Yumiko Kayukawa "Madness" @ Shooting Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
The Shooting Gallery is pleased to present, Madness, by Seattle-based Japanese artist, Yumiko Kayukawa. This new collection of works will be her eighth solo show at the Shooting Gallery and will feature her acrylic and ink paintings on canvas. The opening reception of Madness will be held at the Shooting Gallery on June 8, 2013 from 7-11pm. The exhibition will be on view through June 29, 2013 and is free and open to the public.

The #BrainSnap App by Patrick Sean Gibson and 99CentBrains

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
San Francisco based illustrator and designer, Patrick Sean Gibson recently announced and released a commercial for his #BrainSnap 2.0 app featuring 16 custom frame features and over 230 new illustrations!  The app was made to capture your friends as they really are, be it lurkers, b-boys, couch lockers or half-steppers, all you have to do is open the app, select or take a picture, pick an illustration, and let #BrainSnap do its thing! Scope out the commercial and screenshots from the app after the jump!

SFMOMA's Countdown Celebration Party

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
It's the final countdown to SFMOMA's building closure! Of course, they'll be closing their doors in style. Don't miss their Countdown Celebration, which will be kicking off with a festive party on Thursday, May 30! There will be DJs and live music by Semi Precious Weapons, food + drink, photo booths, a gaming lounge, and tons more fun.

Skull & Sword: Grime, Henry Lewis, Yutaro, and Lango @ FFDG, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 23, 2013
Artists from the world famous tattoo shop Skull & Sword including: Grime, Henry Lewis, Yutaro, and Lango, are currently showing their works at FFDG in San Francisco. If your lucky enough to be in the bay area head down to the mission and check it out! It will be open through June 8th...

Paintings by Akira Beard

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
San Francisco-based artist Akira Beard is back with some wonderful new work! Akira currently teaches Fine Art Anatomy at the Academy of Art and exhibits his work at a variety of bay area and national galleries.

Paintings by Robert Xavier Burden

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Robert Xavier Burden recently opened a solo show, Toy Box, at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco featuring 16 oil paintings both on canvas and on panel of "childhood icons in compositions of reverence and majesty. Watch a time-lapse of of his Optimus Prime painting after the jump... Toy Box will be on display through June 1st.

Gallery View: Needles & Pens 10 Year Anniversary Show

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
Needles and Pens is currently having their 10-year anniversary show at the Luggage Store in San Francisco. We stopped by on Friday night for the opening reception of the massive group show, featuring over 70 participating artists, a book release, and live bands! Party! The show will be on display through June 8th so if you are lucky enough to be in the bay area, we recommend you check it out!

Needles and Pens 10 Year Anniversary show @ Luggage Store Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
One of our favorite institutions and longtime supporters of the local San Francisco art scene, Needles and Pens, have now officially been doing their thing for 10 years aka a decade! Round of applause everyone! In celebration of this awesome accomplishment they are throwing a massive group show with over 70 participating artists, a book release, and live bands at the opening reception. Party! The opening reception goes down tomorrow, May 10, at the Luggage Store in San Francisco and we strongly suggest you come out to this very special event.

Aryz paints massive mural in San Francisco

Street Art // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The grimey streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District are always bustling with colorful action and have received a major visual upgrade by our January 2013 cover artist, Aryz. The Spanish artist spent 10 days on a lift painting this 7-story piece with rollers and it’s certainly turning heads. If you are in San Francisco and want to see it in person, head down to Eddy and Polk streets.

Opening: Mark Mulroney at Ever Gold, SF

Erotica // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
This past weekend Mark Mulroney opened his newest solo show "A Fertile Menace" at San Francisco's own Ever Gold Gallery and Juxtapoz was there to catch it. Mulroney expands his wonderful, twisted universe across an impressive range of new paintings, collages and sculptures in which childlike naiveté and vibrant comic elements become both counterpoints to and the vocabulary for scenes of sex, violence and decay...

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