Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. MrxClownxFace delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

The Art of LE GUN

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Who is LE GUN? Their online presence is cryptic at best and their print media leans toward a cult aesthetic. In 2004, they began as an art collective and have since created a self-titled magazine—filled with bold typography and ink illustrations. They’ve gained international recognition and have shown their work in installations and gallery shows, as well as taking on paid illustration clients.

Shen Wei's Nude Self

Erotica // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
In his series, I Miss You Already, photographer Shen Wei explores the intersections of identity, desire, nature and reflection. The series is composed of self portraits taken over several years and the scenery varies dramatically from image to image. At times, other subjects enter Wei’s aperture, but these characters are always peripheral to the work, which continues to burrow into the self.

Art Off The Wall: The Thing Quarterly

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Thing Quarterly’s first issue was printed on a window shade. As grad students, artists Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan knew they wanted to work together and, after a couple of false starts, settled on a Fluxus-inspired quarterly subscription service for art objects. What began as a year-long experiment is now eight years deep into the production of enviable editions and projects by the greats: David Shrigley, John Baldessari, Miranda July and Chris Johanson, to name a few.

"Subsidized Starvation" and "Intersections" @ Paradigm Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia is presenting two brand new exhibitions this week. On Thursday, September 24th, Abby Elizabeth opens "Subsidized Starvation" and on Friday, Joe Boruchow and Kid Hazo will open "Intersections."

Ai Weiwei Show Opens in London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ai Weiwei’s latest exhibition has opened at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. As is relevant to his current political position, themes of surveillance, government and social control are threaded throughout the eleven-gallery show. Photography of the show is not restricted, and museumgoers are encouraged to use the hashtag #AiWeiwei to mark the material.

Hueman "Just One Moment" @ Mirus Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
There is a conflict present in every piece granted to us by the world-renown street artist Hueman, and with her new show Just One Moment, she dives deeper into this conflict than ever before to stretch these meditations into something we can feel. 

"48 States" by Veks published by Theflopbox

Graffiti // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Veks is an underrated graffiti writer who in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s set focus on the cities of the Midwest and other places not frequented by writers. Having put in hoards of work pre-Internet, his name like many others of that time period are not as recognized as the Instafame writers of or current time, but the photographs of walls and trains don't lie. New York-based zine publisher, The Flop Box has just released a limited edition zine entitled 48 States, featuring the artists’s photography, illustrations, digital drawings and collage,

"Processed Views" by Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Having been collaborators since the ‘80s where the two met at the Institute of Design in Chicago, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman have since produced a number of bodies of work together, with our most favorite being the captivating series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape. Referencing landscape photographs from Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) and using various food products, the two recontextualize the photographer’s images creating their own to address consumption, progress and the changing landscape.

In and Out of the Studio Photographic Portraits from West Africa @ The MET, New York

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa Currently on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through January 3, 2016. This exhibition presents one hundred years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly eighty photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum's Visual Resource Archives in theDepartment of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.


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