Back Talk: A conversation with Fumi Nakamura

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Fumi Nakamura was born in December 1984 in a small town called Shimizu outside of Shizuoka, Japan. Fumi grew up surrounded by beautiful mountains and the ocean and this environment has had a lasting effect on her work. She will open a new exhibition, Our Hands Will Eventually Destroy Everything Beautiful, at Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday, March 31st.

SKI & 2ESAE in NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 22, 2012
If you missed UR New York’s madness in Miami at Art Basel in December, they've taken it back home to NYC for a local opening at Pop International Galleries. Go check out some of the works you missed by UR NYC artists Ski and 2ESAE, plus new works and installations.

New JR x Lui Bolin Mural in NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Famed photography wheat paste artist, JR and Chinese photographer, Liu Bolin, aka “The Invisible Man” recently collaborated on the following wall on Spring St. in Manhattan. JR was completely painted by Bolin in front of his work to appear invisible. Great job! Stay tuned for a special feature on JR in an upcoming Juxtapoz, and make sure to check out Bolin's newest exhibition in NYC at Eli Klein.

Liu Bolin "Lost In Art" @ Eli Klein, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tonight, March 20, Eli Klein in New York City will open a new exhibition with the internationally renowned Invisible Man, Chinese photographer and "chameleon," Liu Bolin. Lost In Art will present new photographs from both Bolin's Hiding in the City and Hiding in New York series, as well as his recent collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and fashion giants Gaultier, Lanvin, Missoni, and Valentino.

Paintings by Mary Heilmann

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Mary Heilmann is a New York painter originally from San Francisco. Her work plays an important role in contemporary abstract painting. Her current show at Hauser & Wirth in London "VIsions, Waves, and Roads" (running until April 5th), depicts scenes of road trips, waves from the California, Spanish, and New York coastlines, and several color works evoking tribute to Modernist masters like Malevich.

Paintings and Drawings by Joshua Abelow

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Joshua Abelow is a New York-based artist who creates these drawings and systematic paintings that use a gridded out composition that hones in on specific use of color within a predetermined grid. In addition to these charming color works, Abelow also has humorous line drawings of self-depricating reflections of the artist as a thinker and what interpretations of the artist can lead to.

Keith Haring: The Blueprint Drawings @ Pace Prints, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Coinciding with the Brooklyn Museum's retrospective Keith Haring: 1978-1982, NYC's Pace Prints will present a unique artist’s proof of Keith Haring’s 1990 silkscreen edition, The Blueprint Drawings. This unique proof, from "Haring’s own collection, contains all 17 images from The Blueprint Drawings, printed on one continuous sheet of paper that wraps around our 4th floor exhibition space. The 80-foot long print is generously on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation."

Hollis Frampton "Two and a Half Minutes of Surface Tension": NYC in 1968

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 09, 2012
Because it is a Friday, and we are doing the morning rounds, we came across this wonderful clip from Hollis Frampton's experimental 1968 film, Surface Tension. The people at Criterion Collection released the clip, with Frampton noting of Surface prior to his death, “a single dolly shot from the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge to the lake in Central Park."

V1 Gallery: Nordic Focus @ The Armory Show, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 08, 2012
We are getting ourselves prepared for some time at The Armory Show in NYC, and one of the booths we will most certainly check out if Copenhagen's V1 Gallery, who is presenting a "Nordic Focus" for their showing. One of the artists of interest is photographer Peter Funch, one we have featured in the magazine before and will be presenting new triptychs at Armory.

Opening: Rammellzee "The Equation: The Letter Racers" @ Suzanne Geiss Company, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 08, 2012
One of the most fascinating artists to come out of the hip-hop and graffiti movements in the 1980s, as well as the highlight of MOCA's 2011 Art In the Streets and our issue done in conjunction was the late Rammellzee, a true visual and musical pioneer. Starting tonight, March 8, the artist's The Letter Racers sculptures will be on view in NYC for the first time, at the Suzanne Geiss Company. Do the Armory, then do this.

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