Giant 200-Meter Long Horse Earth Sculpture

Street Art // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Welsh artist Mick Petts' massive raised-earth sculpture "Sultan the Pit Pony" is the largest figurative earth sculpture in the United Kingdom and extends of 200 meters. Located in Parc Penalta in Caerphilly, South Wales, the sculpture was constructed using 60,000 tonnes of coal shale along with stone, and earth. Pit ponies were used to haul coal in underground mines during the mid-18th until the mid-20th century.

Living off the Wall: "Aaron Draplin & The Art of the Side Hustle"

Design // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In this video from Vans' #livingoffthewall series and director Jared Eberhardt, we meet Aaron at his day job as a designer at his his studio, Draplin Design Company in Portland, Oregon. The tour quickly devolves into a discussion of his vast collections of well-organized junk, and includes a trip to an estate sale where Aaron picks up an ancient bag of peanut butter chips.

Tales of Auto Elasticity & Auto Aerobics by Chris Labrooy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
We loved Chris Labrooy's "Auto Aerobics" and were excited to see he's back with more digital art, this time exploring tales of auto elasticity! Chris has exhibited at the design museum in London and been featured in various publications, exploring CGI as a creative medium in itself which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new typographic and sculptural form. He is interested in the intersection between typography, architecture, product design and visual art.

Giacomo 'RUN' Bufarini "Parabola Di G" @ Howard Griffin Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In this landmark show for the artist, Bufarini will exhibit a unique series of detailed pen and ink drawings which will lead the viewer through an immersive gallery wide installation. A 'Parabola' is a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. It is also the word for a symmetrical open plane curve, such as the path of a projectile under the influence of gravity. Parabola di G follows the journey of a semi-fictional character, G, as he falls through levels of reality into a dreamscape.

Above "Remix" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Artist Above has a new show, Remix, opening November 21 at Inner State Gallery in Detroit. Check out the preview and process pics, as well as this excerpt from his artist statement for the show where he describes his new approach to his iconic arrow symbology and relates it to a hair dresser's process: "The intention for my most recent body of artwork is to explore new directions and re-invent the arrow icon I have been creating for over the past 15 years...

"The Complete Works and Selected Essays" by Brett Amory

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
“Sittin’ in the morning sun, I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes. Sittin’ here resting my bones, and this loneliness won’t leave me alone.” Like Otis Redding, Brett Amory left the South and came out West, finding himself pondering, among other things, the big city and its expanse of solitude. Brett Amory: The Complete Works and Selected Essays, published by Vivant Books

Exhibit:Growth @ Director Park in Portland, OR

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Umpqua Bank’s experiential event Exhibit:Growth is an interactive exploration of human potential that takes visitors on a transformative emotional journey. Using large-scale, motionactivated digital technology, the work invites visitors to embark on a journey of personal discovery while demonstrating the power and beauty of collective experience. Known for their distinctive approach to personal and community experience, Umpqua Bank commissioned award-winning digital artists to bring their vision to life. 

"Larry Sultan: Here and Home" @ LACMA, Los Angeles

Photography // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Larry Sultan: Here and Home is the first retrospective of California photographer Larry Sultan (1946–2009). The exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan's conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970s to his solo works in the decades following. 

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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. MrxClownxFace delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Rebecca Drolen's "Hair Pieces"

Photography // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Rebecca Drolen's Hair Pieces is a carefully crafted series dealing with society's complex relationship with hair. Her images dissect the complicated views we have on female body hair, finding the line between "the beautiful and the grotesque."

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