Recap: Beau Staton's "Archaic Ornaments" @ Bold Hype Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
On view through Wednesday at Bold Hype Gallery in NYC is Beau Staton's "Archaic Ornaments" works explore abandoned 19th century sites around the greater New York City area, where Straton began by collecting photo references, cogs and gears from Staten Island's Rossville Boat Yard, and metal and glass from Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay.

Ryan McGinley: Animals / Grids @ Team Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Famed NYC-based photographer Ryan McGinley is set to open two new exhibitions at TEAM Gallery in NYC on Wednesday, May 2: Grids and Animals. The latter will feature color studio portraits of live animals with nude models, and the former will feature a series of works on three huge grids that feature individual portraits of fans at concerts. These shows mark the first time a single artist has had simultaneous shows in both Team spaces.

Glimpses of Skin by Amy Martino

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The minimal, abstractly rendered illustrations of Amy Martino have elements of softly romantic, fashion focused portraiture and strangely embellished accents. Hidden glimpses of naked flesh and almost accidental moments of skin peek through this New York based illustrator and art directors fashion drawings, as she creates her work for both commercial and personal use.

The Book Igloo by Colombia's Miler Lagos

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 30, 2012
Just one grab, and this thing will topple. Colombian artist, Miler Lagos, created this "semi book igloo," titled Home, in an installation in 2011 at MagnanMetz Gallery in New York. No glue, nothing holding the books together, just neatly and perfectly stacked so as not to fall over on itself. And with a name like Home, it feels very comforting if you want to read The Hunger Games trilogy amongst other novels.

Francesca Woodman @ Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Francesca Woodman's retrospective from SFMOMA, is now showing at the Guggenheim Museum and is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s brief but extraordinary career to be seen in North America. More than thirty years after her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular...

Love, Longing & Loss in Seattle and NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Love, Longing & Loss just opened in in New York City and Seattle that features new work from 13 of Seattle's most exciting emerging artists. Brought together by Seattle collective x17, this extraordinary collection examines themes of love and loss, its subjects ranging from ethereal figures and incendiary gypsies to broken hearted monsters.

Review: A Rolling Stone @ Porter/Contemporary Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 21, 2012
A Rolling Stone is now on view at New York City's Porter Contemporary, a group exhibition celebrating "50 years of the Rolling Stones, while also seeking inspiration from the proverb A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss. Afterall, as the proverb suggests, those who keep moving are never lacking fresh ideas or creativity.

Alex Prager "Compulsion" in Los Angeles, NYC, and London

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 20, 2012
Few photographers create the cinematic scenery that Alex Prager depicts in her work. Part film noir, part Wizard of Oz circa 2025, Prager has taken an aesthetic and made it one of the most recognizable in the world of contemporary photography. That is hard to do in this day and age. Right now, her Compulsion series is on simultaneous display at three galleries: Michael Hoppen Gallery, London until May 26, at New York’s Yancey Richardson Gallery until May 19, and M+B Gallery, LA until May 12.

Hank O'Neal's XCIA Mural Project @ The Strand, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 19, 2012
New York City's biggest bookstore, The Strand—featuring 18 miles of books on four floors—undertook a street art happening outside its walls a couple weeks ago. The store agreed to let Toofly, Fumaro and Army of One paint three large murals about Hank O'Neal's XCIA street photography book, and incorporate 15 life-size stickers of the figure that is on the book's cover.

Revs Does Rust

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Here are two great pieces by Revs welded to the streets of New York. Possibly the most resilient and durable street art one could put up for all the variables of extermination.