Curiosity Cloud Installation: Insects Inside Glass

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Curiosity Cloud is a collaboration between the design duo mischer’traxler and the champagne house Perrier-Jouët. The duo— Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler—installed 250 mouth-blown glass globes, crafted by the Viennese glass company Lobmeyr. Each globe encases an individually-created insect. The insects were printed on foil, laser cut, and hand embroidered.

Sculptures by Zhang Huan

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 28, 2015
Chinese artist Zhang Huan has become well known for his performance art as well as his sculptural works. This morning we take a look through a collection of some of his sculptures including this 2011 piece titled Q Confucius No.2, a 'massive silica-gel, mechanical bust of an unclothed Confucius rests in a rectangular pool.' The sculpture's breast rises and falls as if the object were breathing!

Brendan Monroe "Morphology" @ Heath Ceramics, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 25, 2015
We stopped by Heath Ceramics in San Francisco last week to see what Brendan Monroe was up to ahead of his solo exhibition, Morphology, at The Boiler Room later this month. Featuring a selection of entirely new work—including paintings, drawings, and sculptures—Morphology brings to life Brendan’s world at scale and with an intensity befitting a space as dramatic and atmospheric as the Boiler Room.

Ji Zhou's Hand-Sculpted Maps

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
Ji Zhou collects maps, hand-sculpting them into peaks and troughs to mimic mountaintops. He includes books that are assembled into cantilevered towers resembling city skyscrapers. These ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ illusions are then photographed, further augmenting reality. As always, Ji Zhou chooses to question rather than offer his own conclusions: What is civilization – a constructed illusion created by man or an inevitable product of evolution? What is the truly ‘civilized landscape’– tautology or oxymoron? 

Sculptures Emerging From The Walls

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 18, 2015
Tiles, cement, glue and metal plates: These are the tools of Graziano Locatelli. Familiar to most people, these elements are so often in places of comfort, such as the restroom or the kitchen, and his images of breakage and emergency evoke unsettled and surreal feelings. Locatelli says, “the subject of the breakage that bewitches me.”

Brad Kahlhamers Explorations of Native American Identity and Authenticity

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 15, 2015
We’re fascinated with Brad Kahlhamer’s extensive multi-media exploration of themes related to Native American identity and authenticity. His work includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and music. Hiss imagery pulls from traditional Native American visual vocabulary but places it in a contemporary context.

The Body and Soul of Choi Xooang

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 14, 2015
South Korean artist Choi Xooang shows us the realism of the human emotion frozen in an instant. The flow of life through polymer clay figures breathes the difficult reality we face today if Man does not confront the outer world. Choi personifies what he feels inside canalized by every emotion in a multidimensional way. He works through the whole body or a part, focusing on the intensity of sensation as he crystallizes life filled with so much severity and darkness....

Short Film About Sculptor Beth Cavener

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
The sculptures Beth Cavener creates focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal and human forms. Cavener wants to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. Entangled in their own internal and external struggles, the figures express frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding. Something conscious and knowing is captured in their gestures and expressions.

"Content Void Content" and "Haywire" at Catherine Clark Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
On September 12th, the Catherine Clark Gallery is opening two simultaneous exhibitions of work—Content Void Content and Haywire. Content Void Content includes mirrored sculptures by Andy Diaz Hope “which combine ancient mathematics, traditional craft, and modern technology to explore unlikely sources of transcendence.” Haywire is an exhibition of paintings by Kara Maria “which blend abstract and representational traditions in a visual dialogue about the bizarre, precarious, and yet alluring state of our environment.”

Paper Sculptures of Weapons by Li Hongbo

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 04, 2015
Beijing-based artist L Hongbo is well known for his evocative static paper and glue sculptures. We’ve talked before about his busts, made up of about 8,000 sheets of paper glued manually in a honeycomb structure and here he is again with another show that’s just as impressive. Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day is a large-scale installation on display at the SCAD Museum of Art. Covering the entire gallery, Hongbo’s work will be up until January 24th, 2016.


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