TRAC2014, Women by Women, and Resonating Images III

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The second coming of The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) will take place March 2-5, 2014 at the Crowne Point Plaza hotel in Ventura. The 4-day conference is packed with presentations, demos, and panel discussions given by an international cast of artists, curators, philosophers, and art writers. The brain child of Michael Pearce and Michael Lynn Adams, the conference was founded in 2012 responding to a need for more writing and organizational support for our growing contemporary figurative movement.

Thibaut Sid's "Hexi" Responsive Wall

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Using a series of 60 mounted panels that react to the movement of nearby people, Canada-based graphic designer Thibaut Sid's "Hexi" responsive wall is a complex mechanical installation that collects real-time data with motion-tracking technology...

Jon Lau Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Jon Lau is an illustrator and designer based in Los Angeles. His muted, earth-tone illustrations have an understated yet breathtaking sense of adventure and dynamism. Lau attended Art Center College of Design and graduated in 2011. He paints primarily with gouache and he loves garlic.

Swoon Creates Immersive Installation @ Brooklyn Museum

Street Art // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Swoon will be creating a monumental site-specific installation in the fifth-floor rotunda of the Brooklyn Museum. Swoon: Submerged Motherlands will transform the gallery into a fantastic landscape and immersive experience, and will be on view from April 11 through August 24, 2014. The installation centers on a monumental sculptural tree, which will rise into the 72-foot-high dome, with a constructed environment at its base...

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Wednesday, February 26, 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. Gordon Gekkoh delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Alexis Diaz & JAZ "La Linea" @ London's RexRomae

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This March Rex Romae in London will present the premiere exhibition “La Linea,” featuring new works by Alexis Diaz and Jaz, two urban artists both heralded for their unparalleled and distinct techniques. Alexis Diaz, Puerto Rican artist and muralist renowned for his meticulous attention to detail, line by line, will present several new works on canvas.Diaz’s surreal work incorporates thousands of linear brushstrokes atop sharp bursts of colour to establish remarkably corporeal depictions of zoo animals with human elements...

Preview: CYRCLE "OVERTHRONE: Pooring Reign" @ Stolenspace, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
StolenSpace is pleased to present LA based collective, CYRCLE. in their first UK solo exhibition. The show, titled: "OVERTHRONE! POORING REIGN," aims to explore symbols of power and the control over our minds. The "OVERTHRONE!" campaign has been a significant theme in CYRCLE.'s work for over two years. The upcoming exhibition at StolenSpace will unveil two new bodies of work within this overarching concept, "RULERS WERE MEANT TO BE BROKEN" and "SCRAMBLE FOR POWER".

The photography of Bill Henson

Photography // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Bill Henson is a prolific Australian photographer. He is primarily known for his work with adolescents, which addresses sexuality and gender in a beautifully ambiguous manner. The bodies seem to be floating in endless space, illuminated in a dramatic light. These photographs could easily be cinematic stills. 

Update: OrganiCann Presents: High Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 25, 2014
With a little over a week to go before the March 9th deadline for the OrganiCann "HIGH ART" challenge, we thought we would give you a little sneak preview of what you are up against! "HIGH ART" is an annual arts challenge hosted by Juxtapoz. The pioneering competition engages 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.

KQED Arts presents Chris Johanson @ Adobe Books, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 25, 2014
One of our all-time favorite artists, Chris Johanson, sat down with our friends at KQED Arts recently at Adobe Books to discuss not only his life in art, but also some of the reasoning behind his work and the process of exhibitions and learning. KQED also got to spend some time making conceptual art with Chris, with the artist teaching us all how to make our very own piece of art... take notes kids. 

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