Devin Troy Strother "I Just Landed in Rome" @ Marlborough Broome Street, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
We knew Los Angeles-based artist Devin Troy Strother was off to big things when we first started to see his artwork on our radar about 6 years ago, and now the artist has a string of great shows that have now led to a new body of work, "I Just Landed in Rome," open at Marlborough Broome Street in NYC. The show features a new series of large-scale sculptures of the black female body, all taking poses take a cue from art history — "mimicking Renaissance paintings and classical Roman statues." 

Clare Rojas @ Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 21, 2013
A quite nice example of an artist who has worked in abstraction for a few years now with minimal figurative elements going fully into abstract expressionist work with great results. Currently showing at Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in NYC is this untitled solo exhibition of 24 new paintings by Clare Rojas. As the gallery notes, "It is Rojas’s first showing in New York since her hiatus from painting and this reintroduction reveals her evolution into the visual language of abstract expression."

Humans Of New York, The Book

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 14, 2013
Creating a phenomenon may seem impossible these days, but for Brandon Stanton it just happened, like a beautiful necessary accident. After growing and nurturing a large and devoted fan base as a Facebook page, Stanton expanded to Tumblr, provoking David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, to call HONY his favorite Tumblr blog.

KAWS @ Mary Boone + Galerie Perrotin, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
If the year of KAWS hasn't gone well already for the Brooklyn-based artist, he will be opening concurrent exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery and Galerie Perrotin's new NYC space this weekend, November 2, 2013. Some people would like to have one show. Some people think two would be nice. Some would like just one show in NYC. One in Chelsea? Even better? How about two shows at Mary Boone and Galerie Perrotin, at the same time? On the same day? That is a lot of champagne.  Oh, and he has a museum show in Philly right now. There's that trifecta we were looking for!

Wes Lang "Blessings" @ HALF Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wes Lang is always putting together some bodies of work, the type of paintings that the bad biker guys in Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure would love. This Fall, Lang will return to HALF Gallery with Blessings, a new body of work that will again look at the history of tattoo flash, imagery from the Old West, and even a little old school pornography. For the kids. We gathered a collection of Lang's work from the past year for you to check out... but go see it in person after November 7th. 

Tara McPherson "Wandering Luminations" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
This past Saturday night in NYC, we headed over to Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out the openings of Tara McPherson, Adam Wallacavage, and Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie. First, we look at the new paintings of Tara McPherson, entitled Wandering Luminations, displayed brilliantly with subtle wall paintings and black backdrops. 

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Day 12—21 Recap

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. 

The Art of Wardell Milan

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. 

Portraits Made From Food, Plants and other Organics by Klaus Enrique

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."

Jenny Morgan "How To Find A Ghost" @ Driscoll Babcock, NYC

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.

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