Homeless Slap Happy

Graffiti // Friday, January 18, 2013
This Santa Claus looking fella is getting a healthy looking sticker collection. He is also somewhat of a moving spot, appearing anywhere, but always somewhere in the streets. I spot a Pez.

Travis Jensen: San Francisco Street Photographer

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Our friends at DGK produced this "Brainstorm" short film documenting the process and methods of photographer Travis Jensen, whose candid shots capture true-grit stories from the streets of San Francisco.

Behind the Curtain: Barbara Kasten @ Jessica Silverman Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 16, 2013
On view until January 26 is Barbara Kasten's Behind the Curtain at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. These photographs depict beautiful abstractions of space, light, form, and color that are presented in an unusual gallery arrangement that is very low-lit, itself a worthy subject for one of Kasten's photographs. Definitely worth a visit if you can catch it before the last day.

Coming Soon: Kehinde Wiley "The World Stage: Israel" @ Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 10, 2013
A museum show we have been looking forward to all winter: Former cover artist, Kehinde Wiley, will be showing The World Stage: Israel series at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco beginning on February 14, 2013. The former SFAI student has turned his World Stage series into one of the most exciting, and revered series in contemporary art, and we are very excited that CJM, who has had great shows over the past few years, will bring the World Stage to SF.

“The Moleskine Project II” @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco just opened the Moleskine Project #2, a group exhibition that features a spread page taken from the sketchbooks of more than 50 artists from around the world. It brings together a broader network of sketchbooks from renowned illustrators, concept artists, oil painters and more. Knowing how much our readers love Moleskine and process works, we HIGHLY recommend checking this out.

Converse x Juxtapoz: Wall To Wall San Francisco, Brooklyn, & Richmond

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite a local artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. For us, we have been allowed to curate a project based around something we care about: murals and public art. And Converse has allowed us to invite an ecletic group of artists, from Lango, Dave Ellis, Troy Lovegates, Hitnes, 123Klan, and others to create brilliant works for the public to enjoy.

12/12/12: Sam Flores @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sam Flores loves the number 12. He named his clothing line 12Grain, he really wanted his cover story with Juxtapoz to happen in December, the 12 month, and now he is opening his first solo show in SF in years on the perfect date: 12/12/12. We have a look at some of the paintings that will be in the show, Lion and the Lamb. 

Opening photos: "MQISM" @ Art Primo

Graffiti // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Over the weekend, Art Primo in San Francisco hosted an exhibition entitled “MQISM” featuring a variety of mixed media work from the prolific graffiti writer, MQ. Known for his two-letter throwups that have occupied the streets for 20 years, the artist has been branching out recently, most noticeably focusing on a variety of unique stickers and zines.  Out of all the work in the show, the most memorable is the MQ tiled flooring; we want some for our kitchen!

Guns and Arrows Opening Reception

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 06, 2012
Come on out to Sid Enck Jr. and Jason Adams new show Guns and Arrows opening reception on Saturday January 19th from 7-11pm at Book and Job Gallery.

Preview Video: Sam Flores "Lion and the Lamb" @ FIFTY24SF Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 03, 2012
We are very excited for the highly anticipated Sam Flores solo show, Lion and the Lamb, opening at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco on 12/12/12. Because Flores' last show opened in Egypt days before a major revolution erupted on the streets of Cairo in 2011, this is the first time many people have seen a solo from the Bay Area artist.

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