The National Poster Retrospecticus

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
The National Poster Retrospecticus is a collection of hand printed event posters from artists, designers, and events around the country. This year, the tour is coming back--and bigger than ever, featuring over 300 posters from more than 75 artists travelling to seven cities across the US.

Patrick Dougherty's "Ballroom" at Melbourne's Federation Square

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Similar to the evasive plant Kudzu here in America, the Australian willow tree has become a nuisance and problem for other vegetation, even affecting the habitat of fish and local wildlife. Dougherty recognizes the over abundance of the willow tree saplings and sticks utilizing them for this outdoor sculpture in part of his “Stickwork” series.

The Works of Loic Zimmermann (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Loic Zimmermann is a French visual artist living in Los Angeles and working as a concept designer (Luma Pictures) on movies such as Thor, XmenFC, True Grit, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter and the half blood prince, Wolverine and Underworld. Though in his spare time, he spends his days painting and illustrating some very appealing nearly nude ladies.

Dilly's (Often) Gorey Portraits

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thomas "Dilly" Littleson's graphic illustrations almost make blood-spurting wounds seen somehow understated. His muted graphite portraits, punctuated only by splotches of red ink create a horrific world where perfectly-rendered men tear off and gnaw on their own limbs without it seeming even slightly absurd.

Daniel Cartier: Blank to Body Suit in 3 Years

Tattoo // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Daniel J. Cartier is transforming his body from blank canvas to body suit by 2013 in hopes of creating a book of photographs and essays documenting his transformation. Blair Schulman has the rest of the story...

Q&A: Kelsey Brookes @ Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We would not be the first to note that Kelsey Brookes' artistic career did not follow the most traditional path. While attending university, he studied biology instead of painting and drawing, and not until practicing as a microbiologist for a few years and moving to San Diego did Brookes begin his career as a painter.

Opening: Ron English "Crucial Fiction" @ Opera Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Crucial Fiction, is the name of the new solo show of Ron English in New York City at Opera Gallery. After some delayed caused by hurricane Sandy, we finally could look closely to his new series of paintings that address a fantastical question: What might happen if a 50 year old man created what his 8-year old self wanted: a world of cowboys, indians, and a large group of very strange disposable heroes?

Julie Heffernan "Sky's Falling" @ Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Featured in our December 2012 issue on newsstands now, Julie Heffernan just opened Sky's Falling, a new body of work at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City. The Brooklyn-based artist has taken her previous focus of self-portraits and pushed toward a series of sociopolitical works based our relationship with nature. The work is on display now through December 22, 2012.

Music Video: (Charles)Book&Record "Pointing South"

Music // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In case you were recently perusing photos of this last Halloween and feeling nostalgic about pseudo-creepiness and absurd get-ups, there are ways to bring yourself back to that time. If you are a fan of fine literature, an Edgar Allan Poe a short story is a perfect solution. If you prefer music videos, then this one provided by (Charles)Book&Record can potentially satiate your need.

The Works of Leah Yerpe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We caught the work of Brooklyn-based Leah Yerpe on Booooooom yesterday, and then we spent a good amount of time exploring all the works she had on her site. Charcoal drawings, big and small, paintings too, Yerpe captures a fleeting, dreamlike experience of floating and flying, powerful in its simplicity.

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