The Cinematic Still Lifes of Amy Bennett

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Amy Bennett's name came up recently in a yet-to-published interview with a very famous comic book artist, and the artist mentioned just how great Bennett was/is. We agree. It must be something in the water up there in Portland, Maine. Bennett's work is like still-life studies for films, with multiple angles and sets constructed in oils. The result is stunning and follows an imaginary narrative, making each show a time-capsule.

In Need of a Little Summer Dreaming with Ryan McGinley

Photography // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We have a nice history with Ryan McGinley, pairing him up with Ricky Powell back in 2007 for an interview as the NYC photographer was ascending into major superstar status. And now McGinley is quite famous, but damn, his work from the last few years is his strongest to date. Mixing experimental uses of color, nudes, nature, light, and movement, Ryan's series of works he shoots each summer are beautiful and ethereal. He makes us miss summer... so here is a reminder. 

Animation for Sebastien Tellier's "Look" by Mrzyk & Moriceau

Erotica // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We are fans of France-based artists Mrzyk & Moriceu and this isn't the first time we've featured some of their work in our "Erotica" section. Known for their detailed black-and-white ink drawings, their work often teeters on the absurd, humorous, and perverse. Their classic hypnotic video for Sébastien Tellier's "Look" is dedicated to our favorite part of the female anatomy...

Miguel Chevalier's Interactive Installation "Digital Arabesque"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Taking inspiration from the aesthetics of Moroccan culture, Miguel Chevalier's “Digital Arabesques” is a generative and interactive virtual-reality installation. The piece features evolving multicolored digital scenes composed of ornamental patterns in reference to the art of zelliges, arabesques and mosaics, as well as the world of “Mashrabiya” (latticework)...

Evan Penny's Stretched and Skewed Hyperreal Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Evan Penny creates altered renderings of the human figure from silicone, pigment, hair, fabric and aluminum. Pushing the limits of figural representation through distortions of stretching skewing, and exaggerated scale, Penny further "blurs the boundaries between the real and the unreal, truth and imagination, and photography and sculpture."

"Shylights" Unfold and Bloom like Flowers

Design // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The "Shylight" is a kinetic sculpture by Studio Drift that is inspired by nyctinasty, the natural mechanism that helps certain types of flowers close at night, for self-defense and to conserve their resources. The light sculpture unfolds and retreats in a fascination choreography mirroring that of real flowers.

Björk Issue Release Party @ Clift Hotel, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
There are very few figures of the last 25 years that can cross the barriers of pop, underground, and progressive art quite like Björk. She has transformed the way we look at music, video art, stage performances, and overall artistic persona unlike any artist we can think of. In conjunction with the opening of her special retrospective at the MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, the April 2015 cover is a celebration of the past, present, and future of Björk. Join us in the Redwood Room at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco for this special celebration.

Alrik Yuill & Wolfgang Bloch "Realigning Horizons" @ Crashlabs, Costa Mesa

In Session // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Realigning Horizons is an upcoming exhibition and fundraiser to directly benefit the lives of cancer patients and survivors. It is a watershed convergence of artists, adventurers, musicians, gallerists, activists, philanthropists, restaurateurs and survivors, all aligned by a higher calling: An urgency to express gratitude, to uplift and to inspire positive change via original and often unconventional means.  

Geoff McFetridge "Studies" zine by Nieves

Design // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Swiss-based publishing company Nieves curates some of the best printed material around, and they just released a new book/zine for California-based Geoff McFetridge entitled "Studies." The art in the book is based around Geoff's standout exhibition at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen last year, and showcases his now iconic, minimalist style. 

"Frogtown to Victory" by Ashley M. Jones

Photography // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Ashley M. Jones is a Georgia based photographer working almost exclusively with large format film. Her series From Frogtown to Victory was shot in Savannah, Georgia during her MFA Photography program. The title of the project refers to the area alongside Savannah's Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, an area that, while rich with local history, has been impacted by the construction of an interstate overhead.

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