Brendan Monroe "Morphology" @ Heath Ceramics, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 25, 2015
We stopped by Heath Ceramics in San Francisco last week to see what Brendan Monroe was up to ahead of his solo exhibition, Morphology, at The Boiler Room later this month. Featuring a selection of entirely new work—including paintings, drawings, and sculptures—Morphology brings to life Brendan’s world at scale and with an intensity befitting a space as dramatic and atmospheric as the Boiler Room.

Hueman "Just One Moment" @ Mirus Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
There is a conflict present in every piece granted to us by the world-renown street artist Hueman, and with her new show Just One Moment, she dives deeper into this conflict than ever before to stretch these meditations into something we can feel. 

Second Look at "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian"

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco spent the last 15 years enriching our vast collection with compelling contemporary art, and now they’re showing off the highlights. For the first time ever, they have presented a large-scale exhibition of contemporary highlights from the museum’s collection.

Ben Venom on KQED Art School "What's Your Style?"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 17, 2015
KQED Art School is on a new mission to find out how artists develop their signature style, and they’re asking some prolific Bay Area artists to tackle this compelling question in order to figure out how one goes about developing a personal style that is recognizable and unique. The first artist in their new series is San Francisco’s Ben Venom, who creates punk quilts for everyday rockers who want to be cozy, as well as quilts that are a little less functional and sit more comfortably in a framed-art context.

Portals Project Opens Gateway from SF to Tehran

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 16, 2015
San Francisco will soon be home to the latest gateway in the Portals Project, a public art project curated by Shared_Studios that uses design and technology to connect strangers and artists across the globe. So what exactly is a portal? A portal is a retrofitted shipping container painted gold and immersed with audio and visual technology inside. When you enter the portal, you come face to face with a stranger in a similar portal across the globe for a one-on-one conversation. In San Francisco, the Portal is a gateway to Tehran, Herat, El Progreso, or Mexico City (depending on the time of day).

Gianluca Franzese "Reflective Radiation" @ K. Imperial, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 28, 2015
Franzese’s meticulous process incorporates traditional gilding techniques and a variety of mediums. Initially, Franzese covers the entire panel with aluminum, creating his blank canvas. With precision, Franzese engraves his geometric patterns directly into the panel creating an outline for the application of color and metal leaf. Reflective Radiation explores the notion of light and illusion while each painting plays with the viewer’s perspective with various grades of shimmer illuminating the space.

Watch: Jansport #LiveOutside San Francisco

Street Art // Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you live in San Francisco or have visited here recently, it is likely that you traveled down Market Street and encountered a wonderful addition to the city's public art. Our friend and local bay area artist Lauren YS teamed up with Tatiana Suarez and Caratoes to paint a beautiful mural at Market and South Van Ness as part of Jansport's #LiveOutside campaign. We stopped by a couple of times to catch their progress, but for those of you that weren't able to or aren't able to see it in person, follow Jansport's video series document the 5-day process of painting a 55-foot wall!

"Korla" Documentary Premieres in San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Hammond organs were big in the 50’s, and there were more than a few practitioners who smoothly played and rhythmically swayed. But not many performed the Trance Dance and wore jeweled turbans and kohl rimmed eyes. Fewer still would star in their own television show and say not a word. Korla Pandit, born John Roland Redd, a black man from Columbia, Missouri, under the tutelage of his Disney illustrator wife Beryl DeBeeson, took on the persona of East Indian swami as he embodied “divine consciousness.”

The Lifers Project "Seasons Collection" @ NWBLK Gallery, SF

Photography // Thursday, August 06, 2015
Philladelphia-born, Denver-based photographer Matt Albert will be exhibiting his The LIFERS Project "Seasons Collection" this evening at NWBLK Gallery in San Fracisco. For this particular series Albert partnered with Cadillac and hit the road in two Escalades with his Airstream and mobile darkroom in tow to shoot portraits of Danny Way, Ray Barbee, Steve Berra, Lance Mountain and more.

"Devolution" Group Show @ Fifty24SF Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
On August 1st, 2015 Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground will present "Devolultion", group exhibition featuring the work of Smithe, Tina Lugo, Lauren YS and Benjamin Constantine. 
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