Opening: The Fake History of the World

Pop Life // Monday, June 15, 2015
Part art opening, part performance art: receptions at Daniel Rolnik Gallery stands above the rest in sheer goofiness. Friday's show had paper towel rolls dispensing penis drawings, bags of fake cocaine, and a zine of nude selfies. There was also traditional media -paintings and drawings- but all still tongue in cheek. Stop by and see a light-hearted gallery like none other.

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent @ Pasadena Museum of California Art

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 15, 2015
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent is the first full-scale exhibition to survey the entire career of pioneering artist and designer Corita Kent (1918–1986). For over three decades, Corita experimented in printmaking, producing a groundbreaking body of work that combines faith, activism, and teaching with messages of acceptance and hope. The exhibition runs through November 1, 2015 at the Pasadena Museum of Art in Pasadena, California.

The Work of Mariana Villanueva (Haku)

Illustration // Monday, June 15, 2015
Somewhere between dark symbolism and realism is where Mariana Villanueva’s (a.k.a. Haku) immaculate illustrations would settle down. She grew up and began her artistic formation in Mexico City, after pursuing a degree in fine arts she began an internship with graphic artist Edgar Clement. It was under his guidance that Haku created her first series of “Bastards”, creatures that combine different elements of nature, animals and intensely sketched skulls and skeletons....

"Monomito" by Dr. Lakra @ Kurimanzuto Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 15, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Jerónimo López Ramírez better known as Dr. Lakra has a new show at Kurimanzutto Gallery in Mexico City. The exhibition named "Monomito" presents a new side of the artist showing sculptures made of found objects from flea markets.

Surreal and Absurd History by Paco Pomet

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 15, 2015
The histories that Paco Pomet paints are absurd, bizarre, surreal, and humorous. Just when you think you are looking at a simple realistic painting, you notice that the man in the background has a woman's legs and is posed a little too sexy for his early 1900's facial hair. The Grenadian artist just posted a bunch of new works that were painted in 2012, and we got a kick out of each one.

Update: The Work of Tenmyouya Hisashi

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 15, 2015
Tokyo-based artist Tenmyouya Hisashi began his career as a contemporary artist after working as an art director at a record label. He calls his work 'Neo Nihonga,' meaning Neo Japanese Painting. This comes from his bringing together of traditional Japanese art with Western learning and Hip-Hop influences.

Laura Krifka's Seduction and Punishment

Erotica // Monday, June 15, 2015
Laura Krifka explores the subject of transgression and punishment through painting, film, sculpture and video. Her most recent exhibition at CB1 Gallery, Reap the Whirlwind, was a show wrapped in the language of seduction, beauty and the sublime, set against a backdrop of a classic American landscape.

The Photographs of Noah Jashinski

Photography // Sunday, June 14, 2015
The work of Noah Jashinski focuses on intimacy and emotional authenticity. He is interested in imperfections and keeping them and “happy accidents” in his images. He uses primarily black and white film and does not use digital retouching techniques. Jashinski attributes the inspiration of his work to 60s French New Wave cinema, especially the films of auteur Jean-Luc Godard.

video: Have A Nice Night

Graffiti // Sunday, June 14, 2015
Mine, Enem, Tase, and Kode bring some larger than life handstyles to the streets of Oakland with a huge fat cap.

Found Vernacular Ping Pong Photographs by Alec Soth

Photography // Saturday, June 13, 2015
One could argue that Magnum photographer Alec Soth is as well known for his images as he is for is love of ping-pong. In a collaborative effort with writers and fellow ping-pong aficionados Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer, Soth combines dialogue between the two with a selection of collected vernacular ping-pong photographs from the Little Brown Mushroom Library. 

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