Erbossyn Meldibekov's Painted Ceramic Plates

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Kazakhstani artist Erbossyn Meldibekov has been examining the 'collapse of civility within a post 9/11 environment through a range of diverse mediums, our favorite though, is his series of painted ceramic plates featuring various pack animals with weapons (among other things) strapped to their backs. We want a set...

Nathan James' Unforgiving World

Erotica // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
'Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Nathan James spent much of his life in the Toronto area before moving to London, UK where he currently lives and works. His current series of paintings, Creepshow, is based on the idea of Pessimist Pop. A reaction to the highly-polished, busy, celebratory work of Koons, Murakami et al, James' paintings deal in the same sort of bold shapes and cultural iconography, but look at the underbelly of these images and contextualizes them in a real, unforgiving world...'

Company of Thieves: Ben Frost and Denial @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
Looking forward to this exhibition with our friends at Inner State in Detroit. Canadian artist Denial and Australian artist Ben Frost will be showing in Company of Thieves, a group show of sorts with both artists exploring both appropriation and common everyday visuals that we see in society. Those money pieces all ready jump off as pretty great... 

Eelus "Horrorshow" @ Ink_d Gallery, Brighton

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
Just in time for Halloween.Wigan born Eelus entered the world of street art after moving to London in 2000. He was almost instantly snatched up by master printmakers Pictures On Walls after street legends Banksy and Eine noticed his work on the grimy walls of East London. Now he enters the gallery with Horrorshow... 

Natalia Rak's Legend Of Giants

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
Polish street artist, Natalia Rak, created this piece entitled, The Legend of Giants, a young girl in traditional Polish garb, watering a local tree.  Rak seems to have broken through a lot of trends in public art as of late, adding a clearly present feminine emotion to her work, essentially telling a story.  An exaggerated soft-tone fills the side of this 4-story building, almost as if the piece had brush strokes, not sprayed.  Which feels unfamiliar when compared to the more mechanical or deconstructed work we see today.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia "Hustlers" @ David Zwirner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
This exhibition, on view at David Zwirner New York, presents photographs from Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s Hustlers series (1990-1992). Taken just over twenty years ago in Los Angeles in the vicinity of Santa Monica Boulevard, it features male prostitutes posing for the camera for a fee loosely equivalent to what they would charge for their sexual services.

Syncretism by Cesar Santos

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
Can you combine Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Hello Kitty? Cesar Santos can. The Cuban-American artist weaves together complex and divergent art forms into single paintings. "In a suggestive and theatrical way I seek to raise questions, to entice one to probe the imagery that I present and attempt to decipher its meaning."

The Works of Jeremy Enecio

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
Born in Ormoc City, Philippines, Jeremy Enecio moved to the United States at the age of four. In 2008, he received his BFA in illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently resides in New York City as a freelance illustrator. Eerie and atmospheric, Enecio's digital works are characterized by his painterly touch and an aptitude for storytelling.

Zoe Strauss: 10 Years @ Intl Center of Photography, NY

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
'For a decade, Philadelphia photographer Zoe Strauss showed her phots once a year beneath an I-95 highway overpass in South Philadelphia. In these annual one-day exhibitions, Strauss mounted her color photographs to the concrete bridge supports and viewers could buy photocopies for $5. The self-taught photographer and political activist is currently having a mid-career retrospective at the ICP in New York.'

The Work of Chitra Ganesh

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
A recipient of the 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a scholar of literature, art semiotics, painting, and sculpture, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh is certainly no stranger to the art world and understandably so. Her incredible installations, drawings, digital and painting-based collages look to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art.

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