In the Magazine: Chuck D of Public Enemy, the Earthist

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
First thing you notice when speaking with Chuck D is that voice. It has the command of someone who has spent over 30 years as one of the most important MCs and intellectuals, not only on the subject of hip-hop, but of music and culture as a whole. Leader of the seminal musical force and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Public Enemy, Chuck is also an accomplished artist who earned his degree in graphic design at Adelphi University and became one of the originators of fusing logo work and art into hip-hop.  

Peter Gronquist "All of the Above" @ Soze Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
Soze Gallery is pleased to present new works by Portland based artist Peter Gronquist. All of the Above marks Gronquist’s first solo exhibition at Soze with a focus on his recent painting and sculptural explorations into color, form and depth. You may have seen his set-up for the installation on our Instagram this past week. 

Your planet Nekst!

Graffiti // Thursday, July 23, 2015
After a brief departure in presence of Neks  from this wall where he was abducted and replaced, he has since returned from another planet to sit on the throne. 

“This Is and This Isn't My Family” by Kalen Na'il Roach

Photography // Thursday, July 23, 2015
This Is and This Isn't My Family is a series by American photographer Kalen Na'il Roach Working with Polaroid images taken by his father at family gatherings, Roach explores the concept of how people, especially those we know, are perceived through photographs. Adding paint, glitter, and other embellishments, Roach transforms the attitude of family portraits, perhaps adding in his own impressions and observations.

Lola Rose Thompson's Dissolving Watercolor Portraits

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
Los Angeles artist Lola Rose Thompson's watercolor portraits mirror the quirkiness of the humans portrayed. At times her images simply dissolve into abstraction. Thompson says she "wants to create unlikely empathies, and unearth the improbable similarities shared between distant things, for example the president and the world’s tallest woman, magic and big government, or physics and psychics." 

Rebecca Chaperon's Ethereal Crystal Paintings

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
We've posted about Rebecca Chaperone's surreal landscapes before, but wanted to update on her latest series of Acrylic paintings of crystals. The crystals are simple geometrically but hold within them a tumult of complex colors. She uses a similar palette as for her landcapes: a pastel-candy-colored selection that suggests diffused light. Although the colors bleed into each other, Chaperone retains a crisp clarity of geometry in her figures.

Meticulously Embroidered Temari Balls from Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
Temari balls are a handball that originated in China, and were introduced to Japan in the 7th century. The balls were originally toys, made from old scraps of kimono, but their creation has evolved into an elaborate folk craft. This series was created in Japan by a 92-year-old woman, the images made public by her granddaughter, NanaAkua, who updates her flickr account with her grandmother's creations. Her grandmother has crafted more than 500 temari balls

Tim Doyle "UnReal Estate IV: The Movie" @ Spoke Art, Sf

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
It's your last chance to see Tim Doyle's UnReal Estate IV: The Movie at Spoke art in San Francisco, the show closes this Saturday, July 25th. For this year’s installment, Doyle tackled all new locations from cinema’s most popular cult classics, re-imagining their locales in his signature style.

video: Day19 - Jeremy and Claire Weiss

Photography // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Like Knows Like is an ongoing documentary project that focuses on creative’s, their lives and struggles. A few years back they did an episode on Los Angeles-based photographers, Jeremy and Claire Weiss of DAY19 and got their full story of how they got to where they are now. A really good watch for up and coming photographers in need of inspiration.

"Devil's Promenade" by Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal

Photography // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Devil’s Promenade is a collaborative project between Antone Dolezal and Laura Shipley who both hail from the Oazarks located in the Midwest. Using folklore to inform their work combined with oral history, fictional stories, found ephemera and video, these two created a three part book series entitled Spook Light Chronicles. 
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