Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Juxtapoz (and Pop Surrealism) Get Its Due

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Starting this Sunday, June 22nd, the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA will give props to the seminal art magazine Juxtapoz in a new exhibtion featuring work from 14 years of the publication. The exhibit will feature work by Pop Surrealism (just pushing Gary Baseman's button here) luminaries such as Mark Ryden, Joe Sorren, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Glenn Barr, Camille Rose Garcia, the Clayton Brothers, Eric White, Shag, Von Dutch, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Robert Williams, Niagara, Barry McGee, Alex Gross, Frank Kozik, R. Crumb, Shepard Fairey, Seonna Hong, Jim Houser, Liz McGrath, Chris Mars, Takashi Murakami... Okay, this is going to take forever. Basically, LOTS AND LOTS of remarkable artists.

According to the event literature, "for the last decade the art establishment (collector, curator, and critic) has argued that the idea, or construct, of an art movement is outmoded. This exhibition explores the idea of a “Juxtapoz Factor.” Is it an organized movement operating under a singular manifesto? Or is it a wave of talented overlooked artists who decided to reach out to the public and create their own canon?"

Sure to be a great show. It runs until October 5th.

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Mark Ryden


The Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor at Laguna Art Museum

1 comment:

mogali said...

wow, what a line up. if anyone is interested, a couple of these artists (shephard fairey, barry mcgee) are featured in a new art doc, beautiful losers. i saw it at the SxSW film festival and loved it.

check it out if you want at www.beautifullosers.com