Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
San Francisco has always been proud of its sign painting tradition, and the city's New Bohemia Signs shop has been keeping that art form alive with their hand-painted custom sign business. San Francisco Sate University and its art gallery will honor New Bohemia by hosting SignAge, a collection of hand-painted signs from the artists at the shop.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Amsterdam based and internationally appreciated artist Kustaa Saksi showcases the exhibition Hypnopompic, presenting surreal and unique artworks manufactured with jacquard weaving technique. The textiles are made of mohair and alpaca wool, cotton and synthetic materials, such as phosphate and metallic acrylic thread. The exhibition also features a series of serigraphs on paper. The show is open at Korjaamo Gallery in Helsinki, Finland through September 15, 2013.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 29, 2013
"My artistic practice has been characterized by large-scale installations and the appropriation of mass-produced and consumer objects. I employ techniques and strategies that are characteristic of Sculpture, Installation and Process Art. I employ everyday objects to enquire into the nature of how we relate to material objects in an era dominated by mass-production, standardization and global circulation..."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Sometimes someone so awesome lives in our backyard and we didn't even know it. For the past few years, we have been seeing the demented, surreal, incredible ceramic and sculpture work of Crockett, California-based artist Clayton Bailey floating around Tumblrs and blogs, but our colleague walked in our office the other day with a whole explanation of how amazing this man really is. Active in the art community since the 1960s, and a teacher in Wisconsin and Northern California throughout the '60s as well, Clayton just celebrated a 50 year retrospective at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento in 2011.
Erotica // Saturday, June 08, 2013
Alaina Varrone is arguably the ballsiest embroidery artist out there. She embroiders striking scenes and images that are often explicit in nature, creating a wonderfully weird contrast between a traditionally inoffensive medium and its content. Born in New Haven, Connecticut "to a family of weirdos and storytellers," Varrone says she "uses this natural creativity to tell her own stories in thread." Varrone attended MICA as a fiber arts student and is currently working on a series based on the various gang girls of mythology.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Opening today in Brighton, UK at Boxbird Gallery as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival: ThreeD' will bring together three of the most exciting and prolific illustrators currently working in the UK, Tom Frost, Helen Musselwhite & Graham Carter. These much-revered artists will be bringing 2D illustration into the third dimension with a new and exclusive collection of sculptures, papercuts and boxed art.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present The End Is Far, a series of new works, a site-specific installation and live performance by Polish-born, New York-based artist Olek, in what will be her second solo exhibition at the gallery. Known for her bold work and vivacious persona, Olek’s ever-expanding interventions involve covering a multitude of people and objects in camouflage-patterned crochet including: bicycles, cars, shopping carts, construction vehicles and prominent public art sculptures such as Wall Street’s Charging Bull; Alamo (Astor Place cube) and Gato de Botero in Barcelona.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 29, 2013
We have had an affinity for embroidery art over the years, with our Handmade Art book heavy on the medium. When we came across Ana Teresa Barboza's mixed media, embroidery art this past evening, we loved the combination of mediums made for an almost 3D experience. We like to say adult-themed, because you rarely see a little loving between the sheets down with a needle and thread, threading the needle, or however you want to say it.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 07, 2013
Wies Preijde's woven thread screens operate on several levels, all of which are visually and conceptually stimulating. Simple but harmonious color combinations exist in the abstracted, patterned spaces, resulting in a flattened image that still expands three dimensionally.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 07, 2012
Embroidery on photos isn’t anything new, but Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy has made it looking absolutely terrific. Taking vintage photos he’s collected over the years, the young artist intricately weaves a palette of sonorous colors.