Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews and Joao Ruas "The Gilded Age"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The Gilded Age, as coined by Mark Twain, rose from the settling smoke and blood-soaked fields of the Civil War. Many factories built for military endeavors were repurposed for new manufacturing. Industry developed at a fierce pace. Veins of railroads rippled across the musculature of the country. Along with demand for gold, steel and oil, this created a significant rise in America’s economic wealth. By the early 1900s, the US became the largest industrial nation in the world. Immigration swelled; wealth, however, belonged to the few. Ruthless business men controlled it, creating social and economic disparity, where chasms of poverty were obscured by a golden glow.

BLOB, Cécile Dormeau's Illustrations of Quirky Women

Illustration // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
We adore Cécile Dormeau’s illustrations of women, imperfect forms and all. In an interview with Ignant, she said, "I am fascinated by all kind of girls with different body shapes... Whether that be frustrated girls, strong girls, gross girls, shy girls, idealized girls, girls who don’t care or girls who say 'fuck you' with a lovely smile, I try to play with their flaws and emotions with humor in a colorful and fun style." 

In the Magazine: Sever

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
On my many trips down to Atlanta, there is one recurring event that transpires with each visit: nail biting, stress provoking, near gridlock traffic anywhere and everywhere at rush hour. It seems unavoidable and is something I have come to anticipate. Thankfully, along with gasp-inducing car exhaust and brake dust clouding the windshield while waiting for the car in front to inch a few feet forward, I expect to spot Sever’s crispy bold lettering somewhere, on the ledge of a bridge, the back of a billboard, or some random wall where it has claimed the landscape ten years strong.

"Content Void Content" and "Haywire" at Catherine Clark Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
On September 12th, the Catherine Clark Gallery is opening two simultaneous exhibitions of work—Content Void Content and Haywire. Content Void Content includes mirrored sculptures by Andy Diaz Hope “which combine ancient mathematics, traditional craft, and modern technology to explore unlikely sources of transcendence.” Haywire is an exhibition of paintings by Kara Maria “which blend abstract and representational traditions in a visual dialogue about the bizarre, precarious, and yet alluring state of our environment.”

Van Gogh in 3D, Made of Dahlias

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
This year the Corso Zundert parade in Zundert, Netherlands was inspired by Van Gogh paintings. The floats read as giant 3D interpretations of his artwork and the pieces borrow specific imagery as well as riffing on Van Gogh’s style. This year in Zundert—where Van Gogh was born 162 years ago—19 teams of people created floats for the celebration. The moving sculptures are elaborate mosaics, made entirely of different colors of dahlias.

Anita Evelyn Kunz' Book, "Paintings"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Canada-based painter and illustrator Anita Evelyn Kunz explores the intersection of human and animal, violence and care. She recently sent us a self-published book of her paintings—a collection of her watercolor and acrylic work—that reveals the intricate details of her sometimes-disturbing imagination. In one, a human holds her baby in a skin pouch on her belly. In another, a cascading series of humans and monkeys nitpick each others scalps until they bleed. 

Megan Cump's "ATOMS / STONES" @ Station Independent Projects, New York

Photography // Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Megan Cump's series Atoms/Stones is a lyrical atlas made of night skies, insects, pre-historic carvings, and portraits of sleepers. In Spain, she encountered a 250,000-year-old fragment of a cranium; its interior, laced with map-like lines, sparked her investigation at the intersection of cosmology and cartography.

New zines from Hamburger Eyes

Photography // Tuesday, September 08, 2015
The ever-busy folks over at Hamburger Eyes have just released a series of new zines, six in total, and they are only $5 each! What that means is that you can get them all and it would probably equal the price of a what you would pay for a regular high quality zine or book or hangover. 

Geoff McFetridge "It Looks Like It Says" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 08, 2015
We will start this post off with the fact that we really, really like this work. We like former cover artist Geoff McFetridge quite a bit, and because he doesn't do a ton of painting shows, when the Los Angeles artist does make a show of work, we are always excited and can't wait to see it. It Looks Like It Says will be open at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC on September 10—October 10, 2015, and will feature McFetridge's now iconic and signature style, these simplistic but cleverly concepted ideas of everyday life. 


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