Damsel: New Laser Fabricated Jewelery from Black Book

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2008
The kids at Black Book Stencils have already made a name for themselves with their insanely intricate laser etched stencils and artwork, so we got a lil’ giddy when they just announced their new Laser Fabricated Jewelery Line, Damsel. Damsel is having a private soft launch all summer long, which means you can’t actually buy any of their new gems until the full line and website is launched this fall. What does that mean for you? Well, it means you’ll be waaay ahead of the curve because we’re about to let you in on a secret: the Jewels can still be purchased through their mailing list, so only those of who who sign up are in the know. With three to six new pieces launching every two weeks, you’re definitely going to want to sign up right here. C’mon, how else can you say “Fuck You” with a smile and a rainbow on your chest?

Exclusive Release: Alex Pardee's "Chadam"

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 02, 2008
Over on his MySpace page, our buddy Alex Pardee just released the first official screenshot from the Chadam movie that he is feverishly working on with HD Films and Warner Bros. Looks like it’s gonna be a sweet film, as Pardee told us, “It's insane how much work is being put into this project from everyone that's involved.” Make sure you add Chadam as a friend because he’ll be releasing a lot more exclusive images, secrets, and stuff over there the more progress made. And you can check out his stories over there too, which will guide you though a little of his world so you can imagine what to expect from the awesome movie.

Photos: Tim Biskup & Titi Freak at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2008
Tim Biskup (right) and Titi Freak (left) took over the Jonathan LeVine Gallery this weekend, filling both show areas to the brim with fans crowding in to check out the new work. Biskup’s The Artist In You and Titi Freak’s Vida Apaixonada both opened May 16th and will remain on display until June 14th, but if you can’t make it out to New York to see these incredible works in person, take a virtual tour of the pair’s opening night reception and artwork right here…

"Die Post Ist Da!" Opening Flicks

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2008
The Die Post Ist Da! show at Intoxicated Demons gallery went down the other weekend in Berlin. Featuring works by three artists: Morten Anderson, ARO, and Michael Hyp, Die Post Ist Da! attracted a diverse crowd eager to check out Anderson’s bright paintings, ARO’s stunning vector-based graphic illustrations, and Hyp’s insane laser etched skate decks (shown.) From the looks of it, all three had their artistic talent hitting Germany in full effect! Make sure to see more opening photos right over here.

Acorn, Ghostpatrol, and Miso Invade Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2008
Our buddy Andrew Hosner, co-owner of Thinkspace Gallery in LA, just passed along some exciting news: they just got a huge batch of new works from street artists Acorn (Canada,) Ghostpatrol, and Miso (both from Melbourne.) The three recently had a big show in Australia that even had a special book accompany it called Ink Advance. Well, like any insane gallerist, what did Hosner do? He decided to add their awesome works to their walls in a special showing opening tomorrow, May 9th! We have a sneaking suspicion that Acorn may just show up again at Thinkspace later on this year, so if you really want to be ahead of the curve, you’ll jump over to Flickr and check out photos of the trio’s work right here.

Photos: "Bury Me in the Sand"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2008
Los Angeles-based graphic designer and visual artist Geoff McFetridge has an exhibit of his newest works up at San Franciso’s Mollusk Shop/Gallery. Titled Bury Me in the Sand, McFetridge filled the walls with his signature simple lines, bright colors, and humorous outlook on life. Take a peek at some opening photos here…

Every Now And Then

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Can’t stop, won’t stop. The art fiends at the Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art just keep dishin’ out new shows! Good thing we have an insatiable artistic appetite. Carmichael Gallery announces Every Now And Then, a group exhibition featuring both national and international artists, including: Thaїs Beltrame, Jonathan Edelhuber, Josh Heilaman, Chad Mount aka tribalbot, and Mehgan Trice. In new works by these five artists, color and medium function as clues to the vast spectrum of human emotion. Exhibited works include acrylics and oils on canvas and wood, pen and ink on paper, and mixed media pieces. Thaїs Beltrame and Josh Heilaman will be in attendance at the opening reception on Saturday, May 24, so make sure to mark your calendars in permanent ink, no penciling-in allowed. More info at www.carmichaelgallery.com. 

The Work of Christopher Ilth

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Continuing our coverage of Chicago’s annual massive art and music event, Version>08 Fest, Juxtapoz tracked down some photos of Christopher Ilth’s latest works, which will grace the walls at Reversible Eye Gallery tonight. If insane texture and virtually obsessive collage work appeals to you, do read on…

Emerging Artist: Pamela Johnson

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2008
Mmm… cupcakes. Who doesn’t like the sweet goodness that is a cupcake? Not only is Pamela Johnson fascinated with cupcakes; she’s also quite interested in waffles, pop tarts, and other foods that have shaped American appetites for the past century. Chicago based painter Pamela Johnson is currently working on a new series of paintings commenting American culture.  Her new work will be showing in the upcoming Artist Project, the portion of Chicago’s annual Artropolis focused on independent artists. Her current series of work focuses on the overindulgence, insatiable appetite, and mass consumption of American society.  Based on traditional paintings’ history of using food as a subject matter, her work updates this notion to mirror our current culture.  As such, the paintings are larger than life heaps of junk foods. Overbearing scale and gluttonous quantities are juxtaposed against foods that can be both tempting and comforting, as a result questioning American ideals and way of life. See more of Johnson’s amazingly life-like, massive junk food paintings at www.pamelamichellejohnson.com.

VBS.TV's "Art Talk" with John Kessler

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 14, 2008
        VBS this week hangs out with Williamsburg artist John Kessler on the show Art Talk! No, it's not a whiney piece on gentrification. It's just looking back fondly at the ole neighborhood and how he shaped his NYC experience into his work. It's about how the guy from Joe's Busy Corner Deli once held a knife to John's throat on North 7th and the only thing that saved John was that he recognized him as his sandwich maker. What was rent in Williamsburg, Brooklyn like 20 odd years ago? Oh like 150 bucks a month for a building. A whole freaking building. Luckily for John he found the perfect space to house his insane and poignant sculptures and multi media pieces. Check out the boat piece in Part 2 (below.) Thai food just has not been the same. See more at VBS.TV.      


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