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Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Cheeseburger Sushi, a playful juxtaposition of forms and ideas, is a new collection of works by artist Brandon Hill. In this solo exhibition, Brandon infuses his funky style into a charged cross representation of the modern vs the traditional, the Eastern vs the Western, and the image vs its physicality. Touting the Cheeseburger as the “ambassador” food item of Americanism, Hill playfully asserts that it is comparable in that sense to the way Sushi is viewed with an association to Japanese-ism. The two, he explains, “serve the same purpose in their level of respective popularity as well as status.” This core concept is the underlying connection within his various works that all incorporate “a fun mix of ideas that could be considered traditional by one culture” and new to another. This show at Art Whino promises to be eye candy for everyone; incorporating 2D works, sculpture, designer vinyl, furniture art, light installation, and (of course) tasty treats, all in Brandon Hill’s unique and light hearted style. Cheeseburger Sushi opens October 4th, 2008.

Register with Jux & Win TV on the Radio's "Dear Science" Before it's Released!

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 19, 2008
Juxtapoz just launched a brand new “Registration” option to our website, thus allowing all you amazing readers, fans, and even haters to keep updated via occasional email on the latest goings on at the magazine, special deals in our shop, and more generally in the world of underground contemporary art! In honor of the new development, we have a special limited poster designed by Tunde, lead singer from TV On The Radio, as well a TVOTR poster, and the upcoming TVOTR album, Dear Science from DGC/Interscope, on vinyl before it’s even released this upcoming Tuesday, September 23rd! We’re giving away one of these massive prize packs to a random winner that registers with Juxtapoz in the next 24 hours! It’s easy: if your mom gave you a name and you have an email address, and you want a monthly update or so from your favorite Art & Culture Magazine, register now here! If you haven’t yet heard TV On The Radio’s new song Dancing Choose, stop what you’re doing and visit the band’s website, tvontheradio.com, to hear it now. Be prepared to dance your ass off. These awesome musical artists will also be performing tomorrow at San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival, so be the first in the crowd to know all their new songs before anyone else by entering to win your advance copy of Dear Science! Learn more on this contest, as well as TVOTR’s new Dear Science album drop. Details right here.

"Night Of The Treeple" from Alex Pardee

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 16, 2008
We’re very concerned. We always knew Alex Pardee (Juxtapoz cover #79) was a little “off” and simply helped him create his marvelously disturbed imagery (which we always just assumed was a product of his over-consumption of horror movies starting at a young age) but this new never-before-seen footage exposes a much more frightening possibility: Treeple! And you thought trees were safe? Such ignorance. Pardee has proven toxic trees seem to actually be the source of much of the bizarre behavior affecting many of the people in society today. Explains so much doesn’t it? Beware: Night Of The Treeple may just be coming to a town or forest near you, or (gasp!) as you read this warning, Treeple may even already be on their way to you!

"Clocky" by Mason Brown

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 15, 2008
Resulting from exhaustive research into the realm of religious mysticism and secret societies, Clocky is the invention of Mason Brown - Founder and Creative Director of Cardboard Robot. A fortune telling machine cloaked under the guise of a temporal device, Clocky is assumed to behold infinite wisdom and can predict future events. Ask Clocky a question, roll the icosahedra die provided, turn the pentagram dial the number of times determined by the die and the position of Clocky's wings will dictate your answer. Powered by the unknown, Clocky is marked by symbols emblematic of the occult including - but not limited to: owls, stars, checkers, moons, and the all seeing eye that eternally sits and watches over us all. Available in limited addition, you too can possess the key to unlocking the future. Do You Know What Time It Is? Clocky Does... Learn and see more on Clocky here.

