Things That Shine: Paintings by Jungwook Kim

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 14, 2015
The silent state of the figures is derived from Jungwook Kim’s way of life. She records every moment of life with her head and mind, and opens herself up to all kinds of forms and methods of life. Like a contemplative and observant poet writing down a line implying thoughts and memories about life, living things, death and people, she delivers her feelings through repetitive brush strokes.

Update: Nikita Kaun's Dreamlike Darkness

Illustration // Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nikita Kaun is a self taught artist based out of Saint- Petersburg Russia. His style is a mixture of predominantly black and white realistically rendered forms falling into a dreamlike darkness with minimal pops of color...

Mark Whiteley "We Are All In the Gutter But Some Of Us Are Holding Flashes"

Photography // Thursday, May 14, 2015
Seeing Things just announced the upcoming release and exhibition for Mark Whiteley’s new book of photographs titled “We Are All In the Gutter But Some Of Us Are Holding Flashes.” The show and book will both launch on Saturday, May 16th at Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose, CA. The book features approximately 100 of Mark’s favorite action images shot between 1993 and 2014, and the show features selected prints from the book.

Peter Sutherland's "70s 80s 90s 00s" @ The Still House, Brooklyn

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
With a knack for finding new materials and methods to print his own photographs, Peter Sutherland is a constantly evolving artist whose newest work successfully incorporates and reinvents the space of The Still House Group gallery in Red Hook. 70s 80s 90s 00s is his second exhibition of site-specific installations at this gallery and a must see if you find yourself  near Red Hook in Brooklyn.

"Edge Effect" SFAI's MFA Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Whether on the cutting edge or even double–edged, the word literally cuts through to the point, and Edge Effect, the San Francisco Art Institute’s MFA Exhibition at the May 14 through 17, 2015, showcases incisive new talent at the Herbst Pavillion. More than 100 graduating students will present work, the largest collection of its kind, at the signature waterfront location. The following four students offer slices of art that go over the edge to incite and surprise.

Portraits by Music's Most Important Design Collective

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hipgnosis: Portraits is a new book that features a unique body of work spanning a particularly creative time in the world of music and theatre. Hipgnosis, along with it's founder Storm Thorgerson who tragically passed away in 2013, designed some the most iconic rock album covers of all time including Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," T. Rex's "Electric Warrior," and Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." At the zenith of the rock era, Hipgnosis established themselves as the most important design collective in music history.

Cheech Marin: The Passion of a Master Collector

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The colors of Cheech Marin are vibrant and multifaceted. Popularly recognized as half of the legendary comic duo Cheech and Chong, what many people don't know is that Cheech is arguably the most important collector of Chicano art in the United States, if not the world...

Snapshots of Famous Artists at Play

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A new book, Artists Unframed, features more than 100 images from the Smithsonian archives of artists at work and play. The Guardian recently compiled a slection of those that focus on moments in the personal lives of artists, snapshots of famous artists not in the studio, not in a museum, but on their own time. 

Robin Williams Nesting Dolls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
San Francisco-based artist Andy Stattmiller wanted to pay tribute to the late great Robin Williams so he created this 8 piece nesting doll set to capture all of my favorite comedies. "From largest to smallest I painted Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Fisher King, Death to Smoochy, Jumanji, Good Morning Vietnam, Mork and Mindy, and Aladdin.

Blues Build the Temple by Trevor Naud

Illustration // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
We like this graphic art series called Blues Build the Temple by Washington DC-based artist Trevor Naud. Created with a Xerox machine, ink, paint, Wite-Out, photography and paper diorams, the graphic story includes 21 prints and is modeled after Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Scmidt.

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