purpose 6 / autumn 2007

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2007
A new issue of French online photo mag purpose is ready for browsing on their site. If you've seen their other issues, you may recall that each has a score. When you start hearing the hum of insects and aeroplanes, it's the zine, not an aerial assault. It is especially sneaky if you happen to be listening to music with headphones at the same time. Photos by Brigitte Lustenberger, Carlo Mollino, Fulvio Rosso, Yves Klein, Angelo Mosca, Fran

"Decked Out" Photos by MWM

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 05, 2007
Shown: Burton UNinc Collabo Series. MWM (of the renowned MWM Graphics) sent us a link to his pics from the recent snowboard art show, Decked Out, at Firehouse Gallery in Burlington, Vermont. The show was sponsored partly by The Warhol Foundation and juxtaposes the original work of eight artists with snowboards that feature their designs as well as new snowboards with artwork by Andy Warhol. Art and design by: Cristin Denight, Marin Horikawa, Michael Montanaro, Lance Violette, Andrei Molodkin, Cody Hudson, Scott Herskovitz, Noah Butkus, Scott Lenhardt, Geoff McFetridge, Andy Jenkins, Thomas Campbell, Doug Clark, and Matt W. Moore (who rocked the massive vinyl window mural). Full details and photos here, mwmgraphicsphoto.blogspot.com.

Get Exposed: Tonight!

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2007
Tonight's the night! Our penultimate Get Exposed party at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. Starting about 9pm, a certain web editor will be waiting at a table with a heap of Juxtapoz schwag to give away, a stiff drink. and a smiling face—bring your submissions to her, then go watch live painting by JUXTAPOZ #79 cover artist Alex Pardee. In case you're out of the loop, Juxtapoz sponsors a monthly party where anyone can submit a CD with five images of their artwork for consideration as a Profile in Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine. There are a few rules. CDs can only be submitted in person at the event. If you can't make it, a friend can drop off a CD for you. For those who've been wanting to get in on this thing, but haven't made it to any of the SF events, Get Exposed hits the road starting in January 2008. Full details will be online at the Get Exposed MySpace page as soon as they are confirmed. See www.myspace.com/beinjux for all submission guidelines.

Photos: Chris Mars and Mark Dean Veca in NYC

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 21, 2007
Photos from the October 20th opening of Chris Mars' New Salem and Mark Dean Veca's Imbroglio at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City. Both shows will run through November 17th.

Photos: Dora Drimalas and Retna

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2007
It was a full house at Fifty24SF on Thursday, October 4th as people gathered for the openings of Dora Drimalas' show, Creature Comforts, and Retna's show, Dialect of the Scribes. Dora featured her sculptures, screen prints, and paintings set against a sunny, yellow landscape creating a warm environment for her "creature" characters. Retna featured several prints along with an amazing series of paintings done in his signature calligraphic style. If you can't swing by the gallery, be sure to visit the online store here.

David Stoupakis' Art Show Soundtracks

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2007
Fans of David Stoupakis' work can now treat their ears as well as their eyes thanks to the release of Masses. The music on the two-disc set was composed by Geoff Gersh for Stoupakis' shows Beyond the Rainbow (Disc 1) and Sheep Will Follow (Disc 2). Now you can delve deeper into the moods of David's work through the magic of audio, get that full sensory immersion into the darkness of each painting. Paint your nails black first, that will probably help even more. If you're going to do something, you might as well do it right. The CD is available for $15 from the merch section of David's site. It's a limited edition of 1000 so get yours before he runs out and you're back listening to Skinny Puppy, trying and failing to get the same effect. www.davidstoupakis.com

Photos: Albus Cavus at the B-Boy BBQ

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Peter Krsko sent us a few photos from the B-Boy BBQ that happened last weekend in San Diego. Peter is one of the founding members of Albus Cavus, the art collective from New Brunswick, NJ that has championed the integration of graffiti and street art into community projects that encourage public art and participation rather than criminalizing genuine artistic expression. They're on the road, spreading the concept and having some fun.

Fawn Fruits (Daniel Hyun Lim)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Artist Fawn Fruits (aka Daniel Hyun Lim - Reader Art 23 Jan 06) has a new name, a new attitude and a new body of artwork. Available for the first time are many of the original pencil & charcoal drawings used as the basis for his most popular digitally colored prints. These original drawings show that he is someone who is talented on and OFF the computer. Fawn Fruits is part a new group of young artists who have grown up around both traditional and new media tools, making them that much more adaptable and resourceful when making their artwork. With Fawn Fruits, there is an important idea or purpose behind everything being made. We will let him explain it to you, "My artwork is greatly (if not mostly) influenced by media. I grew up watching a LOT of television. Therefore, my work revolves around pop culture, fun, and excitement. However, when people see my work, they do not see "bubble gum hyper Japanese visuals". Although my work is filled with these sorts of images, I have never been able to let go of my darker, more depressed nature. It may be because of losing my mother to deep depression, or even suffering a mere simple crushed heart. Whatever lured me to my "dark side", there has always been a taste of that side of me within my work. Everyone has different ways of coping with tragedy. I've learned to cope through drawing

Photos: Deth P Sun/Joe Brook/111 Minna

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2007
Contributing Juxtapoz news writer Brad Martin made his way around San Francisco this past Saturday, September 15th, and brings us a photoblog of his stops at from Deth P. Sun's show The Sand and The Stars at Giant Robot, Joe Brook at Gamma Lab, and the IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT tour stop at 111 Minna, which was also the Juxtapoz Get Exposed event.

Art Openings September 14th and 15th

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2007
Hey remember last week when there were a million art shows? This weekend there are only about half that. After the jump, our short list.

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