"APPARATUS" Curated by Tim Barber @ M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
M+B is pleased to announce APPARATUS, a group exhibition curated by Tim Barber. The exhibition will be on view from July 11 through August 31, 2013, with an opening reception for the artists on Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 8 pm. Barber's curation will feature a bunch of artists who have been in the magazine before, including Asger Carlsen, Ryan McGinley, Jerry Hsu, Deanna and Ed Templeton and Santiago Mostyn.

Karla Wozniak "THIS WEATHER IS COSMIC" @ Gregory Lind, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Every time we see Karla Wozniak's work, it is always a pleasure, and we are always excited to see each new body of work she produces. This current show at Gregory Lind Gallery, The Weather is Cosmic (running until July 20th), features oil paintings and works on paper inspired by her new surroundings in east Tennessee where she has now lived since 2011 depicting careful observation of the landscape and a Wozniak's emotional response.

Escif & Pøbel @ PUBLIC ART HORSENS, DENMARK

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Yesterday, we showed you the works of Brad Downey and Sam3 for the street festival Public Art Horsens in Denmark. Today, our friend Henrik Haven sent us shots of Escif and Pøbel and what they have done around town. Escif kept it simple with this horseman, but Pøbel had a bunch of fun with murals and a few conceptual pieces. He created a lot noise in a few of the pieces, but as you get these, there is no sound. Hence the sign pieces being called "Mute."

Niels "Shoe" Meulman "Unism" @ White Walls, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
White Walls is pleased to present Unism, the latest solo show by internationally acclaimed Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulmam, opening July 6, 2013 from 7-11pm. The exhibition will be on view through August 10, 2013 and is free and open to the public. After he coined the term Calligraffiti to describe his work in 2007, artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman (Amsterdam, 1967) returns to San Francisco with a new phrase and eponymous exhibition: Unism (pronounced un-ism, not u-nism).

Ari Marcopoulos for Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"

Music // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
We aren't even sure what a Magna Carta Holy Grail is supposed to be, but it sounds like its competing with whatever a Yeezus is. If you have a Samsung Galaxy, maybe you are preparing for your July 4, 12:01am listening session with Jay Z's new LP of both religious and democratic implication (and for the record, we got thrones, yeezuses, Magna Cartas, and Indiana Jones over the past 18 months from Jay and West), but for the rest of us, we have to wait for the 9th of July. In the meantime, we can verify that indeed, street, skate and fashion photpgrapher Ari Marcopoulos has shot some of the imagery for Jay's album. 

The Illustrations of Sam Taylor

Illustration // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Sam Taylor's artwork is not for the polite of heart. Drawing from the lumpy, brash aesthetic of cartoons like The Simpsons and Ren and Stimpy, Taylor presents critical and often tongue-in-cheek subject matter in a deceptively childish style. Fittingly, Taylor often illustrates for Vice and mastheads art collectives like Simpsons Drawing Club. Taylor was born in Leicester, studied in Camberwell and lives in London currently. 

Music Video: The Pixies "BAGBOY" directed by LAMAR+NIK

Music // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
No Kim Deal is a big DEAL, but the Pixies will live to see another day, mainly through a huge fanbase and the talents of Black Francis. So here comes a new Pixies track, "Bagboy" and a brilliant odd video of teen angst and summer suburban fun. It feels a little stadium rock, but the Pixies version. And Kim's vocals basically make this a fun romp. Oh, and the video is really well done, directed by Lamar+Nik. 

The Paintings of Frank Gonzales

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
We have seen the work of Frank Gonzales with Thinkspace Gallery earlier this year, but we love his entire series of birds and nature. Frank says of his work, "My work is about taking forms in nature and making them my own. What I do is nothing new, but by using the language of color, composition, fragmentation, and representation my aim is to speak about these known elements and present them from a different perspective."

Hu Shaoming's Upside-Down Metropolis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Chinese sculptor Hu Shaoming used steel components from everyday life: buttons, metal collars, handles, utensils and other random pieces to construct this incredible upside-down city entitled "Umbrella." There are around 2,000 separate buildings in the piece and each structure features its own architecture. "...Though Shaoming reflects on the loss of traditional Chinese culture as a whole. The parasol being a symbol of the past, the buildings grow further from it whith time."

The Abstract Wall Murals of Gerhard Mayer

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
We wrote about the works of Gerhard Mayer last month, but today we look at more of his abstract, large-scale ink drawings: Nuremberg-based artist Gerhard Mayer creates large-scale paintings, collages, drawings, sculptures, and wall pieces. His wall pieces are creating using China ink and his own unique mathematical rules. Having been interested in elementary particles and physics for a long time, his work is made following strict regularities.

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