"Subsidized Starvation" and "Intersections" @ Paradigm Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia is presenting two brand new exhibitions this week. On Thursday, September 24th, Abby Elizabeth opens "Subsidized Starvation" and on Friday, Joe Boruchow and Kid Hazo will open "Intersections."

Ai Weiwei Show Opens in London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ai Weiwei’s latest exhibition has opened at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. As is relevant to his current political position, themes of surveillance, government and social control are threaded throughout the eleven-gallery show. Photography of the show is not restricted, and museumgoers are encouraged to use the hashtag #AiWeiwei to mark the material.

Hueman "Just One Moment" @ Mirus Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
There is a conflict present in every piece granted to us by the world-renown street artist Hueman, and with her new show Just One Moment, she dives deeper into this conflict than ever before to stretch these meditations into something we can feel. 

"48 States" by Veks published by Theflopbox

Graffiti // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Veks is an underrated graffiti writer who in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s set focus on the cities of the Midwest and other places not frequented by writers. Having put in hoards of work pre-Internet, his name like many others of that time period are not as recognized as the Instafame writers of or current time, but the photographs of walls and trains don't lie. New York-based zine publisher, The Flop Box has just released a limited edition zine entitled 48 States, featuring the artists’s photography, illustrations, digital drawings and collage,

"Processed Views" by Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Having been collaborators since the ‘80s where the two met at the Institute of Design in Chicago, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman have since produced a number of bodies of work together, with our most favorite being the captivating series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape. Referencing landscape photographs from Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) and using various food products, the two recontextualize the photographer’s images creating their own to address consumption, progress and the changing landscape.

In and Out of the Studio Photographic Portraits from West Africa @ The MET, New York

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa Currently on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through January 3, 2016. This exhibition presents one hundred years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly eighty photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum's Visual Resource Archives in theDepartment of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.

MEL KADEL "Sky's Eyes" @ Slow Culture, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
February 2014 cover artist Mel Kadel has always been one of our favorites. And she is prolific. Her new show, Sky's Eyes, opening October 2, 2015 at Slow Culture, will featuring over 100 new works, and as the gallery notes, "Over the last year Kadel has turned her focus on working on a much smaller scale while building such a large body of work. Her dedication has resulted in new directions and techniques thatare expanding on the carefully detailed drawings she is known for."

Brazilian Illustration Studio, Bicicleta Sem Freio

Illustration // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
We’ve posted before on Bicicleta Sem Freio—Bike without Brakes—the Brazilian Illustration Studio. Since then, they’ve expanded their aesthetics to cover more than grotesque nudes (though we obviously love those too). They started by illustrating posters for rock and cultural events and have extended their practice to cover a wider range of projects—including street art, billboards, fabrics, and beer labels.

Paul Kooiker's Erotic Portraits

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Paul Kooiker, a photographer based in Amsterdam, has created some incredible nude and erotic portraits. They run the gamut in tone from creepy and voyeuristic to ethereal. In 1996, his award-winning series called Untitled: Peeing Women in the Forest, was a series of shots, blurry and from a distance, of women peeing in the woods. 

Bunky Echo-Hawk's Contemporary Critique of US Colonialism

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bunky Echo-Hawk’s paintings provide an often-humorous look at the impact of colonization on contemporary Native Americans. His work critiques cultural appropriation and illustrates in stark terms the stakes of near-genocide on populations of Native Americans.


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