Published on May 13, 2019 by
  • Juxtapoz Magazine


As part of Juxtapoz’s 25th anniversary, the magazine created a special pop-up exhibition and bookstore at the Vault by Vans store in NYC at 219 Bowery for the month of May 2019. For the takeover, Juxtapoz invited San Francisco-based textile artist, Ben Venom, famous for his unique reinterpretations of quilt-making and the reimagining of American craft art, to showcase some of his newer works for the occasion, to celebrate the spirit of originality and uniqueness that Vault by Vans represents, and the Outsider Art history of Juxtapoz Magazine.

In episode 015 of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, hosts Evan Pricco (editor, Juxtapoz Magazine) and Doug Gillen (Fifth Wall TV) sat down with Ben Venom at the Vault store in front of a gathered audience, to learn more about not only the tradition of textile and fiber arts, but how Venom was able to take a love of heavy metal, skateboarding and lowbrow culture and transcend it into a fine art practice.

Vault by Vans will showcase Juxtapoz and Ben Venom’s work until early June 19, 2019, at 219 Bowery, NYC.

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015: Ben Venom On Quilt-making and New American Craft, Live at Vault by Vans | Radio Juxtapoz | Juxtapoz Magazine

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