Juxtapoz // Monday, September 13, 2010
The Whitney Museum commissioned three large-scale works on the site of its future downtown NYC building. We showed you Guyton/Walker and Tauba Auerbach's installations and most recently, infamous American collage artist Barbara Kruger unveiled hers, a dramatic text-based intervention.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Infamous American collage artist Barbara Kruger is one of three artists that have been asked by the Whitney Museum of American Art to create outdoor installations for the site at Gansevoort and Washington Streets. Kruger layers found photographs from existing sources with pithy and aggressive text that involves the viewer in the struggle for power and control that her captions speak to.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 30, 2010
Checks Cashed is the new gallery show by notorius artist Bill McMullen, opening July 31st, 2010 at Los Angeles’ HVW8 Art + Design Gallery. Checks Cashed is all about subverting history with absurd pop-cultured imagery.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 19, 2009
This year's Frieze Art Fair proved that despite a faltering economy, art fairs can still get bigger and stronger. Chris Osburn attended this massive London fair, where over 150 of the world’s most exciting galleries showcase their best artists.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 26, 2009
Women’s Work: Contemporary Women Printmakers from the collections of Jordan D Schnitzer and his family foundation presents a broad range of prints from the past 35 years by some of the foremost contemporary women printmakers at work in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Follow us now as we take an educated look at a the latest body of work from Hugh Brown, Grammy Award winning designer and Creative Director of Rhino Records. This latest solo exhibition at Cal State’s tastemaker museum exhibition space, Grand Central Art Center, features a rather fascinating and controversial collection. Curious? So are we.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2008
New York based artist Lauren Bergman’s paintings explore the idealization of both the feminine identity and American culture by simultaneously debunking both. Check out this great piece she recently completed called Mousetrap. How could you not want a sassy redhead in your collection of paintings? Working primarily in watercolor and acrylic, Bergman’s paintings feature women and young girls in iconic suburban-pastoral settings. The colors are soft and the images stylized and defined, reminiscent of American realists Norman Rockwell, John Sloan, and Edward Hopper, with more than a tinge of legendary pin-up artists Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren. By referencing this genre however, Bergman challenges this tradition, acknowledging that her “heroes are more along the lines of Barbara Kruger and Martha Rosler.” Read more on this visionary artist here…