Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Magic - Jen Mann

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
Ask Jen Mann where she likes to spend the majority of her time and the answer comes easily: “my studio.” Other answers, however, are not so quickly accessed. Mann’s continued foray into painting comes from a deep-seated love for existential philosophy, and working becomes a way to examine these sometimes difficult and often endless ideas. Still, despite such esoteric thinking, this type of processing works flawlessly for her.

Kevin Earl Taylor "LUX" @ K. Imperial, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
On Thursday, November 6th, K. Imperial Fine Art will present, LUX, a solo exhibition featuring, Kevin Earl Taylor. LUX, will feature oil and acrylic paintings that represent visual and imagined moments, which are imperceptible through human sensation.  Referencing the degree of visibility to the human eye, Taylor beautifully depicts detailed, yet delicate dialogues between animals and surreal landscapes.

Juxtapoz Presents: A Visit with Titmouse Animation Studio

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
If you've ever watched shows like Black Dynamite, Superjail, and The Venture Bros. then you're familiar with Titmouse. They're one of the most edgy and innovative animation production studios today. While they're well known for creating shows on Adult Swim they also make music videos, commercials and recently hemmed an animated episode of NBC's Community. 

What a marble quarry in the Apuan Alps, North Italy, looks like

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Simply put, this is a portrait about marble. This is an excerpt video of "Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani capturing the otherworldly landscape of a marble quarry in the Apuan Alps, Northwest Italy, as Il Capo (The Chief) guides his men through the extraction process." Its spellbinding, beautiful, and really, the otherworldly label is just about right.

Sarah Anne Johnson "Wonderlust"

Erotica // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Sarah Anne Johnson has been featured in the magazine in the past with her spectacular series, "Arctic Wonderland." Her newer series, "Wonderlust," is a little bit of a wonderland in its own way, a mixture of intimacy and surrealism mixed into photography. The Winnipeg artist worked on this series throughout 2012 and 2013, and we threw in a few other photos from her that come from a similar place. 

COREY ARNOLD's "WILDLIFE" @ Charles A. Hartman, Portland

Photography // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Tomorrow in Portland, Charles A. Hartman Fine Gallery will present Wildlife, the newest body of work by Portland-based artist Corey Arnold. Even as a child, Arnold had a fascination with the wilderness and animals that bordered on the obsessive. 

Jay Howell Solo Show @ FFDG, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
We love Jay Howell, and we have been friends with the artist since he was making moves at 111 Minna Gallery in SF and still friends as he makes his way in the animated world of Hollywood. On November 7, Jay will open a solo show at FFDG in SF. Here is what they have to say about him:  Jay Howell is a creator of the great cartoon Sanjay and Craig and created the characters for Bob's Burgers. . . . .

Jonas Lindstroem for Tissue No 5

Erotica // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
A beautiful series of nude photos from Berlin and London based photographer Jonas Lindstroem, utilizing simple bold color blocks and shadows to create the compelling looks. Lindstroem has a ton of great and abstract fashion series' under his belt, but this one in particular caught our eye this morning. 

Jon Dragonette’s Scenes of Urban Americana

Photography // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Laced between images of skate rats and babes with black eyes, Jon Dragonette captures an essence of urban Americana in his editorial and lifestyle shots. The LA transplant— by way of NY— has been shooting since his mother put a camera in his hand at the age of 13.

Mr. Plant's "Just Grow It"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
For his "Just Grow It" collection French artist Christophe Guinet (aka Mr. PLANT) fills and covers Nike sneakers with plants. Flowers engulf the fabric, soil and rocks are caked on the swoosh, and layers of bark replace popular styles of shoes. Each of the sculptures is living and matched carefully to each shoe.

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