In L.A.: 15 Years of Gonz and Adidas @ HVW8 Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by HVW8 Art for the private reception for “15 Years Of Gonz and Adidas,” a photo exhibition celebrating Mark Gonzales’ 15 years with the adidas Skateboarding family. As you may know, the man they lovingly call the "Gonz" has been a good friend of the Juxtapoz, Thrasher, and High Speed family for years, and we are so happy to see this show come to fruition. Photos and more after the jump…

Preview: Hush "Unseen" @ Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
  On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, Corey Helford Gallery presents “Unseen,” an exhibition of new paintings by international street artist HUSH, his first solo exhibition with the gallery. The women of “Unseen,” enciphered with street tags and abstractions, appear as graffiti specters, colorful visages of noir street action. Under street influence, HUSH paints the exhibit’s imagery as an inward vision, revealing layers of urban histories and figurative dimensions.

Sculptures by Gerardo Feldstein

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Argentinian artist Gerardo Felstein uses wire, wood, textiles, and other materials for his bizarre sculptures. Originally studying electrical engineering, Gerardo first started to paint and now is an artists in several different fields.

Watch: Paa Joe, Ghanaian Master Craftsman and Grandfather of the ‘fantasy coffin’

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
We didn't know that there was such a thing as "fantasy coffins," much less that there was a grandfather of the craft and that two US presidents have visited the Ghanaian master craftsman who holds the title! Paa Joe, has been hand-crafting coffins into anything from lions, airplanes, tanks, and even Coca-Cola bottles for almost 50 years. The intricate, month long intensive process produces a work of art that is then buried under the ground, never to be seen again. Since 2008 his business declined to the point that he had to move into a dusty roadside shack from his central Accra-based workshop. Paa is now the subject of a documentary, Paa Joe and the Lion....

4 murals by David de la Mano and Pablo S. Herrero

Street Art // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Frequent collaborators David de la Mano and Pablo S. Herrero both create silhouetted imagery that compliments each other’s work naturally, making it hard to differentiate the two (Mano paints the figures while Herrero contributes the natural elements). The pair worked on four murals in Winter Haven, Florida, all with a distinctly different composition and concept. We are especially fond of the wall where the tree limbs are creating the face!

"Everybody Street" A New Documentary on New York’s Iconic Street Photographers

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
We are excited and can't wait to see this new feature-length documentary by Cheryl Dunn that chronicles pioneering photographers making their mark on the streets of New York. From Magnum veteran's Bruce Davidson (featured in our June issue) and Elliot Erwitt to Ricky Powell (also in our June issue), Boogie and Jamel Shabazz, "Everybody Street" illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades.

Assault Rifle Graphic Illusion Made From Ping Pong Balls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Michael Murphy's latest optic illusion- type installation titled Damage is made from 1,2000 hanging ping pong balls, painted black and must be vewed from a specific angle. When viewed from the correct angle, the hanging balls resemble an assault rifle. The artist is known for his optical illusion-type works that, when viewed from the correct angle, stap into place. "Guns are fetishized in the U.S.," the artist says, "Many, many Americans love guns. I'm creating a giant gun. I just want people to keep talking about guns [and] why we should have guns. Communication is necessary because I don't see any sort of solution being proposed."

Issue Preview: June 2013 "Beastie Boys: Visual History + Tribute to MCA" Issue

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Today we are very pleased to show an inside look at our very special June 2013 issue, Beastie Boys: A Visual History + Tribute to MCA. For the special issue, we have interviewed every album cover artist, from Polly Wog Stewto Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, inner-sleeve artists, photographers, and even feature some of the outtakes that went into every album cover. We find the inside stories of how each album came to fruition through the experiences and artwork of each artist that is now part of the Beastie Boys canon. The issue was curated and compiled by our contributing editor-at-large, Joey Garfield.

Cathie Bleck on Disney's Legendary Artist Mary Blair

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
When researching Mary Blair for our May issue we immediately recognized a kindred spirit in Juxtapoz’s August 2012 feature painter Cathie Bleck who shares a magical realism with the natural world expressed in fluid lines. Cathie shares an early remembrance of the artist who will be featured at the Walt Disney Family Museum’s celebration of Camille Rose Garcia who also cites the influence of Mary Blair. The exhibition opens on Thursday, May 9th.

Stencil Illustrations by Adam Feibelman

Illustration // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Adam Feibelman (Adam5100) makes painstakingly-layered paper cutouts evoking the stunning absence of form in an image. Feibelman was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and started making art as a graffiti artist. That led him to CCA where he won an award for printmaking and illustration. Adam's work has taken on a satirical look, challenging conceptions of modernity and focusing on the realm of spaces as a language to describe forgotten places. 

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