Gary Baseman, Jan/Feb 2001

Vault // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
As we showed you earlier on the site today, Los Angeles-based Gary Baseman will be opening his first solo musuem survey this week at Skirball Cultural Center. In conjunction with the opening and our 10+ years  of covering Gary's work in the magazine, we look back on a classic article we had in the Jan/Feb 2001issue, #30, where Cleatus Broadus (yep, things were silly in 2001) catches up the "Dumb Luck" of Baseman. Congrats Gary on the museum show.... 

Lost and Found and Inspirational Flyer Series by Nathaniel Russel

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Last month, or better known as the April 2013 issue, we featured one of our favorite artists, Indianapolis-based Nathaniel Russell. One of our favorite parts of the robust body of work from Russell are his flyers and "Lost and Found" pieces, where both humor and a WTF that was amazing moment combine into something far more witty than an average flyer. Needles and Pens in SF has compiled many of these pieces in a 'zine, Public Notice. 

Gallery View: Aryz's "Style Is The Limit" @ Fifty24SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We've been keeping up with our January 2013 cover artist Aryz while he's in San Francisco for his Style Is The Limit exhibition at Fifty24SF. We had stopped by last week while he was setting up and cruised by again yesterday to get a few pictures of the finished exhibition. For those of you who are lucky enough to be in the bay area, the show opened on Friday, April 13th.

Gary Baseman "The Door is Always Open" @ Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Our friend Gary Baseman has a very special week ahead as he prepares to open The Door Is Always Open at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on April 25. This will be the former Juxtapoz featured artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer's first ever museum survey, long overdue in our book. The survey will also feature paintings, photographs, toys, sketchbooks, and videos, presented in a "novel gallery setting that evokes Baseman’s childhood home, replete with family snapshots and furnishings." Be there.

The Public Art of Jaume Plensa

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We have been huge fans of the works of Jaume Plensa for a long time, and always like sneaking a peek at the sculpture he has up in the Crosby Street Hotel, but his public art is where its at. The artist has lived in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, England, France, USA, and Barcelona, and is best known for his works using the human figure comprised with numbers. He recently had works installed in Calgary, Alberta and Helsinki, Finland.

Illustrations by JJ Cromer

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
JJ Cromer is a self-taught artist who grew up in rural Virginia and re-discovered his love for drawing later on in life. A critical sevent-grade art teacher shut down his interest in drawing and it wasn't until he was married with degrees in history, French, and library sciences that his renewed interest became a passion.

Urs Fischer's 1500 Hanging Raindrops

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer just opened his first comprehensive museum retrospective in the U.S. at MOCA in Los Angeles. The exhibition includes his work, Horses Dream of Horses, which includes 1,500 plaster and resin raindrops hung on nylon string.

Emile Morel's Digital Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Lyon, France-based artist Emile Morel. His surreal, imaginary worlds linger halfway between hell and "wonderful medieval Dante, depicting primitive impulses, bestial and intimate and idyllic mythology."

Larger Than Life Space Suit Houses Fashion Show

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
New York-based, Polish artists Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewki created a huge larger-than-life space suit to house a fashion show. Titled, Mother Earth Sister Moon, the installation is a replica of the suit worn by the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova. The fashion show was held around and IN the space suit.

Photographs by Myoung Ho Lee

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We are enjoying Seoul-based photographer Myoung Ho Lee's series of color photographs, entitled Tree. Lee photographs solitary trees framed against white canvas backdrops in the middle of natural landscapes. Installing the large canvases took a production crew and heavy cranes and much of the support system was removed in post, creating the illusion that the backdrop is floating.

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