Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Last week we introduced a new ongoing series to our graffiti section called “Scene Report.” With the help of a few select photographers, we will be bringing you weekly updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major cities. For our third installment, photographer Gordon Gekkoh delivers the Bay Area Scene Report.

The Thing Quarterly, Issue 22: John Baldessari

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I am going to kick myself for the rest of the year on this one. At the LA Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter, a few weeks back, we really wanted to buy The Thing Quarerly's Issue n22, featuring a Jux-favorite, John Baldessari. The best part? The Issue came with two standard, Baldessari designed pillowcases. As The Thing notes, "this issue has been designed with the intention that one will sleep with it… or on it." We love print, too.

Music Video: Metronomy "Love Letters" dir by Michel Gondry

Music // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Michel Gondry is a bit of an imaginative wizard when it comes to art directed music videos, pretty much putting together some of the most famous music videos of the last two decades (White Stripes, Radiohead, Foo Fighters' "Everlong", Bjork, etc). He has made feature films like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Science of Sleep" that follow on this DIY, handmade visual effect style, and his new music video for Metronomy's "Love Letters" fits the bill, albeit with a little more set painting... 

OrganiCann Presents: High Art, An Annual Arts Challenge Hosted By Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
OrganiCann of Santa Rosa, California is pleased to announce "HIGH ART," an annual arts challenge hosted by Juxtapoz. The pioneering competition will engage artists from all over the globe, and the winning designs will become the package brand for the three OrganiCann product lines; “Mendocann, Royal Humboldt, and Kronic Kush.” We even have a special celebrity guest judge... the one and only Skinner.

JASON JÄGEL "From the Sky, Rivers Look Like Snakes" @ Gallery 16, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Jason Jägel, a SF-based artist who we have championed for years on this site and in our print edition, just opened "From the Sky, Rivers Look Like Snakes" at Gallery 16 in San Francisco.The exhibition contains three bodies of work; large oil paintings, works on paper and smaller mixed media peices. This marks the first time Jason has exhibited oil paintings since Bay Area Now 1 at the Yerba Buena Center in 1997.

The Landscape Alphabet

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This series, found within the archives of the British Museum, is exactly what it advertises: 26 landscape scenes shaped as letters of the alphabet. The lithographs are from sometime between 1818 and 1860 and were printed by an illustrator named Charles Joseph Hullmandel.

The Works of Ethan Murrow

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The characters in Ethan Murrow's amazingly rendered narratives are consistently averse to criticism and assistance. These figures, mostly male, are doomed to failure and prone to dysfunction...

Works by Ryohei Hase

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Based out of Tokyo, Japan, Ryohei Hase expresses a definite darkness in his illustrative and realistic works. He describes the theme of his work as sad and gloomy, but also beautiful and strong; he is working to express the darkness of the mind. The artist was featured and interviewed in the magazine in 2009.

Murat Palta: Your Favorite Cult Film in Ottoman Style

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Turkey-based illustrator Murat Palta has created a good game for you (although we have ruined it by giving you captions). Citing the influence and style of Ottoman era miniature paintings, the artist has created a series of works that take our favorite films of Western cinema and given them that classic look.

Works from Daniel Barkley

Erotica // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Daniel Barkley's paintings reflect biblical and mythological stories but he avoids connections to a particular faith. Throughout history, artists have reconstructed spiritual and supernatural stories to...

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