Zagga Zow @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Cooper Cole in Toronto is hosting a great line-up in the group exhibition, Zagga Zow, now on display through August 20, 2012. Cooper Cole went into the deep trenches of the urban dictionary to find out what Zagga Zow means, and they came up with "A word with literally no definition." In the meantime, Matt Leines, Larissa Bates, Devin Troy Strother, Marc Bell, Charlie Roberts, John Riepenhoff, James Kirkpatrick, Anders Oinonen, and Sara Clendering are all showcased.

The Work of Derek Stenning

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Victoria, BC-based Derek Stenning creates otherworldly compositions. Astronauts circling space stations in the future, floating in space, falling into deeper outer space are all the situations in the highly detailed work, as well as some remarkable space suit construction. 

Optical Illusions in Installations by Regina Silveira

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Have you ever wanted to feeling of figuratively falling into an installation? The optical illusions that Brazil-born Regina Silveira creates are quite astounding, making the viewer and gallery visitor become an active participant in the installation. The designs are simple, but the impact is stunning.

Olek's Crocheted Gator in Sao Paulo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
There is a lack of large animal themed playgrounds; actually there is a lack of creative playgrounds in general, the options are endless really. Why not a massive gator-themed space for kids and adults? In San Paulo, there is a playground shaped as an alligator and for the 2012 SESC Arts show they invited Brooklyn-based artist, Olek, to cover the trademark crochet creations.

Imaginative Paintings from Brecht Vandenbroucke

Illustration // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Humourus, bold, bright, and sometimes tortuous- Brecht Vandenbroucke's works are intricate visual narratives. In his work you can find multiple pop culture & social references that are both aesthetically pleasing and thought provoking.

Short Film With Kanye West

Erotica // Thursday, July 19, 2012
To celebrate the launch of her brand new magazine "25", model Anja Rubik has teamed up with Kanye West and director Barnaby Roper to create a short film dedicated to the theme of the first issue - Eroticism. The idea was to create an aesthetically beautiful version of porn.

Intricate Ink by Gerhard Wiesbeck

Tattoo // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Gerhard Wiesbeck is one skilled tattoo artist. His complex designs are comprised of intricate line work and minimal color. If you want to get some work done by him, then you are going to have to make your way out to Germany.

Tilt-Shift Spain: A Film by Joerg Daiber

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
We think that the whole tilt-shift trend is still something rather magical, a hallucinatory feeling but rooted in reality. Joerg Daiber's film focues on Spain, specifically the cities of Madrid, Seville, and El Chorro. The tagline reads: "Broke, But Beautiful." Well, we guess that is one way to put it. 

Baroness’ third album, Yellow and Green, out now

Music // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
And why is Baroness' Yellow & Green so important to you and I? Well, John Baizley, who was featured in our April 2012 issue and illustrated the cover of this album, is the frontman of band, Baroness. And the album is really good. If you want some good heavy, and what Pitchfork refers to as sludge rock, this will set you free this afternoon. So good.

Preview: Revok “Gilgamesh” @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Known Gallery in LA just passed along a few teaser images of their upcoming exhibition, Gilgamesh, with Detroit-based REVOK. We last spoke to REVOK in our special Public Art Issue in May 2012, and we anticipate another chapter in the artist's work with collaging found wood, especially now that the artist is working in a city of transformation such as Detroit. 

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