Rough with the Smooth @ DAX Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Tomorrow, June 20th, 2015, DAX Gallery will present Rough with the Smooth, an exhibition featuring the Star Wars iconography, lyrical subverted pub sign style works of RYCA, along side the work of contemporary hyperrealist sculptor, Kazuhiro Tsuji. Rough with the Smooth, was curated by BritWeek Art Program Director, Charlie Jane and Copro Gallery owner, Greg Escalante

"The Road" @ Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco

Photography // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Opening tomorrow, Robert Koch Gallery presents The Road, an exhibition that explores the timeless narrative of the road. Spanning the history of photography, from the nineteenth century to the present, the exhibition features work by sixteen photographers for whom the road was muse. The exhibition investigates the road as a symbol of freedom, a metaphor for growth and modernity, and a conduit for reflection and discovery. 

"The Doomsday Show" with Jason Jägel @ Rappcats, Los Angeles

Music // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Not sure if you remember dear reader, but back in August 2014, we did a very special issue that we dubbed the "Alter Ego" issue, featuring a cover story on musician Madlib with cover illustration by SF's own Jason Jägel. So, we highly endorse you going to check out the special one-day only day show of paintings and prints by Jason Jagel at the Rappcats space about Madlib's collaborator, DOOM. There will be prints for sale, 40 “Extra Doom” hand-embellished Hoecakes prints, and back stock of MF DOOM Operation Doomsday lunch boxes (out of print), and two new tees.

Brigitte Lacombe "Complicities" @ Phillips, NYC

Photography // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Sometimes it appears to be a little cheating when it comes to taking photos of celebrities because of the story already been told. But man, these black and white photos by Brigitte Lacombe are just stunning, intimate, perfectly captures a moment in time. Take this shot of Julia Roberts in 1989. Just damn outstanding if you ask us. Lacombe's work will be on display at Phillips through July 30, 2015.  

Franco Fasoli a.k.a. Jaz's Mural in Montreal

Street Art // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Franco Fasoli a.k.a. Jaz has a new mural up in Montreal, Canada as part of the city's Mural Festival. The piece is called The Popular and mirrors his collage aesthetic, in which complex images are rendered in fragmented blocks of color. 

The Art of Pejac

Street Art // Thursday, June 18, 2015
With abundance of large than life murals and street art festivals all over the globe, it's always a pleasure finding little treasures that bring the beauty back to street art. Spanish artist Pejac is one of those artists who works with a small brush and a cup of paint, and creates work that capture attention and often become viral.

Booooooom x WeTransfer: Heavy Dreamers

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 18, 2015
"Heavy Dreamers" is a film produced by Booooooom in collaboration with WeTransfer investigating different artists’ creative motivations. The film features established and emerging artists including: Hot Tea, James Jean, Kevin Lyons, Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Lauren YS, Klone, Smithe, Case, and JPatt.

"Lover" by Will Hoffman and Julius Metoyer (NSFW)

Erotica // Thursday, June 18, 2015
We wanted to make a film that wasn’t about watching sex, but instead, triggered memories of the way you felt when emotionally surrendered with a partner. That moment where you let go of judgment or self-consciousness and just open yourself up to impulse and desire.

Liz Hickok's Groundwater Series

Photography // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Liz Hickok's latest series, Ground Waters, is created by flooding miniature scenes of urban decay with liquid crystal solutions. The solutions crystallize on the structures, creating an etherial scene that defies typical proportions. 

Aperture: Photographs

Photography // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Aperture: Photographs is an exhibition that tells the story of Aperture, through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs, from over fifty years. 

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