Playing Basketball with an Astronaut: David Huffman

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Artist David Huffman explores ideas about identity, cultural trauma and social relationships through paintings, performance and sculptures that revolve around the symbolism of basketball and the space program. In the latest episode of KQED Art School, watch Huffman at work in his studio as he explains his visual language that manifests as multi-layered imagery, blending abstraction with a psychologically-charged narrative.

Opening: "The Collection" @ Gregorio Escalante Gallery, LA

Pop Life // Tuesday, September 08, 2015
This past Saturday, Juxtapoz Magazine co-founder Greg Escalante held the grand opening of his newest venture in a densely varied career in the art world, Chinatown’s brand new Gregorio Escalante Gallery. For it’s opening show, Escalante shared a selection of work from his coveted private collection, including pieces by Robert Williams, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Shepard Fairey and more.

Nuart 2015: The Tunnel Installations

Street Art // Monday, September 07, 2015
We wrote a longer essay and view of Nuart this past weekend here on the site, and after the grand opening of the annual tunnel installations for Nuart this weekend, we have some looks at the final works. This year, with the topic of "play" involved in each artist's work, the tunnels' were especially fun this year, with Bortusk Leer, Bordalo II, Issac Cordal, Ella & Pitr, Jamie Reid and others having great work. 

video: Aper and Tibak in Santiago de Chile

Graffiti // Monday, September 07, 2015
Santiago de Chile has one tough metro train system-constantly patrolled by security guards and surveillance cameras Aper and Tibak still managed to paint some trains on their visit and also got down on the streets while they were at it.

Matt Eich's "Carry Me Ohio"

Photography // Sunday, September 06, 2015
Matt Eich is a photographic essayist and portrait photographer born and based in Virginia. He holds a BS in Photojournalism from Ohio University and is currently pursuing his MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School’s International Limited-Residency Program. 

Nuart 2015, Day 2: Works Inside and Out

Street Art // Saturday, September 05, 2015
For the catalog of the 2015 Nuart Festival, we were asked to write an essay on the topic of "play" and its role in Street Art. It got us thinking (and writing): Even in researching this year’s new art, I came across an essay that summed it up for me from 1958’s Internationale Situationniste #1; “The new phase of affirmation of play seems to be characterized by the disappearance of any element of competition.” It goes on to quote Dutch historian Johan Huizinga as saying play “brings a temporary, a limited perfection.” WeI do like the way this sets up this year’s Nuart.

Lee Friedlander & Pierre Bonnard "Photographs & Drawings" in NYC

Photography // Saturday, September 05, 2015
Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York is pleased to present Lee Friedlander & Pierre Bonnard: Photographs & Drawings, on view from September 10 through October 24, 2015. Featuring gelatin silver prints by legendary American photographer Lee Friedlander in dialogue with drawings by the French Post-Impressionist painter Pierre Bonnard, the exhibition explores the aesthetic affinities that unite these artists’ depictions of the natural world across time and media. 

video: The Purrtraitist

Photography // Friday, September 04, 2015
Larry Johnson is a renowned photographer who specializes in feline portraiture. He travels the world taking photographs of show cats and prides himself on pulling the personalities of individual cats. Mark Zemel has made a short film on Johnson during a cat show in Parsippany, NJ. 

Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, September 04, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

An update with Dems

Graffiti // Friday, September 04, 2015
Dems has an undeniable thirst for the graffiti game and is churning out tons of new work all the time. Here’ a collection of some of his recent walls, which are all quality pieces.


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