Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
We like Todd James. He has been on the cover of Juxtapoz twice now, and continues to make fantastic works. We like Barry McGee, too. He too, has been a cover artist and continues to be one of the most recongnizable and successful artists to balance graffiti energy and fine art aesthetics into one beautiful mix. They are both showing new works in FUD, opening at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen this weekend. It is McGee and James' second double exhibition at the space.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2015
Morning. Top of the morning. Day break. Breaking sleep, comfort and spirit. Forcing yourself to perform with night and sleep in your blood and guts. Performing mundane morning rituals. Showering, toast, tea, teeth, coffee, kids… KIDS, clothes, packing lunch, packing kids, kids unpacking, keys, keys, keys. Transition, transit, traffic jam, walk, bus, metro, bicycle, road rage, type A and type B personalities in full conflict. A - Good morning B - what’s so fucking good about it?! Snowed in, crystal clear spring sky, coming home when the norm rises, newspaper, sunrise, first at work, morning swim, oatmeal and colleagues.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 26, 2015
EAT OUT OF YOUR GARBAGE CANS it says in black gothic lettering embroidered on four large American flags stitched together to form a cross. A profound visual entry to Cali Thornhill Dewittʼs iconic text and image based work (Cali shot a portrait of Sage Vaughn in a recent issue of Juxtapoz). The piece instantly reminds us of the economic inequality that exists and is growing in the world, where less have more and more have less.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
This is a good way to kick off the new year, and we are excited to see the progress on this one: SFer and Mission Schooler (if you need labels) Alicia McCarthy opens a new body of work, "Snobody," at one of our favorite galleries in the world, V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. "Most of the new works combine various abstract gestures while maintaining a very physical presence. They are subtle, radiant, complex and have an immediate and honest energy."
Design // Friday, December 12, 2014
It is Friday, it is the holidays, and we could use an afternoon beer. And now we are even more thirsty after seeing that Danish artist Troels Carlsen created a unique label design for Danish specialty beer Wiibroe Årgangsøl. This is the 27th time that the company has had a Danish artist create a special label, and Carlsen being one of the best in contemporary Danish art, we love the look.
Erotica // Thursday, October 09, 2014
A throwback post if you will, we look at two bodies of work, figuratively intertwined here, from artist Matthew Stone. "Body Language" was first seen at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen back in 2010, and features photography and collage of nudes as landscapes, where Ecstasy was seen in Los Angeles in 2013 and features more abstraction and collaged works of nudes. The artist lives and work in London, UK.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2014
Carl Krull has made a series of 22 incredible drawings for his second solo show Seismic at V1 Gallery. Six of the drawings where made from the passenger seat on a road- trip across the United States in 2013. As a human seismograph he sat with the paper rolled around a tube drawing one line after another, incorporating or letting every bump in the road affect the flow of lines.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 13, 2014
V1 Gallery of Copenhagen continues to be one of our favorite galleries in the international scene, and their next show with the haunting works of Swedish artist Sara-Vide Ericson, "Hidden Beings," again looks to be a great one. We gathered some of our favorite works of Ericson's from the past few years in the gallery with this post, but hope to update with the new paintings in the coming days.
Photography // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On July 2, 1937 the beloved aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean. The same year the Works Progress Administration began construction on a bridge, which would later bear her name. It crossed the Missouri River between Buchanan County, Missouri and, Atchison, Kansas, Earhart’s hometown. Earhart was declared dead in absentia in 1939, the same year the bridge was completed.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 20, 2014
As we noted on the site earlier this week, September 2013 cover artist Geoff McFetridge is to open a solo show, "Meditallucination" at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen on Friday, March 21st. The first round of previews centered around the Los Angeles-based artist's paitnings, and today we have a look at the fantastic drawings and studies McFetridge created around the show, which are arranged in an installation piece at the show. Take a look! And if you are feeling saucy, take a look at Geoff's board he handpainted as part of our Jux x Univ x Chandran Gallery benefit for Waves for Water.