Yayoi Kusama "Give Me Love" @ David Zwirner, NY

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Yayoi Kusama has brought her seminal installation from 2002, The Obliteration Room, to David Zwirner in New York. Also on view in two spaces, 519 and 525 West 19th Street, are new paintings from the celebrated My Eternal Soul series and new polka-dotted pumpkin sculptures. Widely recognized around the world, with a recent survey of museum attendance ranking her as the most popular artist in 2014, Kusama has shaped her own narrative of postwar and contemporary art. Minimalism and Pop art, abstraction and conceptualism coincide in her practice, which spans painting, sculpture, performance, room-sized and outdoor installations, the written word, films, fashion, design, and architectural interventions.

Vintage Erotic Postcards from the Early 20th Century

Erotica // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Before you could send nudie pics through your smart watch there were other admittedly way more PG-13 ways to let someone know you were "thinking" about them. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there were erotic postcards that, due to their origin, came to be known informally as "French Postcards" in the US. However, they were illegal to send via mail so you could only find them in certain "discreet" stores and street traders.

The work of Noel Camardo

Photography // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Noel Camardo is watching American culture closely, analyzing and documenting its bizarre behavior with a sharp eye and his camera. Whether it’s our strange fascination with staring at phones in public while being unaware of our surrounding to income inequality or our government’s food regulation, Camardo’s photographs reveal the cracks and underlying issues in our infrastructre and society. 

Dennis McNett's "The Conjuring of the Red River"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
On their travels across the North American continent, the Wolfbat tribe has made it’s way into the city of Shreveport. Several of the Wolfbat shamans, when entering the city, felt the residual presence of ancient gods. The greek god Pan, who was the god of rustic music, had been in the area drumming up the musical talents from blues musicians such as Leadbelly and later performers from the Louisiana Hayride.

Ricky Adam's "Edge of Living"

Photography // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Born in Bangor, Northern Ireland, photographer Ricky Adam has immersed himself in the punk, music and BMX culture for over 20 years. Edge of Living is a series of photos documenting young punks in Leeds, U.K. that span over five years. The images show a group of friends living by alternative means, squatting, dumpster diving and traversing through youth.

An update with Vapors

Graffiti // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Have we done an update with Vapors? Maybe not, but it needs to be done. The work is always of the highest quality on trains and should not be slept on any longer.

Drawings and Paintings by Robert Hardgrave

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
"Despite all the information we are given, I believe much is unknown to us in the moment, with clarity only achieved upon later reflection," states California-based artist Robert Hardgrave. Hardgrave's "paintings are about the excitement in each evolving moment in life, be it a minute or grand, and savoring it."

Update: Decaying Fine Art by Valerie Hegarty

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
We say decaying fine art, but the work of Valerie Hegarty is just so much more. Ravaged paitings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty's work. Valerie showed at The Queen's Nails in San Francisco earlier this year and is currently in an exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum through December 1st, 2013. The New Yorker called her work a look into "waning powers of a nation and fractured affairs of state." Perhaps of all culture in general?

Stanley Donwood: The Panic Office @ Carriageworks, Sydney

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
This past week Semi-Permanent and Carriageworks opened a Stanley Donwood retrospective exhibition, The Panic Office. Stanley Donwood has worked with Radiohead since 1994, designing the group’s albums and all associated artwork. The exhibition displays thousands of pieces of artwork from the Radiohead albums OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows and The King of Limbs, some unseen and all bearing Donwood’s evocative and haunting imagery that helped to create one of the world’s most distinct brands.

Update: Bizarre Sculptures by Maskull Lasserre

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
We last featured the wonderful and bizzare sculptures of Canadian-born Maskull Lasserre last year. They are always a lot of fun so this morning we take a look at some more of his incredibly intricate work. Lasserre spent the most of his childhood in South Africa and has exhibited across North America.

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