Moleskine Project IV @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
This Saturday, April 4th, Hashimoto Contemporary will present Moleskine Project IV - a collective sketchbook exhibit co-curated by Sydney-based artist Rod Luff and gallery director Ken Harman. An annual group show, The Moleskine Project takes new form within the walls of Hashimoto Contemporary, consisting of over 70 artists from around the world producing artwork on blank Moleskine sketchbooks. 

Philip-Lorca DiCorcia's "East of Eden" @ David Zwirner, New York

Photography // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of large-scale photographs from Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s ongoing East of Eden series. Begun in 2008, East of Eden takes as its source of inspiration the economic and political climate of the United States towards the end of the Bush era. Identifying a parallel between the financial collapse and the biblical Book of Genesis in terms of an “ensuing loss of innocence,” East of Eden consists of singular, at times disparate images of people and events after “the fall,” unified by a pervading sense of disillusionment. 

Black & White Nudes by the great Ralph Gibson

Erotica // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Of all the photographers that have ever been in our "Erotica" section, or even considered in other erotic publications, Ralph Gibson's elegant black and white photographs are some of our all-time favorites. His use of shadows, light, blacked-out space, and overall positioning of the nude bodies is masterful. Here is a selection of some of our favorites. 

Issue Preview: May 2015 with Chris Ware

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The May 2015 cover story feels like a long time coming. A half-decade even, but it was worth it. Chris Ware is not only a cult-followed comic book artist who has transformed the genre with some of the most intricate, progressive storytelling styles we have ever seen. It started with the Acme Novelty Library series, to the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and recently grew to the incredible Building Stories graphic novel. This is what we want to document this month; a true American storyteller.

Pastels Become Water: New Work by Zaria Forman w/ Artstar

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Zaria Forman's amazing hyperreal works of both the ocean and various distant islands of the world are quite breathtaking. We have featured not only in a special Juxtapoz Presents video, but also in our Hyperreal book. We just found out that ArtStar partnered with Zaria Forman to "create affordable, limited edition prints of her work. Pastels to Water presents NEW images from the Maldives and Greenland series as well as Israel images." The show is exclusive to Artsy from April 1st- May 1st...

King Lear Illustrated by John Yunge-Bateman circa 1930s

Illustration // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
King Lear is one of the greatest tragedies ever written, and also one of its darkest and most f*cked-up. Its one of Shakespeare's finest, and if you have ever seen it on stage, or read the play, you know King Lear's situation with his 3 daughters and his impending death. Why are we talking Lear today? Well, according to i09, "In 1930, Curwen Press published an edition of William Shakespeare's King Lear with illustrations by artist John Yunge-Bateman." 

Juxtapoz x Squarespace: Beyond the Cover

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Chris Ware is the quiet and subtle icon of graphic novels, the author and artist behind Acme Novelty Library series, Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories (the latter title having taken a decade to create, one of the most ambitious graphic novels ever made). There are many adjectives, proclamations and praise I can add about Chris, but the reason why we love him, why he is the cover of the May 2015 issue, is his art of storytelling...

Turning Back the Clock with Ikenaga Yasunari

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
We have been doing a ton of research in lieu of our trip to Tokyo, and we were looking into aritsts of the Nihonga style, and ran across the contemporary artist Ikenaga Yasunari that we have writting about. From our last post: Born in 1965, artist Yasunari's serene and soothing portraits of modern women evoke a dreamy nostalgia through their faded golden hues and elegant floating poses.

Eric Beltz "DREVERIEM" @ Koplin del Rio, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Koplin Del Rio is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition of drawings by Santa Barbara-based artist Eric Beltz (who had a lovely feature in the print edition of Juxtapoz in November, 2013). The exhibition, entitled DREVERIEM, opens April 11 in Los Angeles and runs through May 23, 2015.

Festo Introduces Drone Butterflies

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
German brand Festo has introduced eMotionButterflies, ultralight drones with collective behaviour that look like beautiful blue butterflies. These prettly little drones feature camera systems allowing them to move in a group.

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