FIRST LOOK | DANIEL ARSHAM’S ‘KICK THE TIRES AND LIGHT THE FIRES’ AT OHWOW, LA

April 7, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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One of our favorite artists to come to prominence in the past few years is Daniel Arsham, whose sculptures & paintings address American culture and the "archeology of memory." Arsham's latest exhibition, 'Kick the Tires and Light the Fires," which opened its doors this past weekend at at LA's venerable OHWOW gallery is an excellent survey of the full range of Arsham's oeuvre from paintings to sculptures that imagine what objects of our current pop culture would look like as "future relics" being rediscovered as fossils of Read More

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

April 6, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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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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STREET LIFE | MR ANDRE BACK AT IT IN PARIS

April 3, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Mr Andre (aka: Mr A, aka: Andre Saraiva, aka: French Elvis) is back in action on the streets of Paris... 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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STREET LIFE | CHOR BOOGIE’S MIAMI SOUND MACHINE AT WYNWOOD WALLS

April 2, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Chor Boogie's giant Boombox mural for the late Tony Goldman's Wynwood Walls project in Miami is straight-up incredible...

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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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FILM | ‘FINDING VIVIAN MAIER’ REVEALS AMERICA’S GREATEST UNKNOWN STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

April 1, 2014  |  Film  |  Comments Off

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It turns out the greatest American documentary street photographer since Weegee, Vivian Maier, was also one of this country's best kept secrets. An obsessive midcentury amateur photographer who secretly produced work on par with Diane Arbus for over 40 years in and around the city of Chicago while she quietly 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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