Tom Sachs "SPACE PROGRAM: MARS" @ Park Avenue Armory, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tom Sachs' newest exhibition at first glance might seem like a glorified space camp that someone is trying to call art, but understanding Sachs' style and mentality we realized that this is in an incredible exhibition not to be missed. Sachs' will be occupying the 55,000 square foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall creating an immersive installation that is reminiscent of the Apollo Program but will be focused around Mars.

Typography City and New Works by Hong Seon Jang @ David B Smith, Denver

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Denver's David B Smith Gallery has a fantastic new exhibition of works from Hong Seon Jang, featuring a fantastic sculpture piece titled Type City, featuring letterpress on wood panel made to resemble, you guessed it, the cityscape. The exhibition, with the great title of Labyrinth, features Jang's signature tape drawings, where he creates large scale works on chalkboard using tape.

Derek Nobbs' Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Derek Nobbs was born in 1980 and currently lives, creates and explores in the Pacific Northwest.  His nostalgic, adventure based tales are made on a heavyweight hot-press paper, and he gives them an aged look using various common things: coffee, tea, whiskey, tobacco and tears. Much like  traditional flash tattoo's and the stories told by old fisherman, Nobb's work appears to be filled with tales of life, love, loss and death.

Glen Orbik's Dangerous Dames and Pulp Noir

Erotica // Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Glen Orbik is an American illustrator known for his fully painted erotic paperback and comic covers, often executed in a noir style. He studied art at the California Art Institute then studied under the school's founder, retired movie and advertisement illustrator Fred Fixler. He eventually took over the classes and still currently teaches figure drawing as popular teacher among fine art, comic, and video game artists.

In LA: Rebel @ JF Chen (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
In his June 2011 Juxtapoz feature, James Franco admits to being drawn to stories about teenagers, with “Everything being heightened in that world.” There is definitelya very heightened, almost tactile immersion upon entering the long awaited Rebel installation, presented by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art at the JF Chen Gallery.

Banksy just in time for the Jubilee Celebration

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Some people get excited about new Banksy pieces, but we are far more excited about the Jubilee Celebration, marking the Queen's 60-year reign as top dog monarch of the United Kingdom. The piece was spotted on Turnpike Lane in London, and it seems that Mr. Banksy is commenting on the fact that the Union Jack you buy is made by a kid with a really good sense of headwear style. We kid .. . or we don't.

IN L.A.: Barry McGee @ Prism

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
We stopped by the opening reception for Barry McGee’s latest solo exhibition at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles this past weekend. The exhibition featured a new series of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs from the famed San Francisco-based artist.  Photos and more after the jump….

How to Sweep By Tom Sachs (plus Tom Sachs x Nike Craft "Mars Yard Shoe")

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Leading contemporary artist Tom Sachs has always had a fascination with space and space travel. We just didn't know he was going to create, with Nike, a Mars Yard Shoe, or an entire line of Nike gear to be worn when you are planning a trip to Mars. Just planning, not going. As Sachs notes on his site, "These shoes are built to support the bodies of the strongest minds in the aerospace industry." While they plan things.

100,000 LED lights down the Sumida River, Japan

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Incredible visuals in the Sumida River in Japan. As part of the inaugural Tokyo Hotaru festival a few weeks ago in Japan, the festival was kicked off with this awesome display of 100,000 LED lights, made to resemble fireflies (aka, hotaru). The Sumida River runs through central Tokyo.

3 New Prints by OakOak

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
One of our favorite public artists is France's OaKoAk, who turns everyday objects into his own comedic routine. The artist has just released 3 new prints with Edition Populaire, each in a series of 250 featuring some classic works from the artist.

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