60 contemporary artists create work rooted in the past and present.
Los Angeles gallery Thinkspace have formed an artistic coalition with San Francisco’s Hashimoto Contemporary with their new group exhibition “LAX/SFO.” Opening Halloween, the pop-up group exhibition will showcase a myriad of talented artists whose work has been influenced by the acidically contagious pulp of American culture. A mash-up of traditional art and prepackaged art that’s meant to be consumed by the masses, it’s not surprising that a still life painting takes on a new life when elements of street art invade the work with an energetic juxtaposition of styles. A hyper realistic image of a young girl sucking on an eyeball has an Art Nouveau delineation, and the contemporary image vibrates with sensations which are founded in the past. Thinkspace touts these artists as “some of the best artists in the New Contemporary Movement.” The gallery strongly encourages that you don your Halloween costume if you’re in the San Francisco area on Oct. 31, which is the opening night of “LAX/SFO.” The exhibition runs through Nov. 22 at Hashimoto Contemporary.
Have you checked out the newest issue of Juxtapoz, featuring cover art by Cleon Peterson? Well grab one and read the interview with artists Zio Ziegler and Alrik Yuill (sculptor of the US Open trophies) alongside some photographs of the murals by Rich Jacobs, Chris Yormick, Zio Ziegler, Nathaniel Russell, and Jay Howell!
Work in progress from Scott Listfield ( @scottlistfield ) for Thinkspace’s booth with SCOPE Miami Beach ( @scopeartshow ) this coming December. Look for Thinkspace at booth B03 near the fair’s main entrance - we will be showcasing as part of a very special ‘Juxtapoz Presents’ ( @juxtapozmag ) program - fair runs December 2nd through December 7th - full details including admission and days/hours can be found at scope-art.com
We’ll be featuring mini-solo shows from Andy Kehoe & Glenn Barr + a wall of 12x12 inch works from over 60 artists spanning the globe + new works from a variety of our family members
SCOPE will be located just off of Ocean Drive, near 9th Street, on Miami Beach (just blocks from Art Basel)
Photographer Kenny Hurtado has wound film at shorelines around the world, resulting in a portfolio brimming with vistas and curious finds. Evident in his aesthetic is Kenny’s understanding of the way light meets water, which comes as no surprise from an accomplished surf photographer. In his personal work, portraits of people, still lives and structures tell open- ended stories through cool color palettes and intriguing textures.
Hurtado studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute and resides in Long Beach, California. His work is featured as part of the upcoming The Ones We Love exhibition and book release, opening August 14 and 15, 2014.