Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
First off, a street and or public artist named Bored is quite good, and second, we continue the search for good 4th of July content with this wonderful street project of putting Monopoly on the streets of Chicago. Chance cards, property, and dice were placed around town by Bored, turning the streets into a little game, if they weren't already.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
John Dempsey doubles as Billy Tokyo. Like many artists, Dempsey works in two distinct styles, but unlike most he has an exhibition history in both styles—and so he utilizes two names, and two exhibitions. John Dempsey’s “Urban Nature” and Billy Tokyo’s “The Shapes of Things to Come” is currently on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago, with the opening reception tonight.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 03, 2012
Screenprinter and illustrator deluxe, Bill Connors is an artist living and working in Chicago, who recently graduated with my BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Melting faces, flesh and veins, brains, hairy guts, serpent eyes and the little pointy ears of ghastly beasts- these are a few of my favorite things.... (also!!)
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 23, 2012
Laura Letinsky is known for her carefully crafted still life photos. These recent works from the series Ill Form and Void Full depict minimal messes compiling idealistic printed images of food and dining utensils as well as actual decaying remains of fruits, flowers, and dirty dishes.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Chicago based street artist TipToe showed up on the New York scene a year or so ago as a kid in a ferocious werewolf headpiece. Inspired by ideas of Greek serial killers in wolf's hides as well as Allen Ginsburg's lunatic friends howling at the moon, the woodcut prints appeared like rugged anti-heroic talismans from another epic era.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 28, 2011
Currently up at the Art Institute of Chicago is the Avant-Garde in Everyday Life, which exhibits a large collection of work from influential central and eastern European artists from the early 20th century. The show runs June 11th to October 9th.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 15, 2011
Tonight, July 15, in Chicago, Catherine Edelman Gallery will open the newest chapter of the Ctrl+P: Photography Taken Offline series, featuring photography from Dustin Aksland's Sounds of the Soil series. Ctrl+P is a project where Edeleman Gallery finds top talents on blogs and the web, and promotes a series of their work in the gallery.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Goorin Bros gathered a group of Juxtapoz alumni in Pose, Steel, Reyes, and Richard Colman in Chicago's Wicker Park District to create a mural featuring a bunch of old imagery from past Goorin catalogs. KC Ortiz of We Are Supervision was at the helm for the video's production.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Creating matchstick art is one thing, but it is Chicago-based artist Pei-San Ng's use of burned matchstick tips mixed with unused ones that is quite impressive in this new work.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 28, 2011
Even though the Chicago Bulls just lost, there is something of joy in the Windy City for art fans. Belgium-based artist, ROA, continues his North America wall-conquering endeavor with another large mural in Chicago. Mexico, San Francisco, Los Angeles, now the Midwest... he just keeps going and going.