Erotica // Friday, March 13, 2015
Dacia Gallery proudly present’s “A Space Within,” Rob Zeller’s new series of figurative paintings that capture the contemplative perhaps spiritual mind states of his subjects. Rob has overlaid portions of the figures and landscapes with the swirling mandalas. Zeller reflects, “The women in these paintings are not made to entice you, they are having their own experience with their surroundings, while experiencing themselves and the universe beyond. We share these moments with them through their outside appearance.” The show runs through March 20, 2015.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 13, 2015
Woodward Gallery features Susan Breen and Margaret Morrison in a two-person exhibition heralding Spring. This season, the Artists travel to a location beyond their traditional roads of art. Both Ways connects different aesthetics by traversing varied terrain intimate and expansive, natural and concrete.
Photography // Friday, March 13, 2015
This Saturday, 886 Geary Gallery in San Francisco will present Black Dream, a solo exhibition of photography work by Dave Schubert. The photographer is a self-taught artist living and working in San Francisco, California. He has exhibited locally at The Luggage Store, Electric Works, and the Shooting gallery; and nationally at Kavi Gupta, FUSE, Muddguts, ROX Gallery, and New Image Art.
Graffiti // Friday, March 13, 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.
Music // Thursday, March 12, 2015
As you may have noticed, we have made a Björk month here at Juxtapoz, with her cover story, retrospective at MoMA, and full microsite we made with Squarespace about the latter events. The Icelandic icon just released a new video for "Lionsong" off the new Vulnicura album, directed by Inez & Vinoodh.
Fashion // Thursday, March 12, 2015
If you don't know by now, Kanye West is both promoting a soon-to-be-released LP, So Help Me God, and his new fashion line with adidas. Both promotional projects are beginning to take a similar aesthetic look; cold, grey, futuristic warfare eroticism (that is not a bad thing in the case of these pictures by Jackie Nickerson.) And so now we have this zine, focused on the adiidas x West Yeezy Season One, athletic and apocalyptic all in one, feeding off of some of the live performance vibes Kanye has given in recent weeks.
Photography // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Lehmann Maupin will present Alex Prager’s debut exhibition in Hong Kong through May 16, 2015. Continuing her exploration of the psychological experiences of crowds and the individuals within them, Prager will exhibit five new, large-scale photographs as well as video work. Not only have we featured Alex in the magazine in the past and in our special photography zine last year, we are featuring her sister, Vanessa, in the new issue of Jux.
Street Art // Thursday, March 12, 2015
French street artist OakOak is one of our all-time favorites, and we love a good update of his work. He is one of the best artists to take his surrounding world, which is most likely the streets of Saint Etienne, France, and turn them into his very own comic strip. A recent piece showcases a sleeping, drooling Homer, maybe made in tribute to Sam Simon's untimely death? MyModernMet posted some great OakOak classics, and we added a few, too.
Fashion // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Guy Bourdin was a painter and legendary fashion photographer whose style has been pervasively appropriated in pop culture. Mentored by Man Ray, he avoided the limelight, focusing strictly on the creation of arresting pictures. Despite staging surreal mise en scènes for high-end brands like Vogue, fashion was the last thing on his mind. On the occasion of a current retrospective of Bourdin’s work, his son, Samuel, revealed the truth about his father, an artist who is legitimately known as one of the twentieth century’s best fashion photographers.
Design // Thursday, March 12, 2015
As we've noted before, while scouring the deepest corners of the internet, we love finding collections of vintage graphic design, book covers, and illustrations. Ryan Hageman, has dedicated his blog Gura Fiku to putting together a collection of visual research surveying the history of graphic design in Japan. Go check out Gura Fiku for more, but here is a selection of a few of our favorites...