The Work of Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Street Art // Thursday, May 29, 2014
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is a Cuban-born artist who grew up in New Jersey. In college, he bacame active in the street art scene and helped found artist collectives whose focus lay in attacking billboards and utilizing guerrilla tactics to make their anti-corporate messages and frustrations known. His Identity series is composed of gigantic charcoal portraits of anonymous people scaling the walls of buildings in different cities around the world. These drawings question the controls imposed on public space, the role models that represent us and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory.

Mollusk Surf presents "Knost Split" by Jack Coleman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
We don't know where you live, but here in the Northern portions of California, it feels a lot like summer at the moment. That has put us in a certain mood where watching the Mollusk Surf Shop produced short film, "Knost Split" by Jack Coleman just seems like a good way to relax and feel the lazy summer days ahead.

Blum & Poe present Murakami's "Jellyfish Eyes" @ Ace Hotel, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the Los Angeles screening of Takashi Murakami's first live-action feature film, "Jellyfish Eyes" (2013), being screened at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Friday night, May 30, at 8pm. The film combines Murakami's trademark anime-inspired visual aesthetic with broader themes of social change and self-empowerment. Blending computer-animated graphics and live-action cinematography, Jellyfish Eyes recalls Japanese monster films of the 1950s. This coming-of-age tale embodies the promise of generational hope in a post-Fukushima world.

Kickstarter project for the late Artem Voevodin aka Afrika's Work

Graffiti // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Some friends of the recently passed Artem Voevodin aka Afrika, are attempting to put together a mobile exhibition of his work and take it to the cities in which he had a strong presence in such as Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Dayton and Oakland. Aside from painting graffiti in a number of cities, Voevodin left behinda plethora of unseen photographs and drawings. 

Zlatan Vehabović Goes Out to Sea

Illustration // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Croatian artist Zlatan Vehabović’s current body of work embodies literary adventure themes, such as men at sea and fantastical animals, including a huge beached whale like creature. These works are inspired by the song “My Donal,” written in the 1960s by Scottish author Owen Hand...

Jacob Magraw-Mickelson & Rachell Sumpter "Home Again Home Again" @ Park Life, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
We have long been huge fans of the works of Jacob Macgraw and Rachell Sumpter, and are very excited that they have both brought their works to San Francisco in "Home Again Home Again," a collaborative show at Park Life in the Inner Richmond. Jacob Magraw will be showing embroidery pieces on cloth along with painted, gouache works on paper.

Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959

Design // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Many eras have passed in Cuba since Fidel Castro took office in 1959 after the Revolution, but the special character of the graphic art spawned in that chaotic, fertile moment has endured, as this volume shows. In Cuba, posters were, and continue to be, popular tools to disseminate ideas, to encourage the Cuban people in the construction of a new society and to spread information on government programs and/or propaganda...

Daft Punk Deux @ Gauntlet Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Gauntlet Gallery is proud to present Daft Punk Deux, its second annual art exhibit inspired by the French electronic music duo. Last year Daft Punk released its first studio album in eight years, Random Access Memories, winning five Grammys in 2014 including Album of the Year, as well as Record of the Year for “Get Lucky”. This year’s art exhibit will feature works by over 40 painters, sculptors, digital and screen print artists, each of whom has created an original work of art inspired by Daft Punk.

A Room With a View: Cristina Isabel Galeote

Illustration // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Spanish artist Cristina Isabel Galeote examines the concept of space and spaces in this series of paintings. In her writing she mentions French anthropologist Marc Augé who wrote an essay entitled "Non-Places"...

Sucklord "Toy Lords of Chinatown"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"The work presented in this exhibit is a documentation of my struggle to reach the top of a sinister pyramid scheme; a culture-jacking enterprise where ruthless-yet-compelling super-criminals compete for the imaginations of fickle consumers and a relentless media machine." - Sucklord on his 2011 Suckadelic retrospective gallery exhibition, “You’re An Asshole For Buying This.”

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