Juxtapoz Presents: Greg "Craola" Simkins' Cloud Theory

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Longtime Juxtapoz friend and cover artist Greg "Craola" Simkins is set to open a new exhibition, Cloud Theory, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles on April 21. In conjunction with the new body of work, we caught up and with Craola to create Juxtapoz Presents: Greg "Craola" Simkins' Cloud Theory, a video that gets us behind the curtain to see Craola complete his Cloud Theory piece.

Saatchi & Saatchi Presents: Naked Ambition

Erotica // Monday, April 16, 2012
As part of their call for film entires for the annual Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2012, the world renowned London ad agency have released a raunchy, porn-centric viral film, "Naked Ambition." The tongue-in-cheek short, directed by Chris Palmer, follows the on-set routine of an adult movie director with higher commercial aspirations and an obsession with incorporating advertising references into his adult films.

Mike D Curates "Transmission LA: AV CLUB" @ MOCA, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Opening this week at the downtown Los Amgeles MOCA Geffen Contemporary is the Mike D curated Transmission LA: AV CLUB, a 17-day multi-disciplinary festival, featuring works and contributions from Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Lauren Mackler from Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, Isaac from Still House Group, Peter Coffin, Roy Choi and Will Fowler.

Paul Chatem "Another Man's Hero" @ Shooting Gallery, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
San Francisco's Shooting Gallery just opened a new series of works from Paul Chatem this weekend. Another Man's Hero features twenty new pieces, where Chatem delves into the idea that however one person sees themselves, their friends, neighbors, or community may see them as something completely different.

Knife Typography by Farhad Moshiri

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Anyone can declare that life is beautiful on a gallery wall, but how about saying that Life Is Beautiul using hundreds of knives? We haven't really ever heard of Knife Typography before, so perhaps we can assume that the 2009 Farhad Moshiri installation is the world's first.

"Transmissions: New Remote Earth Views" by Dan Holdsworth

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Taking a scientific approach to document and map out the geological features of many prominent natural features of the West of North America, Dan Holdsworth has created a series of large-scale prints now on view at Brancolini Gimaldi.

Jonas Wood @ David Kordansky, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Jonas Wood, a fine artist famed in our coverage for his work with nostalgic sports paintings and drawings, has a new exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. The show features both sports and still-life paintings, as well as domestic and studio interiors.

Yayoi Kusama @ Tate Modern, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
This past week in London, the Tate Modern presented two juxtapozing exhibitions of major interest to us and obviously most people interested in contemporary art: Damien Hirst may be getting most headlines as of now, but the exhibition covering nine decades of work from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was one of the best exhibitions we have seen over the past few years.

Works by Tim Lahan

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 15, 2012
Tim Lahan is a New York-based illustrator who creates drawings, commercial work, zines, and other works of a consistently cheerful and charming quality. Embracing a humorous and simple approach, Lahan's work is undeniably uplifting and lighthearted.

Dal in Denmark

Street Art // Sunday, April 15, 2012
Chinese street artist, Dal, was in Denmark recently painting with Faith47 and came up with this abstract ribbon style piece on wood.

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