"Natural Selection

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Distinction Gallery presents Natural Selection, a tri-artist showing by Linda Herzog, Michael Brown, and Isaac Bushkin that runs September 13th - October 4th at Southern California’s Distinction Gallery. Natural Selection explores the theme of wildlife juxtaposed with fantasy and surrealism in this eccentric showing. All three of the artists will be attending the opening reception on Saturday, September 13th from 6-11pm and will be on hand to answer questions, like “What’s the deal with a balancing stick/bone, Linda?” and other significant questions that may arise.  Make sure to check out more of the great work on display in Natural Selection online here at Distinction Gallery.

Preview: "Natural Selection" at Distinction Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Distinction Gallery presents Natural Selection, tri-artist showing by Linda Herzog, Michael Brown (work shown above,) and Isaac Bushkin that runs September 13th – October 4th, 2008. A theme of wildlife juxtaposed with fantasy and surrealism will dominate this eccentric showing. All three of the artists will be attending the opening reception on Saturday, September 13th from 6-11pm and will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their works. Take a special sneak peek of works that will be on display and snag more info right this way…

Photos: Camille Rose Garcia's

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2008
“Artistic luminaries poured into Jonathan LeVine Gallery on Friday for a VIP preview of Camille Rose Garcia's Ambien Somnambulants running along side the Panoramic Project III curated by artists Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens,” writes George Koroneos. Yes, the highly anticipated exhibit from Camille Rose Garcia (Juxtapoz cover #62) and group show entitled Panoramic Project III finally opened their doors this weekend. Juxtapoz contributing photographer George Koroneos hit up the gallery, and reports back from new York City on all the night’s events. More here…

Hummer? No, "Bummer" Hits Burning Man

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 02, 2008
If you’re like us, every time you see a Hummer on the road you cringe, speed up to see what idiot could be behind the wheel of such a monstrosity, and then hope they look over at you and see your angry face. Well, the kids with Albus Cavus just returned from this year’s Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert and created a better use for a Hummer. Peter K and Pose2 of Albus Cavus had the opportunity to represent their skills in a great project conceived by Myk Henry. Titled Bummer, this sculpture was an installation at Burning Man 2008, which was themed American Dream. It took the crew over two weeks in the harsh desert to build this house. The tires are even real tires from a mine truck. Okay, if we saw this Hummer, they’d our happy look, not the “why are you ruining our world by depleting all oil reserves so you can feel cool” look. More here.

Angola Prison Mosaic Raises Awareness in London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 02, 2008
A spectacular new mosaic mural has been unveiled on the outside wall of the Treatment Rooms in the west London suburb of Chiswick to raise awareness of African-American men confined in America’s notorious Angola prison in Louisiana. The artwork, which took four months to create with help from a dedicated group of activist artists, decorates The Treatment Rooms, home of street artist Carrie Richards, aka The Baroness, and her partner Mr. Spunky. The mosaic is inlaid with 3D ceramic pieces and tiles depicting the so-called Angola 3: Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King, all men wrongfully convicted of murder at Angola prison in the 1970s and who subsequently spent decades in solitary confinement. Read and see more here…

Get "Golden" with Serena Cole and Tahiti Pehrson at 111 Minna

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 02, 2008
One of our favorite downtown San Francisco spots, 111 Minna, presents Golden: work by Serena Cole and Tahiti Pehrson. Golden opens with a reception this Thursday, September 4th, 2008. Tahiti Pehrson creates intricate and beautiful paper cut-outs with such astounding detail, you need to see it to believe it, while Serena Cole’s (work shown) method of creativity is drawing saturated in social commentary. “In today's Western society, I see no real heroes or idols to emulate. […] We have replaced our idols with pop culture,” states Cole. “In my work, I use images of attractive figures from fashion magazines to illustrate the haunting themes beneath our worshipped fantasies. In many images, there is layer of beauty and seduction, which leads the viewer to desire something. Upon deeper inspection, however, these models are often sickly, androgynous, or posed as if they have been beaten or are half dead.” Take that fashion world. Make sure to mark your calendar for this Thursday, September 4th to check out Golden in person, and hell, if nothing else, to hit up one of 111 Minna’s two bars. See? It’s a win-win situation here people. Details at 111minnagallery.com

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