Preview: Jeff Soto "Decay and Overgrowth" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce Decay and Overgrowth, a series of new works by Southern California-based artist and 2x Juxtapoz cover artist, Jeff Soto, in what will be his fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Expanding upon the themes explored previously in Lifecycle, Soto’s solo 2010 exhibition, works in Decay and Overgrowth deal with the passage of time, early man and life after death, as well as primitive myths and legends attempting to explain the unknown.

Flying Lotus "Until The Quiet Comes" Short Film

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
For the good part of the past decade, Los Angeles-based hip-hop, electronica, jazz, "no label is a good label" musician Flying Lotus has been firing on all cylinders. Now, just as his new LP, Until the Quiet Comes is about to be released, Flying Lotus is getting involved in short films, with this dreamlike, violent, cerebral short directed by Kahlil Joseph getting the album a visual context.

Political Poster Art by Lester Beall

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
"In th 1930s, much of rural America lacked electricity, power, and running water. The Rural Electrification Administration hired graphic designer Lester Beall to create a series of posters illustrating the benefits of electrification." These posters, and a collection of other works, show the influence of one of America's great graphic designers, Lester Beall (1903-1969).

The Works of Henrik Uldalen

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
Oslo, Norway-based Henrick Uldalen is a young up-and-coming self-taught painter. His atmosphere and subject matter is often depicted as being in a limbo or dream-like state. Despite his realistic approach, photographic accuracy is not what he seeks to achieve.

The Works of Drew Young

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
Drew Young's work currently focuses on lost and found adolescence. He believes we live in a world that is self-indulgent in primal behavior and lost in a wilderness of forgotten morality and values. The Vancouver, BC-based Young's images strongly reflect our own life experiences of these dark and visceral moments and places. If anything, he's giving us an external view of our own slef-gratifying exploits.

Girls with Headphones

Illustration // Friday, September 07, 2012
Next time you find yourself out and about listening to music on your headphones- you might just be serving as inspiration for one of Yanni Floros' illustrations. Yanni is an Adelaide based artist who graduated with a degree in sculpture in 2004. He is interested in technology's influence on society which translates into the themes of his work.

Dave Kinsey For Obama 2012

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
In the 2008 Presidential Elections we saw how artists can have major impacts on the campaign trail to the White House. Dave Kinsey recently released a new image called UNITED in an effort to support President Obama's reelection campaign. Kinsey explains "I feel this is one of the most important votes U.S. citizens will ever make, ultimately affecting everything from our environment and social structure to worldwide issues (to name a few things)."

Preview: Minoz "ESPIRALISMO" @ FIFTY24MX Gallery, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
Mexico City-based artist, Minoz, who we documented last year as he was preparing a mural (with Meiz) has a new body of work about to open at FIFTY24MX in Mexico City, Espiralismo. Known mostly for street works, this is the first time that Minoz has shown in a gallery. The show opens on September 8, 2012.

Shepard Fairey x Neil Young "Americana" Box Set

Music // Thursday, September 06, 2012
Being released today, September 6, Shepard Fairey and Obey are releasing the Americana Box Set, featuring the album of the same name by Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The work in the box set initially made its debut at Perry Rubenstein Gallery. The Box Set includes 12 signed & numbered screen prints of the Americana Paintings (Edition of 450), 1 signed & numbered Americana song lyric screen print (Edition of 200), a certificate of authenticity, and a CD of the Americana album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Feature: Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger on their Offthewall.tv series, 'Classic Tales'

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
Longtime Juxtapoz friends Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger sit down to talk about their all new animated series for Vans Offthewall.tv This new show, “Classic Tales”, teams Jim and Jay up with the Vans skate crew. Through the comedic medium of story telling and creativity, the guys help shed light and possibly put to rest some legendary tales of drunken nights and psychedelic adventures around the world.

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