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.

Works by Mike Calway-Fagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 22, 2011
Mike Calway-Fagen is a San Diego-based artist that is currently working on his MFA from UC San Diego. His work critiques complacency and aestheticizes catastrophe. With an interest in resuscitating activism, his work offers upon alternatives to disaster, critiques on our creation of disaster, and a soft-hearted acceptance of our fate.

Shapes and Smiles: Jolby @ Subtext, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 12, 2011
Portland-based collaborative illustrators Josh Kenyon and Colby Nichols will be having their second solo show at San Diego's Subtext Gallery opening on December 16th. The show compiles the creators' "past, present, and everything inbetween to find out what makes them happy."

Paintings by Josh Aaron

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 04, 2011
Josh Aaron is a painter currently working on his MFA at UC San Diego. This most recent body of work titled "Forest Series" involves varying degrees of opacity and transparency, naturalism versus artifice, and symbolism, using gouache on wood panel as the painting medium.

Sun Foot Playing at Double Break, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 03, 2011
For the closing reception of Double Break's recent group show curated by Jay Howell (on December 11, 2011, 4-7pm), Chris Johanson's band Sun Foot will be providing some pleasant tunes alongside Darin Klein & Friends' release party for their Box of Books series.

Paintings by Ariel Wilson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 17, 2011
Ariel Wilson is a San Diego-based artist and recent graduate from UC San Diego. Her work builds up varying layers of opacity and translucence pulling the viewer in with varying degrees of detail and clarity.

Opening Photos: Kelsey Brookes @ The Outsiders, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 07, 2011
San Diego, California based Kelsey Brookes just opened his debut UK solo exhibition, Desires of the Soul, at the Lazarides space, The Outsiders, in London. The avid surfer with a history in microbiology introduces a body of work including paintings, sculpture, and installation work. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, was at the opening.

James Quigley aka Gunsho @ Double Break, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Recently opened at Double Break is Horror Days, a series of drawings and prints by James Quigley, aka Gunsho. The show runs until November 6th, perfect for the month of Halloween. These cardboard pieces in particular are our favorites from the exhibition.

New Mural in La Jolla, San Diego by John Baldessari

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 16, 2011
We just recently mentioned John Baldessari's show over at Sprueth Magers in Berlin. In addition to this recent show, Baldessari put up a new mural in La Jolla, California. The conceptual artist  is known for his collage work with found photographs and odd appropriations that investigate and question how we perceive the world around us in a variety of ways.

Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface @ MCASD

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 13, 2011
Currently on exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface. The show exhibits a collection of work from Los Angeles based artists in the 1960s and 1970s during a time period when many artists were focused on light and creating various retinal phenomena with sculptures, paintings and installations.
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