Preview: Jen Stark "Vortextural" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
One of our favorite artists, Jen Stark, is set to open a solo show, Vortexural, at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto this Friday, July 5. As the gallery notes, Jen Stark's work is distinct and undeniably recognizable for its cyclical, colourful, op-art attributes. Stark fuels her craftsmanship with inspiration drawn from an interest in mathematics, natural organisms, and outer space. Optical illusions, colour gradations, and repetition play key roles in her sculptural works. The visual outcome is optically alluring and generates an ambiance of the surreal. These bold, colourful installations suggest a fantastical, psychedelic atmosphere and welcomes the viewer into the realm of Stark's imagination.

Gray Matters by Constance Jacobson

Illustration // Monday, July 01, 2013
Constance Jacobson is a Boston-based artist and printmaker whose work draws from the practice of medical imaging to explore existential fascinations and fears, focusing on the aesthetic and poetic implications of the scientific process. This fabricated scientific imagery recalls our modern preoccupation with the afflicted or deteriorating brain, as well as our agonizing fear of dementia and its relatively mysterious movement through the human mind. Jacobson's work has been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the New York Public Library, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Revok x Pose Bowery Wall

Graffiti // Monday, July 01, 2013
After a week of painting in the night to avoid the grueling New York sun and heat, Revok and Pose have completed the large famed Bowery wall with assistance from Trav, Vizie, Omens, and Rime. Bursting with vibrant color, the collage-styled piece contains a number of words, characters, and designs, creating an onslaught of visual imagery. Many writers’ names who have passed can be found on the wall including Donde, Nekst, Sace, Rammellzee, Iz the Wiz, Ayer, and even a Skeme quote from the influential movie, Style Wars. To see it in person, head down to Bowery and Houston in Manhattan, New York. We doubt you will miss it. 

Music Video: Cass McCombs "Morning Star" directed by Patrick O'Dell

Music // Monday, July 01, 2013
Throw some skate on it. We love a good Cass McCombs tune, and we love a good assemblage of skate footage put together by Patrick O'Dell any day of the week. And so here we are, on a Monday, and we are getting both together in one music video for McCombs' newest track, "Morning Star," which will be featured on his upcoming LP. Let us enjoy now... 

Sylvia Ji "Interwoven" @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
FFDG is pleased to present Los Angeles based painter Sylvia Ji in her first solo show with FFDG entitled “Interwoven” featuring new acrylic paintings on wood inspired by Mexican textile and female figurative elements. A limited edition print will be released at the opening and Sylvia will be present for signing. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, July 12th (7-10pm). Beer and wine will be available. The show runs through August 10th.

"We Think Alone": A project by Miranda July w/ Magasin 3, Stockholm

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
Former Juxtapoz featured artist and acclaimed writer/filmmaker/conceptual artist, Miranda July, has been commissioned by Magasin 3 of Stockholm for the exhibition On The Tip of My Tongue, where July has taken the emails of some celebrities and friends and will present museum visitors with a themed compendium of 10 emails. We Think Alone is a project that only exists in your inbox, and will happen every Monday from July 1 to November 11, 2013.

Installations by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
Using wood and paper, Brooklyn-based long time collaborators Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen create large-scale installations that often resemble trees and forests, filling entire rooms with the twisted and crushed materials. 

Bonsai Treehouses and other Sculptures by Takanori Aiba

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
We like tree houses and we like Bonsai. Naturally, we love Bonsai tree houses. We are also down with Michelin man hotels. Japanese artist Takanori Aiba uses stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin among other things to construct these fantastic pieces. Aiba's background includes being an art director for architectural spaces and a maze illustrator. The sketches for the sculptures are also wonderful.

Firework Drawings by Rosemarie Fiore

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
Bronx-based Rosemarie Fiore uses everything from lawn mowers, cars, waffle irons, floor polishers, pinball machines, and yes, fireworks to create her colorful works of art. Her "Pyrotechnics" series was created by exploding fireworks (under cardboard cylinders and metal cans) over paper!

The Work of Laurence Demaison

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
French photographer Laurence Demaison sometimes combines black and white photos with her own drawing, generating a ghostly finished product. "Taking full advantage of shwoing what the camera sees (sometimes over long periods of exposure) compared to what the human eye cannont or does not see, she pre-visualizes each photograph up to a certain degree, and then lets chance and intuitive performance intervene."

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