Joshua Budich "Otaku Obscura" @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
This last weekend Spoke Art in San Francisco opened the debut solo show of Maryland-based print artist Joshua Budich. Entitled "Otaku Obscura" the exhibit is a colossal tribute to the some of the greatest Japanese animated films of all time. Working within the constraints of six notable titles: Akira, My Neighbor Totoro, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, Princess Mononoke, and Cowboy Bebop...

Scott Sheidly "The Pinks 2" @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2014
Hashimoto Contemporary just announced “The Pinks 2”, the latest solo exhibition by gallery artist Scott Scheidly. Comprised of thirteen new vibrantly unorthodox acrylic paintings, “The Pinks 2” functions as a continuation of the Florida-based artist’s exploration into the cultural and social perceptions of color and symbology, while addressing how both can alter the way we understand the world around us.

Mike Davis "A Blind Man's Journey" @ 111 Minna Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Possessing a multi-faceted set of interests, Mike Davis began painting in 1997, and attributes much of his inspiration to watching his mother pursue craft projects during his childhood, and immersing himself in art history throughout his career. From helping his mother with activities ranging from woodworking, hand-tooling leather, and remodeling the family’s home, to engaging with ancient art and Netherlandish painting from the Northern Renaissance, Davis is a self-taught painter, 

Artworks Made From Paint Swatches

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
San Francisco-based artist Peter Combe appropriates household paint swatches and turns them into 3-dimensional artworks. "I am consumed by the subtle magic that occurs when playing with light, color and movement in my art making," he says. "These artworks transform and change subtly as the viewer shifts from his/her vantage point. There is a magic that occurs...

Usugrow "Inkflow" @ Fifty24SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2014
Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground is pleased to announce 'INKFLOW', a solo exhibition by renowned Japanese artist and illustrator Usugrow. Opening reception is Saturday, October 4th at 7pm at Fifty24SF gallery located at 218 Fillmore Street, SF.

Preview: @Large Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 25, 2014
This Saturday, September 27th, 2014 Ai Weiwei's exhibition on Alcatraz will open to the public. It is an incredible experience, especially if you have never been to Alcatraz before. The exhibition will be on display through April, 2015 so you have plenty of time to check it out.  @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz explores human rights and freedom of expression in the context of this iconic historic site. Installed across four locations on "The Rock," the exhibition is inspired by the island’s layered history as a 19th-century military fortress, notorious federal penitentiary, significant site of Native American history, and now one of America’s most visited national parks.

Serena Mitnik-Miller "Swirl" @ Park Life Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
Serena Mitnik-Miller has a new body of work up at Park Life Gallery in SF's Mission District. The work, entitled SWIRL, features a series of watercolor on paper with abstract, free-flowing patterns and fluid shapes. After seeing her work at Mollusk and Joshua Liner in recent years, this is another great body of work that you should check. 

New Work By Wendy MacNaughton

Illustration // Monday, September 15, 2014
I don’t know who doesn’t have a creative crush on Wendy MacNaughton. It’s not just her talent and quirky humor that draw fans to her watercolors, but it’s also her charm that keep her fans close. A heartwarmingly observant citizen of the world, Wendy is both psychological and playful with her tentative lines and soft colors.

Video: Montana Artist Collective in San Francisco

Graffiti // Saturday, September 13, 2014
Recently Wane, Steel, Risk, Dmote, Atom  and Sever made their yearly gathering in San Francisco to discuss upcoming art projects with Montana Spray Paint and used their extra time in the city to paint a wall.

Drawings by Aubrey Learner

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Aubrey Learner’s intricate watercolor, graphite and ink drawings are metaphors of desire and disgust: the disparate longings for both purity and sexual prowess, and the concurrent disgust at perversion and decay. Juxtaposing contemporary fascinations with sexuality against the various vulgarities associated with reproduction, she explores the imposition of societal mores...

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