Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Since the last time we posted about Banksy's month long street residency in NYC, Better Out Than In, we have witnessed a few pieces going up in NYC (or at least part of the masses going to see the pieces) and see the backlash of a certain Mayor Bloomberg making his comments about "urban decay." Banksy has given us a confessional, Ronald McDonald's wage reenactment, a Central Park painting sale, a pop-up outdoor show with Os Gemeos under the High Line, and of course, trying to staying Ghetto 4 Life.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Wardell Milan this morning. Milan is a New York City-based visual artist known for his works on paper which are often drawings and collages blended together.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 18, 2013
Based on Giuseppe Arcimboldo's 400-year-old paintings, New York-based artist Klaus Enrique constructs figures out of plants and food. "Although most reconginze the images immediately as portraits, there are many people who do not. At first they only see the individual parts of the image: the fruits, flowers, and vegetables...simple organic objects come together to create something more meaningful than the sum of its parts."
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES presents Jenny Morgan: How To Find A Ghost, Morgan’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. In this new body of work, Morgan pushes her transcendent figurative paintings to a larger scale, the pure magnitude of which amplifies the psychological intimacy of her work. Despite the immediacy of her figures, Morgan’s deep insights into her subjects emerge slowly over time; their blurred features, sanded outlines, and unique coloration push her portraits toward a revelatory abstraction.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The talk of the town in and on one of the most interesting buildings in town. Chris Burden's much-anticipated Extreme Measures just opened at the New Museum in NYC, and outside of the museum. "Spanning a forty-year career and moving across mediums, 'Extreme Measures' presents a selection of Burden’s work focused on weights and measures, boundaries and constraints, where physical and moral limits are called into question."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Banksy's just announced via his website, an attempt to host an entire art show on the streets of New York! He had hinted at something happening last month with an announcement of sorts for "Better Ourt Than In" on his website. This afternoon his website URL has changed and a more detailed announcement has appeared giving us more information about "an artist's residency on the streets of New York" and what looks to be an exciting month of new work! An instagram account of the same name was just announced...coincidence?
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Barry McGee is back in NYC, and on the same night he has work in the Mission School show at SFAI, he will be opening his first solo show in NYC in 8 years at Cheim & Read Gallery tonight, September 12. A few photos have leaked of McGee's installation process for the show, with his iconic mixed-media "pimple" sculpture looking to make an appearance. After his spectacular Berkeley Museum show retrospective, the San Francisco-based artist is in a creative groove...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
On September 12, 2013, Juxtapoz #100 issue cover artist Raymond Pettibon will open a new solo show, To Wit, at David Zwirner in NYC. The Southern California based artist will present a series of new drawings and colllage that are "unified by their bold, vivid lines and striking compositions. Fragments from American society have been distilled into key images, which often incorporate texts of varying length, from one word to several paragraphs. ..."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Former cover artist and recent feature subject in our Juxtapoz Presents video series, Andrew Schoultz is set to open a body of new work at Morgan Lehman Gallery in NYC on September 5. After an impressive summer that saw Schoultz cover the entirety of the back room at the Monterey Museum of Art as a mural, the new work is part of his continuing examination of power and history.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
We say decaying fine art, but the work of Valerie Hegarty is just so much more. Ravaged paitings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty's work. Valerie showed at The Queen's Nails in San Francisco earlier this year and is currently in an exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum through December 1st, 2013. The New Yorker called her work a look into "waning powers of a nation and fractured affairs of state." Perhaps of all culture in general?