Ken Kitano & Tomoko Sawada @ Pace/MacGill Gallery

Photography // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Until April 25, Japanese artists Ken Kitano and Tomoko Sawada will have work on display at the Pace/MacGill Gallery in NYC. The two exhibitions titled “Ken Kitano: our face - prayers” and “Tomoko Sawada - My Faces” are separate yet presented in connection with each other. The gallery’s press release explains in their press release, “In their debut exhibitions at the gallery, Japanese photographers Ken Kitano and Tomoko Sawada examine the formation of social, cultural, and personal identity through portraiture”. 

Sieben on Life: Stop and Smell the Sharpies

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Working as a commercial illustrator for the past decade plus, I've designed hundreds of T-shirts for numerous companies, bands and individuals. But if I had to pick my very favorite shirt that I've ever designed, it would be the one you're looking at above these words. I drew this at my kitchen table when I was 12 years old.

Let Your Eyes Adjust to the Dark

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Let Your Eyes Adjust to the Dark is a collection of drawings by Samantha Wall that delve into her obsession with the internal emotional states that separate us as individuals, while simultaneously linking us as a whole. "The expression of emotions provides a doorway into private experiences that reveal our commonality, a smile could indicate pleasure and a frown, sorrow...  

The Work of Monir Farmanfarmaian

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Born in Tehran in 1924, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian is at the forefront of contemporary Iranian art. Her work illustrates a commitment to traditional Persian techniques and patterns, combining mirror mosaics, Islamic geometric patterns and...

Walking Into a Gif: Installations by Dominique Pétrin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Have you ever tried walking into an 8-bit wonderland? An animated gif? Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist Dominique Pétrin creates these fantastic psychedelic, immersive installations that seem to swallow you whole when you walk into them. I don't do drugs, but if I was accidentally dosed at a party, I would prefer Pétrin's style of hypnosis.

Matt Gonzalez "Dérive: Situationist Encounter in San Francisco"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Matt Gonzalez’s work is collage-based, utilizing bits of discarded paper products—from advertisements to cardboard containers—that he finds while walking around the city. Most of his compositions feature a highly layered, rectilinear aesthetic that recalls the gridded city streets he traverses and architectural matrixes he passes through...

Some Verbal Expressions Concerning the Painting

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
The painting considers this question: Where was the universe made? Fireworks: they are objects like ourselves. They have their existence in the shapes and colors they contain. But they are going to change when lit, as we will change at some moment in our lives, when we change from life to whatever comes next...

“The Unseen” by Lara Zankoul

Photography // Thursday, March 05, 2015
In her series “The Unseen”, Lebanese photographer Lara Zankoul pushes the boundaries of photographic surrealism through her constructed life-size sets. Strictly through the use of her camera and with no digital manipulation, Zankoul creates dreamlike images where water is used to depict contrasting characteristics of the characters she photographs...

Swim Season, an Adult Swim themed group show

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
This is a group show dedicated to one of televisions strangest channels Adult Swim. Nested within the Cartoon Network, Adult Swim produces some of the strangest shows that can be seen on a T.V. They constantly push the boundaries of right and wrong with their animated and actor driven programs such as: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Mike Tyson Adventures, Tim and Erics...

Preview: "Björk" @ MoMA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
On Sunday, March 8, 2015, MoMA will open a retrospective of the Icelandic-born artist, focusing on not only her identity as a visual artist, but the power of her music. Many people will be flooded with memories of listening to Björk’s amazing output from the ’90s...

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