallery, UC San Diego

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Anomalia is a group show curated by Lucía Sanromán currently on view at the University Art Gallery, UC San Diego. The show exhibits work from Charles Gaines, Erick Meyenberg, Erick Beltrán, and Jorge Satorre all employing empirical systems in their practice including ethnographic data research, cognitive modeling, and systems theory.

An Interview with Ela Boyd

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Ela Boyd creates immersive installations that fragment and decentralize our understanding of space, time, and the self in reference to the subjective qualities of perception. Her installations have been on view at various spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego alongside the Pacific Standard Time exhibition Phenomenal. By choreographing the viewer’s experience, the installations involve the viewer in the space, reordering their understanding of common phenomena that are easily overlooked.

Mickael Broth and Ryan De La Hoz @ Double Break, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Opening Friday, February 17th is a two-person show at San Diego's Double Break Gallery with Mickael Broth and Ryan De La Hoz. During a recent studio visit with Ryan De La Hoz, we mentioned this show coming up. Together the two artists bring together a collection of paintings, drawings, and collages that provide a graphic and illustrative stylistic conversation.

Dissecting Nature at Quint Gallery, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 03, 2012
Dissecting Nature is a group show at Quint Gallery featuring a variety of works from the likes of Anya Gallacio, Roman De Salvo, Andy Goldsworthy, James Turrell, and several others. The work opens up a dialogue with our relationship to the natural environment through a variety of objects and images that play with the formal manipulation of nature using a combination of industrial and organic materials.

Hydrodynamica @ Space 4 Art, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Hydrodynamica is a Pacific Standard Time exhibition cataloguing a progressive history in surfboard design and its influence on California culture in other fields such as sculpture and design. Curated by Richard Kenvin, a long time San Diego surfer for over forty years, the show focuses primarily on shapes by Bob Simmons and Carl Ekstrom, and also features shapes from the likes of Nicholas Mirandon, George Greenough, Steve Lis, and Skip Fry just to name a few.

Ambrotype Photographs by Noah Doely

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 26, 2011
Noah Doely is an artist currently based in San Diego finishing up his MFA at UCSD. His recent body of work titled A Natural History constructs fictional narratives derived from prominent figures such as Charles Darwin and their research around life sciences.
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