Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 29, 2011
There was mixed reviews of the movie Drive in our office (lots of people loved it, others were a bit down on it), but we really enjoyed seeing this animated tribute to the Ryan Gosling-starring feature film by the duo of Tom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku. As we get to the close of 2011, nice to look back on some of the films that got people talking.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Yesterday, we showed you a collection of oil paintings by Australian painter Michael Peck, and last night, Metro Gallery (who hosted Peck's last solo show, The Landing, this past Nov-Dec 2011) sent us images of Peck's opening as well as a fantastic documentary, Within the Layers, that documents Peck's latest body of work.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 22, 2011
A lot of us on the Juxtapoz staff were excited about The Dark Knight Rises trailer, but now the talk of the office is whether Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to make the grade. People get very emotional and defensive with the J.R.R. Tolkien titles, but its not like Jackson takes the task lightly.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Why not? With all the holiday movies that are coming out right now, from your TIntins to your Girls With Dragon Tattoos, and even your Twilight sagas in segments of two, we are just waiting for Christopher Nolan's final chapter to his Batman trilogy to come out this summer. Watch The Dark Knight Rises trailer after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Alex Prager, one of our favorite fine art photographers who shot Robert Williams's portraits for our special issue in November 2009, just completed a series of short videos and portraits for the New York Times Magazine's annual Hollywood issue. Prager shot films and portraits of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Gary Oldman, Ryan Gosling, Viola Davis, Glenn Close, and other 2011 award season hopefuls.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 30, 2011
In 2001, artist and filmmaker, Matt McCormick created a film connecting graffiti removal with characteristics of abstract expressionism, minimalism and Russian constructivism. Implying that “buffing” was created by artists who are unconscious of their artistic achievements and deserving of a place in the history of modern art. The video includes Narration from artist/actor Miranda July and was mostly shot on 16mm.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 27, 2011
During MOCA's Art In the Streets, the Neckface x Isaiah Seret collaborative film, Born Under a Bad Sign, was teased during the Levi's Film Workshop. The film is now set to world premiere at Art Basel in Miami this week, featuring a music performance by art-house noise band, Salem.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 16, 2011
In conjunction with the Orange County Museum of Art's Two Schools of Cool exhibition, the museum will be screening the documentary, Robert Williams: Mr Bitchin', tomorrow, November 17. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Mat Gleason and including Artist Robert Williams and producers/co-directors Douglas Blake, Michael LaFetra, Nancye Ferguson and Stephen Nemeth.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 15, 2011
While looking at NOWNESS, we saw this amazing behind the scenes short by Gavin Elder documenting one of our favorite directors, David Lynch, and his thoughts and process while he embarked on his "champagne moment."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 02, 2011
We mentioned attending a special premiere of Francis Ford Coppola's newest film, Twixt, this past weekend in St Helena on our Facebook page. With some beautiful art direction, trickery, and an ode to great American gothic and horror films, we thought the trailer for the upcoming film was worth a watch.