Kirk Crippens' "Portraitlandia"

Photography // Friday, October 03, 2014
Over the span of a month during an artist residency in Oregon, San Francisco-based photographer, Kirk Crippens hit the streets of Portland in search of authenticity to challenge expectations of the city's population drawn from the popular television show Portlandia. What resulted was a series of bizarrely beautiful portraits of the city's population. 

"Atomic Overlook" series by Clay Lipsky

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2014
"I was raised during the height of the cold war, when the threat of nuclear war loomed between two superpowers. The dramatized depictions in tv and film of such an apocalyptic demise both intrigued and scared me as a child, yet the actual historical record of the atomic age was full of antiquated, black and white images that seemed dated and a world away. This series re-contextualizes a legacy of atomic bomb tests in order to keep the ongoing nuclear threat fresh and omnipresent. . . "

Judging America

Photography // Friday, October 03, 2014
In his photographic series “Judging America”, Joel Parés explores the common stereotypes put upon the many races and sexes that form the makeup of America. In the series, Parés finds subjects who fit into the chosen prejudiced categories and applies the most severe of those prejudices to portraits that he then takes of each subject.

Invasive Species

Photography // Friday, October 03, 2014
In his photographic series “Invasive Species”, artist Dillon Marsh explores the phenomena of disguised cell phone towers in South Africa. The cell phone towers he photographs are the imitation tree towers that are erected and designed to meld into the surrounding landscape. 

Imagination is Infinite

Photography // Friday, October 03, 2014
Within the relationship between imagined narratives and lived situations, Maria Minnelli produces whimsical storylines that could come off as odd to the average eye. Her goal is to create images that flirt between senseless humor and experiences occurring in the everyday. 

Paul Kaiser "Allegories of an Exile" @ Marcas Contemporary Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2014
This Saturday, October 4th at 7pm, Marcas Contemporary Art in Santa Ana will present "Paul Kaiser - Allegories of an Exile."  New York artist Paul Kaiser took a self imposed exile to reevaluate his sense of self and to finally confront long suppressed demons. His experience resulted in "Allegories of an Exile," a photographic documentation of his two year journey in the Southern California desert...

"Lazy Mom" by Josie Keefe & Phyllis Ma

Photography // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Artists Josie Keefe, a prop stylist, and Phyllis Ma, window dresser, collaborate on a photo project titled LAZY MOM. Their name pokes fun at the idea of a bored housewife, slapping together meals like one precarious meat, cheese, and pickle stack, meals that look slapdash but were actually the result of many subtle arrangements. 

Big Beds of Colorful Snakes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
I'm going to be straight up here and go first person: I don't like snakes. They freak me out. I totally understand how beautiful they are in their prehistoric skin, and they way they move is elegant and interesting (if you like death staring you in the face and slithering quicker than you can run). Having said that... these photos have led me to a new respect for the artistic nature of a snakes skin. That might be it, though.

Synchrodogs "Reverie sleep"

Photography // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Synchrodogs (Roman Noven and Tania Shcheglova) latest series, the Reverie sleep project, is based on Synchrodogs’ dreams, those they have seen in drowsiness. Charting that subtle space between wake and sleep - familiar yet remote, the artistic duo have been recording their supernatural visions and then recreating them via photography.

video: Bruce Gilden critiques Art Photography

Photography // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Magnum photographer and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Bruce Gilden critiques contemporary art photography and we can’t stop laughing. We’re not sure if this was intended to be comical or not, but we think it’s ridiculously hilarious. Simply put, “This lady is not a photographer” says Gilden.  

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