In L.A.: POP-EYECONIC GROUP SHOW AT CHG

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
This past weekend we stopped by Corey Helford Gallery for the opening reception of their latest group exhibit “Pop-Eyeconic.” Looking to explore the iconic characters who define popular artistic symbolism, we have asked an ambitious and diverse group of artists - from street to surreal to New Classicist - to provide one new work each, featuring their choice of POP ICONS that have special meaning to them, but rendering the icons in each artist’s own particular style and placing them in situations relevant to that artist’s usual subject matter. 

“The Oldest Living Things in the World”

Photography // Friday, March 21, 2014
“Since 2004 I’ve been researching, working with biologists, and traveling the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older,” explains photographer Rachel Sussman. The series titled The Oldest Living Things in the World is being released in April 2014 in a photobook form by the University Of Chicago Press. The book is comprised of 124 photographs and four info graphics.

Drawing on Book Covers with Gideon Kiefer

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
We stumbled across the great works of Ghent, Belgium-based Gideon Kiefer today, who draws fantastic scenes inside book cover jackets. Each work is constructed with pencil, gouache and ballpoint pen. His work will be on display at Drawing Now Paris, which you can visit March 25—30, 2014 at Espace Commines in Paris.

B&W Works by Jeff McMillan

Illustration // Friday, March 21, 2014
The work of Jeff McMillan is characterized by his impressively fine linework and varied subject matter- from expressive portraits to lush landscapes to vignettes of suburbia. Born in October of 1977 in San Jose, CA, McMillan attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2004. He now lives and works in Long Beach with his wife Liv, daughter Elsa and two disobedient Siamese cats. 

Joe Sorren "Knock Three Times" @ AFA Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
I met Joe Sorren shortly after moving to the village in Manhattan last summer. At the time, I was working on a couple of Italian art articles and I noticed that one of my facebook acquaintances, was an Italian art journalist living in the city. I needed some advice and we met for a coffee. Her boyfriend turned out to be Joe Sorren and they have become my dearest neighborhood pals ever since.

Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, March 21, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

In the Magazine: Louisiana Surreal Celebration

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
Originally published in the April 2014 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine: When it was all said and done, Baton Rouge Gallery's director, Jason Andreasen, asked what I thought of their Surreal Salon soiree, and I thought it was arguably the best party I ever attended...

New York in the '80s by Frank Horvat

Photography // Friday, March 21, 2014
The era of Ektachrome film produced some of the most beautifully colored photographs in photography’s relatively short history and during the early ‘80s the prolific Italian-born photographer, Frank Horvat, used this film to document the complex cultural climate of the Rotten Apple.

Robert Williams "Mr. Bitchin’" Screening During 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
The Society of Ilustrators will be honoring Juxtapoz Magazine founder Robert Williams with a special screening of the documentary film, Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin' which examines the groundbreaking artist's creative process and cultural influences during MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Arts Festival. Watch a trailer and find out more after the jump...

Museum Visits with Marc Dennis

Erotica // Friday, March 21, 2014
In Marc Dennis' large scale oil paintings, the act of art-viewing becomes especially erotically charged as spectatorship transforms into multiple layers of voyeurism. 'An American artist known for his hyper-realistic and strikingly detailed paintings of subtly staged images of contemporary American culture, Dennis is interested in the transformative possibilities of familiar iconic images, as he explores the charged subjects of beauty, pleasure, and power.'