Preview #2: Juxtapoz Turns 18 @ Copro Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This Saturday, March 24. Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will be opening our 18th Birthday exhibition, Juxtapoz Turns 18. This week, we will be doing teasing previews of the entire exhibition, and today we have works from Robert Williams, Shag, Cathie Bleck, Dennis McNett, Eriberto Oriol, Candice Tripp, Brian Bowen Smith, and Mike Shine.

WWII BOMBER JACKETS

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Whether its the imagery, mottos or nostalgia these personalized World War II bomber jackets are nothing short of inspirational. The narrative that is told about each of the jackets and their respective owners is fascinating. Each of the jackets has a tremendous amount of personality, style and carry a handcrafted look that is just undeniably genuine. Those denim jackets from the 1980s got nothing on these, see more after the jump…

Liu Bolin "Lost In Art" @ Eli Klein, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tonight, March 20, Eli Klein in New York City will open a new exhibition with the internationally renowned Invisible Man, Chinese photographer and "chameleon," Liu Bolin. Lost In Art will present new photographs from both Bolin's Hiding in the City and Hiding in New York series, as well as his recent collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and fashion giants Gaultier, Lanvin, Missoni, and Valentino.

The Work of Jen Mann

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This week's edition of Easy Like Sunday Morning in our Erotica Department took things a little darker than usual with artist Jen Mann's deadly beauties. Adorned in garlands of alluring yet toxic flowers, at first glance these graceful, lovely women seem to embrace the virtues of purity and feminine fragility. We decided to take a bigger look at Mann's work.

X-Ray Portrait Art by Xavier Lucchesi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
And you thought just sitting for a portrait was laborious. French photographer Xavier Lucchesi uses a medical scanner as the basis for his portrait work, where he takes the final X-ray and adds color, highlighting certain shapes or organs. Let's recap: find subject, get them to a x-ray machine, scan them, and then go in and highlight all the vital organs with specific colors that make a beautiful portrait. Got it.

RED by Jorge Jaramillo and Carlo Guillot

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We all know the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, but lets just imagine if Little Red was a cold-blooded killer with a vendetta to be had? Directors Jorge Jaramillo and Carlo Guillot have reimagined the tale to include a horror story, full of pulsing drama and classic horror film gore. If you want to start your day off dark, now is your chance.

The Work of Amy Timms

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
UK-based artist Amy Timms' paintings aim to convey the essence and souls of the animals that they represent. Working primarily in bold, flat gouache, the interplay between color and negative space is key. Timms draws upon multiple themes of death, decay, rebirth, melancholia, and metamorphosis, and she takes inspiration from the science of anatomy, entomology, folklore, taxidermy, and the indigenous flora and fauna of the British Isles.

Book Sculptures by Alicia Martin

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A burst of literary works shoots out of a window like a waterfall, a unique spectacle to witness indeed! Spain based artist, Alicia Martin, has created three site-specific installations using 5,000 books in each sculpture. The series is titled “Biografies” and is located in Madrid, Spain.

Paintings by Mary Heilmann

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Mary Heilmann is a New York painter originally from San Francisco. Her work plays an important role in contemporary abstract painting. Her current show at Hauser & Wirth in London "VIsions, Waves, and Roads" (running until April 5th), depicts scenes of road trips, waves from the California, Spanish, and New York coastlines, and several color works evoking tribute to Modernist masters like Malevich.

In L.A.: Todd Schorr @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 19, 2012
Legendary artist Todd Schorr’s latest exhibition Neverlasting Miracles consists of a stunning array of work, several large-scale paintings which are accompanied by small studies in graphite and acrylic allowing the viewer a peek into Schorr’s artistic process. The exhibit also includes a gigantic Humpty Dumpty-esque sculpture, which stands an impressive 9 feet tall. Photos after the jump . . .

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