(via Juxtapoz) ...presenting "The Vulva Dress," created by designer Hazel Moore for the Glasgow School of Art's 2011 student exhibition. Through exploring the iconic "Sheela-na-Gig" motif, a conflicting symbol of fertility and promiscuity, Moore's work confronts the audience's perceptions and encourages them to reflect on their own reaction to the work.
We found via WickedHalo an interesting review of Mark Ryden's solo show at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York. “The central theme of “The Gay 90s: Old Tyme Art Show” references the idealism of the 1890s while addressing the role of kitsch and nostalgia in our current culture. “In the modern era, sentimentality and beauty have been disdained in the art world. This new work explores the line between attraction and repulsion to kitsch, and between beauty and banality.”
When I asked Juxtapoz Magazine to send me the book "In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor" for a review, I did it because I thought that it was a good excuse to get a wonderful book for free. (continue)
Our pornbishop Molly Crabapple just wrote a great bunch of informative pop surrealist coverage of this year’s Art Basel. “...Pop surrealism (sometimes called Lowbrow or New Contemporary) is the stuff in the magazine Juxtapoz. It's the well-rendered, representational, pop culture inspired and exuberantly surreal art that started coming out of California fifteen years ago,” she writes. (via Juxtapoz.com)
Juxtapoz, maybe one of the most important lowbrow art magazines, is coming up on its fifteenth year of publication, so the editors thought it was time they shed some light on old school Juxtapoz issues.