Julian Meagher’s most recent collection of paintings emerged from a chance encounter with a scuba diver hunting for discarded longnecks that litter the seabeds of Sydney Harbor. Ghostly glass artifacts of past foreshore carousing,these salvaged vessels prompted the artist to explore the binary nature of modern masculinity through the tinted glass of inherited history. Pairing still lifes of reclaimed bottles with intergenerational male ﬁgure studies, Meagher examines the subtle shades of masculine strength and fragility that underlie the peculiar compulsion of Australian drinking culture. The Sky Still Breaks will be on view from April 5 to May 5 at Merry Kanowsky Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California.
A little more than a year after the first issue, Animae takes it up a notch with issue two – lots of beautiful fashion, photography, art – all on beautiful paper and a pastel wash of just the right amount sexuality. This magazine should be on your coffee table too. [CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS]
New Daniel Johnston drawings at Pas Un Autre’s headquarters.
Also known as ‘Synchrodogs’, Ukrainian based photography duo Tanya Shcheglova and Roman Noven snap surreal and eerie images for their project ‘Animalism, Naturalism.’ On view now – online only – until January 5, 2014 at Hauser & Hauser.
Adarsha Benjamin curates a group show called Sex Ed at Art Basel Miami 2013. Through performances, lectures, site specific installation and various participatory events, Sex Ed will be a forum for novel discussions about the past, present, and future of sex, in all its multifarious possibilities and expressions in the 21st century. Sex Ed will be on view from December 4 to December 8 at Always Flowers, 60 NE 39th Street, Miami, Florida.
Gallerist and photographer Kana Manglapus at her solo exhibition #BeatTourist – comprised of iPhone shots of her travels through Mexicon and California – at the Cadillac Hotel. photograph by Brad Elterman
Dukes of Chutney is John Paul Jones and Dustin Lynn, California born brothers from other cosmic mothers who met surfing over a decade ago. Dukes of Chutney’s Domino was released yesterday and today they release their music video for the track Jan’s Bellski using some incredible footage from Fellini’s 1972 film Roma. You can purchase the album here.