OrganiCann Presents: High Art, An Annual Arts Challenge Hosted By Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
OrganiCann of Santa Rosa, California is pleased to announce "HIGH ART," an annual arts challenge hosted by Juxtapoz. The pioneering competition will engage artists from all over the globe, and the winning designs will become the package brand for the three OrganiCann product lines; “Mendocann, Royal Humboldt, and Kronic Kush.” We even have a special celebrity guest judge... the one and only Skinner.

JASON JÄGEL "From the Sky, Rivers Look Like Snakes" @ Gallery 16, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Jason Jägel, a SF-based artist who we have championed for years on this site and in our print edition, just opened "From the Sky, Rivers Look Like Snakes" at Gallery 16 in San Francisco.The exhibition contains three bodies of work; large oil paintings, works on paper and smaller mixed media peices. This marks the first time Jason has exhibited oil paintings since Bay Area Now 1 at the Yerba Buena Center in 1997.

The Landscape Alphabet

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This series, found within the archives of the British Museum, is exactly what it advertises: 26 landscape scenes shaped as letters of the alphabet. The lithographs are from sometime between 1818 and 1860 and were printed by an illustrator named Charles Joseph Hullmandel.

The Works of Ethan Murrow

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The characters in Ethan Murrow's amazingly rendered narratives are consistently averse to criticism and assistance. These figures, mostly male, are doomed to failure and prone to dysfunction...

Works by Ryohei Hase

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Based out of Tokyo, Japan, Ryohei Hase expresses a definite darkness in his illustrative and realistic works. He describes the theme of his work as sad and gloomy, but also beautiful and strong; he is working to express the darkness of the mind. The artist was featured and interviewed in the magazine in 2009.

Murat Palta: Your Favorite Cult Film in Ottoman Style

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Turkey-based illustrator Murat Palta has created a good game for you (although we have ruined it by giving you captions). Citing the influence and style of Ottoman era miniature paintings, the artist has created a series of works that take our favorite films of Western cinema and given them that classic look.

Works from Daniel Barkley

Erotica // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Daniel Barkley's paintings reflect biblical and mythological stories but he avoids connections to a particular faith. Throughout history, artists have reconstructed spiritual and supernatural stories to...

Toilet Paper hooks up Kenzo's Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

Photography // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari are the innovative duo and bizarre image scientists behind the truly unique magazine, Toilet Paper. For the clothing company Kenzo’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, Toilet Paper was wisely chosen and the images are fantastically weird!

Maya Hayuk's Finished Mural on Houston & Bowery Wall

Street Art // Monday, February 10, 2014
As we previously noted, Maya Hayuk was up to bat on the famed Houston & Bowery wall in Manhattan, just after Swoon completed a mural a few months back. Now Maya has completed the wall, and in the midst of the snow and cold in NYC, this is a bit of geometric shine for the neighborhood. 

"Everyone’s Time Is Their Own" Curated by Gabe Scott @ Alter Space, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 2014
This is a fantastic group show, and don't mind our biasbecause one of our contributors Gabe Scott did a fantastic job curating it, just opened in San Francisco that you should go check out. "Everyone’s Time Is Their Own," features the works of Alejandro Diaz-Ayala (Dallas), Carlos Donjuan (Dallas), Clynton Lowry (New York), Derek Albeck, (Los Angeles), Derrick Velasquez (Denver, CO), Grady Gordon (Oakland, CA), Jacob Magraw-Mickelson (Seattle), Jason Jagel (San Francisco), JR Doty (San Francisco), Rachell Sumpter (Seattle), Roya Falahi (Los Angeles), Xi Zhang (Denver, CO).

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