Ukraine's very own "Muscle Beach"

Photography // Saturday, April 05, 2014
In his most recent series Kachalka: Muscle Beach, Ukranian photographer, Kirill Golovchenko documents a massive 6 square mile, open-air public fitness space in Kiev, Ukraine. As you can see in Golovchenko’s photographs, many of the bodybuilders wear no shoes when using the archaic-looking machinery that has rusted over the years and is unpadded. Appropriately, Golovchenko's hero from childhood, which the 38-year-old spent in Ukraine, was Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Serge Gay Jr. "Gold" @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 05, 2014
Spoke Art is pleased to present GOLD, a solo show of new paintings by San Francisco based artist Serge Gay Jr. Following his successful solo exhibition last year at Spoke Art, Serge braves a new series of work that explores the symbolic exchange of two very different mediums, art and music...

House Industries X Heath Ceramics

Design // Saturday, April 05, 2014
Famed typography foundry House Industries and Heath Ceramics teamed up to create a series of wall mounted clocks. Boasting House Industries's bold typography and Heath's classic ceramic style, these are a great moment of two American brands coming together.

Ciou, Malojo, and Dima Drjuchin @ Cotton Candy Machine

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 05, 2014
Tonight, Saturday, April 7th, 2014 Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn will be an exhibition with Ciou, Malojo, and Dima Djuchin. Ciou, was born in Toulouse in 1981, she actually works and lives in her home town, after living in Bruxelles and Paris. Suspended between dream and nightmare, her paintings consist of a base made of a collage of old papers...

Peony Yip

Illustration // Saturday, April 05, 2014
Peony Yip, aka The White Deer, is an illustrator currently living and working in Hong Kong. Her minimalist portraits of young women, rendered in pencil and superimposed with animals tinted in red, are fresh and full of vitality, reflecting the wild nature of youthful souls and the beauty of honest personal expression.

Feature: The Heidelberg Project

Vault // Friday, April 04, 2014
During the latter part of 2013, while art collectors, scenesters, and revelers were enjoying the warm days of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Heidelberg Project in Detroit was under attack. Long considered one of the most enduring and challenging public art projects in the United States, Juxtapoz contributing editor Austin McManus interviewed Heidelberg founders Tyree Guyton and Jenenne Whitfiled in the midst of one of the more popular houses being burnt to the ground. What follows was a remarkable conversation of the merits of public art, DIY creativity, and the preservation of the American Dream.

IN L.A.: Dennis Morris | Bob Marley: GIANT @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
This past weekend we stopped by Know Gallery for the opening of Dennis Morris' exhibition of photographs that made up "Bob Marley: Giant." Up through April 12, the show features 28 intimate portraits of Marley and his transcendence from Jamaican music hero to an international symbol of peace and social change. 

Update: Mark Ryden "The Gay 90's: West" @ Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Well, its been awhile, and after some delays and about 3.5 years of waiting, Mark Ryden is set to open a new exhibition, "The Gay 90's: West" at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles on May 3, 2014. Mostly we want you to schedule a visit to see the show because a) we have seen some behind the scenes looks at the show and can say its worth your damn time, and 2) Michael Kohn is opening a brand spanking new space that is glorious and spacious and worthy of a visit. And yes we just went a)-2) on you. 

Bodyscapes by Sumyko

Erotica // Friday, April 04, 2014
Sumyko's lyrical black and white photographs blend body and landscape through use of double exposure, superimposing the naked female form with wooded plains and snowy hills. The works possess an eerie beauty and understated sensuousness. Sumyko, aka Francesca Ibba, is based in Maracalagonis, Italy.

George W. Bush Will Unveil 24 Portraits of World Leaders

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Earlier this morning on the Today Show, much to the world's (well at least our) continued bewilderment, former president George W. Bush shared an exclusive, first-ever look at a series of portraits of fellow world leaders including his father. "I painted a gentle soul," Bush said. The paintings will be on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Center starting April 5th if you for some reason feel inclined to check them out for yourself. 

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