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.

Horfee "Chaos Pays" @ New Image Art, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 25, 2014
This Saturday, September 27th, 2014 New Image Art in West Hollywood, CA will be presenting a "Chaos Pays," the first North American solo exhibition of Horfee. "There is a dance that takes place in the shadow of an instant, all creatures of all different periods decide to meet" Horfee says. "The ghost of practicing illegal acts is alive in strong lines. The political act against today’s corporate conundrum, a rude way for selfish teenagers to be ignorant, a personal representation of self through the subjective medium of art. Chaos Pays.”

Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art

Design // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Reel Art Press will be releasing a magnificent volume celebrating the first 100 years of black film poster art this month. A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the black film industry from the earliest days of Hollywood to present day. Accompanied by insightful accompanying text, a foreword by black history authority and renowned academic...  

Joanne Arnett's Woven Mugshots

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 25, 2014
American artist Joanne Arnett painstakingly reproduces mug shots as woven textiles, naming each piece after the accused's sentence. For example, "Two Years and a Fine of $2,000" or "30 Hours Community Service." 

Melting with Gary Baseman

Erotica // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Gary Baseman is one of today’s most prominent and multi-faceted Los Angeles-based artists. From his early works as an illustrator (The New Yorker, Time, and Rolling Stone) and his Emmy and BAFTA award-winning animation series (“Teacher’s Pet” for ABC/Disney), to his designer toys, paintings, performances, videos, and photographs, Baseman’s work explores the human condition and the complexity of relationships, family, and history...

Sit Silently

Photography // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In her series “Sit Silently”, Latvian photographer Katrina Kepule captures the solitary moments that she finds herself at rest. Kepule also visually explores her search for her own Latvian identity within a landscape that seems behind the times. Her images show a pensiveness that invites the viewer to take a moment of their own to silently explore each photograph. 

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