Issue Preview: November 2014 w/ Roger Ballen, Conor Harrington, and more

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Juxtapoz never shies away from a little controversy, and the November 2014 issue featuring the a cover story and the works South African-based photographer Roger Ballen. This cover, let's just get right to it: it's disturbing, haunting, intriguing, and yet part of a compelling body of work that Ballen has been building for decades. We are proud to have him on the cover and to tell his unique story.

Opening: Conor Harrington in NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
We have been previewing and showcasing the works of Conor Harrington in advance of his NYC-debut show, "Eat & Delete," opening in conjunction with London-based Lazarides Gallery. Well, we are telling you to go see it. Now. At 268 Mulberry. You have time. Its open through October 4th. Last Friday night, at a special preview, this is what we saw... 

Inka Essenhigh "Comet Dust & Crystal Shards" @ Jacob Lewis Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Jacob Lewis Gallery is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition with Inka Essenhigh. Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, the artist’s latest body of paintings on paper, will be on view October 17 through November 15. There will be a public reception for the artist on Thursday October 16, 6-8pm.

Studio Visit: LUDO prepares "Chaos Theory"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Ahead of his show with Lazarides in London on October 10, and are perfectly timed feature in our new issue of Juxtapoz (November 2014 issue to be exact, on newsstand Oct 10), we visited LUDO in his studio in Paris to get the scoop on his new body of work, "Chaos Theory." As you will read in the upcoming feature, LUDO is into hybrids, mixing technology and nature into his artwork and street works. 

Big Beds of Colorful Snakes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
I'm going to be straight up here and go first person: I don't like snakes. They freak me out. I totally understand how beautiful they are in their prehistoric skin, and they way they move is elegant and interesting (if you like death staring you in the face and slithering quicker than you can run). Having said that... these photos have led me to a new respect for the artistic nature of a snakes skin. That might be it, though.

Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

Suspended USA Made From 130 Toy Guns

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Michael Murphy, whose assault rifle made from 1200 ping pong balls we posted last year, is back with another suspended installation. This time, he took 130 toy guns and carefully hung them in the shape of the United States of America on the terrace of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.

Preview: Boxes of Death 5

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
This Friday, October 3rd, Boxes of Death 5 will open at its first destination, Antler Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Boxes of Death is an art exhibition where 50 artists are each given their own coffin to do with what they want. The idea spawned from Kane Quaye, a famous coffin maker from Africa. His philosophy was that a coffin should not just be a pine box, but something that represents the person inside and their life.

Synchrodogs "Reverie sleep"

Photography // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Synchrodogs (Roman Noven and Tania Shcheglova) latest series, the Reverie sleep project, is based on Synchrodogs’ dreams, those they have seen in drowsiness. Charting that subtle space between wake and sleep - familiar yet remote, the artistic duo have been recording their supernatural visions and then recreating them via photography.

Sound & Vision Art Show @ Sound City Studios

Music // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Sound & Vision is an exclusive group art exhibition featuring works by 25 of LA's most compelling visual artists. The event will take place at the legendary Sound City Studios location, birthplace of many of the greatest music recordings in rock n roll history.  
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