May 06, 2014
Preview: Michael Lau -- ‘remember - disc’, time – table (5.15)
A few weeks ago we mentioned HK toy pioneer Michael Lau’s upcoming ‘remember – disc’, time – table art show timed to coincide with Art Basel HK. Collected from instagram, here’s a look at several of the circular (disc) paintings and drawings which are based on quotes that resonate with the artist. Some of the pieces are immediately recognizable from the appearance of his characters while others are a bit more subtle with visuals tailored to the associated quote.
Michael Lau || ‘Remember-disc’ * Time-Table
May 15th – June 1st 2014
Michael Lau Pop-up Gallery
G/F, 6 Cleveland Street
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Jermaine Rogers x Kidrobot – Upcoming Figure
When Kidrobot conducts artist interviews on their blog, it usually means one thing. An upcoming collaborative figure is among us! That’s what is exactly going on with Jermaine Rogers with his awesome interview HERE. Not too long after the interview was posted, Galen McKamy posted what looks to be the very toy they are working on, which highly resembles the character Jermaine used for the cover of Color Ink Book!. Stay tuned for more details!
Mr. Clement – Lapin World Tour: Chicago at Rotofugi (5.16)
Mr. Clement’s journeys continue with the Lapin World Tour: Chicago opening on Friday May 16th at Rotofugi. The exhibition will include a large number of new paintings featuring the artist’s signature rabbit character as well as a limited-edition Chicago Ji Ja toy(edition of 50). While the Chicago Astro Lapin sold out immediately back in March, we’re pretty sure their will be plenty of Lapin goodness to go around. Mr. Clement will be signing from 7 to 8 PM on opening night.
Mr. Clement || Lapin World Tour: Chicago
Opening: Friday, May 16th 2014 (7-10 PM)
2780 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
‘Friends from Forgotten Fairtyales’ at Kidrobot SF (5.10)
Kidrobot SF will present the whimsical and imaginative work of thirteen artists for its ‘Friends from the Forgotten Fairytales’ (5.10). From the previews on instagram, expect some great sculptural work – customs, hand-painted resins and more. The roster includes Christina Jung, Doubleparlour, Daniel Fleres, Dave Higgins, Drilone, Jay222, Kyle Lypka, Leecifer, Mageritdoll, Matthew Pugh, Martin Hsu, Steve Ferrera, and Salamander. Saturday’s opening will feature gift bags, raffles/prizes, and a wine reception. If you are in the Bay, drop by and check it out.
‘Friends from Forgotten Fairytales’
Opening: Saturday, May 10th (6-9 PM)
Kidrobot San Francisco
1512 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Emilio Garcia – Mini Skull Brain in Yellow
If you want ‘smart’ art, Emilio Garcia is your man. Fresh off the release of the Black Brain Grenades, come the new Mini Skull Brains (2”) in high gloss Yellow (shown above with other mini-figs for size comparison). Hand-cast at the secretive LapoLabs in Spain, these small geniuses are available now via the jumpingbrain.org web shop for 25 Euros (~ $35).
Preview: Scott Tolleson -- ‘Heavenus’ at Clutter Gallery (5.10)
For his upcoming ‘Heavenus’ (5.10) solo at Clutter Gallery, Scott Tolleson has been busy creating and sculpting the universe first introduced with his Trayjus character. The show will serve as the debut of several new characters including Velourius (above, top right), Conjorus (above, bottom right), Malicus, his minions, Orjaluis, Grumbus, Tuborus, and the Mysterious Cat Helmet. Following the theme of the show, Tolleson will offer these characters as glossy, bone colored resin pieces with a porcelain-like finish.
Scott has also created a Clutter Exclusive Stuffed Idol Edition (ed of 3 pcs) with a pewter finish and red eyes, a translucent green Trayjus with blue GID edition (ed of 10 pcs), and his own version of one of Luke Chueh’s Heads. Heavenus opens concurrently with Luke’s show.
Scott Tolleson ||’Heavenus’
Opening: Friday, May 10th 2014 (6-9 PM)
163 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
DC Comics x Kidrobot – Upcoming DC Blind Box Designs
Galen McKamy just posted these concept designs for the upcoming Kidrobot x DC Comics release they’ve got going on. You’ve got all your fan favorites, Superman, Batman, Catwoman, The Flash, and Cyborg. We really dig the approach they are taking with these series and can’t wait to see them in person. Stay tuned for the official release news!
Coarse – Jaws Wood (19”)
Coarse continued its exciting exploration into wood with the 19” Jaws Wood which debuted at the recently completed Stroke Art Fair in Munich. The wood version of one of Coarse’s most popular figures is an edition of ten pieces. To enquire about availability, contact the Artscouting Gallery which is offering the sculptures.
Yoskay Yamamoto -- ‘House of Daydreamers’ (5.17) at GR2
Yoskay Yamamoto will soon open ‘House of Daydreamers’ (5.17) at Giant Robot 2 in West LA. The show will feature new original paintings, sculptures, and a captivating installation. Head on over to Dailydujour for more preview images.
Yoskay Yamamoto || ‘House of Daydreamers’
Opening: Saturday, May 17th 2014 (6:30 – 10 PM)
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025