The Photography of the legendary Leroy Grannis

Photography // Sunday, September 13, 2015
Dubbed as the “The godfather of surf photography” by The New York Times, Leroy Grannis made a profound impact on surfing culture with his classic photographs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Having worked several odd jobs and even serving in the U.S Army Air Corps as a pilot flying lines of troops to combat, Grannis eventually found himself shooting surfing more than anything after a doctor’s suggestion to find a more serious hobby after being diagnosed with an ulcer. 

Animals in the wild by Kevin Russ

Photography // Saturday, September 12, 2015
A photograph of a damp fox curled up on some pine needles is initially what led us to the photography of Kevin Russ. The photo is endearing and touching, making us wondering how Russ was able to creep up on the animal without startling it. After looking through the photographer’s extensive collection of travel photographs around the U.S. and beyond, we were most taken by his candid images of various animals in the wild, so we chose a selection to share with you. 

Heavy Metal Stadium

Graffiti // Saturday, September 12, 2015
This abandoned stadium got a nice little paint upgrade courtesy of the Heavy Metal crew.

Jean Labourdette (Turf One), Mike Davis, and Shawn Barber "Troika"

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
On the occasion of the Art Tattoo Show convention, as Montreal becomes the international destination for tattoo artists and enthusiasts, three artists with prominent presence in the tattoo world will highlight the fine art side of the subculture. From Montreal, Los Angeles, and San Francisco respectively, Jean Labourdette, Shawn Barber, and Mike Davis have joined forces to present TROÏKA at Yves LaRoche Gallery, an exhibit of paintings and mixed-media sculptures that explores how tattoo imagery has influenced fine art and vice versa.

Andrew Schoultz "Cyclical Nature" @ Mark Moore Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
This Saturday, September 12th, 2015 former Juxtapoz cover artist Andrew Schoultz will be opening a brand new exhibition, "Cyclical Nature," at Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. Inspired by the recurrent nature of war and histories bound to repeat themselves, Schoultz’s latest exhibition toggles between his signature frenetic imagery and a new stark minimalism reminiscent of various art historical conventions – though both illustrate a topical, dystopian vision.

Mark Whalen "Trapezoid" @ KP Projects/MKG, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
KP Projects/MKG is proud to present Mark Whalen’s latest solo exhibition “Trapezoid.” From his beginnings in Sydney Australia, Mark Whalen has evolved into an artist whose methodically sophisticated paintings and sculptures examine the complexities and nuances of the human condition.

The photography of Adama Kouyaté

Photography // Friday, September 11, 2015
Photographer Adama Kouyaté was born in the French Sudanese village of Bougouni (now Mali) in 1928, the son of a master shoemaker. A contemporary of Malik Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, his introduction to photography occurred on Christmas day in 1946, when he sat with a friend for a studio portrait in Bamako. The picture was so beautiful that from then on he dreamed of only one thing: becoming a photographer. 

Blind Artist George Redhawk Creates Hypnotizing gifs

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
Turning a loss into a gift, George Redhawk, who is legally blind, creates gifs using photo manipulation to show the world how he sees with his damaged sight. The World Through My Eyes is an ongoing series of hypnotizing gifs and we are looking forward to seeing more from George Redhawk.

Otherworldly Installation by Erika Lizée

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
Ominous and mysterious, Erika Lizée’s installation work is definitely distinctive. Awed by the intricacies of life, Lizée seeks to express her awe with these creative, fluid otherworldly creations. Painting with the Trompe l’oeil technique, Lizée succeeds in creating the illusion that something wild is on the other side of a very ordinary wall.

Mark Jenkins "Still Life" @ Fabien Castanier Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
Currently on view at Fabien Castanier Gallery in Culver City, CA, is Still Life, a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Mark Jenkins and the first solo show for the artist at the gallery. Mark Jenkins is a sculptor and installation artist whose work focuses on a variety of urban and social themes, re-defining the limits of sculpture both in the public sphere, where many of his pieces have been found, to the more intimate realm of the “White Cube.” 


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