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May 01, 2014

Huck Gee - The Grifling with a Long Pointy Stick

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Huck’s been teasing this release for some time now and the full reveal has finally come! Check out his latest creation, The Griffing with a Long Pointy Stick. This piece stands 13.5” tall and comes signed numbered. There are only 10 of these available for $950 each. Each figure comes with everything you see and comes packaged in a laser etched wooden box. They are available on a first come first served basis. Send your inquiries to sales[at]huckgee[dot]com!

They weren't dubbed the Wildwoods for being just another forest full of pine cones and ferrets.

Something otherworldly beats in the heart of Wildwood Valley, pulsing with life, spreading its tendrils, twisting and coloring the many critters that call this forest home. The Wildwood bursts at the seams with tales of the extraordinary and beneath these branches dwell wild things and spirits that stretch our already vast imaginations.

Perhaps the tallest of the tales centers on the mythical, fearsome Griflings. These nocturnal, spindly creatures have rarely been seen by Kinausu denizens but their stories span the continent. Magnificent, tall and imposing creatures. Horned, hoofed, tattooed and tailed, the forest is their spiritual haven. Humanlike animists that walk between the shadows, protecting the forest's denizens, turning away encroachers and ne'er-do-wells. Powerful and enigmatic, these are the guardians of the Wildwoods.

- excerpts from Chapters of the North, Volume VI - Mahotsukai Hoohige

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Clutter Gallery Presents: Luke Chueh in “Heads” & Scott Tolleson in “Heavenus” (05.10)

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The Clutter Gallery is proud to present two exhibits featuring a couple of swell guys in one space! Occupying one part of the gallery is Luke Chueh with his show, “Heads”. For this exhibit, Luke will be painting 8” rotocasts of his iconic bear’s head, which is a nice alternative from his usual canvas artwork.

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In the other part of the gallery, Scott Tolleson will be showing off his goods with his exhibit, “Heavenus”. This is where we finally get to see those amazing sculpts we’ve seen on his Instagram in person. Both of these stellar dudes will be attending the opening reception on Saturday, May 10th from 6-9PM.

The Clutter Gallery
163 Main St., 
Beacon, NY 12508.

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Rivet Gallery Presents: Hoang Tran in “Wax Nostalgic” (05.03)

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This is a new and awesome spin on using crayons to create art. Taking place at Rivet Gallery this Saturday, May 3rd is “Wax Nostalgic”, a solo exhibition exhibiting the artwork of Hoang Tran. Each of these crayons were skillfully carved and detailed to resemble some of your favorite characters. So be sure to stop by Rivet during the North Shore Arts District Gallery Hop this Saturday from 7-10PM.

Rivet Gallery
1200 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201

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Coarse x Amanda Visell -- ‘The Last Day of Autumn’

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Coarse Toys has unveiled ‘The Last Day of Autumn’ at the Stroke Art Fair in Munich, a forthcoming deluxe vinyl set in collaboration with Amanda Visell.  I’m tempted just to say ‘WOW’, but that wouldn’t be very professional (ahem!).  Amanda and Coarse have been working together for the better part of a year to blend their respective styles into a collaborative project and this is the stunning result.

Sculpted by Coarse in their style, The Last Day of Autumn continues Amanda’s wood series in grand fashion with several young boys and girls (~4”) taking an axe to a poor, unassuming tree (~12”).  The real joy and magic here are the facial expressions – both on the children (deceptively peaceful and rather eager) and the besieged tree trunk.  In true Coarse fashion, the cut-out wood chunks will fit nicely back into the tree, should you want to ‘heal’ him.

The Last Day of Autumn will without a doubt be the must-have Amanda Visell vinyl ‘figure’ when it’s released and likely be the odds on favorite for Toy of the Year as well.

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