Juxtapoz // Friday, June 05, 2015
From June 7th to October 24th this year, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, will host an ambitious and important exhibition of James Turrell's light pieces, many collected by the Marquess of Cholmondeley, owner of Houghton, who has long been an admirer of his work.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Matthew Schreiber, in the vein of another fantastic light and installation artist James Turrell, creates brilliant, immersive site-specific laser, fluorescent light installation works that we have really enjoyed for the past few years. Matthew Schreiber just opened a new solo show at Johannes Vogt Gallery in NYC, spanning across both exhibition spaces of the gallery and combines works across varying mediums including light sculptures, holography, photography, and an immersive architectural intervention that features a laser diode installation that takes over the entire rear gallery.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
French artist Miguel Chevalier took over the former Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco with an interactive light display spread out across the floor in a piece title "Magic Carpets." The result is a transforming pool of light and color, and psychedelic and mesmerizing biology science experiment. Watch the video.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 14, 2014
You may remember this past January, we posted about the pretty cool light painting of Jeremy Jackson. Well, the Virginia-based artist now has a series of prints up at the My Modern Shop, so if you need some new art on your walls, maybe you can start yourself off with something that would go really well with psychedelics?
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
We have long been huge fans of Kota Ezawa's lightbox and painting works, and love that kicking off the new year, the artist will have a new series of works, Panorama, on display at Christopher Grimes Gallery in Santa Monica, California. "Ezawa’s work references images in popular culture, cinema, television and art history. Through such media as digital animation, slide projections, paper cut-outs, watercolor, light boxes, and collage, he recontextualizes and distills these iconic images to their most essential forms, communicating the symbolic power they have on the collective psyche."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tokihiro Sato is one of Japan's best known artists working in photography. Trained as a sculptor, he has been using photography since the late 1980s to express his ideas about light and space. In an ongoing series that he describes as "breath graphs" or "photo respiration," tiny points of light or illuminated lines record his movements through space.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Deep in the Joshua Tree National Forest, in the deserts of California, artist Phillip K Smith III has created a stunning installation/optical illusion called "Lucid Stead." As Bustler notes, "With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its peaceful environment throughout the entire day."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
Volcano Choir is the "side" project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin's Collections of Colonies of Bees. In 2009, they put out a stellar and understated album called Unmap that the office of Juxtapoz liked very much. And now that Vernon is a Grammy-award winner, he is back with the Choir and creating another great track, "Byegone," for the new album Reprave out September 3 on Jagjaguwar. The video was just released, featuring a tree, light sabers that blink, and a wonderfully serene experience directed by Michinori Saigo.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 05, 2012
From now until March 31, 2013, you can see this incredible festival of LED lights, Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden on the island of Nagashima in Japan. With this year's theme being nature, the highlight is an incredible tunnel of light with tens of thousands of LED lights.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 22, 2011
We are going to state the obvious here and say these aren't for everyone, but if you want your home/apartment/condo to have a tad more ambiance, these Lipstick Lights by Phase Design are going to be your pick. They come in both table lamp and floor light versions.