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.

Painting Air: Spencer Finch @ Museum of Art, RISD

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
On view at the Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art is Spencer Finch's exhibition Painting Air. The show has received a long list of appraisals for Finch's in depth investigation of his own practice with many parallels drawn to the work of others included in the show (these others range from William de Kooning to Monet).

Illuminated Landscapes by Marian Drew

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
We felt like getting into a summer mood this morning, and we came across these beautiful light interventions, illuminated landscapes by Marian Drew. The photographs appear as quiet hauntings in the wilderness, shot in the far reaches of Australia.

Ryan Whittier Hale's Null Presence @ envoy enterprises, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Envoy is pleased to invite you to NP's one-night showing of Ryan Whittier Hale's Null Presence. Ryan's recent body of work explores the lines between intimate life-like beings and uncanny artificial ones. He depicts an alien world filled with androgynous, android-like creatures wandering a desolate but beautiful landscape.

The Work of Dennis Pomales

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Dennis Pomales is a self-taught artist that works under the name Minotauro. He spends most of his time drawing or painting and makes some occasional videos. Inside his laboratory he connects and plays with colors, shapes, sacred geometry, and multi-dimensional creatures that more often than not make him disintegrate with joy.

Super Heroes: If They Were Actually in Conflict

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 13, 2012
We all know that comic book heroes and movie villains are created as metaphors for some sort of historical event or as some sort representation of a important cultural moment in time. Photographer Aran Harahap has taken classic heroes, and some villains, and put them into history to see if they fit. Vader and Churchill? Interesting.

Destino: Disney and Dalí

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 13, 2012
Back in 2003 (what is shockingly almost a decade ago) Disney finally released a longstanding project titled Destino. Destino is a collaboration between the famed animator Walt Disney and the iconic surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. The film project began in 1946 with Dalí and John Hench storyboarding the work.

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