Street Art // Friday, June 08, 2012
Artist Leo Villareal wants to light up the Bay Bridge and we hope this becomes a reality. He has proposed ad LED light installation consisting of 25,000 white LEDs, spaced a foot apart for the west span of the bridge. The lights will have the function of changing, making abstract patterns based loosely on water, traffic, and weather patterns.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 02, 2012
Ed Hardy's original shop, Tattoo City (now in their 3rd location) is located right in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach. A classic and iconic shop, which opened in 1974 in a former candy store, is a prime example of how far getting inked has come. Kahlil Rintye, Mary Joy, Jen Lee, Doug Hardy and Ed Hardy himself (still tattooing Fri-Mon) all have amazing freehand drawing capabilities and specialize in the pace-setting quality work that Ed's shops have always been known for.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 28, 2012
This past Saturday, we stopped by the first day of Mexico-based artist, Rico Deniro's Escoliosis, his second exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery and his second featuring a series wooden masks. But this new series also features iconic pop-culture figures carved from wood to function as everyday, household objects.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
San Francisco was on the art beat this weekend with 3 different art fairs to attend, and Friday afternoon we made our way to artMRKT, the most internationally represented fair of the trio. From Park Life, to LeBasee, to Daniel Horowitz' fantastic collection of collage and drawings at Muriel Guepin's booth, this year's showing was also SF's most eclectic.
Tattoo // Saturday, May 19, 2012
According to Mike, "All the works in the show are based around my search for a new girlfriend. And those works will be on display tonight, May 19, at Pretty Pretty Collective in San Francisco, feautruring all new works written out in sentence form. Like Sir Mix-A-Lot lyrics.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
We haven't seen Dave Kinsey in San Francisco in over a decade, and tomorrow night, May 18, Kinsey will open Lost For Words at Fecal Face Dot Gallery, Kinsey's first exhibition in SF since 2000. The new works are mixed-media, evolving upon Kinsey's abstract forms around figurative faces.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
As last year proved to be a good formula for art success, San Francisco will once again host 3 coinciding art fairs this weekend: artMRKT, ArtPadSF, and the SF Fine Art Fair. We are getting ourselves prepared for a few nights out, a few afternoons out of office, perhaps even a picture or a 100 of all the activity going on throughout the city. A rundown after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 12, 2012
Tonight in San Francisco, Park Life Gallery will be hosting a group exhibition curated by local curator, publisher, and artist, Andrew McClintock. The show entitled “(Invisible) Relic”, examines works by two generations of California Conceptual Artists working with performative actions and re-appropriated objects in a variety of mediums including video, photographic, audio, sculpture and performance.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tyler Wintermute is a self-taught illustrator who's signature style confronts comic book erotica and fantasy narrative. His subject’s and muses are wrapped with intricate textures and patterns, filling the space in its entirety. In Tyler's recent work, he is experimenting with collage elements to bring a sense of realism to his otherwise illustrated compositions.
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.