Recycled Book Sculptures by Long-Bin Chen

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 02, 2014
We've posted the work of Long-bin Chen previously as part of the Dissections and Excavations in Book Art exhibit at The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Today we take a closer look at his work specifically. The New York-based artist carves stacks of books or papers into warriors, Buddhas, and other often Asian culture-inspired sculptures, the finished piece resembling stone carvings. 

Scott Hove "Master of Rapacity" @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2014
This Saturday, May 31st, Hashimoto Contemporary is opening “Master of Rapacity” the latest solo show by gallery artist Scott Hove. Featuring several new wall mounted taxidermy works, two free standing assault weapon sculptures, and an interactive installation element, “Master of Rapacity” is one of the artist’s most ambitious undertakings yet...

Jessica Harrison "Flash" @ LJ Gallery, Paris

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 29, 2014
The exhibition entitled "FLASH" in reference to flash tattoo, is a reflection on the tattoo as body modification imparting human skin (front and back) , from the writings of the philosopher Michel Serres speaking of the skin as a tapestry "tied" on both front and back. In his new series of porcelain figurines transformed entitled " The Painted Ladies "skin girls is entirely covered in traditional tattoos. Through another series of ceramics, more raw this time, Jessica worked imaging tattoo resuming its most symbolic motifs in 3 dimensions (heart, skull, rose, etc.)...

Watch: Kara Walker "A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 29, 2014
This episode provides an in-depth look at the creation of Kara Walker’s monumental public project, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014), at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Seated in her Manhattan studio, Walker explains how the molasses-covered space, along with her extensive research into the history of sugar, inspired her to create a colossal sugar-coated sphinx, as well as a series of life-sized, sugar and resin boy figurines. A team of artists and fabricators are shown constructing and coating the sphinx, which, as Walker says, gains its power by "upsetting expectations, one after the other." 

Yinka Shonibare @ MCA Chicago

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the London-based artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, the next artist for the annual plaza series. Shonibare’s installation premieres three sculptures from his new Wind Series. Roughly twenty feet high, each monumental sculpture captures the movement of a billowing bolt of fabric, with designs inspired by the sails of ships, and patterns derived from Dutch wax fabric, or “African” batik...

Group Show: "Palabra" @ Succulent Studios, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
We went to check out the second group show of Succulent Studios, a new and unique 3,000 square foot gallery space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Palabra is an installation based exhibit that features 7 New York based artists: Rubin, Beau Stanton, Sek3, El Sol 25, Michael Alan, Katie Balloons and Iena Cruz. 

Takashi Murata's Melting Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
At Frieze New York 2014, Ratio 3 debuted Melter 3-D, a sculptural animation by Takeshi Murata. Presented as a single object under controlled lighting, Melter 3-D is a metallic sphere that produces the illusion of perpetual liquid flow across its surface. Combining Murata’s recent three-dimensional rendering with his ongoing series of animations of hypnotic liquidity, Melter 3-D blends Murata’s unique animation aesthetic with classical sculpture, creating an entirely new experience of animation in the round. 

Grotesk x Case Studyo "Snow Beach"

Design // Friday, May 23, 2014
As a DJ in Switzerland during the early 90s, Kimou Meyer aka GROTESK caught Wu Tang’s “Can It All Be So Simple” video on a Music Television network that still lived up to its name. MC Raekwon sported a windbreaker decorated only with the words ‘SNOW BEACH’ across the chest—a fascinating and entirely confusing statement for the Swiss artist, whose theories about the jacket’s meaning drifted far and wide in the pre-Google darkness....

Stan Bitters: Modern Primitive @ Heath Ceramics Boiler Room

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Heath Ceramics will be hosting a show on Stan Bitters, a maverick modernist ceramicist who helped define Southern California architecture and whose work is widely collected. It's his first show in 35 years, and the first ever in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stan's work is monumental, but it's not just the bigness of his work that draws people to him: it's the bigness of his ideas...

Intricate Paper Sculptures by Nahoko Kojima

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Using a single sheet of paper, Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima intricately cuts sculptures of animals and textures. While some are encased in acrylic sheets, others are installed in three-dimensions. She is currently hard at work on a life-sized swimming polar bear constructed from a single sheet of white Washi paper. The artwork, titled Byaku, will be on display at the Jerwood Space in London beginning next month. Watch a video after the jump!

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