Recap: Ashley Wood "Machine Sabbath" @ Jonathan Levine, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Jonathan Levine Gallery invited us to the opening reception of Machine Sabbath, the new series of paintings, mix media collages and sculptures by Australian artist Ashley Wood. The female form is the center of the stories Machine Sabbath, were with an expressionist approach, Ashley brings to life sensual and contrasted characters that show what they truly are, in between partly obscure and enigmatic places...

James Jean: OVM x Blitz @ Lane Crawford, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Lane Crawford BLITZ is thrilled to host acclaimed visual artist, James Jean (December 2010 cover artist) to Hong Kong this 24th to 26th October. The celebrated artist and designer will launch his highly sought-after OVM line of jewellery and accessories for the first time in store, as well as a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils in a custom design exclusively for BLITZ Lane Crawford.

Hajdu Bence's Vacated Masterpieces

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Architectural space frames and guides the average urban lifestyle, providing the forums through which we move, interact and live. In these vacated masterworks originally painted by Jacques-Louis David, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Fra Angelico, Hajdu Bence opens up the space, allowing us to see it stripped of its character-driven narratives, removing our attention from the animated figures...

Comic: How Tech Companies See You

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We saw this comic/cartoon this moring on The Joy Of Tech, and to be honest, it isn't so much amazing art wise as it is clever and quite funny. Did you know that Google sees you as a naked harvest, and Facebook just sort of sells you to anything? Actually, you probably did know that. 

The Work of Allyson Mellberg Taylor

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Allyson Mell­berg Tay­lor is an artist and illustrator based in Harrisonburg, VA who cre­ates exquisitely bizarre draw­ings. She works closely with her hus­band, Jeremy Tay­lor, and together they run a blog that details projects they work on, focusing on using non-toxic artist materials. A lot of Allyson's drawings involve her own set of characters and animals in sickly situations, or awkward moments.

Pardee's Picks: The Work of Victor Castillo

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
What colors should our dreams be? If your response were based upon the paintings of Chilean-born painter Victor Castillo, the answer might be "the colors that don't exist". In reality, I know that answer is an oxymoron, but in regards to Victor's lush and haunting paintings, it makes perfect sense.

Recap: Sage Vaughn, Deedee Cheriel, Curtis Kulig @ Gallery For the People

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Last Thursday in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Los Altos Hills, Juxtapoz and actress Marisa Tomei helped co-host a one-night exhibition to help benefit the Palo Alto International Film Festival. Featuring the works of Sage Vaughn, Deedee Cheriel, and Curtis Kulig, the migrating pop-up Gallery for the People organized the event to bring together both cultures of film and art.

Cope2 @ Project One Gallery, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Now open through November 10, Project One Gallery in San Francisco presents “The Rebirth,” an exhibition of work by New York graffiti legend Cope2. Widely recognized as one of New York City’s most famous and prolific graffiti writers, this self-taught artist has been a fixture of the street scene for over 30 years. More recently, his paintings have been displayed in galleries across the United States and abroad.

Teaser: All City Canvas Mexico City Video

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Next Monday, October 29th, we are set to premier the documentary filmed during the work made for one of 2012's best street art festivals, All City Canvas Mexico City. We were lucky enough to be in Mexico City for the majority of the festival, and were able to see importrant and historical districts of the city transformed by some of the best talents in contemporary muralism and street art. As part of our teasing of the video, we look back at the work of Escif, Interesni Kazki, and ROA. More in the coming days...

In Conversation w/ Gareth Williams of Bonhams

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
In conjunction with Bonhams Auction House holding their first United States Urban Art Auction on October 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, we sit down with Gareth Williams, who oversees Bonhams contemporary, urban, and modern design sales at the London-based auctioneers. From the Banksy effect to the pieces in the new Urban Art Auction, Mr Williams gives insight into the world of auction houses and contemporary art sales.

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