Todd James "Fantasy Island" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
No secret here that Juxtapoz loves the work of Todd "REAS" James. He has been on the cover 2x, been covered in various stages of his career, and love seeing his work evolve with each show. On May 1st, James will open "Fantasy Island" at Lazarides in London in their Rathbone space. From the gallery, "The vivid body of hyper-coloured works extends the artist's exploration into current socio-political affairs, continuing to stretch the boundary between the obscene and the humorous." We agree.

Erin M. Riley "Darkness Lies Ahead" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Joshua Liner Gallery presents Darkness Lies Ahead, a solo exhibition of new handwoven tapestries by Brooklyn-based artist Erin M. Riley. This will be the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery and will display the largest work from the artist to date, with tapestries over eight feet wide. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Storms, Beautiful Storms by Mitch Dobrowner

Photography // Thursday, April 23, 2015
These are just stunning photos, not only because of the power of nature, but of the accomplished skill and timing by which photographer Mitch Dobrowner. These storms are fierce, almost unearthly if you think about it, but only something that the earth could create with such force and beauty, danger and size. Mitch, you are amazing. 

A History of Pulp, PG-13 Erotica, and Illustration in One Auction

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Well this is a lot of fun. A few years ago, you may remember Juxtapoz printing a cover story on Hard Case Crime, a book publisher bringing back the pulp vibes and a little salacious fun of times of past. Well, Heritage Auctions has a crazy auction of Illustrative Art that covers both the past and present in pulp art, naughty things, and just some classic illustrations. From Dink Siegel, Hilo Chen, and the 1980's vibes of Patrick Nagel, this auction is classic. 

Surreal Salon 7: A Parade for Pop Surrealism With a Side of Southern Comfort

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Barbecue, Bourbon Street and the Blues—we’ve covered Louisiana, right? Wade a little deeper into the Bayou, though, and you just might wander into something very Southern and very surreal, as in, the Surreal Salon, which just exulted its seventh salute of all permutations pop and lowbrow. What started out as one night featuring local artists has grown into a festival offering the region’s hospitality to art lovers of every age and background. This year, interactive was more than an adjective, as attendees played in the funhouse installation by artist collective Elevator Projects. The puppets of Quintron and Miss Pussycat cavorted amidst the electronic music of RAV3N, and of course, everyone was in costume, and hurray for homemade!

The Lightness and Subtle Darkness of Can Dagarslani

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
There is so much to look at in the photos of Can Dagarslani. What appears to be subtle turns out to be almost mind-bending, and the simplicity makes way for such a great aesthetic and eye. Here is the rundown on Can: "Graduating in 2006 from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art, Istanbul, Can Dagarslani aged 28, became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. It all began in 2003 when Dagarslani started working on landscape shoots of different places that would bring out each city’s architectural plan. When Dagarslani discovered analography, his digital camera was putted aside for an analog camera that triggered his passion for photography."

RYCA "ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH" for Brit Week @ Copro Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Paul Revere and the Midnight Ride notwithstanding, we love British Invasions. From the Beatles in the 60’s to the Human League in the 80’s, Vivienne Westwood to Stella McCartney, and Hell’s Kitchen to House of Cards, culture from across the pond has literally been embraced and adopted on these shores. Brit Week was founded in 2007 to celebrate our creative relationship, educating the public on the full range of England’s cultural contributions, and to do that in festive style, starting with last night’s Red Carpet Launch at the Beverly Hills Home of the Consul General photographed by Juxtapoz Magazine’s Sam Graham. Business Innovation Awards and the Christopher Guy Design award follow, but you’re here about art, right?

PARAL-LEL by ARYZ in Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist, ARYZ, will be opening his first solo gallery show in two years this month in Los Angeles. Opening April 25th, "Paral-lel," consists of a diverse divergent dynamism of work taking root with the mathematical notion in differential geometry where two parallel geodesic lines never meet in the same plane, but instead intersect at infinity.

Søren Solkær "Surface" @ Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 22, 2015
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to present SURFACE, an exhibition featuring portraits of street artists taken by Danish photographer Søren Solkær. If you have picked up the latest issue of Juxtapoz, you may see Søren's full feature and interview talking about the origins of Surface and shooting these portraits.  Now you can go see them at Subliminal from April 25 – May 23, 2015.

Art Contemporain Pour Tous (ACPT) Fair, Montreal

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Our friends at Yves Laroche Gallery in Montreal just let us know about a new fair they helped found in the wonderful city of the North that we want you to go to this week and weekend. Last February, four gallery owners met in order to revisit the contemporary art fair formula as it is currently known in Montreal. Spurred by a common desire to present as complete a cross- section of contemporary art movements as possible, they initiated the organization of their own event apart from the one organized by The Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC), of which they are otherwise all active members.


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