Pharrell Co-Curates "This is Not a Toy" @ the Design Exchange

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This Is Not A Toy, curated by John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickelson with special guest curator Pharrell Williams, is the world's first exhibition featuring a collection of contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks created by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Coarse, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik...

Rorik Smith's Polyhedral Panoramas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
If you want to be disoriented, as well as impressed, then these "polyhedral panorama" illustrations from Rorik Smith are quite amazing to behold. The North Wales based artist says of his work, "Dedicated to the solution of visual problems, the development and application of graphical representation systems to investigate and record the character of collections..."

Cover It in Plastic by Penique Productions

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Barcelona collective Penique Productions are known for filling large spaces, both gallery and public, with colored plastic. As if wrapping leftovers with a plastic wrap, Penique covers an entire space in a transformative color, changing the way the viewer sees the space, and simplifying the viewing experience and space to a simple color construction.

Refracted Portraits by Deenesh Ghyczy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This morning we take a look at fragmented and distorted portraits by Berlin-based painter Deenesh Ghyczy. Deenesh combines pictures from various angles and combines them into one painting as if the viewer were looking through a refracting lens or Kaleidoscope.

Dave Schubert's "Suicide Days and Nights" @ Pretty Pretty Collective

Photography // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
"Suicide Days and Nights" is the title of San Francisco-based photographer, Dave Schubert’s newest exhibition opening this Saturday at Pretty Pretty Collective in San Francisco. The analog image-maker, who develops and prints his own work, will be showcasing new black and white prints of unusual happening and encounters of this planet. 

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Last week we introduced a new ongoing series to our graffiti section called “Scene Report.” With the help of a few select photographers, we will be bringing you weekly updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major cities. For our third installment, photographer Gordon Gekkoh delivers the Bay Area Scene Report.

The Thing Quarterly, Issue 22: John Baldessari

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I am going to kick myself for the rest of the year on this one. At the LA Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter, a few weeks back, we really wanted to buy The Thing Quarerly's Issue n22, featuring a Jux-favorite, John Baldessari. The best part? The Issue came with two standard, Baldessari designed pillowcases. As The Thing notes, "this issue has been designed with the intention that one will sleep with it… or on it." We love print, too.

Music Video: Metronomy "Love Letters" dir by Michel Gondry

Music // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Michel Gondry is a bit of an imaginative wizard when it comes to art directed music videos, pretty much putting together some of the most famous music videos of the last two decades (White Stripes, Radiohead, Foo Fighters' "Everlong", Bjork, etc). He has made feature films like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Science of Sleep" that follow on this DIY, handmade visual effect style, and his new music video for Metronomy's "Love Letters" fits the bill, albeit with a little more set painting... 

OrganiCann Presents: High Art, An Annual Arts Challenge Hosted By Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
OrganiCann of Santa Rosa, California is pleased to announce "HIGH ART," an annual arts challenge hosted by Juxtapoz. The pioneering competition will engage artists from all over the globe, and the winning designs will become the package brand for the three OrganiCann product lines; “Mendocann, Royal Humboldt, and Kronic Kush.” We even have a special celebrity guest judge... the one and only Skinner.

JASON JÄGEL "From the Sky, Rivers Look Like Snakes" @ Gallery 16, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Jason Jägel, a SF-based artist who we have championed for years on this site and in our print edition, just opened "From the Sky, Rivers Look Like Snakes" at Gallery 16 in San Francisco.The exhibition contains three bodies of work; large oil paintings, works on paper and smaller mixed media peices. This marks the first time Jason has exhibited oil paintings since Bay Area Now 1 at the Yerba Buena Center in 1997.

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