Juxtapoz // Friday, July 06, 2012
We endorse small towns in the middle of nowhere creating a public art project that resonates beyond their isolation, hell, we wrote an entire essay on the topic in our May 2012 Public Art Issue. In the mining town of Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia, LEGO continues their celebration of their 50th birthday with a life-sized, LEGO forest in the desert.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
We have covered the work of Denmark's Huskmitnavn on the site and in the magazine before, and he is always busy with numerous projects and exhibitions going on at once. Currently, there is a large exhibition of Huskmitnavn's work at the Kos Museum in Denmark, spanning the many styles and mediums that the Copenhagen artist is known for. Nothing makes you smile like a good Husk sculpture. Remember, Huskmitnavn = RememberMyName.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Mark Wallinger has a lengthy record of major exhibitions and accomplishments, which is no surprise when looking at the British artist's current exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England. Small rounded beach stones have always grabbed our attention with their random, unique shape and beauty.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
Photo montage and collage have the inherent power to juxtapose and arrange strange and foreign subjects creating new associations from unlikely pairings, a re-occuring motivation and end goal for artist's working in this medium. The result from this process is usually a variety of relationships that are telling of particular aspects of the given subjects.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
“Falling Star” is an installation by South Korean artist, Do Ho Suh, which leaves a house balancing on the roof of a seven story building on the UC San Diego Campus. Looking as if the house dropped from the sky, visitors can view the piece on the roof, enjoy a beautiful well-manicured garden, and catch a descent view of the surrounding San Diego landscape.
Street Art // Wednesday, June 13, 2012
“Falling Star” is an Installation by South Korean artist, Do Ho Suh, which leaves a house balancing on the roof of a seven story building on the UC San Diego Campus. Looking as if the house dropped from the sky, visitors can view the piece on the roof, enjoy a beautiful well-manicured garden, and catch a descent view of the surrounding San Diego landscape. The work reflects the artists on-going exploration of themes around the idea of home, cultural displacement, the perception of our surroundings, and how one constructs a memory of a space
Street Art // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Best viewed at night, installation artist, Bruce Munro, has created a radiant and colorful installation at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia open to the public. Using 20,000 Illuminated stems, numerous CDs made to resemble water lilies, and a large amount of LEDs along a hillside, the 23 acres of land is worth exploring. The Garden hosts a range of activities through the summer including music events, craft nights, and contests.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
As part of the Uncommon Common Art project in Nova Scotia, writer Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell created Unbalanced, a series of door installations that create the illusion that the doors are leading to nowhere. Or somewhere. Or to another dimension. Take your pick.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
Artist Leo Villareal wants to light up the Bay Bridge and we hope this becomes a reality. He has proposed ad LED light installation consisting of 25,000 white LEDs, spaced a foot apart for the west span of the bridge. The lights will have the function of changing, making abstract patterns based loosely on water, traffic, and weather patterns.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 09, 2012
These wire sculptures appear to be, and I'm almost convinced they are, small ink drawings on top of photos of a gallery setting. No, these are actual wire sculptures that appear as if they are floating on the surface. But that is David Oliveira's intention; twist, turn, contort the wires to appear like drawing sculptures floating in the air.