Swoon Creates Immersive Installation @ Brooklyn Museum

Street Art // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Swoon will be creating a monumental site-specific installation in the fifth-floor rotunda of the Brooklyn Museum. Swoon: Submerged Motherlands will transform the gallery into a fantastic landscape and immersive experience, and will be on view from April 11 through August 24, 2014. The installation centers on a monumental sculptural tree, which will rise into the 72-foot-high dome, with a constructed environment at its base...

Olek "I Haven’t a Single Explorer on My Planet" @ White Walls Project Space, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 2014
Featured in our February 2014 issue, we love to see Olek back in San Francisco, with the installation "I Haven't A Single Explorer On My Planet" at the White Walls Project Space. As with much of Olek's work, there are political undertones and messages to be discovered... 

Walking Into a Gif: Installations by Dominique Pétrin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 06, 2014
Have you ever tried walking into an 8-bit wonderland? An animated gif? Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist Dominique Pétrin creates these fantastic psychedelic, immersive installations that seem to swallow you whole when you walk into them. I don't do drugs, but if I was accidentally dosed at a party, I would prefer Pétrin's style of hypnosis.

Nick Cave @ Boston ICA, Boston

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 06, 2014
As Juxtapoz is preparing our special print edition feature with the Chicago-based artist Nick Cave, we were excited that we got a chance to meet up with him in Boston prior to opening. But that is for another day... we are here to tell you to go and see Cave's new exhibition at the Boston ICA. Cave is famous for his his “Soundsuits”: full-body outfits crafted from discarded objects found in antique shops and flea markets.

"Control Room" by Roxy Paine

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Artist Roxy Paine takes the concept of a diorama to a new level, creating life-size recreations of fast-food restaurants or a control room. Payne is inspired by environments that are meant to be activated by human interaction. This installation, titled Control Room, is hand-carved from birch wood, formed with steal, and finished with automotive paint. 

The Pip and Pop World of Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 03, 2014
Like some sort of three-dimensional neon and pastel Mandala, artist duo Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz use sugar, pigment, polystryene, wax, modeling clay, paper, plastic, found objects, wire, beads, glitter, and much more to fill floors and spaces with their Candyland colored worlds.

Hair Drawings and Installations by HONG CHUN ZHANG

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
China-born, Kansas-based artist Hong Chun Zhang has a fascination with hair, whether large format charcoal drawings of hair that extend to the floors of a gallery, or her Hairy Object series that puts hair in absurd situations, the work is both well-rendered and fascinating. Some people feel repulsed by a clump of hair, and Zhang embraces it.

Adrian Esparza Reweaves Serape Blankets into Geometric Patterns

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Taking Mexican serape blankets, Texas-based artist Adrian Esparza deconstructs and reweaves the threads into beautiful and colorful geometric patterns. Esparza sees the work as an evolving self-portrait. The serape blankets represent a tradition and cultural identity, displaced from its site of origin, and an object he encountered regularly as a Mexican-American raised on the border. The geometric patterns that he creates are also reminiscent of Macramé and other handcrafts from his childhood.

Kohei Nawa's "Foam" Installation

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Using amorphous bubbles, Japanese artist Kohei Nawa constructed this giant cloud-like installation at the 2013 Aichi Triennale. Titled Foam, the installation makes perfect sense in relation to his other work exploring cellular forms.

Urs Fischer "Melodrama" @ Sadie Coles HQ, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
A few more days and into the new year to go and see a great looking installation show from Urs Fischer up at Sadie Coles in London through January 6, 2014. Not only are there 3,000 pastel-coloured plaster raindrops throughout the show, you have an entire installation of clay sculptures taking in the drops.

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