Never Heard Of Yah: In the Kingdom of Charisma show preview

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 03, 2011
Chris Ritson's solo show In the Kingdom of Charisma opens tonight at Evergold Gallery in San Francisco. In their first biyearly residency program, Chris Ritson has built site specific installations by growing crystals, organisms and creating media collages. I stopped by Evergold last night and shot some preview photos of what Chris has been working on over the last 3 weeks. More after the jump . . .

Never Heard Of Yah: New Bohemia Signs

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 02, 2011
San Francisco's New Bohemia Signs has been creating elegant and simple hand-painted signage since 1993. New Bohemia offers a full range of services including full scale menus, architectural gilding, and gold leafing, all created by hand in their very tiny shop. I visit them often as a source of inspiration, most recently, the work being produced for a group show entitled Genuine Authentic at Peek Gallery on February 10th.

INSA in San Francisco Preparing for Solo Show at FIFTY24SF

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 29, 2011
INSA, our subscriber cover artist in September 2010, is in San Francisco at the moment, preparing for his solo show, MORE, at FIFTY24SF Gallery. In the meantime, INSA has painted two mural pieces in SF, both featuring his iconic "Heel" pattern. More looks after the jump . . .

Preview—Hilary Pecis “Half Truths and Outright Lies” at Guerrero Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 25, 2011
One of the more exciting artists to enter our radar over the past 24 months is Hilary Pecis, whose body of work consists of landscapes constructed from Internet images. Her progressive and innovative works are an ushering in of new forms and methods of creating large-scale collage works with modern technology. Images after the jump . . .

The Art of Brion Nuda Rosch

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 20, 2011
For a long time, we have looked at Brion Nuda Rosch from a distance with admiration for some of his more simple, conceptual pieces. After seening Rosch's solo showing at Baer Ridgway in San Francisco in 2009, Rosch's work came alive, and nuances that are not so immediate on screen became so in person. More after the jump . . .

The Art of Katya Bonnenfant aka The Old Boys’ Club

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 18, 2011
It takes a lot to be known to the world as Katya Bonnenfant, be a museum-level artist, and then switch up your moniker to The Old Boys’ Club. Well, it was just done, and for her show at Haines Gallery in San Francisco, Katya is now an Old Boy. More after the jump . . .

Never Heard Of Yah: Alexis Mackenzie Studio Visit

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 17, 2011
San Francisco-based Alexis Mackenzie creates meticulously abstract collages from a variety of found books. I stopped by Alexis's studio while she was preparing for a 2 person show opening this Saturday at Swarm Gallery in Oakland. Her most recent work is refreshingly different from previous collages. Here is what I saw.

Tracey Snelling at Rena Bransten and Chris Johanson at Altman Siegel Gallery—UPDATED with VIDEO CLIP

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 17, 2011
Occasionally, it is nice to get wowed by a fun, involved exhibition. That was what we felt at Ten Years, Tracey Snelling's new exhibition of "two dimensional photographs to multi-media installations incorporating photographs, miniature constructions of buildings or towns and video screens and projections" one of the more interestng exhibits we have been to in the past few years. More after the jump . . .

Mike Giant gets Video Treatment

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 15, 2011
Let us take this Saturday and enjoy watching Mike Giant on video, as created for his recent showing at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco with Adam 5100. After the jump, it won't hurt you to watch . . .

Chris Johanson, Charley Harper and Matt Keegan at Altman Siegel Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 14, 2011
Chris Johanson, Charley Harper, and Matt Keegan are exhibiting all together at Altman Siegel Gallery in San Francisco at the moment, a show we widely consider to be one of the better shows up right now. We feel as if each artist doesn't need an introduction, so just see the good art after the jump . . .

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