New Nudes by Omar Ortiz (NSFW)

Erotica // Friday, October 03, 2014
Omar Ortiz is a fantastic painter from Mexico who does these stunningly real (well, if you get nude women around you like this all the time, this is real for you) oil on canvas pieces. He will be a part of our upcoming "Hyperreal" book, but in the meantime, here is an update of some of his works for you to see today... 

Invasive Species

Photography // Friday, October 03, 2014
In his photographic series “Invasive Species”, artist Dillon Marsh explores the phenomena of disguised cell phone towers in South Africa. The cell phone towers he photographs are the imitation tree towers that are erected and designed to meld into the surrounding landscape. 

Imagination is Infinite

Photography // Friday, October 03, 2014
Within the relationship between imagined narratives and lived situations, Maria Minnelli produces whimsical storylines that could come off as odd to the average eye. Her goal is to create images that flirt between senseless humor and experiences occurring in the everyday. 

Paul Kaiser "Allegories of an Exile" @ Marcas Contemporary Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2014
This Saturday, October 4th at 7pm, Marcas Contemporary Art in Santa Ana will present "Paul Kaiser - Allegories of an Exile."  New York artist Paul Kaiser took a self imposed exile to reevaluate his sense of self and to finally confront long suppressed demons. His experience resulted in "Allegories of an Exile," a photographic documentation of his two year journey in the Southern California desert...

The Erotic Art of Dorothy Iannone

Erotica // Friday, October 03, 2014
American-born, Berlin-based artist Dorothy Iannone, has been creating and exhibiting erotic art since the 1960s. For the first time, at the age of seventy-five, Iannone finally had her first solo show in the US at the New Museum. From sculptures to paintings, drawings, and even video, Iannone has created work in the first-person, portraying the female sexual experience "as one of transcendence, union, and spirituality."

Scott Sheidly "The Pinks 2" @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2014
Hashimoto Contemporary just announced “The Pinks 2”, the latest solo exhibition by gallery artist Scott Scheidly. Comprised of thirteen new vibrantly unorthodox acrylic paintings, “The Pinks 2” functions as a continuation of the Florida-based artist’s exploration into the cultural and social perceptions of color and symbology, while addressing how both can alter the way we understand the world around us.

Katsuhiro Otomo/Nobrow for Comme des Garcons

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2014
Back really long ago, 2013 that is, famed international fashion house Comme des Garcons (who have probably the best store designs of anyone in fashion) teamed up with Nobrow and manga star Katsuhiro Otomo, author of "Akira." Even better, CDG asked Nobrow to mash Otomo's work with other Nobrow artists, creating a comic/manga collage effect that existed on the CDG site. Basically, it looked rad, and we want to show you. 

Issue Preview: November 2014 w/ Roger Ballen, Conor Harrington, and more

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Juxtapoz never shies away from a little controversy, and the November 2014 issue featuring the a cover story and the works South African-based photographer Roger Ballen. This cover, let's just get right to it: it's disturbing, haunting, intriguing, and yet part of a compelling body of work that Ballen has been building for decades. We are proud to have him on the cover and to tell his unique story.

Opening: Conor Harrington in NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
We have been previewing and showcasing the works of Conor Harrington in advance of his NYC-debut show, "Eat & Delete," opening in conjunction with London-based Lazarides Gallery. Well, we are telling you to go see it. Now. At 268 Mulberry. You have time. Its open through October 4th. Last Friday night, at a special preview, this is what we saw... 

Inka Essenhigh "Comet Dust & Crystal Shards" @ Jacob Lewis Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Jacob Lewis Gallery is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition with Inka Essenhigh. Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, the artist’s latest body of paintings on paper, will be on view October 17 through November 15. There will be a public reception for the artist on Thursday October 16, 6-8pm.

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