Insane Sculpture Works by Chris Riccardo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Well, a good way to wake in the morning, in our opinion, is to just get right into the bizarre. And that is what we have in these visionary and creepy sculptures by Chris Riccardo, who takes grotesque sexuality and just interesting characters to a whole new level in his sculptures. Can you imagine showing up when he is putting these ceramics in the oven?

Photographs of the 1913 50th Gettysburg Anniversary

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
This week will be the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. In 1913, on the 50th anniversary of the battle, veterans from both sides arrived at the site to commemorate the war. These incredible pictures of the veterans, many of them in their 70s, bring us to a time and place that is hard to comprehend and imagine. 

Illustrations by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Atelier Olschinsky is a small creative studio based in Vienna run by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. While they run a business, working on various jobs for their clients, they also are always pursuing and trying to develop several independent projects. "It is just so important to work as much as you can, to learn and to be open to new things. The journey is the award."

Art by Kyle Bean

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
This morning we take a look at the fun and imaginative art of Kyle Bean, an artist who often collaborates with photographers, directors and set-designers. In one of his more recent series he constructs 'lightweight' weights (anvil, dumbbell, anchor etc..). We also are thoroughly enjoying his eggshell chicken and receipt lion...

Sculptures Made From Old Typwriters by Jeremy Mayer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Oakland-based sculptor and illustrator Jeremy Mayer collects old typewriter parts and consctructs anatomically correct humans and animals. The pieces aren't welded or glued but intriciately put together only using the original metal components. "The first few pieces I created were very crude, but I loved the idea of making something from an archaic relic and from only one other object."

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.

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