Hilary Pecis "In Accordance" @ Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
San Francisco-based Hilary Pecis, who we featured in our May 2011 issue, has a new exhibition, In Accordance, up at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton through July 17. We have championed Pecis' work in the past because we feel it represents a traditional painters embrace of new media and technology, as she researches and culls hundreds of Internet images on a particular concept and creates a canvas based on those findings.

Felix Hayes & Ben West's Google Book

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 09, 2012
Let's face it, Google is our dictionary, our library, our research database, and our go to for just about anything from recipes to driving directions. Who uses encyclopedias anymore? A physical dictionary? Not us. It is a bit sad that these objects are becoming obsolete, but so it goes (to quote Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five).

Paintings for a Blind Man: The Work of Roy Nachum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This past week, as we would walk back to our hotel on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, we were struck by a billboard that featured a gorilla roar juxtaposed (hey-o) with a little girl screaming. It was remarkably striking, and one of the reasons we loved it was that we knew it was the work of fine artist, Roy Nachum, who just wrapped up a solo show in NYC at Joseph Nahmad. What makes it even more remarkable is that the work is layered with Braille.

"Quantum Blink” by Isabel M. Martínez

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 21, 2012
From Isabel M. Martinez, creator of the photography series, Quantum Blink: "The photographs in Quantum Blink are composed of two exposures taken instants apart. The striped pattern is the result of masks placed in-camera, this feature allows me to blend two images together and at the same time keep them from fully fusing onto one another."

From PBS: "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art" Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
PBS' Off the Book specials are fantastic short documentaries covering a wide-range of subjects, and new one recently aired and posted was "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art", talking about the wide-reaching impact the simple pixelated artform has had on the greater whole of contemporary culture, music, art, and memory. It has grown so far beyond Atari and Nintendo, with even the current E3 convention showcasing a nostalgia for the power of 8-bit.

When the World Ends: Works by Vladimir Manyuhin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Everyone has their vision of the end of the world, the apocalypse, when nature, aliens, or war catches up to us. Some think it will be a bomb, some think global climate change, I think that British boy band The Wanted. Russian digitial artist creates his "life after the apocalypse" illustrations with Photoshop and 3DMax, and they are stunning to behold, even if we hope he is wrong.

Classic Paintings Go Modern by Dorothee Golz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
You ever see a classic portrait painting and think that the subject looks nothing like people look today? I do this all the time. Girl with a Pearl Earring? Scarlett Johansson almost pulled the look, but most of the time modern times and classical painting has a separation. Artist Dorothee Golz has taken modern bodies and scences and mashed them with the faces of some of the most classic of portrait art. At times, the results are fantastic.

SF Bay Bridge To Get LED'd?

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.

The Blind Self Portrait Machine

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 09, 2012
This is pretty cool, and to be honest, quite helpful. Kyle McDonald and Matt Mets teamed up to create the “Blind Self Portrait Machine”, a machine that will assist you in creating your very own self-portrait. Maybe some of you don't want this, but we are quite sure this is the answer to all holiday cards from now on.

Deep Fried Gadgets by Henry Hargreaves

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 04, 2012
In an attempt to demonstrate a unique view on the fast-pace consumption of new electronic products and gadgets (and our rapid discarding of older technologies), Henry Hargreaves has taken some of the familiar products of the 20th and 21st centuries and deep fried them like a meal at your favorite fast food restaurant.

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