Music Video: Joanna Newsom "Divers" dir by Paul Thomas Anderson

Music // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Joanna Newson just released the LP, Divers, and as always, the album sits alone in both its style and composition for most indie-popular music. She's a true original spirit. The title track just got a music video directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, who cast Newson with some voiceover work in his last film "Inherent Vice." Enjoy.  

Jeff McMillan: Prigus Australia

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
RVCA anp artist jeff mcmillan recently spent two weeks in australia launching his first expansion league for prigus sport, an ongoing body of works. Featuring six new australian teams, Prigus Sport Australia opened at the RVCA Corner Gallery in Collingwood on october 2nd, and will head to byron bay as the second stop of the down under tour.

The Striking Characters of Michael Dressel's Street Photography

Photography // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Berlin-born, Los Angeles-based photographer Michael Dressel makes street photography that’s filled with stark and poignant moments. Dressel lists as influences: Edward Steichen, Lartigue and Cartier Bresson, and their work can be seen in his portraits, which are contemporary yet often appear to be of another era. 

Recap: Pastel "Lethal" @ Balneario Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
On October 16th Balneario Gallery in Queretaro, Mexico, opened a first solo show by Francisco Diaz - Pastel. Titled "Lethal" the exhibition features a series of paintings inspired by lethal plants, photos of installation he made in Uruguay earlier this year and a in-situ installation based on the same concept.

Sam's Myth: Designs for Cult Film Posters and Albums

Design // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Nashville-based designer and musician Sam Smith works under the moniker Sam’s Myth. The bulk of his work is a series of film posters (both commissioned and uncommissioned), which reveals his early-age fixation on cinema. His designs for posters include many cult and independent films, alongside classics like Rosemary’s Baby. 

Studio Visit: Brian M. Viveros

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
“You’re built like a car, you’ve got a hubcap diamond star halo, you’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl.” Credit T. Rex for singing what they mean and Brian M. Viveros for painting what he likes. No women tied to railroad tracks, waiting to be rescued. Like Robert Williams, Viveros extols an idealized female image to portray beauty and strength, with no apologies. 

Recap: Aftershock Festival in Sacramento

Music // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
This past weekend, Juxtapoz partnered up with our friends at Liquitex and Aftershock to ​present an interactive graffiti installation called the Make Your Mark Zone at the two-day festival in Sacramento, CA. 45,000 people came from places all around the country to enjoy the music, interactive exhibits, and entertainment over the two days.

Robert Beatty's Music Artwork featured on Pitchfork

Music // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Pitchfork does a pretty excellent job on their video series', and today, they released a great video feature on artist Robert Beatty and his work with Tame Impala, Real Estate, Neon Indian, amongst others. We have been covering a few album cover artists over the past few years, and Robert is one who creates great artistic atmosphere for already visual music. Enjoy the profile. 

"BREA SOUDERS: HOLE IN THE CURTAIN" @ Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

Photography // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to present Hole in the Curtain, the gallery’s second solo show of new works by Brea Souders. The exhibition is comprised of portraits and abstract compositions that further Souders’ interest in fragmented narratives, the inchoate versus the fully formed, and the uncontrollable nature of time. Distinct from the symbolic portraits comprising her Counterforms series, in this new work Souders taps into the burlesque of humanity, depicting characters that blur the line between biographical and fictive.

Zheng Lu's Sculptures Made From Chinese Calligraphy

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Beijing-based Zheng Lu incorporates calligraphy into the metal skins of his giant sculptures. Each piece’s membrane is perforated metal made up of thousands of Chinese characters. From a young age Zheng Lu studied calligraphy, encouraged by his family, which valued Chinese intellectual studies. The text of his work includes Chinese poetry and religious texts. 


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