Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, July 17, 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. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

"Deeds. not words3" @ slow Culture, Los Angeles

Photography // Friday, July 17, 2015
Tonight in Los Angeles, Slow Culture gallery will be hosting Deeds, Not Words 3, a group photography exhibition with a diverse group of individuals. Explained on their website, “There are two kinds of people in this world, the do'ers and the gonna do'ers. Deeds, Not Words is photography exhibition with a very simple format, it's about doing shit, not talking it."

Lucien Shapiro "Full Circle" @ RVCA VASF Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
Our friend and artist Lucien Shaprio (featured December, 2015) will be revealing his windown installation at RVCA SF this evening, Friday, July 17th with a live performance with Minka Sicklinger. The Full Circle windown installation and ritual performance will take place at 8:30pm.

Daniel Canogar in 'Memory Burn' @ Bitforms Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
Daniel Canogar’s large-scale photographic print, “Enredos 1”, depicts bodies tangled amongst clusters of wire. Utilizing the cobweb as a metaphor for electronic networks, the work conveys complex emotional connections tethered by technological means. The dangling bodies are connected but also imprisoned.

The Power of Body: Black and Whites by Selina Mayer

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
There seems to be a lot of people these days who are dismissive toward nude photography, or tend to think that each photo shoot is some sort of easy way out of addressing the subject. Then you come across the works of Selina Mayer, the North London photographer with such a beautiful sense of light and abstraction, of simple singularity with the subject that you begin to realize just how hard it is to compose a good portrait. 

Bwana Spoons and Tripper Dungan "Pacific & Northwest" @ Daniel Rolnik Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
Bwana Spoons and Tripper Dungan are the heartwarming heroes of Portland's art scene. Just mention their names to anyone in the know around PDX and they'll let out smiles so damn wide you'd think their mouths were going to fall off. Why? Because Bwana and Tripper are the free spirited embodiments of the Pacific Northwest to a T and crossed. It's with great excitement that the artists have journeyed to Santa Monica, CA for the opening of "Pacific & Northwest" on July 18th, 2015 at Daniel Rolnik Gallery.

‘The Rise of Sneaker Culture’ @ Brooklyn Museum

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
Shoes, but especially sneakers, have been a favorite obsession for long while, and now there’s a show that celebrates this. The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition of its kind, investigating the history and significance of the most popular type of footwear. The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon.

Fashion MODA: 35 Years Later @ Wallworks, NY

Fashion // Friday, July 17, 2015
Wallworks New York recently announced their summer programming, focusing on the 35 year anniversay of the opening of Fashion MODA. The first session will be a group exhibition of artists who took part in the original programming at Fashion MODA over thirty years ago. The second session (August 11 – September 10) will include a re-introduction of Jane Dickson’s iconic City Maze, and will feature an artist in residency of John Ahearn, creating his locals only sculptures on site.

Cisco Jiménez's Vibrant Paintings

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
“Of course this painting is subversive.” Reads the text on a colorful painting that resembles the wall décor of a perverse cantina by Mexican artist, Cisco Jiménez. He presents an overload of imagery and text, an excessive amount of information for the viewer’s eyes and brain. The facts and fantasies of his paintings, the characters and the colors all join together to create the festive representation of a fragmented and troubled culture. 

In the Magazine: The WPA and How the Federal Arts Project Changed American Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Nature is an unruly place, forever getting in humanity’s way, regularly tamed but regressing back to the feral. As an aesthetic paradigm we admire its majesty, take pleasure in its picturesque and swoon at its beauty, but as a psychological fact, let’s face it; unless you’re Paul Bunyan, Daniel Boone or Johnny Appleseed it can quite rightly scare the shit out of you. And into this wilderness of overgrowth and undergrowth, impossibly daunting scale, tempestuous elements, natural predators and truly rugged discomforts... 

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