Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 05, 2015
Chris Berens is a Dutch painter whose work features a fantastical mélange of exotic creatures and 18th century imagery in soft focus. Startling, photorealistic, and distorted; his narratives feature totem-like animals and childlike people floating through dreamy European cityscapes, or decrepit ships in stormy seas shimmering as if in a fevered dream. Berens show opens on February 5, and runs through the 28th.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Stacey Rozich just opened a new body of work, "Shrine," at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle last weekend, and as we catch up on the post-Basel madness, this was one show that stood out. In the new body of work, Rozich describes the the trappings and rituals of death, painting figures standing or laying near ornamental mausoleums and gravestones. They are joined by a cast of skeletal or animal demon spirits that comfort them, antagonize them, or stand guard as they begin their journey through death. Though they might be protective, they are also tricksters – dancing, drinking, and reveling in their non-corporeal existence in spite of ours.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
For all our friends in the Pacific Northwest... when your family comes to town for the holidays, go and check out the MR show at the Seattle Art Museum/Asian Art Museum in Seattle. Live On, which is organized by SAM, presents Mr.’s art of the past 15 years and is his first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum. Born in 1969, Mr. is a protégé of Takashi Murakami, internationally acclaimed icon of Japanese Pop art. He borrowed the name “Mr.” from “Mister Giants” (Shigeo Nagashima), the superstar clean-up hitter of the postwar Yomiuri Giants baseball team.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
Ryan de la Hoz, who is featured in our May, 2014 issue, is opened Form and Void at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle, WA last night. The name "Form and Void" is taken from the Bible. Genesis verse 1:2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep."
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Good friend and 2x former cover artist Camille Rose Garcia just opened a new body of work, "La Danse Macabre" at Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery this past weekend. The work features classic Garcia characters mixed with a new styles and touches that always make her shows, especially in person, hard to miss.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
We are getting lost in this new body of work from Seattle artist Robert Hardgrave. Every new medium he tries, Hardgrave brings out a new aesthetic yet somehow remains uniquely true to his voice.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
We have made no secret that we really enjoy the works of Mary Iverson, both for its environmental questions and overall aesthetic, and enjoyed traveling to Singapore with her earlier this year and participating in a lecture with her. Now, the Seattle-based artist will open up Sunk, a new body of work at Davidson Galleries in her hometown, a series that challenges both globalization and its consequences. As she explains, "the capitalist system wagers the needs of a growing population against the stress the environment can bear. My work raises questions about the ultimate destination for all of this growth."
Design // Tuesday, September 17, 2013
In our October issue, out now on newsstands, we documented our recent trip to the Filson Factory in Seattle, where the great team took us around the factory floor and showed us how their heritage and artisan bags are constructed. We also got some sneak peeks into their new Seattle Life collection, some classic apparel and Filson advertising, and of course, some of the most beautifully made luggage and day bags being created today. Or 100 years ago.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
A few weeks ago, Juxtapoz visited the Northwest, settling in Seattle to explore the various companies and artists that live in probably the most beautiful city a Sound could offer. One of the places we have been intrigued by over the years is Ebbets Field Flannels, a company born out of a love of sports, but to us, a company and brand that signifies great traditions in both artisty and craftsmanship. Recreating exact silhouettes of classic and forgotten baseball teams, as well as apparel of other vintage baseball, football, and hockey teams. We stopped into their Seattle shop to get a glimpse of the team behind Ebbets...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A great show we checked out earlier this week on a very quick trip up to Seattle... Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Seattle Art Museum. From the curator: "The tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers who have revolutionized the way we think of fashion today is the focus of this special exhibition, the first of its kind presented at SAM..."