The Works of Allison Diaz

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
Allison Diaz is a San Francisco-based collage artist who has created a series of photographic work that focuses on the shifting perspectives of identity and the way we perceive ourselves and others.The inspiration behind Diaz's series entitled Haunted Mirrors came after she heard a story about two star crossed lovers who were in the middle of breaking up...

Opening: Glenn Barr "Detroit Rooms" @ Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
Glenn Barr is one of Detroit's most celebrated and successful underground artists. His paintings have appeared in galleries from San Francisco to New York City. Glenn's work has been featured in a variety of comics and graphic novels such as Mad, DC Comics and Paradox Press as well as in a series of self published books called HEEP. He opens a show at Brooklyn's Cotton Candy Machine tonight, September 14.

Video: "MUTE" BY SAWE

Graffiti // Thursday, September 13, 2012
A few months back, the Catalan graffiti writer, Sawe, released a collaborative video with Herokid that caught us off guard. It was a step up from 99% of the graffiti videos we had seen. The artist used his playful illustrations to animate over a nicely shot and edited video. In this newest project, once again, Sawe illustrated a hilariously looking character to market magnets that silence your spray cans.

The Art of Buddy Nestor

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Buddy Nestor was an abstract painter until a few years ago when he struck a strange new chord with portraiture that took his work to a new level. Derivative of his abstract style, Nestor's "spiritual x-ray" portraits are intended to remove the mask of beauty to reveal darker, more honest aspects of the personalities of his subjects.

Tauba Auerbach's 50/50 Floor in "Field Conditions" @ SFMoMA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Last week, we attended the preview of the SFMOMA's newest exhibition, Field Conditions, an exhibit that "bends and blurs the boundaries between conceptual art and theoretical architecture, using the notion of the 'field' to frame an investigation into the construction, representation, and experience of space." One of the standout installations was the 50/50 Floor by Tauba Auerbach paired with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Homographies (2006) made for quite the visual and sensory experience.

Music Video: Willow "Sweater" by Filip Sterckx

Music // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Using 3D mapping is a technology that you see more and more in contemporary videos, but in our minds, you need a good actor to pull off the action. Leave it to the lead singer of the band Willlow, and their track "Sweater," who shot this entire video in a studio, on one mini-stage, with 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls. The results? Simply put: worth a watch.

The Art of Craola

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
I admired Greg "Craola" Simkins' art even when said art consisted of working at a video game company ten years ago rendering patches of snow for twelve hours a day...

Preview: Martin Wittfooth "Empire" @ Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
On Saturday, September 15, 2012, Corey Helford Gallery is extremely proud to present Empire, an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist Martin Wittfooth. Empire marks Wittfooth’s first solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery and his most powerful work to date.

The Works of Suzannah Sinclair

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
This isn't the first time we have talked about the work of Suzannah Sinclair, and it won't be the last. With memories of classic 1970's erotica, done in watercolors and pencil, the work of the Maine-based fine artist feels nostalgic to a more subtle era of sexuality and nude work. No props, just beautiful subjects with classic rendering chops. 

Hong Chun Zhang's Hairy Objects

Illustration // Thursday, September 13, 2012
'The idea for this series is about humor, beauty and repulsion. To me, long hair not only looks beautiful, but sometimes it can be very repulsive in particular settings such as hair in the hamburger, egg, wineglass, cigarette, toothpaste and sink. I combine hair and every day objects to evoke different feelings and emotions through a surrealistic approach.' Hong Chun Zhang

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