Kinzie Davis @ Brickhouse Gallery Closing Reception

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Sacramento's Brickhouse Gallery celebrates the closing party for local artist Kinzie Davis', who, armed with his spray can, has gained popularity for addressing themes such as "hidden kn-owl-edge, illumi-naughty, a-lie-n con-spy-racy, and watchers," he plays on words.

Glass Like Water: Aerial by Baptiste Debombourg

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Glass riding in like the tide is the best way to describe what French artist Baptiste Debombourg created with Aerial, an installation at Brauweiler Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near Cologne, Germany. As the glass hits the floor, Debombourg creates the effect of layered ocean tides creeping onto the stone ground, a magnificent result. The work was completed on April 14, 2012, and took over 420 hours to complete.

Pref: Happy Birthday Birdie

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
The overlapping, blending, and combination of lettering in Pref’s phrases keep us somewhat excited about different new possibilities in the realm of graffiti. This newest piece says “Happy Birthday Birdie.”

SubWars

Illustration // Friday, April 27, 2012
A student of animation at Communication University of China, Sean Soong's stark, sleek, and ultra-violent short film "SubWars" tells the story of an old man who enters a subway car where no one offers him a seat. What ensues is five minutes of bloody revenge with a light saber. Although the action is graphic, the political commentary on China's communist legacy is subtle, resulting in an intriguing and thoroughly entertaining animated short.

Pantone Swatches Make Classic Album Covers by David Marsh

Music // Friday, April 27, 2012
David Marsh must like a good Pantone swatch, because in order to digitally recreate classic albums with Pantone swatches, he had to use over 1,369 solid color swatches for each reference to the Smiths, or Nirvana, or Roxy Music, or Pink Floyd. Marsh created a nice series of album covers that puts him in the Venn Diagram space where the two circles intersect between graphic design nerd and Matt Pinfield.

The Photography of Howard Schatz

Erotica // Friday, April 27, 2012
Formerly an ophthalmologist, Howard Schatz has successfully turned his photography hobby into a full-fledged and distinguished career as a fine art and commercial photographer. Working alongside his wife and business partner, Beverly Ornstein, from their Manhattan studio, Schatz's photos have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and he has received international acclaim for his work.

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Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Illustrating with Quentin Blake

Illustration // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Beloved English cartoonist, illustrator, and children's author Quentin Blake demonstrates his illustration process step-by-step in this short video, "Ten Minutes of Illustration," filmed in 2003 by the National Gallery Company. It's an invaluable glimpse into the artist's creative practice, from the very first rough sketches to the finished drawing.

JR Instagrams in North Korea

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
A few things of note here. One, it is always impressive to follow a real photographer's Instagram. Two, it is always interesting to follow a professional photographer's Instagram when they are in a very foreign environment. JR, the famed French social activist, Public Artist, and photographer (plus cover of the May 2012 Issue of Juxtapoz) has been Instragramming straight from North Korea, with some incredible photos of everyday life and various cultural sites. And of course, beautifully composed.

Goorin Bros XO Collection by Victor Reyes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Goorin Brothers rolls out a new collection today, April 26, 2012, by Victor Reyes, titled the XO collection. A two-part party will begin at Goorin's Haight Street store near Ashbury from 5pm to 8pm, then move over to their Cassel Gallery for a special opening to feature Reyes' new "Hold On Tightly" works from 8:30pm to 11pm.

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