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.  

Visible Light

Photography // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
As a former student of both painting and photography, Alexander Harding has a clear handle on the nature of light. In his series Visible Light, Harding examines our relationship with sunlight with a range of abstract and representational photographs. 

Photographs by Hermann Försterling

Erotica // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Hermann Försterling is a German painter and photographer whose photographs of the human body we have been admiring for the last couple weeks. Using a copper plate etching technique that transfers the photographs to hand-made papers, the artists creates often uncomfortable images of an almost corpselike presentation of the human body. At the same time, the photographs are a beautiful celebration of the human form. Be sure to explore his site for more work!

Nguan's Singapore

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In his series titled Singapore, photographer Nguan offers a quiet glimpse into lives of the people who live here. Even in instances of falling apart homes and unassuming citizens on the street, Nguan finds beauty and pulls the viewer in to see his home country the way he sees it. 

Eadweard Muybridge’s Studies in Motion

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Before the use of moving pictures became prevalent, a well-know nineteenth century photographer was called upon to settle a bet. The photographer was Eadweard Muybridge and the bet was whether or not all four of a horse’s legs leave the ground when galloping. 

Magdalena Bors Builds and Photographs Surreal Landscapes in Her Home

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Melbourne-based artist Magdalena Bors latest series of photographs features complex, surreal environments within her home. Entitled The Seventh Day, the series required a very labor-intensive and repetitive process to build the sets. The artist is fascinated by the simultaneous strength and fragility of the connection between the natural world and ourselves. 

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