Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on May 21, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Juxtapoz 20 - Alex Gross

Juxtapoz 20 – Alex Gross

New York!  Head over to Jonathan Levine Gallery to celebrate 20 years of Juxtapoz Magazine with their exhibit Art Truancy.

Juxtapoz 20 - Mark Ryden

Juxtapoz 20 – Mark Ryden

The exhibit features so many of my favorite artists who’ve been featured on this site before and a few that are new to me.

Juxtapoz 20 - Brett Amory

Juxtapoz 20 – Brett Amory

The full lists of artists featured are:  Alex Gross, Alex Pardee, Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Camille Rose Garcia, Chloe Early, Clayton Brothers,  Conor Harrington, Craola, Dennis McNett, Don Ed Hardy, Doze Green, Dr. Lakra, Faile, Frank Kozik, Gary Baseman, Grotesk, Horkey, How & Nosm, James Jean,
James Marshall (Dalek), Jeff Soto, Jeremy Fish, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Agle (Shag), Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Maya Hayuk, Miss Van, Neckface, Olek, Parra, Pushead, Revok, Richard Colman, Robert Williams, Ron English, Sage Vaughn, Saner, Scott Musgrove, Seonna Hong, Shepard Fairey,
Swoon, Tara McPherson, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, Todd James and Todd Schorr.  Whew!  What a lineup!

Juxtapoz 20 - Craola Simkins

Juxtapoz 20 – Craola Simkins

You can also see more photos on The Worley Gig.  (Link will open in a new window).

Juxtapoz 20 - Grotesk

Juxtapoz 20 – Grotesk

Art Truancy” is up through June 14, 2014 at two Levine spaces:  557C West 23rd Street and 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan.  Don’t miss it!

Juxtapoz 20 - Jeremy Fish

Juxtapoz 20 – Jeremy Fish

“Walking Through Walls” by Gary Baseman

Posted by The G on March 6, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Gary Baseman.

"Walking Through Walls" by Gary Baseman. Now showing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through April 2, 2011.

“Walking Through Walls” by Gary Baseman at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York marks the LA-based artist’s first solo show in Manhattan in 6 years!  In the exhibit of new works, Baseman introduces a figure named “Little Miss Boo,” a young girl wearing a homemade ghost costume. Whereas Gary Baseman’s work is usually more upbeat and cheery, “Walking Through Walls” is a bit more somber as an homage to the recent passing of his father.  The paintings are contemplative in nature juxtaposing the concepts of childhood and death.

I attended the opening night gala reception and I got the chance to congratulate Gary Baseman on a really amazing exhibit.   He was very cool.  See a photo of Gary at the opening as well as a partial gallery shot after the jump.   Also spotted in the crowd was the amazing artist Travis Louie.

“Walking Through Walls” by Gary Baseman is now showing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York through April 2, 2011.   Also in the gallery is another must see exhibit entitled “Strange Wanderings” by Andy Kehoe.  More on that exhibit coming soon.  Stay tuned.   The Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street #9E in Manhattan.   Don’t miss it!

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The 12 Prints of Bristol

Posted by The G on October 15, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photo courtesy of Joshua Petker.

Head Wound by Joshua Petker

The other day, I was a guest speaker at Pratt Institute.  I spoke about my life, my blog and the art I love.  One of the artists I mentioned in my lecture was Joshua Petker and in fact, in my blog post about giving the lecture, one of Petker’s works was up on the projection screen.  I’ve received several private messages wanting to know how to obtain works by this artist.  Good news!  Petker recently participated with 11 other artists at an exhibition at the Bristol Museum in England.  In association with the Corey Helford Gallery, The 12 Prints of Bristol are now available in limited editions of 150 (for each print), signed and numbered by the artist.  They are selling for a mere $175 and they are sure to sell out quick.  In addition to Joshua Petker, the other artists featured in this series are: Luke Chueh, Natalia Fabia, Sas Christian, Buff Monster, Sylvia Ji, Michael Mararian, Ron English, Eric Joyner, Gary Baseman and Shag.  Go to the official Corey Helford Gallery site and these prints can be yours!

An Encounter with Gary Baseman

Posted by The G on September 29, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photo by a clerk at Samy’s Camera.

G and artist Gary Baseman

A couple of weeks ago when I was in Los Angeles, I was at the famous Samy’s Camera getting a new camera and behind me in line was artist Gary Baseman!  I love Gary Baseman’s work and we have a mutual friend in common as well.  When I mentioned the name of the friend to him, he pulled out his cell phone and said “look who I just got off the phone with!”  It was really incredible, but as you know from reading this site daily, things like that happen to me all the time.  If you are unfamiliar with Gary Baseman’s work, check out his official website (link is above) – he’s work is really awesome.  I’m pleased to report his personality is awesome too!  Thanks so much for taking a picture with me in the store!

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