Juxtapoz Magazine - Juxtapoz Magazine - Home http://www.juxtapoz.com Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:07:28 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Helen Schmitz's "Kudz Project" http://www.juxtapoz.com/photography/helen-schmitz-s-kudz-project http://www.juxtapoz.com/photography/helen-schmitz-s-kudz-project Helen Schmitz's
In The U.S. the invasive vine Kudzu (originally from Japan) is spreading at 150, 00 acres annually and kills trees and shrubs by heavy shading. Their presence is most prominent in the Southeastern region of the U.S., where they are highly visible from freeways and just about anywhere. Stockholm-based photographer, Helen Schmitz has been documenting this aggressive vine in her beautiful back and white photographs in a project simply called Kudzu Project.
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Photography Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:32:16 -0700
JR's Latest Photomural on Immigration http://www.juxtapoz.com/street-art/jr-s-latest-photomural-on-immigration http://www.juxtapoz.com/street-art/jr-s-latest-photomural-on-immigration JR's Latest Photomural on Immigration
We wanted to share the latest mural by JR, part of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program’s Open Source project, which is a series of installations in public space which call attention to various social issues. This mural, called Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora – Philadelphia, is an exploration of immigration. Ibrahim Shaw, the subject of the work, grew up and studied at a university in Pakistan, then came to Philadelphia to work in his uncle’s food truck. 
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Street Art Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:36 -0700
"Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland" @ the Morgan Library & Museum, NYC http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/alice-150-years-of-wonderland-the-morgan-library-museum-nyc http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/alice-150-years-of-wonderland-the-morgan-library-museum-nyc
An excellent exhibition, "Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland" is now up at the Morgan Library & Museum in NYC through October 11, 2015. This exhibition will bring to light the curious history of Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Juxtapoz Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:29:41 -0700
“O” by Ward Robert (NSFW) http://www.juxtapoz.com/photography/o-by-ward-robert-nsfw http://www.juxtapoz.com/photography/o-by-ward-robert-nsfw “O” by Ward Robert (NSFW)
In the series “O,” photographer Ward Roberts creates nude portraits along with the gradients of sunsets. Similarly to much of the artist’s work, specifically his documentation of courts, this series explores pastel-hues. The images appear washed out and evoke feelings of bleakness and serenity.
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Photography Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:12:27 -0700
Scene Report: New York http://www.juxtapoz.com/graffiti/scene-report-new-york-8234234234234 http://www.juxtapoz.com/graffiti/scene-report-new-york-8234234234234 Scene Report: New York
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. Ray Mock aka CarnageNYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Graffiti Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:08:45 -0700
Cendrine Rovini's Eerie Mixed-Media Worlds http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/cendrine-rovini-s-eerie-mixed-media-worlds http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/cendrine-rovini-s-eerie-mixed-media-worlds Cendrine Rovini's Eerie Mixed-Media Worlds
We posted on Cendrine Rovini's mixed media pieces before. Her current work is a similarly eerie mix of characters and surreal landscape, pieces that imply narrative depth. 
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Juxtapoz Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:24:32 -0700
Germen Crew Transforms Houses in Mexican Village into Bright Mural http://www.juxtapoz.com/street-art/germen-crew-transforms-houses-in-mexican-village-into-bright-mural http://www.juxtapoz.com/street-art/germen-crew-transforms-houses-in-mexican-village-into-bright-mural Germen Crew Transforms Houses in Mexican Village into Bright Mural
Germen Crew, a youth organization that works in public space in Mexico worked with local authorities this month to transform a hillside village into a dramatic mural. The project took place on a hillside in the Palimitas district in Pachuca, Mexico. The houses created a mosaic-style mural, and covered 215,000 square feet of painted space. Through the project, the group worked with 452 families in 209 households, who helped choose colors of paint.
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Street Art Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:04:02 -0700
Natalie Fletcher's Optical Illusion Painted Bodies http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/natalie-fletcher-s-optical-illusion-painted-bodies http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/natalie-fletcher-s-optical-illusion-painted-bodies Natalie Fletcher's Optical Illusion Painted Bodies
Natalie Fletcher is a body painter who uses her technical skills to create optical illusions on skin. She also creates photographic scenes, blending her subjects into the background, whether a landscape or wallpaper. Fletcher lives in Bend, Oregon and recently won "Skin Wars," a reality TV competition show for body painters. Natalie is currently on a cross-country road trip body art project “100 Bodies Across America“. The trip started in March 2015 and she’ll be painting 2 people in each state. 
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Juxtapoz Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:45:19 -0700
infra:REAL - The Art of Imaginative Realism @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NY http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/infra-real-group-show-jonathan-levine-gallery-ny http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/infra-real-group-show-jonathan-levine-gallery-ny infra:REAL - The Art of Imaginative Realism @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NY
infra:REAL is a group exhibition, curated by collector and historian Patrick Wilshire, presenting the width and breadth of imaginative realism under a single banner. The exhibition features the work of thirty-seven artists, all of whom share a fascination with the narrative of “What if?” and have a strong connection to the mythic taproot that burrows deep into our collective subconscious. Their technical approaches vary, from academic to avant-garde, turning your vision “infra-real” and giving a glimpse above, below, and beyond the reality that both comforts and restricts us all.
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Juxtapoz Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:22:56 -0700
Interview: Jessica Hess "More is More" @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/interview-jessica-hess-more-is-more-hashimoto-contemporary-sf http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/interview-jessica-hess-more-is-more-hashimoto-contemporary-sf Interview: Jessica Hess
If you happened to purchase or browse through our Juxtapoz Hyperreal book, you have have stopped in your tracks at the work of Jessica Hess. Her work with oil on canvas works depict the more depleted parts of urbanity, but also carry out such strong and absorbing color control that these almost photorealistic works become abstract in appearence. On Saturday August 1, Hess will open More is More, a solo show of new paintings at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, and we have an interview with Hess talking about the work and the city as inspiration. 
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Editor@juxtapoz.com (Juxtapoz) Juxtapoz Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:15:21 -0700