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,
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 05, 2014
Today, September 5th, 2014 Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco will be presenting Guy Overfelt’s ongoing conceptual project Free Bird: The Never Ending Joy Ride, 1998-2014. The car is a road and not an object. It is a vector, connector, and route within systems of relations that make meaning, identity, and political economy. It is an attachment: a life-making prosthetic.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 05, 2014
Taraneh Hemami premieres her Creative Capital-supported project, Theory of Survival: Fabrications, at Southern Exposure in San Francisco, September 5 – October 25. Fabrications is a pop-up bazaar of ideas and ideologies that celebrates movements of dissent in Iran and its diaspora through the production of collected historical archives in hand-crafted replications, using the traditional bazaar architecture.