Design // Monday, June 22, 2015
Philly artist Drew Leshko creates paper-based sculptures of the places we inhabit—apartment buildings, campers, houses, and home-made structures, as well as newsstands, dumpsters and more. The detail on these pieces is pretty unbelievable, especially in person, and you can currently see his solo show at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and in the “LAX/DTW” group show coordinated by Thinkspace Gallery and exhibited at Inner State Gallery in Detroit.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Korean artist June Lee's work is based on the social phenomena of the bystander, what she calls the "Bystander Effect." "Countless things Countless things that happen quietly in our society are cases of bystander effect that make select individuals into outcasts. Thinking how I can become a social outcast due to the distant indifferent bystanders, I find this a serious problem that can’t be overlooked in silence.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 08, 2015
Brazilian artists Janiano Mello and Daniel Landini's (Mello + Landini) on-going series of installations feature intertwining ropes that they have unwound and tied to canvases and walls to form structures that look like the roots of plants and trees.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 05, 2015
Dealing with questions like what is human and where are memories, the sculpture installation Intimate Vestiges by Fiona Roberts transforms the mundane into psychedelic poetry. A rug of fingers, faces in pillows and mouths on chairs, these anthropomorphized objects allow viewers to rethink what just is and what is taken for granted.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
As always our good friend Dennis McNett is busy as ever. After finishing his residency at Shreveport Regional Art Council, he brought his Wolfbat tribe to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. His installation there, entitled "Tale of the Rainbow Crow," is inspired by the native story of how the crow was once the most colorful bird of all the birds and had in his feathers all of the colors of the rainbow...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Yayoi Kusama has brought her seminal installation from 2002, The Obliteration Room, to David Zwirner in New York. Also on view in two spaces, 519 and 525 West 19th Street, are new paintings from the celebrated My Eternal Soul series and new polka-dotted pumpkin sculptures. Widely recognized around the world, with a recent survey of museum attendance ranking her as the most popular artist in 2014, Kusama has shaped her own narrative of postwar and contemporary art. Minimalism and Pop art, abstraction and conceptualism coincide in her practice, which spans painting, sculpture, performance, room-sized and outdoor installations, the written word, films, fashion, design, and architectural interventions.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
We say decaying fine art, but the work of Valerie Hegarty is just so much more. Ravaged paitings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty's work. Valerie showed at The Queen's Nails in San Francisco earlier this year and is currently in an exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum through December 1st, 2013. The New Yorker called her work a look into "waning powers of a nation and fractured affairs of state." Perhaps of all culture in general?
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno has never failed to impress us over the years with his imaginative and well-executed public and interactive art installations. He doesn't just dream of floating cities and buildings, he actually attempts to create them. The man is not short of ideas, and this experimental solar dome from 2012 titled "Poetic Cosmos of the Breath" is still one of our favorites.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
French artist Julien Salaud uses cotton thread coated with ultraviolet paint to weave impressive luminescent creatures, creating an intricate illuminated tapestry held up with thousands of nails. Geometric bears, deers, felines and other animals remind us of constellations, perhaps a new mythology.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 20, 2015
We wanted to check up on artist Crystal Wagner and our eyes bugged out when we saw the massive installations she’s been making out of chicken wire, tape, and those flimsy, plastic birthday party tablecloths! It’s hard to believe these amoebic, Seussian constructions could be made of such unexpected materials, and we love this latest direction of Wagner’s work, which has been prolific and stunning so far. The elements of her drawings and print work have come to life in a big way through this new sculptural work.