IN L.A.: Studio Visit With Mercedes Helnwein

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Mercedes Helnwein’s latest exhibition opens this upcoming Saturday, October 5, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, and for the occasion,  we were invited to stop by Helnwein's studio for a preview of what she has been working on for the past few months. Photos and more after the jump..

Intricately Cut Newspapers by Myriam Dion

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Canadian artist Myriam Dion will take a newspaper and intricately cuts patterns into the pages, leaving behind elements of an article's text or photographs. These elements perfectly compliment the incredible detailed and flawless patterns in the final work.

Contemporary Tibetan Thangka Paintings by Tsherin Sherpa

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
As a child, Nepalese artist Tsherin Sherpa underwent six years of intensive training as a traditional Tibetan thangka painter with his father Master Urgen Dorje. Mixing the techniques and imagery of thangka, Sherpa now give his paintings a contemporary edge. "Sometimes if one gets too obsessed with the rules, there's a danger of getting entangled in that very obsession."

An Absurd Swiss Army-Type Knife from 1880

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
We recently visited the Swiss Army Knife factory and saw their collection of vintage knives. We have also seen the ridiculousness that is the Wenger 16999. This "multi-tool' though tops them all. Created by John S. Holler in Germany around 1880, the knife has 100 functions including shears, an auger, saws, a lancet, cigar cutter, pens, straight razor and piano tuner. And yes, that is a fully functioning .22 caliber five-shot pinfire revolver you see there.

Sculptures by AJ Fosik

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Using locally sourced lumber grown in Oregon, AJ Fosik creates his signature and ever evolving sculptural work. The wonderful figures and anthropomorphized fantastical creatures are built using a complex process involving arranging hundreds of pieces of individually cut and varnished woods which are then painted vibrant colors and patterns.

Night: New Work by Jose Di Gregorio and Jared Tharp

Illustration // Thursday, October 03, 2013
 “Night”, new work by Jose Di Gregorio and Jared Tharp opens Friday, October 4th with reception from 6-10pm at Bows Collective in Sacramento, CA. 'I don’t actually fully understand my relationship with art to be honest and I don’t know that I ever will. It sometimes seems like I just have a compulsion to make stuff. I just try to paint what I want to see.' Admits Jared... a good, honest man. 

Chris Burden "Extreme Measures" @ New Museum, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The talk of the town in and on one of the most interesting buildings in town. Chris Burden's much-anticipated Extreme Measures just opened at the New Museum in NYC, and outside of the museum. "Spanning a forty-year career and moving across mediums, 'Extreme Measures' presents a selection of Burden’s work focused on weights and measures, boundaries and constraints, where physical and moral limits are called into question."

JR "Actions" @ Lazarides Rathbone, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Look who is back in London. French artist JR, past Juxtapoz cover artist. TED Award winner, and international superstar of positive and stimulating Public Art projects, will show once again with Lazarides Gallery with Actions.  JR will partner with Lazarides for a large-scale exhibition filling two floors of their flagship gallery on Rathbone Place as well as an outdoor public installation on multiple sites across the nationʼs capital. And by nation's capital we mean the one that is not shut down. Across the pond.

IN L.A.: NEW IMAGE POP-UP GALLERY @ SPACE 1520

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
We recently stopped by Space 1520 for the opening of New Image’s Pop-Up Gallery, featuring works from a ton of Juxtapoz featured aritsts and friends including Date Farmers, Richard Colman, Cleon Peterson, Misha Hollenbach, David Ellis, Maya Hayuk, and more. The show closed and was open a week, but we captured a few looks of the space. Photos from the opening and more after the jump… 

Todd 'REAS' James @ Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
A few weeks back, we mentioned that NYC's Todd "REAS" James was going to open a new exhibition, Business As Usual, at Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid, Spain. Well, that show opened. And then we didn't show you the art. And then we saw the art. And then we saw the art in context of the space. And then we thought, wow, that is beautiful. And now we share with you... 

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