Photography // Friday, January 10, 2014
Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to exhibit thirteen limited edition 30 x 40 inch enlargement prints by Danny Lyon. The exhibition highlights a cross-section of his celebrated career of the past fifty years and it is the first time his work is being presented in this mural size. The exhibition opened this past Thursday, January 9th and runs through Saturday, February 15, with a reception for the artist on Saturday, January 11th from 2 – 4 pm.
Photography // Friday, January 10, 2014
This is a fun little show from the curators of V1 Gallery, where they sent out a message to a bunch of artists they have shown over the years, including Barry McGee, Tim Barber, Ray Potes, Ed Templeton, Art Marcopoulos, and more, and asked them to submit one piece of art, in an edition of 1 + 1AP, that reflects the current state of the individual artists position right now. That show has become "Hindsight," and opens on January 17, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
Fine art photographer, David Welch's series ‘Material World’, is response to our societies over consumption of material goods. Creating photographic assemblages that are Duchampian-inspired, Welch creates monuments, or totems, that serve as precarious artifacts of a culture that is caught in a contemplative gaze.
Photography // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Alex Prager has been quite busy in recent months, first opening her first US museum survey at Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC this past November, and now opening a new solo show, "Face in the Crowd," at Lehmann Maupin in New York City. And she had a six-page feature in the December issue of Juxtapoz. Busy times. Not only will she have a new body of work to show, Prager will be presenting a three-channel video installation as part of the exhibition.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
We like the way V1 Gallery wrote their press release, so we are just going to go with it: Hester is not easy to explain. It has to be viewed and experienced. Hester is not easily understood. Sculptures of amorphous human figures photographed in non descript spaces. A cross between a David Lynch dream, a Henry Moore sculpture and a Francis Bacon painting, mixed by Dr. Jekyll in Frankenstein’s lab. Surreal cubistic tableaus in black and white.
Photography // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
For his series China: Undercurrents, photographer Ian Teh took several 1000 km road-trips along the frontiers of Russia and North Korea along the Chinese border. "...this work is an exploration of the surreal lives that exist in these artificial places, special economic zones that have been created by governmental mandates."
Photography // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
As part of our ongoing series throughout the year, KC Ortiz steps into a world unseen for us as he documents South East Asia for Juxtapoz. This month, Ortiz brings us a raw reality in Thailand's notorious prison system where inmates fight for their freedom.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
With Colorado legalizing recreational Marijuana this year, we take a look back at the October 1969, LIFE cover story titled, "MARIJUANA: At Least 12 Million American Have Now Tried It. Are penalties too severe? Should it be legalized?" Fast forward 45 years and we are only now beginning to see real changes in the War on Drugs. 'Across 10 full pages, intermingling opinion, photography and reportage, LIFE took a hard look at pot smoking in the U.S., but waded deep into the debate -- already heated then -- of whether or not the country's Draconian marijuana statues were doing more harm than good.'
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
There's about 673 things about curating an issue of Juxtapoz that happen during its production process that I love, but one of the creative highlights is working with photographers and collaboratively art directing the portrait shoots with them...
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 04, 2014
Strolling around the interweb on this Saturday morning, we came across this fantastic photo shoot by Danish photographer Mads for music label/club, Fabric. According to the Mads' bio, "Today He works with a wide range of commercial, style, fashion, editorial and music clients. Mads photography encompasses clean, crisp, fresh and beautifully understated portraiture to more vivid imagery imbued with 'vibrancy, attitude and a healthy dose of colour'." And he smashes glass well.