Sandow Birk "American Qur’an" @ Koplin Del Rio, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
After the September 11 attacks, artist Sandow Birk was compelled to explore and understand Islam: What it is to be Muslim? And what does its sacred text, the Qur’an, represent? Then, Birk embarked on an ambitious and controversial 9-year project to create an illuminated version of the book. Now, Koplin Del Rio gallery proudly presents Sandow Birk: American Qur’an. On view September 13 – October 17, this will be the 7th and final show in the series.

KAWS "Man's Best Friend" @ Honor Fraser Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
KAWS, one of the great crossover artists of this generation, working on anything from MTV to Kanye, continues to also be one of the most efficient and relentless artists when it comes to exhibitions and projects. On September 13, KAWS will open his third exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, "Man's Best Friend," a new collection of drawings, paintings, and sculptures with an eye to "Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s with both a nod of homage and a wink of satire."

Julie Blackmon's "Free Range" @ Robert Mann Gallery, NY

Photography // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Last week Robert Mann Gallery opened a new exhibition entitled Free Range, Julie Blackmon's third solo exhibition with the gallery. Blackmon's recent body of work, which includes new images that will debut at the exhibition, juxtaposes an enduring sense of nostalgia with keenly contemporary details to twist the artist's signature sly wit into strange, wry, and whimsical stories of family life. 

Music Video: Metronomy "Month of Sundays" dir by Callum Cooper

Music // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Let's get Escher. Metronomy is a band that understands how to make a good music video, a memorable one, one with a little extra touch of artistic detail in every video. For their new single, Month of Sundays, the band had director Callum Cooper create a visual look. The director told Nowness, "When I heard the track, the stark harmonies brought to mind the Russian children’s choirs of the 1970s."

Revok MSK

Graffiti // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
This newest piece by Revok in Chicago incorporates several various design elements and a wide range of popping colors.

Jonny Briggs

Photography // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Photographer Jonny Briggs, described as the ‘lovechild of David Lynch and Ralph Eugene Meatyard’ hails from London with a roster of exhibitions and press reviews already under his belt. His imaginings are of the bizarre, creating a strange yet compelling otherness in his conceptualised imagery.

Cheery Paintings by Lampu Kansanoh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
We are enjoying the bright and cheery paintings of Thai artist Lampu Kansanoh this morning. "No one else captures the happy-go-lucky nature of the Thai quite like her. In her works the carefree and joyful expression of her characters are exuberantly intensified by their exaggerated features: their melon-sized heads, engorged cheeks and exposed teeth."

Look at What Came Before, and That Will be the Future.

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
David Marc Grant's newest work will be presented at White Walls Project Space, opening reception is September 13, 7 to 11 pm. Through his work, Grant opens a dialogue on geo-political issues with colorful landscapes, structures and technology drawn from ideas of various utopian and dystopian fictions, drawing influences from the constructivist/suprematist movement, Persian miniaturists, op, pop, advertising, comics, science fiction films and contemporary lowbrow. 

World’s Largest Flower Parade, Corso Zundert

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Corso Zundert happened again! The world’s largest flower parade is located in the small town of Zundert, Netherlands at the Belgian border.

The Work of Kris Kuksi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Born March 2, 1973, in Springfield Missouri and growing up in neighboring Kansas, Kris spent his youth in rural seclusion and isolation along with a blue-collar, working mother, two significantly older brothers, and an absent father.

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