IN L.A.: Paul Wackers @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art to check out Paul Wackers latest solo exhibition, Early Romantics. Wackers is exhibiting a new body of paintings that depict geometric still life assemblages interacting with natural settings. Photos and more after the jump….

Opening: Richard Jackson "Ain't Painting A Pain" @ OCMA, Newport Beach

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Richard Jackson surveys the scene at his February 16th opening at the Orange County Museum of Art, comfortable in immaculate Vans and impeccably unpressed khakis, looking typically bemused. And why not? Museum goers enter the building, which is graced and disgraced by his 28-foot Bad Dog puppy who mistakes it for a fire hydrant and ushers the tone of this irreverent and important show.

Preview: Parra "Tracy Had a Hard Sunday" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Amsterdam-based Parra, a former Juxtapoz cover artist who will also be featured in our upcoming April 2013 issue, is set to open Tracy Had A Hard Sunday, a group of new paintings at Jonathan LeVine Gallery opening on February 23, 2013. The show will be the Dutch artist's first in NYC since 2006.

Drawings and Devotional Goods by Mike Pare

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We are enjoying the (we are just going to assume they are psychadelic-inspired) illustrations and tapestry collages of New Mexico-based artist Mike Pare. His illustrations often feature blissed-out figures, concert goers and psychadelic patterns.

Decomposed Nitrate Film Clippings from the Turconi Collection

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Italian film historian Davide Turconi collected 35mm nitrate film clippings which are now part of the Davide Turconi Project. Joshua Yumibe has provided a selection of clips in the advanced stages of nitrate decomposition. Josh's book, Moving Color, is influenced by the project's account of early color films.  

The Always Impressive João Ruas (aka FERAL KID)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We have featured the very talented João Ruas (aka Feral Kid) before on the site. The São Paulo-based visual artist has continued to impress with his dark and mysterious work and has several new sketchbook and standalone pieces.

A Book of Etchings by Konstantin Kalynovych

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ukrainian artist Konstantin Kalynovych has just released a book of his etchings from 1993-95. The Book of Ecclesiastes includes eight etchings, tracing paper with passages from Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament and an original cover with a congreve stamping for the prints and calligraphy along with a box-case made from cardboard bound fabric.  

10,000 Helmets Represent Frustration and Rage at the Italian Government

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Complimented by an unrelated 2010 statue of a crude hand gesture, the 10,000 helmets in front of the Milan Stock Exchange represent the number of jobs lost in 2012. The public display of frustration, rage, and disappointment in the Italian government is the work of thousands of workers from all levels of industry from Architects to laborers.

Mike Shine: "Flotsam's Harvest", Act 2... More Riddles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Our 2013 March cover artist Mike Shine keeps sending us messages from the Flotsam exhibition, and today we are given another proverb that leads us up to the Flotsam's Harvest exhibition this March 16. Now, we have messages about Stanley Kubrick, the 3 Metamorphoses, and planting seeds. You confused yet? Don't be. This all leads . . . to . . .

Banksy for NEKST

Graffiti // Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The loss of graffiti artist NEKST has been felt around the world with countless (and really good) tributes and pieces in honor of the recently passed artist. Even Banksy has joined in the tributes, with a simple, understated animation on his site as you enter the main menu. Good touch.

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