The Illustrative Works of Goni Montes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
From the site of Goni Montes, an illustrator we really admire, "I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, got a BA from the UPR at Mayagüez, and an MFA from SCAD Atlanta. I began working as a scientific illustrator for the Puerto Rico Sea Grant. Now I mostly do editorial illustrations with some fantasy here and there."

Pardee's Picks: The Works of Jeff Ladouceur

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Five or six years ago, while I was roaming around Kinokuniya, one of my favorite book stores in San Francisco, something that looked like a disease-soaked small pamphlet-sized book caught my eye. In bold, but fancy letters, the word "EBOLA" was stamped on the front adorning a gorgeously rendered child-like bunny rabbit with no face. I had no idea what I was looking at, but I was more than intrigued.

Preview, Part 1: Bonhams Urban Art Auction

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In conjunction with Bonhams Auction House holding their first United States Urban Art Auction on October 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, we have previewing works and speaking with directors from Bonhams all week. Today, we look at a few of the works from Banksy, Chaz Bojorquez, and Blek Le Rat that will be up for auction next week. Who wants a rat?

In L.A.: Clare Rojas "Pith" @ Prism Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
  This past weekend Clare Rojas’ latest exhibition opened up at Prism gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Pith, this body of paintings signals a further exploration for Rojas, in respect to both subject and materiality. In this exhibition, we observe the artist’s concentration on abstract space and the blurring between architectural dimensionality and geometric flatness. Photos and more after the jump…

Opening: Nadav Kander "Yangtze–The Long River" @ Flowers Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Yangtze – The Long River, is the name of the Nadav Kander debut opening exhibition in New York City at Flowers Gallery. This series of photographs are the result of 5 trips to the banks of the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia and the third longest river in the world, from mouth to source over a period of 3 years. Nadav softly captures unique juxtaposed scenarios of birth and destruction in flux of China’s economical growth.

Friends Of: Juliana Xavier Rusino, Student

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In our continuing coverage of the Friends Of campaign and Rio's leading art and technology school, Spectaculu, we take our attention away from the established talents of Vik Muniz, Mark Bradford, Carlos Saldanha, and Campana Designs and focus on the up-and-coming talents of student Juliana Xavier Rusino. The students from "Friends of..." program designed T-shirts, and Juliana's standout design features an Afro-Brazilian version of Marilyn Monroe.

Ricky Miranda and Clam Lynch @ 63 BLUXOME STREET GALLERY, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A few San Francisco standards, Ricky Miranda and Clam Lynch, will be opening new works at Bablyon Burning's satellite space, 63 Bluxome Street Gallery in SF this Friday, October 26. We suggest making it to the opening as well: San Francisco Rock Project will be performing.

Recap: Ashley Wood "Machine Sabbath" @ Jonathan Levine, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Jonathan Levine Gallery invited us to the opening reception of Machine Sabbath, the new series of paintings, mix media collages and sculptures by Australian artist Ashley Wood. The female form is the center of the stories Machine Sabbath, were with an expressionist approach, Ashley brings to life sensual and contrasted characters that show what they truly are, in between partly obscure and enigmatic places...

James Jean: OVM x Blitz @ Lane Crawford, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Lane Crawford BLITZ is thrilled to host acclaimed visual artist, James Jean (December 2010 cover artist) to Hong Kong this 24th to 26th October. The celebrated artist and designer will launch his highly sought-after OVM line of jewellery and accessories for the first time in store, as well as a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils in a custom design exclusively for BLITZ Lane Crawford.

Hajdu Bence's Vacated Masterpieces

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Architectural space frames and guides the average urban lifestyle, providing the forums through which we move, interact and live. In these vacated masterworks originally painted by Jacques-Louis David, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Fra Angelico, Hajdu Bence opens up the space, allowing us to see it stripped of its character-driven narratives, removing our attention from the animated figures...

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