Climb Through a Giant Convulsing Centipede

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Tube is a new installation concept by design collective Numen/For Use constructed of stitched safety nets which assume a form of a closed hose that pulsates and oscillates in the longitudinal section. The object is suspended from surrounding surfaces with numerous elastic strings, channelling a giant convulsing centipede. 

WWII Airplane Pin-Ups

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
From Viking ships to Egyptian chariots, warriors and soldiers have been decorating their weapons and vehicles for a very long time. In more modern times, the practice of putting personalized decorations on aircraft originated with Italian and German pilots in the early 1900s. This was followed by the popular practice of German pilots in WWI painting a mouth underneath the propeller's spinner. In World War II, female pin-up art began to appear and continued to it's peak during the Korean War. The decoration were tolerated by officials because it was scene as helping boost the morale of soldiers. Here is a collection of some of that nose art...

A Smartphone-Controlled Crystal Universe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The latest project by Japan's TeamLab allows you to walk through an LED illuminated universe and controll it with your smartphone. “The Viewer of the art work can enter and walk around in the three-dimensional light space,” says TeamLab. “When the viewer enters the space they will cause a change that will affect the lights in the entire space, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely.” In other words, it’s like Aristotle’s theory of causation meets TeamLab’s manipulation of digital lighting. “While the light continues to change across the entire universe space, the universe that the viewer causes change in will constantly be created with the viewer at its center.”

Picture Book: Clint Woodside

Photography // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Life experience is elusive in a world filled with image hoarding, obsessive sharing of photography, and a visual cacophony so packed that claustrophobia chokes and engulfs. It is a visual barrage barely removed from the anxiety-filled rhythm that is this overwhelming life. It is noteworthy and interesting to view contemporary work by a photographer that dances with this rhythm, but seeks to participate with a quieter visual poetry.

Opening: Cleon Peterson "Poison" @ Library Street Collective

Pop Life // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
This Saturday former cover artist, Cleon Peterson, opened a solo show at Library Street Collective in Detroit. Entitled Poison, the show sees the Cranbrook alum come back to Michigan and show a new body of work, as well as porcelain sculptures.

“Direction / Instruction” @ C.A.V.E. Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
This Saturday, C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA will present "Direction/Instruction" - a traveling group exhibition showcasing an international group of artists who are focused on challenging uses of Geometry, Color, Composition, Text, Form and Ad Hoc materials. Curated by Hyland Mather of Andenken Gallery, "Direction/Instruction" features artwork from: Graphic Surgery, RUBIN415, Scott Albrecht,OVNI, Lennard Schuurmans, Brittany Gould, Gemma Bayley, REMI ROUGH, and X-O (Hyland Mather).

Parks Project: Quality Goods with a Purpose

Fashion // Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Parks Project is a brand that proposes to use their business to help solve some of the problems facing our parks. "It all started a few years ago, when we joined up with the National Park Service to do volunteer days," they told us. "We learned there was much more to do in supporting our public lands during a time of budget cuts and low youth involvement. According to the NPCA there has been more than a 7%, or $173 million reduction in the account to operate national parks and more than a 12%, or $364 million reduction in the total budget for the National Park Service over the last five years in today’s dollars. Ouch. Could we use business to solve problems in our parks? 

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, September 01, 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. Gordon Gekkoh delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Davis Ayer @ Book & job Gallery, San Francisco

Photography // Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Born and raised in Austin, Texas but now based in Los Angeles, photographer Davis Ayer will be showing new work this Saturday at Book & Job Gallery in San Francisco. 

In the Magazine: Crystal Wagner

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Crystal Wagner is performing a visionary dance, and in its wake, fantastical organisms are left—lively, colorful and curious. Dazzling and disgusting. Like tidal waves and tree forts, her site-specific installations engulf the audience, simulating an encounter with nature, but with a wholly unnatural skin, a suggestion of excess, and a little nostalgia on the side. Growing up in a custom studio, her commitment to the art life has fueled her trajectory since day one.


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