Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

New Work from Marilyn Minter

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 2014
We have posted the work of New York-based artist Marilyn Minter before. Her photographs and paintings often contain lush and vibrant sexuality erotic imagery. She is back with a series of enamel on aluminum paintings.

Paintings by Jason Bard Yarmosky

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
Jason Bard Yarmosky has devoted much of his painting to exploring the concept of aging through portraits of grandparents. The cheerful nature of his work lends a playful but honest touch to a beautiful series of paintings. Jason is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and currently lives in New York City.

Troels Carlsen "The Ten Thousand Things" @ Y Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Troels Carlsen who was featured in our August, 2013 issue, will be opening a solo exhibition at Y Gallery in New York on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014. Troels Carlsen's visual language is diverse and poetic. Often incorporating interactions with vintage anatomical charts, maps and antique book pages...

Kenyatta Hinkle "Say it Isn't So..." @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York will be presenting Say It Isn’t So…., the New York debut of critically acclaimed contemporary artist Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle. The exhibition features a variety of media, including drawings, paintings, text-based work, audio, and video. These pieces explore personal narratives from the artist intermingled with known and unknown historical figures in relationship to notions and constructions of the black female body as a prototype for both exotic beauty and repulsion.

Illustrations and Collages by Bjorn Copeland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Bjorn Copeland this morning. 'Copeland guts and recombines found materials into psychotropic Pop assemblages. Having founded the experimental noise-rock band Black Dice while studying at RISD, Copeland's artistic and musical careers have developed simultaneously. A crossing of audio and visual ways of thinking have become almost second nature to him; when conceiving of Pop, it is with Paolozzi-style collages, DIY record covers, 50’s rock-and-roll and pop-electronic beats in mind.'

Drawings by Louise Despont

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
Louise Despont's intensely intricate graphite illustrations are created on delicate sheets of antique ledger paper, similar to those that turn-of-the-century organizations used for their accounting. Despont takes these mundane parchments and draws mysterious, graphite designs onto them, similar to renderings of architectural plans or portraits of deities, with an Art Deco aesthetic. The overall muted pattern works by this Brooklyn based artist are meticulously meditative and alluring.

"INDIGO DREAMS" @ TT Underground

Graffiti // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Tonight, legendary New York Graffiti writer and artist, Daze, will be having a solo exhibition entitled “Indigo Dreams” at TT Underground in New York. An important figure of the graffiti scene of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Daze will be showing new paintings, sculptures and prints. Some of the themes and ideas the artist is working around are Bluesman, abandoned tunnels, The Big Boss, nighttime street scenes, sexy women, and tough guys. The opening reception tonight is from 6 – 9 P.M. and the exhibition runs through the 19th of January.

Murals by Beautify Earth in New York

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Beautify Earth, a volunteer Non-profit organization with the goal of improving urban landscapes through art, design, and community awareness, recently collaborated with Do Art Foundation and the artists Christina Angelina and Fin DAC on a mural at Crown Victoria in Williamsburg. Additionally, they also curated a Lou Reed tribute wall at Bedford and S5th under the bridge. 

5pointz buffed white and set for demolition

Graffiti // Sunday, November 24, 2013
After a long struggle that lasted years between developers and the graffiti community on the future of the iconic graffiti location known as 5Pointz, the battle ended last week. And not in the favor of writers.  In the early morning the enormous building had been white washed even though demolition was not immediate and the owners reasoning was “To watch the pieces go down piece by piece by piece would be torturous.” So that’s that. An end of an era. If anything, hopefully there will be a backlash of illegal work hitting the streets, which is what’s happened in the past when legal spots are destroyed and graffiti writers are pushed out of their comfort zone.

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