Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, June 25, 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. Ray Mock aka CarnageNYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

Grete Stern's Collage Photography

Photography // Thursday, June 25, 2015
Grete Stern's work combines black and white film photography with collage techniques, creating odd juxtapositions between humans or bodyparts and nature. Greta, who had a background in graphic design, begun photographing in the late 1920s and continued her studio work until about 1980, when her poor eyesight begun interfering with her work. 

Watch: "Elgin Park" and the life of Michael Paul Smith

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 25, 2015
Elgin Park is a lot of things: a 1950’s utopia, a fantastical world, and an optical illusion. Artist Michael Paul Smith’s imaginative town – composed entirely of miniatures – delighted audiences worldwide when his photo series went viral. For the first time, the documentary Elgin Park dives into the life of this charming, reclusive artist to reveal the dark inspiration behind his work.  

New Murals by Conor Harrington, ROA, Borondo, DALeast, Maya Hayuk and HuskMitNavn

Street Art // Thursday, June 25, 2015
The 5th show on Søren Solkær's SURFACE world tour opened Friday, June 12 at Øksnehallen in central Copenhagen. This exhibition covers a 3.500 square meter area and features 122 portraits in large formats. The portraits will be hung in a network of "streets" - resembling walls of an imaginary city. In the week leading up to the opening, six international and highly esteemed artists were invited to create large-scale murals in the streets of Copenhagen. The artist are: Conor Harrington (UK), ROA (Belgium), Borondo (Spain), DALeast (China), Maya Hayuk (US) and HuskMitNavn (DK). They all produced murals in the Vesterbro area of Copenhagen, that is also the home of the exhibition venue. 

Kelly Franklin & Carol Jarvis "Poor Richard" @ Paradigm Gallery, PA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 25, 2015
This Friday, June 26th, Paradigm Gallery + Studio will present "Poor Richard," collaborative works by Kelly P. Franklin and Carol P. Jarvis featuring artwork inspired by the witty and mostly timeless phrases of Benjamin Franklin under his "Poor Richard" pseudonym from his famous almanacs of the 1700s.

The LB Project: A European Art Project through Skateboarding

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 25, 2015
The LB Project is a European art project through skateboarding. Sharing skills, ideas and a love for helping each other, the project was created to bring people together for a good cause. With help from Michael Sieben, Todd Bratrud, Jeremy Fish, Fos, Jeremyville, Kid Creature, French, Mike Kershnar, Chad Eaton, and BB Bastidas, each artist hand painted on blank skateboards to support Skateistan. Half of the boards were offered to Internet users via the-lbproject.com and the other half were donated.

"Back" @ Pace/Macgill Gallery, New York

Photography // Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Currently on display at Pace/Macgill Gallery is Back, a group exhibition of photographs by Adou, Richard Benson, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Jim Goldberg, Emmet Gowin, Paul Graham, Hiro, Peter Hujar, Jocelyn Lee, Nicholas Nixon, Tod Papageorge, Susan Paulsen, Paolo Roversi, Lucas Samaras, Viviane Sassen, Fazal Sheikh, William Wegman, Henry Wessel, and Garry Winogrand, among others. 

Studio Visit: Brendan Monroe for Converse

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Brendan Monroe is one of the best, and if you head over and follow him on Instagram you will see the Oakland-based artist is working on some amazing stuff at the moment. Last year, Monroe created one of the murals for the Juxtapoz and Converse Wall to Wall project, and recently, he was creating some site-specific art that will be housed as window displays at the downtown San Francisco Converse store. Justin Carlson headed over to Monroe's studio to see the process... 

Suiting Up for NASA

Photography // Wednesday, June 24, 2015
In honor of the past 50 years of spacewalks, NASA has released a documentary titled “Suit Up” and a collection of images taken by the astronauts that have documented their weightless journeys into space for us to experience through their eyes. The photos depict five decades of spacewalks including landings on the moon to space station maintenance. 

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, June 24, 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. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

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