Valerie Jar's Symbolism

Illustration // Saturday, August 16, 2014
Valerie Jar is a freelance designer/illustrator located in Salt Lake City and inspired by art deco, vintage signs, hand-lettering, tattoo art and people. 'I love the hidden symbolism and meanings behind common objects and everyday things, and oftentimes, that fascination will play a role in my design and illustration...

Michael Wolf's "Paris Abstraction" @ Robert Koch, SF

Photography // Saturday, August 16, 2014
In 2008, photographer Michael Wolf began living part-time in Paris after living in Hong Kong for over a decade. At that time he was apprehensive about the prospect of working in his new home city, concerned about the clichés associated with images of Paris. It was during this period that he produced the series Paris Street Views by essentially sequestering himself in his apartment and appropriating images of Paris from Google Street View. 

Video: Fuzi UV TPK

Graffiti // Saturday, August 16, 2014
In this video, Fuzi talks about how he has gone from painting subway trains to his ignorant style of tattooing.

Smithe @ Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 15, 2014
Smithe has always been one of our favorite artists, and with fellow Mexican artists Kraken and Seher, he will open a new body of work at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn from August 15—September 10, 2014. As CCM notes, "Smithe is one of the those artists whose work wows just about everyone who see's it. From four story buildings to intricate drawings he will blow your mind and you will get to watch it deconstruct." We have a preview of some of his work here....

Living Walls 2014 - Part 2

Graffiti // Friday, August 15, 2014
Continuing our coverage from the fifth annual Living Walls Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, we catch up on a number of artist’s working on their murals, with some ambitious participants taking on a second wall. Over the last few days many of the artists have been working directly in the stifling sun with no shade, but each have found ways to combat the heat (Most successfully being Fintan Magee regularly running through playground sprinklers!).

"20 Years of Juxtapoz" Print by Jeremy Fish + Opening at FFDG

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 15, 2014
To coincide with our 20th Anniversary and the opening of Jeremy Fish's new exhibition, "Yesterdays and Tomorrows" at FFDG (opening on Friday, August 15, 2014), Fish has designed a special print in an edition of 100 to mark the occasion. The screen print was printed at Bloom Press in Oakland, California, is signed and numbered, and sized at 18" x 24".

ROGER BALLEN "Asylum of the Birds" @ Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich

Photography // Friday, August 15, 2014
Christophe Guye Galerie is pleased to present Roger Ballen's upcoming solo exhibition "Asylum of the Birds," which will be the first gallery exhibition of his most recent series of work. We reviewed his newest book in the mag recently, and were lucky enough to have Mr Ballen on the cover of our photography zine in early 2014. Not only will the show feature over a dozen black and white photographs, the film ‘Asylum of the Birds’ as well as a site-specific installation and original drawings will be on view.

'Deforestation' at Yves LaRoche Gallery

Illustration // Friday, August 15, 2014
'Deforestation' os an exhibit of new works on paper  from Edu Cerro, Philip Holt, Timothy Hoyer and Lango Oliveria that opens Sept 4th at the Yves LaRoche Gallery in Montreal, Quebec.This exhibit has brought together four international artists who currently span the coasts of north america.  All four men are tattooers but here they have worked together...  

Sickboy "Make It Last Forever" @ The Outsiders, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 15, 2014
UK street art pioneer Sickboy makes his first London gallery appearance this summer with Make It Last Forever, a multi-disciplinary exhibition designed specifically for The Outsiders London. The bold, comprehensive showcase features a unique body of surreal, cosmic canvases alongside a technicolour installation inspired from personal assemblages and years of sacred memorabilia. Make It Last Forever celebrates a poignant embodiment of the artist's inspirations and creative endeavours to date, and provides a unique multimedia diary that seeks to outlive its creator.

Bizarre Sculptures by Cameron Stalheim

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 15, 2014
Well, these are disturbing. In a good way. We came across the sculpture works of Cameron Stalheim this morning, and they are quite intense and grotesque. Cameron says of his work, " I am interested in fantasy, reality and the objectification that happens in between." Most of these pieces are made from plastics, foams, steel, and acrylic.

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