Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Canadian artist David Ellinsen's series Future Imperfect "questions if our seemingly blunted instinct of self-preservation will overcome the entrenched, destructive cultural norms," the removal of man from his natural environment.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
We are very much enjoying the work of Toronto-based artist Mark Stebbins this morning. His dense, abstract compositions combine references to the domains of craft, fine art and digital imaging. Rather than use a computer, Stebbins creates his images by hand, opting for an organic, personal and labor-intenstive method, providing a metaphor "for the cultural information transmitted via both traditional craft labor and contemporary electronic visual practices.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer's sculpture collage 'Leaves of Grass' takes cultural icons and images from five decades (1935-1985) and 900 issues of LIFE Magazine. It spans 124 feet. "It wasn’t until we had finished making the work that I realized the piece is very much about factory life. Factory farming, the war factory, the death factory, the automobile factory, the Hollywood factory, the personality factory…. History emerging out of a factory. In the end, it takes on the appearance of a conveyor belt."
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 09, 2013
'Melanie Authier's paintings bring together visual contradictions into one imaginary space. By drawing upon the histories of abstraction and the strategies of representation, she presents improbable environments. A sense of disorientation comes about through the way in which color, texture, line and shape compete for room within the canvas. Each work presents a brimming jostle of oppositions that the viewer is invited to bring into a certain order.'
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 22, 2013
We last featured the wonderful and bizzare sculptures of Canadian-born Maskull Lasserre back in February. They are always a lot of fun so this morning we take a look at some more of his incredibly intricate work. Lasserre spent the most of his childhood in South Africa and has exhibited across North America.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Our neighbor has a hedge shaped like several lopsided giant spheres and we once saw a shrubbery carved to look like a sheep. We have never seen anything of the likes of the horticulture art at Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, an international competition in Montreal, Canada. Mosaiculture, for those of you who were as clueless as us, "is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colorful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials)."
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 27, 2013
This morning we take a look at the sculptures of Sascatchawan-based artist Troy Coulterman. Sometimes we wonder how we could visually represent the nightmarish hallucinations we get in our sleep after accidentally eating old sweaty cheese...but we rarely come up with a solution. Troy embraces these absurd anomalies in his sculptures and translates "them into tangible moments that manage to be even more absurd than from which they came."
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 18, 2013
We enjoyed this series of illustrations by Canadian artist Eric Dufresne. Using colorful geometric shapes and intersecting lines Eric portrays the heroes of DC Comics: Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, and Green Arrow.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 28, 2013
In December 2012, Juxtapoz helped sponsor What Are You Doing To Participate, a group zine show in Los Angeles curated and organized by Sam James Velde, Rich Jacobs and Adam Rossiter and features zines (like the one from Travis Millard here) and prints spanning music, skateboarding and art culture from the 1980's til present. On Friday, March 1st, the show moves to Vancouver, BC.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery is presenting a new show by Toronto-based artist Jen Mann. Entitled Strange Beauties and inspired by the circus, illusions, dreams and the innocence of childhood, the exhibit captures the world through 'rose-colored glasses.'