Pop Life // Monday, July 27, 2015
This past Saturday, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco hosted an exhibition and book release for Swampy, both titled NBD. The elusive artist had been quiet for a few years until starting an Instagram account earlier this year, and in the process, worked and created a new book of photos, essays, and stories around new train-hopping travels and documenting parts of rural North America.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
Erik Otto's show Rising Sun will be up for just a few more days at Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco's Mission District. Otto has a passion for creative exploration and balances his time between painting and design, blending multiple influences into one distinct style that has been presented in distinguished galleries, film/theater sets, street corners, and even a parklet. The show Rising Sun represents Otto’s latest perspective on the increasingly challenging times artists face in a city undergoing very apparent transition, and depicts a new chapter that hopes for a brighter future. Competing forces, reinvention, and renewal play a role, and are all connected to a larger story of survival. This collection builds on his last body of work, Rising Tides, which centered around the concept that turbulent times invoke a need to make peace through acceptance.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The show will include a series of paintings on canvas and paper as well as mixed media. Exploring the role of dominant cultures and how power, politics and economics impact the voice of historically marginalized communities is a continuing interest for Cristi. A son of immigrant parents from Chile, growing up in predominantly Mexican-American East Los Angeles and eventually pursuing a formal arts education in the Northwest and Bay Area, has given him a unique perspective on questions of cultural identity especially for those outside dominant cultures.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
Our friend and artist Lucien Shaprio (featured December, 2015) will be revealing his windown installation at RVCA SF this evening, Friday, July 17th with a live performance with Minka Sicklinger. The Full Circle windown installation and ritual performance will take place at 8:30pm.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Salted caramels and bitter chocolate tantalize not only our taste buds but our imaginations. Salvador Dali painted melting clocks and Walt Disney portrayed backward clocks and relentless watches in his animated Alice in Wonderland. Both men possessed the knowledge and ability to harness the sweet and sinister in the 1940’s. This outwardly odd-coupling was destined to become their joint venture Destino, which travelled its own labyrthine path until its release in 2003.
Illustration // Friday, July 10, 2015
ESAYDE is a San Francisco based Illustrator whose work is influenced by strange fantasy and skate punk subculture. This show is compiled of work from 2013-15 and features an array of ink drawings, paintings and frantic weirdness.
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.
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...
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.
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...