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

Mark Ryden – The Gay 90s Olde Tyme Art Show

Posted by The G on April 30, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Mark Ryden.

Mark Ryden: The Gay 90s Olde Tyme Art Show now at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC through June 5, 2010.

For all New York art lovers, here’s a show you will not want to miss.  Mark Ryden‘s latest exhibition: The Gay 90s Olde Tyme Art Show is now showing at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea.  The opening reception was held on April 29, 2010 and I was there to catch all of the action.  You can read about my encounter with this amazing artist here.  For those who do not know Mark Ryden’s work (and don’t worry, this art wanker won’t judge you either way), he incorporates the simple and the psychedelic seamlessly throughout his work.  As you can see in the image above, a beautiful little girl is being served beef through a meat-grinder and is being served by Abraham Lincoln!  For those really detached from the art world, Ryden designed Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album cover, which is something I can stare at for hours and still notice new things in it.  I encourage you to check out his website and peruse his work.  I can almost guarantee that you’ll become an instant fan of Ryden’s whimsical and wacky world.  UPDATE:  Click here to read The Worley Gig’s review of this opening.  It’s a great read (and I’m not just saying that because there are G shout outs in it).

The Gay 90s.

See more pictures of Mark Ryden’s work as well as a picture of the artist on opening night.

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G Meets Artist Mark Ryden

Posted by The G on April 29, 2010 under Encounters with G | 4 Comments to Read

Photo taken with my hand.

Mark Ryden and G!

On April 29, 2010 at the opening reception for artist Mark Ryden‘s latest exhibition: The Gay 90s Olde Tyme Art Show at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea, I met the brilliant artist.  For the non-art people reading this site, he designed Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album cover; however, definitely check out his other work – it’s incredible!  If you are specifically interested in the album cover art he’s designed, here you go.  He was super nice and also super mobbed.  I always sort of feel bad for artists at their own openings as every single person wants a piece of you, so it’s hard to enjoy the reactions of people seeing your work for the first time.  Well, Mr. Ryden, if you indeed missed it, everyone I spoke to in the gallery loved it with a capital L.  Thanks again for enriching my life with really inspiring art and being so nice.  And New Yorkers – the exhibit runs through June 5, 2010, so don’t miss it.  Photos from the exhibit are coming soon.  Stay tuned.

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