Photographs by Victoria Crayhon

Photography // Friday, January 03, 2014
'I place phrases on movie and motel marquee signs, many of which I find through research but also in the course of my frequent long distance travel by car. I use my own sign letters, installing them while filming the placing of the phrases and then leaving the scene with words left intact upon the sign. Afterward I make my photograph of the finished sign from the sidewalk or roadside, shooting from the vantage point of the driver or pedestrian.' 
Jesse Hazelip's "Love Lock: Cycle of Violence" @ Jonathan Levine Gallery
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Jesse Hazelip's "Love Lock: Cycle of Violence" @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Street Art // Thursday, January 02, 2014
In preparation for his first solo exhibition in New York entitled “”Love Lock: Cycle of Violence,” Jesse Hazelip boldy acquired three tattoos on his eyebrows and the back of his forearms and head. Each of these tattoos corresponds with his exhibition that will explore themes of injustices within our legal system and underlying corruption in the prison industrial complex. For the opening reception, Hazelip will be occupying a replicated site-specific jail cell made of plexiglass that will be built to the size of a solitary confinement unit (six by nine feet). 

REVOK: Book Signing @ MOCA, January 4, 2014

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
We have been covering REVOK in Juxtapoz for years, both in print and online, and have loved seeing the evolution of his work as the longtime Los Angeles-based artist moved to Detroit a few years back. The result has been a fascinating and growing collection of 3D collages of found materials. Revok's new book, "Made In Detroit," will be celebrating at MOCA on January 4, 2014 with a book signing event. 

JR for the NYC Ballet Artist Series 2014

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Just as FAILE did last year in one of our favorite performances pieces of recent years, famed international artist JR has collaborated with the New York City Ballet in their special Artist Series 2014 on 3 special performances and installations that will be held on January 23, February 7 and 13, 2014. As the NYCB announced, "every seat in the house is available for just $29. On these evenings, every audience member will receive a takeaway created specifically for this event." We wish we could go!

Misaki Kawai, August 2012

Vault // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Misaki Kawai has always been a favorite on the Juxtapoz staff because her work can transform spaces from a white walled gallery into a wild world of playful imagination. Her works at first appear kid friendly, bright and colorful and inviting. Her installations are larger than life cartoons come to life, a sketchbook of ideas that transform into a special universe you can live in. This is our interview with the artist from August 2012, by our contributing editor, Kristin Farr. 

Supersonic Electronic Invitational: An interview with Zach Tutor

Illustration // Thursday, January 02, 2014
I recently sat down with Zach Tutor, the ambition and talent behind the highly successful online art source - Supersonic Electronic. Zach founded and has been maintaining the art blog for the past 3 years, and iIt has generated such a positive response that it has developed into an invitational exhibition. Come January 9th, Zach will also be putting on his 3rd annual show in San Francisco.

Jean Leblanc's Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Jean Leblanc's work draws inspiration from the Surrealist movement in an upbeat contemporary manner. These illustrations are fraught with dripping faces, pipes, optical illusions and strange chromey surfaces. These are visual mind games, a playful place to spend a little time testing your eye. 

IN L.A.: Women Who Ride @ Riverside Art Museum

Photography // Thursday, January 02, 2014
We recently stopped by the opening reception for “Women Who Ride” an exhibition of photographs by Lanakila MacNaughton, at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California. The exhibition features the works of the Portland, Oregon based photographer, who documentts a new wave of modern female motorcyclists. More after the jump…

Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Seamus Conley + Elliot Brown @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Kicking off the New Year at Thinkspace Gallery this weekend will be two great shows, Seamus Conley & Henrik Aa. Uldalen are together for "In Limbo," while Elliot Brown will open "Abramelin" in the project room. All artists touch on hyperrealism, but with a haunting, dark, mythical backdrop.

Drawings by Randy Colosky

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
We start off the new year by taking a look at the drawings of Oakland, California-based artist, Randy Colosky. His ink on paper drawings create a free-formed vortex of architectural design, texture and space. Randy's sculptures, drawings, and installations have been shown in solo, group, and site specific installations across the country.

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