Alex G "Do You Agree?" @ Mt. Melvil, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
On July 18th, 2015, Mt. Melvil will present “Do You Agree?” the first solo show by Alex G. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alex is a promising contemporary artist whose artwork is unique beyond comparison. Using acrylic paint on wood, Alex aims to create relatable visual narrative through stark figurative compositions. “When looking at art, I find it important to consider three questions; what is the artist trying to say (concept/story/mood), how are they saying it (style/technique/medium), and whether or not I can relate to it. In making my work I am actively withholding the second question.

Oze 108 in 2015

Graffiti // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Much like seeing a unicorn, a new Oze 108 is a rare sighting! This photograph perfectly captures Oze and Nmph’s freight, with all the colors in the scene matching each other.

Snarkitecture Installs Giant, Monochrome Ball Pit in DC Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
In Snarkitecture's latest interactive architectural installation, they've installed a beach scene in the National Building Museum's Grand Hall and filled it with plastic balls—like in the ball pits you used to play in as a kid—but translucent white and created from recyclable plastic. Snarkitecture straddles the line between architecture and art, altering spaces within the high art world as well as for commercial clients. 

Juxtapoz Presents: De Colores de Cheech

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
We're excited to announce the online premiere of Cheech Marin: De Colores De Cheech, directed by Gregg Gibbs. The charismatic comic takes viewers on an entertaining road trip around his hometown, visiting art studios, galleries and taquerias while exploring his extensive Chicano art collection. The film is a companion piece to the feature about Cheech in our June 2015 issue. 

Paul Jackson Can See Your Skeleton

Illustration // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The death-and-anatomy-focused drawings of Toronto-based Paul Jackson feature portraits of humans or animals. In one series, he meticulously inks portraiture details and adds anatomically-researched skeletons. In another, animals are merely vessels for the humans operating them. In some, the images appear as technological projections, fading into visual interference. 

What Nerve! Show, an Alternative Art History, Opens in NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Focusing on four groups of artists practicing away from the cultural capitals of New York and Los Angeles, What Nerve! presents an alternative history of American art since the 1960s. As the exhibition’s curator, Dan Nadel, has written, "When confronted with a system that seems impenetrable, outsiders tend to band together."

Yuji Moriguchi's Erotic Paintings: Manga + Ukiyo-e

Erotica // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Japanese artist Yuji Moriguchi's erotic painting style draws from Manga, tentacle erotica, and Ukiyo-e, a genre of woodblock prints emerging during the prosperous Edo period in Japan. The subject matter includes bestiality (often featuring sea animals or fantastical creatures). 

David Ligare “California Classicist” @ Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The installation at the Crocker contains several early works made while a young Ligare still had strong influence from surrealism, abstraction, conceptualism, and realism. These early investigations include detailed pencil drawings of markings in sand as well as thrown draperies, whose titles named after Greek Islands became the gateway for Ligare’s career-long pursuit of mining ancient Greco-Roman ideology for concepts relevant to contemporary society. 

Music Video: Knxwledge "Flyinglizrds" by Ruff Mercy

Music // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Knxwledge's Hud Dreams has been on heavy rotation in the Jux office since it dropped earlier this year. The Stones Throw artist has collaborated with Joey Bada$$, Blu, Iman Omari, and more recently on one of our favorite tracks off Kenrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, "Momma." Today Knxwledge released this welcomingly psychedelic video for the tracks "Flyinglizrds" and "Shuremng," animated by Ruff Mercy (who did this RTJ video) with footage from Ross Harris. Watch and enjoy! Light green, lime green, avocado...

The work of Dustin Aksland

Photography // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Raised in the California’s farmland and culturally vapid Central Valley, Dustin Aksland made his escape after high school to pursue a life of the opposite, rich with adventure, travel and lots of photography. After attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Aksland moved to New York and has since been been filling his relentless appetite for shooting a wide range of subjects. 


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