Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Friday, September 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. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

Captive Landscapes Series by Daniel Kukla

Photography // Friday, September 26, 2014
“We, as humans, go to great lengths to satisfy our desire for a connection with the natural world, especially in our interactions with wild and exotic animals. Zoos are the primary site for this relationship, but they often obscure the conflicts inherent in maintaining and displaying captive wild animals.”

Monumental Illustrations by Manabu Ikeda

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2014
The works of Ikeda Manabu scale out to be larger than life, with each canvas bigger than a person lying down in front of him. Working with pen and ink, this Japanese artist will work on a four-inch block of canvas everyday, typically for years at a time until the work is complete...

Sculptures Emerging From The Walls

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2014
Tiles, cement, glue and metal plates: These are the tools of Graziano Locatelli. Familiar to most people, these elements are so often in places of comfort, such as the restroom or the kitchen, and his images of breakage and emergency evoke unsettled and surreal feelings. Locatelli says, “the subject of the breakage that bewitches me.”

Wu Tang-Inspired Art Show "Champagne Tigers"

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2014
Wu Tang Clan as a rap group and each solo artist within it, has produced more than a legacy within hip hop but a multifaceted brand that has touched various areas of popular culture. That being said, visual art and music have gone hand-n-hand since the beginning of time. The relationship is joyfully symbiotic and the art forms exchange a dialogue with each other that is interchangeably inspirational. The exhibiting artists are using Wu Tang as the essence of their inspiration. This driving force brings not only a synergy to the work shown but also an admiration of its subjects. Each piece is homage to Wu Tang Clan and a kind of visual “dap” or handshake their amongst fans. 

Usugrow "Inkflow" @ Fifty24SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2014
Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground is pleased to announce 'INKFLOW', a solo exhibition by renowned Japanese artist and illustrator Usugrow. Opening reception is Saturday, October 4th at 7pm at Fifty24SF gallery located at 218 Fillmore Street, SF.

Preview: @Large Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 25, 2014
This Saturday, September 27th, 2014 Ai Weiwei's exhibition on Alcatraz will open to the public. It is an incredible experience, especially if you have never been to Alcatraz before. The exhibition will be on display through April, 2015 so you have plenty of time to check it out.  @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz explores human rights and freedom of expression in the context of this iconic historic site. Installed across four locations on "The Rock," the exhibition is inspired by the island’s layered history as a 19th-century military fortress, notorious federal penitentiary, significant site of Native American history, and now one of America’s most visited national parks.

Abstraction in Architecture

Photography // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Portugese photographer Manuel Mira Godinho uses building facades to showcase his love of abstraction in everyday life. Through his depictions of reflections, lighting, and physical textures on each building he portrays, Godinho creates individual compositions that form abstracted forms of themselves. 

PRATT PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURES - Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie

Photography // Thursday, September 25, 2014
In part of the ongoing Pratt Photography Lectures series, Magnum Photographers Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie will be having a conversation open free to the public on October 1, 2014. Jim Goldberg is well known for his photographs, multi-media projects and books. His work often combines words and images to create vivid narratives about both insiders and outsiders of society. 

Video: Lush Segway graffiti bombing

Graffiti // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Set to the soundtrack of the ‘80s song "Push it to the Limit," Lush foolishly goes bombing on a Segway through the streets of Rome.