A Steamroller Music Box and Knitting Machine by Dave Cole

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Dave Cole re-appropriates existing "tools "gives them a new purpose. For his The Music Box piece, the artist dismantled a 22,000 lb. steamroller, refabricating more than 80% of it and converting it into a fully functioning music box. Watch a video after the jump of his Knitting Machine piece. Helping two excavators knit an American flag looks like a tedious, long process. And don't miss his jackhammer orchestra…

Barbara Kruger, November 2010

Vault // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
News broke last week that NYC-based fashion staple, Supreme, was suing women's fashion line, Married to the Mob, for a copyright infringement based around the logo/graphic "Supreme Bitch." What many in the art world already understood is that Barbara Kruger, now a professor at UCLA and world renowned conceptual artist, was, and we say this gently, robbed of her style by Supreme with their now iconic logo. Kruger would never go on record saying she created the idea of a red box with Futura Bold Oblique look, but, well, she did. This is our cover story with Kruger from November 2010. 

Assault Rifle Graphic Illusion Made From Ping Pong Balls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Michael Murphy's latest optic illusion- type installation titled Damage is made from 1,2000 hanging ping pong balls, painted black and must be vewed from a specific angle. When viewed from the correct angle, the hanging balls resemble an assault rifle. The artist is known for his optical illusion-type works that, when viewed from the correct angle, stap into place. "Guns are fetishized in the U.S.," the artist says, "Many, many Americans love guns. I'm creating a giant gun. I just want people to keep talking about guns [and] why we should have guns. Communication is necessary because I don't see any sort of solution being proposed."

Watch: "Zigzagging" Pattern and RGB Light Installation by Carnovsky

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
In addition to the RGB Fabulous Landscapes (which we posted earlier) where specially printed digital frescos changed depending on whether natural, red, green, or blue light was applied, Carnovsky was also commissioned to create a installation for Missoni. Titled, Zigzagging, the installation uses geometric motifs, and fantastic patterns with similar, changing, flashing RGB lights. We suggest you don't watch the video if you're epileptic…

Life-Sized Newsstand Made from Denim by Denimu

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
Sweden-based artist Denimu (aka Ian Berry), known for his work constructing incredible scenes purely out of used denim and jeans, has installed a life sized New York newsstand at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Berry began experimenting with textiles, manipulating color and form with bleach, stencils and glue. His work is painstakingly cut, stitched, and pasted together.

"POOL, THE ALCHEMY OF BLUE" by Lizzie Buckmaster Dove

Street Art // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Using various sized chunks of concrete found from an old pool In Coledale, Australia, artist Lizzie Buckmaster Dove creates earthworks that investigate "identity, connection and 'genius loci' or sense of place."  Her project, “Pool, the Alchemy of Blue” began from daily walks and now involves people from the surrounding community. The piece reflects the various phases of the moon, time and change, and when speaking on the work the artists said, "Pool, the Alchemy of Blue isn’t about ruin but about transformation… Australia has a unique history of sea pools. Pool, the Alchemy of Blue will operate as a love song to this history." 

Random International's "Rain Room" @ MoMA, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Random International, known for it's distinctive digital-based contemporary art, has installed a 'Rain Room' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The installation invites visitors to experience the control of rain and explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our technology. The room is basically a choreographed downpour and encourages visitors to move in and out of it.

Tape Paintings by Sun K. Kwak

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Korean-born, New York City-based artist Sun K. Kwak began experimenting with black masking tape after feeling disconnected with her career as a painter. Her exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum entitled Enfolding 280 Hours used approximately three miles of black masking tape!

9-Foot Tall Thread Installation by Kendra Werst

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Missouri-based artist Kendra Werst's installation used colorful threads woven through a clear Plexiglas panel and between two walls for her 9-foot tall site-specific installation entitled Translation. She explains, "Often I join planes by puncturing holes in the material and threading them together. This creates tension between parts that exemplifies the symbiosis."

Magdalena Jetelova's "Domestication of Pyramids"

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 29, 2013
Czech artist and architect Magdalena Jetelova's Domestication of Pyramids was installed in multiple locations between 1992 and 1994. Fragments of pyramids appear to take over the walls of each space, allowing the viewer to imagine that the structures continue outside and beyond the spaces.

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