A Rolling Stone @ Porter Contemporary, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A Rolling Stone opens this week at New York City's Porter Contemporary, a group exhibition opening Thursday, April 5, celebrating "50 years of the Rolling Stones, while also seeking inspiration from the proverb A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss. Afterall, as the proverb suggests, those who keep moving are never lacking fresh ideas or creativity.

Pick Me Up: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A small contingent of Juxtapoz staff was in London this past weekend, taking in some of the sights and art sounds that the metropolis had to offer, and one of the highlights was the Pick Me Up Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House, featuring a series of artists, printmakers, DIYers, and shop booths all under the umbrella of graphic art.

Scissor Spiders by Christopher Locke

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Benefitting from the confiscated scissor epidemic that the TSA deals with each year, sculpture artist Christopher Locke has created this clever "scissor spider" series, and in turn probably had his work taken from him at the metal detector. The circle of an artistic life...

Lars Ulrich on "Obey Your Master: A Tribute to Metallica"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The Juxtapoz-sponsored "Obey Your Master: A Tribute to Metallica" group exhibition concluded this month at Exhibit A Gallery in Los Angeles, so we caught up with Metallica's Lars Ulrich to pick his brain about the show, his philosophy on collection, and for a peek at some of the art that integrates Metallica's daily lives around their local headquarters.

Installations by Mikala Dwyer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Mikala Dwyer is a Sydney-based artist who's work has "shifted away feminist, post-punk inclinations and toward a focus on the occult" (to quote Artforum). Her interest lies in the exploration of "extra space" with her chosen materials often evoking referential political and social critiques.

Fantasy and Falbe with Federico Piatti

Illustration // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Federico Piatti is a freelance illustrator from Argentina currently based in Madrid, Spain. His works span from mystical fantasy to medieval times to modern day wizardry with his craft and medium stretching between traditional illustration to more painterly techniques. Some of his clients include Wizards of the Coast, National Geographic Learning, White Wolf, Boom! Studios, Stone Arch Books, Fantasy Flight Games, World Around Records.

Michele Mikesell @ Altered Space Gallery, Venice Beach

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Altered Space Gallery opens Michele Mikesell’s latest circus-inspired “Hugo, OK" exhibition Friday, April 6. From 7pm to 10pm, Mikesell and musicians will host a collaborative visual and sound project by artist Dúo del Sol at Electric Lodge. Immediately following the, Altered Space opens their doors for the artist reception sponsored by O.N.E. Coconut Water and limited edition Mikesell prints, signed and numbered.

La Prisa Mata's Humans

Erotica // Monday, April 02, 2012
Life, identity, reality, status quo, intention and purpose... From very young, Luis Toledo, or La Prisa Mata, has explored our inquisitive reality, analyzing the hidden meaning of every image, and dissecting the mystery of beauty. As a meticulous collector, he gathers illustrations, textures, and fragments to create and built his images from. I recently ran into a series of works from Toledo, 'Humans' depicting the form and figure in his usual insanley intricate and detailed collage process.

Alan Brown's Alien A Day

Illustration // Monday, April 02, 2012
Alan Brown grew up near the woods & discovered the world was a weird mystery when he was very young. He then learned he loved to draw and ears later attended the Delaware College of Art & Design where he learned he also loved to paint as well. Today he draws & paints the weirdness the world makes him see inside and lives in Bear, Delaware with a very beautiful girl and three cats who hate each other. Behold his recent  'Alien A Day' project.

Riddick's Illustrated Gore

Illustration // Monday, April 02, 2012
Mark Riddick, an award-winning gore illustrator, has been a fanatic of heavy metal music since 1986. Riddick began his career as a freelance illustrator for the heavy metal music scene in 1991 when he began illustrating demo cassette covers, 7” EP record covers, and filler artwork for cut & paste underground death metal and black metal fanzines, bands, and record labels...