SOUND + VISION | TONY OURSLER’S ‘OBSCURA’ AT GALERIE HANS MAYER, GERMANY

April 6, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The Obscura is the manifestation of an ongoing project in renowned AV artist Tony Oursler's oeuvre, addressing the position of the viewer in relation to the spectacle of current pop cultural viewing trends. In this installation at Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf, Germany, , which consists of projections of eyes onto spheres of varying dimensions, Oursler explores our relationship to multimedia screens, including televisions, computers, smart phones, and cinema, as his subject matter for this large scale installation. Oversized representations of eyes are formed by Read More

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY: JEFF ELROD’S ‘RABBIT EARS’ AT LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NYC

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at the venerable NYC institution, Luhring Augustine Jeff Elrod's "Rabbit Ears" is a must-see collection of some of the artist's most beautiful abstracts to date. Elrod’s practice as a painter is rooted in the tradition of American twentieth-century abstract painting and is simultaneously informed by the aesthetics of the digital environment he works in; the compressed space in his paintings articulates the moment when analogue meets digital Read More

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‘TRANSITION GAME’ TRACES PARALLEL EVOLUTION OF BASKETBALL & CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE ’60S

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Featuring the artwork of Howard Kanovitz, Lorna Simpson, Lucien Smith, & Richard Avedon, "Transition Game" at NYC's Salon 94 Gallery serves to provide a snapshot into the parallel evolution of basketball and civil rights in America during the mid to late 1960s. In 1969, while America was reeling from assassinations, racial strife and an unpopular and costly war, something beautiful was happening on basketball courts across the nation. Basketball was not only becoming increasingly integrated, but also transitioning into a place where Read More

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FIRST LOOK | MIKE KELLEY’S CAREER RETROSPECTIVE AT MOCA, LA

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It's been over two years since seminal Detroit artist and personal friend (always a strong Juxtapoz supporter) Mike Kelley killed himself in South Pasadena, CA, but in light of his tragic demise, the eponymous traveling retrospective of his life's work that took up residence at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary hall last week exemplifies his incredible legacy that is one of the most diverse and compelling bodies of work in modern art.  Read More

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OPENINGS | ‘IN THE STUDIO’ WITH WES LANG AT THE AROS MUSEUM, DENMARK

April 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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LA-based artist and tattooer Wes Lang mines the vast swath of outlaw & 1%-er culture—from stoner notebook doodles and tattoo flash to Chicano Teen Angel art, biker club logos, and album cover art—to create his dense lowbrow visual collages. Within these large-scale pastiches, all the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | TOM SACHS’ ‘AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS’ AT GALERIE ROPAC, PARIS

March 31, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Easily one of the most compelling minds working in the art world today, Supertouch buddy Tom Sachs has built a career around an utterly unique art methodology based on thematic meditations by means of unexpected material explorations. In his new show "American Handmade Paintings" at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, the choice of this title is anchored in specific aspects that are central to Sachs’s creative universe; his use of the Read More

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OF KURFS & COMPANIONS: KAWS’ ‘FINAL DAYS’ SCULPTURE SHOW AT CAC MALAGA

March 31, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Continuing the large-scale exploration of his now-iconic cast of XX-eyed artistic accomplices, KAWS (aka: Brian Donnelley) brings five new characters to life in wooden form with his new "Final Days" show at El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga), Spain. New among his usual array of Companion characters is a giant version of a "Kurf," a KAWS-ified Smurf frozen in a pose of uncertain exploration amidst a crowd of Read More

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GOOGLE’S “UNNUMBERED SPARKS” INTERACTIVE LIGHT SCULPTURE IS COOLEST NERD ART EVER

March 25, 2014  |  art, Tech  |  Comments Off

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Google took a momentary break from mining the world's data for its forthcoming SkyNet launch this Summer to turn their chrome web browser into the biggest piece of nerd art in history—and it actually turned out cool. Titled Unnumbered Sparks, the piece is a giant textile sculpture created in collaboration by Google Creative Lab's Aaron Koblin and sculptor Janet Echelman that's made up of Read More

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING WITH RUDOLF STINGEL AT GAGOSIAN, NYC

March 24, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The first-ever US showing of landscapes by legendary Italian painter Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery in NYC featuring massive scale photorealistic reproductions of snowcapped mountains is the perfect homage to the city's winterlong Polar Vortex-induced deep freeze. Read More

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FIRST LOOK | GEOFF McFETRIDGE’S “MEDITALLUCINATION” AT V1 COPENHAGEN

March 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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A master graphic designer and visual thinker, Supertouch buddy Geoff McFetridge brings the same elegant minimalism to his fine art with "Meditallucination," a new body of paintings, drawings, and hand painted ceramics opening this week at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. “The images are meditations, in that they come from inside but they are also listening to the world around me," explains McFetridge. "The paintings attempt to Read More

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