Back Talk: A Conversation with Brett Amory

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Thinkspace is pleased to present Dirty Laundry, an exhibition of new work by painters Brett Amory and Adam Caldwell. Amory and Caldwell each mobilize their unique representational strategies to invoke the modern day disconnect between time and space, self and other, and present and past. Their shows open at Thinkspace this Saturday, August 4. Today, we speak with Brett Amory...

Feature: Saber & Revok in Conversation

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 26, 2012
This Saturday, July 28, two legendary graffiti artists, REVOK and SABER, will open new body of works at Known Gallery in Los Angeles (Gilgamesh and Beautification, respectively). In our May 2012 Public Art Issue, we sat down with the two artists to have them discuss the current state of graffiti, their personal history with authorities, and how cities can best capitalize on the positive aspects of graffiti and street art. Here, we have reprinted the article in full.

Black Dynamite, July 2012

Vault // Sunday, July 01, 2012
Black Dynamite has been slowly infiltrating his way into all forms of media ever since Michael Jai White first conceived the character in 2006. After a critically acclaimed film in 2009, the Black Dynamite team joined up with Carl Jones to take Dynamite into television.

Don Pendleton, June 2012

Vault // Friday, June 01, 2012
In the approximately 35 years of modern skateboarding, the importance of the artwork adorning the bottom of the boards themselves cannot be overstated. A mash-up of personal expression, corporate branding, propagandic conveyance, and sometimes, even true fine art at their best, they can express many of the seemingly schizophrenic facets of the skateboard world for which they speak.

Feature: An Interview with Chris Sollars

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Artist and director of 667Shotwell, Chris Sollars work revolves around the reclamation of private and public space through interventions. The results are documented using drawing, photographs, sculpture, and video that are integrated into mixed media installations. Awards include 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, a 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, and 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts residency.

Interview: Harmony Korine on "Rebel"

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
In April 2011, MOCA approached Juxtapoz with a unique project that they were producing with James Franco: Rebel,a mult-facitated, mixed-media, collaborative art installation and project loosely based on the making and legacy of James Dean's famed film, Rebel Without A Cause. In July 2011, Juxtapoz published a cover story examining Rebel, interviewing James Franco, Harmony Korine, and Aaron Young, about how the project came about.

Steve “ESPO” Powers, May 2012

Vault // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
For Steve Powers, the mandate of Public Art is entrenched in public service. I hope his mission continues and catches on with others in the field. Beyond offering an inspiring uppercut of double entendre’d messaging, Powers offers a free sign making service to the surrounding neighborhood during his stay. In this way he can give back to the local shops in need of some exterior surface painting outreach. After all, they are the ones permanently hosting the event whether they like Powers’ work or not. That way, he leaves an impression when he leaves an impression.

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, April 2012

Vault // Sunday, April 01, 2012
Walt drew a pleasingly plump, smiling mouse and built a home for him in Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth. Big Daddy Roth created a sweaty-palmed, bloodshot, orbed rodent who looked like he frequented the seedier side of the Golden State. Fittingly, Ed Roth ended up spending the sunset days of his career at Knott’s Berry Farm, which was known for shoot ‘em up tableaux and way scarier rides. I stopped by Robert and Suzanne’s homestead to get a firsthand spin from the flinty eyed Williams himself.

Feature: An Interview with Corey Arnold

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 23, 2012
Corey Arnold’s photography has seized my imagination since it was first printed in Juxtapoz back in 2008, and his new series is no disappointment. “Wolf Tide” opens this Saturday at Richard Heller Gallery with deep running themes of our current political and economic unrest woven through an expansive rural landscape marred by human wreckage.

An Interview with Ela Boyd

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Ela Boyd creates immersive installations that fragment and decentralize our understanding of space, time, and the self in reference to the subjective qualities of perception. Her installations have been on view at various spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego alongside the Pacific Standard Time exhibition Phenomenal. By choreographing the viewer’s experience, the installations involve the viewer in the space, reordering their understanding of common phenomena that are easily overlooked.

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