Earlier this month, Kindah Khalidy opened a new solo show at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco. Entitled Surprise, Khalidy expanded on her abstract mark-making with a massive floor-to-ceiling textile installation, as well as her strongest paintings to date in our mind. As the gallery notes, “Khalidy has developed a unique language that appears abstract, and yet through the different styles, creates a particular aesthetic that allows the artist to connect a diverse collection of artwork together into a cohesive narrative.”
This Friday, April 20th, Muddguts will be opening a group show featuring new works by Lydia Fong (aka Barry McGee), Alicia McCarthy, Todd James and Steve Powers. In their second show at their new Williamsburg location, the San Francisco-formed and now Brooklyn-based gallery and boutique will bring back the original trio behind the legendary Street Market exhibition, and adding “fresh blood” to the mix in form of mesmerizing and enigmatic creations by Alicia McCarthy.
Jonathan Mehring gives some insight into his practice and tips and tricks for shooting skateboarding and the crowded, bustling streets, parks, and alleyways of Chinatown in NYC.
For the third consecutive year, the Belgian coastal town of Ostend hosted The Crystal Ship, an art festival that is quickly becoming one of the major annual Street Art events worldwide. Once again bringing an extensive lineup of big names, as well as fresh talents whose practice steps away from the beaten path of popular muralism, the festival produced another series of impressive, mostly large scale public works.
A case could be made that Julian Schnabel is the most American of painters, New York Jewish, born and bred in Brownsvillle, Texas, where he discovered Mexican culture and Catholic iconography. Though he felt fenced in at the University of Houston, the vast state spawned a passion for big ideas and a big canvas. Back in NYC, he entered the Whitney Independent Study Program, showing his paintings wherever possible and cooking at a local restaurant where he served and slayed gallerist Mary Boone
Thomas A. Gieseke’s paintings are playful and well-thought out in their insanity, presenting a keen eye for the craft belying psychedelic subject matter.
Mars-1 and Bumblebeelovesyou just made these two new murals for the Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa project, curated by Thinkspace. Mars-1 painted a nebulous design that remains untitled, while Bumblebeelovesyou’s Jack and Jill depicts children reading and drinking juice. Check the gallery for some photos of the process, the beautiful wine country, and the finished murals
The guys behind the Apartial project recently completed another noteworthy project in Liberia, continuing their mission of bringing art to everyone and encouraging people to join the creative community. This time collaborating with Felipe Pantone, the Spanish artist created the design, and the locals, constructed the shelter space.
Last Thursday, Juxtapoz trekked down to Seventh Letter Gallery for adidas Skateboarding’s Showcase X, which highlighted some of the artistic variety coming out of the world of skateboarding as part of their Das Days event in Los Angeles.