28 Chinese @ The Asian Art Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 05, 2015
“You have to go to the art. It has more meaning when you see it in context.” Mera Rubell, the former Head Start schoolteacher speaks from experience, and unabashedly, from the heart, as does her husband Don. When asked what he remembers most of his visit to China, “the humanity” is his answer. The couple was in San Francisco for the June 5 opening of 28 Chinese which ushers a summer series at the Asian Art Museum. The couple started collecting years ago on a $25 per month art budget and reminisced about the Mud Bar where their friend Keith Haring curated a show by Tseng Kwong back in the day.

Jug Life : New Contemporary Still Life @ Park Life Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 21, 2015
This Friday, May 22nd, 2015, Park Life Gallery in San Francisco will present Jug Life: New Contemporary Still Life, a group show curated by Andrew Schoultz and Patrick Martinez featuring the work of close to 70 artists including: Dennis Mcnett, Cody Hudson, Joshua Petker, Brian Wilmont, Libby Black, Glen Baldridge, Tim Biskup, Ryan Wallace, Harley Lafarah Eaves, Adam 5100, Richard Colman...

Ben Venom "Let’s Go All The Way" @ Ever Gold Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Today, May 8th, 2015 Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco will present Let’s Go All The Way, an exhibition of new textile works by Ben Venom. Working with repurposed materials, Venom combines the often menacing and combative countercultural imagery of biker gangs, metal music and the occult with the comforts of domesticity in a series of quilts and textile-based works.

Art Market San Francisco @ Fort Mason, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 01, 2015
Art Market San Francisco returns to Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this weekend April 29 - May ​3, celebrating​ its fifth edition as the Bay Area's leading modern and contemporary art fair. ​Art Market San Francisco has evolved into a cultural happening, an extension of a network of partnerships that has shaped ​the fair into​ a city-wide event. Here's a little preview from last night...

Casey Gray "Wave Pool" @ Park Life Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
This Friday, April 10th, 2015 San Francisco-based artist Casey Gray will present a new series of paintings for his first show at Park Life Gallery. The show titled Wave Pool, will feature Gray's “wavy” paintings that depict universal symbols of everyday life in a wavy or rippled motif that communicates a feeling of uncertainty or mistrust; a general cynicism related to the current changing socio-economic climate and related identity crisis of San Francisco.

Moleskine Project IV @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
This Saturday, April 4th, Hashimoto Contemporary will present Moleskine Project IV - a collective sketchbook exhibit co-curated by Sydney-based artist Rod Luff and gallery director Ken Harman. An annual group show, The Moleskine Project takes new form within the walls of Hashimoto Contemporary, consisting of over 70 artists from around the world producing artwork on blank Moleskine sketchbooks. 

Sanaz Mazinani @ Asian Art Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2015
Curator Marc Mayer invited artist Sanaz Mazinani to create a new, site-specific installation at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, on view through May 3, 2015. In the artist’s words, “I make large photographic collages that use images relating to the destabilizing effects of war to dissect and puncture our normative experience of the original source. In exploring visual language through a process-insensitive method of creating original patterns, I strive to make sense of media images and how they define our relationship to war.”

Dave Schubert’s “Black Dream” @ 886 Geary Gallery, SF

Photography // Friday, March 13, 2015
This Saturday, 886 Geary Gallery in San Francisco will present Black Dream, a solo exhibition of photography work by Dave Schubert. The photographer is a self-taught artist living and working in San Francisco, California. He has exhibited locally at The Luggage Store, Electric Works, and the Shooting gallery; and nationally at Kavi Gupta, FUSE, Muddguts, ROX Gallery, and New Image Art.

Caia Koopman "Chromatic Erratics" @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 06, 2015
This Saturday, March 7th Spoke Art will present, “Chromatic Erratics”, a solo show of Santa Cruz-based artist Caia Koopman. After many years of exhibiting in various group shows with the gallery, Caia presents her first solo exhibition at Spoke Art with a brand new body of work.

Matt Gonzalez "Dérive: Situationist Encounter in San Francisco"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Matt Gonzalez’s work is collage-based, utilizing bits of discarded paper products—from advertisements to cardboard containers—that he finds while walking around the city. Most of his compositions feature a highly layered, rectilinear aesthetic that recalls the gridded city streets he traverses and architectural matrixes he passes through...
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