Everything You Are I am Not: Latin American Art From The Tiroche DeLeon Collection
The title, Everything you are I am not, is borrowed from a work that is presented in the show by Argentina’s most visible artist, Adrián Villar Rojas. It alludes to the common practice among contemporary artists from the region to subvert the canons of mainstream art to produce thoughtprovoking, often humorous works.June 07, 2016
Cleon Peterson debuts in Tokyo with "Into the Sun"
We are huge fans of Cleon Peterson here at Juxtapoz, and when we had his cover story in October 2014, we enjoyed playing with his themes of violence and power struggle, so much so that we made this issue preview video. This past January, we traveled with Cleon to Hong Kong as he opened a solo show with Over the Influence, and saw some of Peterson's most ambitious and large-scale work to date.May 23, 2016
Cristina Vergano "Then and Now" @ Leonard Tourné Gallery
Born and raised in Italy, Cristina Vergano is known for her paintings that blend a classical style with fantastical, surrealistic content containing layers of meaning. Author Gail Leggio said of her work, “All of Vergano’s subjects—human, animal or hybrid—project warmth and intelligence; a spark of soulfulness emanates from their eyes. While many traditional allegorical figures are essentially mannequins to be accessorized with attributes, Vergano’s figures are beings that elicit a response from the viewer.”April 15, 2016
Mail from Léonard Combier!
We were excited to open our mail the other day to find a submission by French artist Léonard Combier. His paintings and illustrations are mazes of color and line. Their compositions are salient when viewed from afar, but the details of his work require intense and careful examination, revealing whole worlds in the folds of their squiggles.March 25, 2016
Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective @ de Young Museum
Would anyone notice if we touched the lush velvet or buttery leather? Visit the Oscar de la Renta retrospective at the de Young Museum and see if you’re tempted. Journalist Andre Leon Talley has lent his cinematic eye to every detail of the 130-piece exhibit, which is staged in a travelogue of time and place. Black and white film of flamenco dance sets the mood for embroidered lace and rustling silk; a wall of fluttering green video flutters amid a secret garden of floral fabric; caftans blaze like colorful canvas. Stars dazzle on the screen above red-carpeted stairs and glam gowns. Evocative pieces of furniture from the museum’s collection dress the dramatic vignettes.May 25, 2016
Portraits from Benin, West Africa
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou is one of the pre-eminent photographers of the Republic of Benin, West Africa. Born in Porto-Novo in 1965, he was trained by his father, the world-renowned photographer Joseph Moise Agbodjelou (1912-2000). Leonce’s ongoing portraiture project, 'Citizens of Porto-Novo,' captures the people of Benin’s capital.January 30, 2016