Issue Preview: November 2013 w/ Hard Case Crime, Alex Kopps, Finok + more

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
The Fall season is upon on us, and we are about to release our November 2013 issue with a very special story on a publishing house with a penchant for old-school pulp illustrations and print! Hard Case Crime is the cover story this month, a publisher of hardboiled crime fiction that emphasizes the use of an old style pulp art by hiring some of the best illustrators in the genre to do their covers. Michael Koelsch did this beautiful cover for an upcoming release of Borderline ... more on the November issue after the jump... 

JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE X ART.COM

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
We are excited to announce a collaboration with Art.com as part of the third iteration of their "Meet the Artist" series! We have curated an exclusive collection on Art.com of works available for purchase from some of our favorite artists. For this round we have selected Ferris Plock, Kenji Hirata, Kelly Turnstall, Mario Wagner and Trystan Bates! 

Parra "And Wait for Something to Happen" @ Ruttkowski 68, Cologne

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Always a favorite in the Juxtapoz office, Parra just opened a new solo show at Ruttkowski 68 Gallery in Cologne, Germany, titled And Wait For Something to Happen. The show features 11 paintings, 11 drawings, and porcelain editions made in collaboration with the great Case Studyo. The work again shows the Amsterdam-based Parra's bold, powerful, confident, and simply elegant work, and playful subject matter.

Hand-Cut Photographs by Justine Khamara

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
At first glance the work of Melbourne-based artist Justine Khamara looks like it was digitally manipulated. Justine actually hand-cuts the photographs and rearranges and collages them. Seeking to disrupt photography's smooth, two-dimensional surfaces, she collages and builds sculptures entirely out of photographs. 

Drawings by Samuel Gomez

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
New York City-based artist Samuel Gomez creates large-scale graphite and ink drawings in a surreal-steampunk style. Drafting his narratives into worlds made of highly elaborated machine-like entanglements, Gomez's pieces are incredibly detailed and look to comment on the negative effects of corporations and capitalism.

MOCATV's Bruce Conner Documentary

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
MOCAtv's latest series of videos is a documentary about the groundbreaking and incredibly influential artist Bruce Conner. Hailed as "father of the music video," Conner was also a kaleidoscopic draftsman and assemblage artist associated with the Beats in San Francisco. The series features videos from Toni Basil, Devo, and Brian Eno & David Byrne with interviews and commentary from Dennis Hopper, Gerard Casale, and many more!

Photographs by Lee Materazzi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
The sculptural quality in the make-up of Lee Materazzi's photographs can likely be attributed to her degree in sculptures. Based on everyday life, the photographs transcend the documentation quality of life to elevated concepts about living. "The photographs take the mundane tasks and chores of our existence and express the way in which they affect our consciousness."

Erbossyn Meldibekov's Painted Ceramic Plates

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Kazakhstani artist Erbossyn Meldibekov has been examining the 'collapse of civility within a post 9/11 environment through a range of diverse mediums, our favorite though, is his series of painted ceramic plates featuring various pack animals with weapons (among other things) strapped to their backs. We want a set...

Nathan James' Unforgiving World

Erotica // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
'Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Nathan James spent much of his life in the Toronto area before moving to London, UK where he currently lives and works. His current series of paintings, Creepshow, is based on the idea of Pessimist Pop. A reaction to the highly-polished, busy, celebratory work of Koons, Murakami et al, James' paintings deal in the same sort of bold shapes and cultural iconography, but look at the underbelly of these images and contextualizes them in a real, unforgiving world...'

Company of Thieves: Ben Frost and Denial @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
Looking forward to this exhibition with our friends at Inner State in Detroit. Canadian artist Denial and Australian artist Ben Frost will be showing in Company of Thieves, a group show of sorts with both artists exploring both appropriation and common everyday visuals that we see in society. Those money pieces all ready jump off as pretty great... 

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