David Rochkind's Photographs of Mexico's Drug War

Photography // Tuesday, January 14, 2014
David Rochkind's "Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit" project documents Mexico's seemingly never ending violent drug war. Speaking on the subject of documenting the violence, he says "when documenting this conflict it is important not to reduce what is happening to a series of nearly anonymous images of carnage that could be happening anywhere."

Fabian Oefner's "Disintegrating" and "Hatch"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner has previously appeared on the site for his beautiful high-speed photographs of spinning paint as well as his magnetic watercolor photos. Today we take a look at a series of six photographs that, like before combine art and science. His Disintegrating series dismantles and "explodes" classic sports cars, freezing their parts in space. The Hatch series sees the cars "breaking" from inside a shell.

Koichi Wakata Light Paints Aboard the Space Station

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 13, 2014
Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese astronaut to command the International Space Station has been taking these zero gravity long exposure light 'paintings' in his down time while circling way up there around planet earth. 

Photography by Lissy Elle

Erotica // Saturday, January 11, 2014
'My name is Lissy Elle and I live between a tall forest and an old cornfield. I wander between them imagining terribly impossible things and scribbling in journals about how to make them real. I discovered photography as an art-form when I was 13. It quickly became an escape from the trials of adolescence, and an excuse to let it soldier on...'

Danny Lyon "Murals and Montages" @ Edwynn Houk Gallery, NYC

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.

"Hindsight" Group Show @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

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.

The Photography and Assemblages of David Welch

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.

Alex Prager "Face in the Crowd" @ Lehmann Maupin, NYC

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. 

Asger Carlsen "Hester" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

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.

"China: Undercurrents" Photographs by Ian Teh

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."

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