ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK, SAN FRANCISCO

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium San Francisco (ACAC-SF) presents the inaugural Asian Contemporary Art Week San Francisco (ACAW-SF) beginning Saturday, May 12, 2012, for a full week. An unprecedented event connecting cultural institutions across the Bay Area, ACAW-SF features a variety of programs to celebrate the dynamic of Asian contemporary art practice.

Sergio Lopez @ Modern Eden, SF, through May 6

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 05, 2012
Sergio Lopez, born in 1983, is a graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco - and is an exemplary painter in a variety of mediums. His artistic knowledge ballooned when he discovered his love of oil painting and charcoal drawing. His newest exhibition, Sacred Spring, will be on display at Modern Eden in San Francisco, through May 6, 2012.

Preview: Thinkspace Gallery Curates "Synergy"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Culver City's Thinkspace Gallery is taking the short trip up to San Francisco to curate a group exhibition at Spoke Art, opening tomorrow, Thursday, May 3. The show will feature familiar faces of the Thinkspace roster, including Allison Sommers, Dabs Myla, Dan-ah Kim, Dave MacDowell, Kelly Vivanco, Liz Brizzi, Nathan DeYoung, Seth Armstrong, Stella Im Hultberg, Stephanie Buer, Yosuke Ueno and others. Preview after the jump . . .

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier @ de Young, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
One of the best exhibitions we saw in 2011, perhaps over the past few years, was the exquisite Alexander McQueen knock-out fashion turned fine art visionary show at the MET in NYC (can you tell we liked it?). With this in mind, we were excited to see how The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk would play out at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. After our run through, this is another solid fashion to fine art display that we recommend if you travel to SF this summer.

Rock Poster Art by Alan Forbes

Music // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Alan Forbes is a prolific San Francisco based rock music poster artist with over 400 visually explosive posters under his belt. All hand drawn and lettered using brush and ink before being silk screened into limited edition posters for some of your favorite bands. Aside from his commercial work, he occasionally exhibits found sculptures.

Barry McGee and others @ 1717 17th Street, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Barry McGee has become a name that any art novice or expert has come to know and respect. Any event or art exhibition tied to McGee's name is guaranteed to have art world's ears will perk up. This was absolutely the case for the show that was recently organized right here in San Francisco, titled Contemporary Arts Centre. McGee uses a very specific word to describe the exhibition and opening reception, simply a "happening."

In Process: Herakut "Loving The Exiled" @ 941 Geary, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
German duo Herakut are in San Francisco at the moment putting the touches together on a big installation exhibition at 941 Geary. Of their Loving the Exiled show, Herakut notes they "will be bringing characters that have fallen from grace." We have a few installation and process shot after the jump . . .

Paul Chatem "Another Man's Hero" @ Shooting Gallery, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
San Francisco's Shooting Gallery just opened a new series of works from Paul Chatem this weekend. Another Man's Hero features twenty new pieces, where Chatem delves into the idea that however one person sees themselves, their friends, neighbors, or community may see them as something completely different.

"Everything Ever And Nothing Never" Opening Photos

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Over the weekend a large crowd of attendees stopped by Needles and Pens in San Francisco for the opening of Everything Ever and Nothing Never.  Curated by Juxtapoz contributing editor, Austin McManus, this group show consists of an eclectic roster of established and emerging artists working in a variety of mediums.

Preview: "Everything Ever and Nothing Never" @ Needles and Pens

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 06, 2012
Everything Ever and Nothing Never opens tomorrow Saturday April, 7th 2012 at Needles and Pens in San Francisco.  Curated by Juxtapoz contributing editor, Austin McManus, this group show consists of an eclectic roster of established and emerging artists working in a variety of mediums. Several of the participating artists have graced the pages of Juxtapoz over the years including Bill Daniel, Read More Books, Jeff Canham, Derek Albeck, and Grady Gordon.  Check out a little preview of the show.

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