SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Illustration // Friday, May 25, 2012
If you ever read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as a child, then you too, may be haunted to this day by the ghastly illustrations they contained, and how much fun it was read them under the sheets. The drawing by artist Stephen Gammell brought the words by Alvin Schwartz to horrific life, and we suspect are a large part of why it was the most frequently challenged book for library banning from 1990-1999.

In L.A.: Lawrence Weiner @ Regen Projects

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
We stopped by the opening of Lawrence Weiner’s latest exhibition at Regen Projects this past weekend. The show featured new works in language and works on paper amd is Weiner's seventh solo exhibition at the gallery. A pioneer of Conceptual art, Lawrence Weiner began making art in 1960 and remains one of the most dynamic artists working today. Photos and more after the jump…

Gin & Juice: Schoultz, Peterson, Jean, Christian and Colman @ Ivory & Black, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
Pedro Matos and the Ivory & Black Gallery in London are getting set for a strong group exhibition this June 15, with Juxtapoz stalwarts Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Ryan Travis Christian, and Richard Colman making up the Gin & Juice show. Good title, we think.

Legos for Qubic Tax

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
In 2012, it is not easy to convince people to do anything if there isn't some sort of comedic or clever push to demonstrate why in fact you should do it. I don't drive a KIA unless Blake Griffin is stretching it out in their commercials. Get it? Well Qubic, a company specializing in "providing tax solutions to clients throughout the UK," took this notion and used 1200 LEGO characters to demonstrate the wide-ranging amount of people united in their "duty to pay taxes."

"No Globes" for Climate Change Snow Globe by Dorothy

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
You may be asking yourself, why would I want a snow globe with a silo or 4 in the middle? That doesn't seem really wintery or nice to have out when grandma comes over. UK-based agency Dorothy created this No Globes snow globe to protest the building of dirty coal-fired power stations. Shake that globe, and black, disgusting dirt-filled remnants come out of the towers.

Crae in Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, May 25, 2012
Some big ol’ stomper straight letters courtesy of Crae in the city of Los Angeles.

The Work of Japan's ? (Hi)

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
The work of Japanese artist ? (Hi) is nothing short of mesmerizing. The illustrations and completed works are rendered digitally, leaving dreamy, ill looking young men, clad in an explosion of pastel geometric fireworks, bruises and pattern work- as if stuck in some bizarre dream state after waking up from a beautiful plague induced coma. Gore-gous.

The Work of London's Espira

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
The work of the London based anomaly Espira is full of dark symbolism, like a carnivore's secret erotic dream. As stated by Entrepart, “This evil grandchild of Vivienne Westwood tells us, with brilliant paintings, that the era of over consumption is over; muting in aesthetics of Dyonisiac Eros- and Thanatos-inspired overdub.” Deep, dark, heavy lust and aggressive confrontation.

5 Minutes with HUSKMITNAVN

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
Our friends at Molotow over in Germany have shared with us 5 minutes of Danish artist HUSKMITNAVN. We can't be everywhere at once, so it's nice when friends around the globe shed light on quality contemporary art happenings in various spots worldwide.

New Print Release: Lucy McLauchlan "Eyes of Wapping"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Friend of the magazine with work featured in our May 2012 Public Art Issue, Lucy McLauchlan has a super exclusive (and when we say super exclusive, we mean in an edition of 1 sort of super exclusivity) new three-color screenprint available through Lazarides' The Outsiders print shop. Eyes of Wapping features hand painted brush marks on Heritage Rag 300gsm paper, signed by the artist.