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.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
Sticks and Stones, Feral Bones is a showcase of new works from Charlotte Drury at Rock Paper Scissors in Oakland, encompassing the ideas of objects and objectivity. The works are an investigation of the ways in which we attach feelings, associations, and memories to objects; exploring our identities through our histories, visually and internally.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Make gigantic things from paper, and call the series "Paperstuff." Simple enough. Berlin-based art director Bartek Elsner created the series Paperstuff because he seems to be able to make anything with paper, from boomboxes, to fire places, to televisions, to CCTV cameras, to VCRs.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
If you are a human, which we assume you are, then you have to be impressed and probably have watched the amazing, 24-mile skydive-human flying-jump by Felix Baumgartner this past weekend. Of course, these things can't be immortalized unless they are Lego-ized. Which has been done now at Vienna’s Model Maker Fair.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 15, 2012
Kate Macdowell has traveled the world, taught mediation in India, and created websites for high-tech corporate environments. Yet, through it all, she has become somewhat of a ceramic guru. Macdowell's work, which is hand-crafted out of porcelain, looks at humanities struggle with our natural surroundings and how science has effected us over the years.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
'Endlessly curious. My work primarily involves the use of embroidery. I am interested in collapsing the boundaries between traditional and popular cultures and exploring the links that exist between these two. My work examines how this particular mishmash manifests itself in modern times, especially concerning modern youths...'
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 13, 2012
Thread is the material of choice for Nike Schroeder, as she playfully transports images out of her direct surroundings into textile art. She delicately explores human expressions and moments through needles and yarn. Her work is composed carefully with extreme detail, though it may appear seemingly rough and unfinished, as if leaving the ends of the thread hanging out of the pictures was a possible accident....