New Works by Lisa Yuskavage @ David Zwirner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lisa Yuskavage has always been one of our favorite artists working in the blue chip world of contemporary art, because we always felt like she connected with some of the greats of both fine artwork, pop-culture, and almost erotic surrealism that we have covered for the last few decades. And her new show, opening on April 23 at David Zwirner's beautiful space in Chelsea, is a stunning collection of paintings, both incandescent and fairy tale enchanting.

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, April 23, 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. Ray Mock aka CarnageNYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

JuxArt @ Lagunitas: What We Like

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Maybe you have noticed in the print magazine, but Lagunitas Brewing Company, creators of some very fine ales, IPAs, pilsners, and a very nice Little Sumpin' Ale that we here at the Juxtapoz office really enjoy, have been creating interactive ads that ask for art submissions. Back in the April Issue, aka the "Bjork" issue, Lagunitas gave readers a black canvas and said go at it, and while you are going at it, submit your work to juxart@lagunitas.com. They got a lot of submissions. Even our editor's grandfather submitted. Here are some of our favorites. 

Todd James "Fantasy Island" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
No secret here that Juxtapoz loves the work of Todd "REAS" James. He has been on the cover 2x, been covered in various stages of his career, and love seeing his work evolve with each show. On May 1st, James will open "Fantasy Island" at Lazarides in London in their Rathbone space. From the gallery, "The vivid body of hyper-coloured works extends the artist's exploration into current socio-political affairs, continuing to stretch the boundary between the obscene and the humorous." We agree.

Erin M. Riley "Darkness Lies Ahead" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Joshua Liner Gallery presents Darkness Lies Ahead, a solo exhibition of new handwoven tapestries by Brooklyn-based artist Erin M. Riley. This will be the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery and will display the largest work from the artist to date, with tapestries over eight feet wide. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Storms, Beautiful Storms by Mitch Dobrowner

Photography // Thursday, April 23, 2015
These are just stunning photos, not only because of the power of nature, but of the accomplished skill and timing by which photographer Mitch Dobrowner. These storms are fierce, almost unearthly if you think about it, but only something that the earth could create with such force and beauty, danger and size. Mitch, you are amazing. 

A History of Pulp, PG-13 Erotica, and Illustration in One Auction

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Well this is a lot of fun. A few years ago, you may remember Juxtapoz printing a cover story on Hard Case Crime, a book publisher bringing back the pulp vibes and a little salacious fun of times of past. Well, Heritage Auctions has a crazy auction of Illustrative Art that covers both the past and present in pulp art, naughty things, and just some classic illustrations. From Dink Siegel, Hilo Chen, and the 1980's vibes of Patrick Nagel, this auction is classic. 

Surreal Salon 7: A Parade for Pop Surrealism With a Side of Southern Comfort

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Barbecue, Bourbon Street and the Blues—we’ve covered Louisiana, right? Wade a little deeper into the Bayou, though, and you just might wander into something very Southern and very surreal, as in, the Surreal Salon, which just exulted its seventh salute of all permutations pop and lowbrow. What started out as one night featuring local artists has grown into a festival offering the region’s hospitality to art lovers of every age and background. This year, interactive was more than an adjective, as attendees played in the funhouse installation by artist collective Elevator Projects. The puppets of Quintron and Miss Pussycat cavorted amidst the electronic music of RAV3N, and of course, everyone was in costume, and hurray for homemade!

The Lightness and Subtle Darkness of Can Dagarslani

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
There is so much to look at in the photos of Can Dagarslani. What appears to be subtle turns out to be almost mind-bending, and the simplicity makes way for such a great aesthetic and eye. Here is the rundown on Can: "Graduating in 2006 from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art, Istanbul, Can Dagarslani aged 28, became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. It all began in 2003 when Dagarslani started working on landscape shoots of different places that would bring out each city’s architectural plan. When Dagarslani discovered analography, his digital camera was putted aside for an analog camera that triggered his passion for photography."

RYCA "ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH" for Brit Week @ Copro Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Paul Revere and the Midnight Ride notwithstanding, we love British Invasions. From the Beatles in the 60’s to the Human League in the 80’s, Vivienne Westwood to Stella McCartney, and Hell’s Kitchen to House of Cards, culture from across the pond has literally been embraced and adopted on these shores. Brit Week was founded in 2007 to celebrate our creative relationship, educating the public on the full range of England’s cultural contributions, and to do that in festive style, starting with last night’s Red Carpet Launch at the Beverly Hills Home of the Consul General photographed by Juxtapoz Magazine’s Sam Graham. Business Innovation Awards and the Christopher Guy Design award follow, but you’re here about art, right?

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