Jul 08, 2016

Gunnzo Presents: Paul Kaiju & Bwana Spoons Off-Site SDCC 2016 Event (7.23)


Gunnzo, Paul Kaiju and Bwana Spoons will once again be doing another amazing off-site event during this years SDCC. On Saturday, July 23rd once you’re done with the convention, make your way to Gunnzo for an evening of amazing toys and tacos! Raffle tickets will be distributed at 6PM with numbers being called at 730PM. What do these folks have in store? Check out some shots after the jump, but don’t forget to follow them on Instagram for sneak peaks! Paul Kaiju IG & Bwana Spoons IG.

2445 Juan Street
San Diego, CA 92110


Posted by Kristoffer @ 09:53 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Jul 06, 2016

Huck Gee & Clutter Gallery Present: The Blank Show (7.09)


Speaking of Huck Gee’s Skullhead, he and Clutter Gallery are proud to present “The Blank Show”. A group show featuring over 30 artists to showcase their talents on one of Huck’s Skullhead resin figures. Participating artists include: 2PetalRose, Artmymind, Buff Monster, Camilla d’Errico, Charles Rodriguez, Daniel Fleres, Doktor A, Dolly Oblong, Fakir, Frank Montano, Goreilla, Huck Gee, Sket-One, J*Ryu, Jamie Lee Cortez, Jason Freeny, Jenn & Tony Bot, Jesse Hernandez, Joe Ledbetter, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Jonathan Legarte, Jump Jumper Ant, kaNO, Kevin Gosselin, Luke Chueh, MAD, Malo April, Otto Bjornik, Quiccs, Rsin, RXse7en, and Squink. The opening reception will take place this Saturday, July 9th at the Clutter Gallery in Beacon, NY. Take a gander after the jump for some WIP photos!

Clutter Gallery
163 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508


Posted by Kristoffer @ 10:17 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Jul 01, 2016

Strangecat Toys Presents: “Bearly, A Custom Toy Show” @ Redefine Arts (9.2 & 9.3)

Bearly, a custom toy showdates

Strangecat Toys is proud to present, “Bearly, A Custom Toy Show” at Redefine Gallery in Orlando, Florida. This show will feature custom Luke Chueh bear heads by various artists from all around the way! Participating artists include: Frank Montano, Charles Rodriguez, Emelie Jensen, Eos, HX, Ink Visuals, iROC, JFURY, John Suarez, Josh Divine, Malo April, MAp-MAp, Playful Gorilla and Wendy Williford. The big show will take place on Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd. Be sure to follow Strangecat Toys on Instagram for work in progress photos. For those not able to attend, customs will be available online on Sunday, September 4th.

Redefine Gallery
29 South Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

Posted by Kristoffer @ 11:47 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Jun 16, 2016

Secret Fresh Presents: Checkmate ++ - Otto Bjornik's Shah Mat Dunny Release and Signing (6.19)


On Sunday, June 19th at 6PM, make your way over to Secret Fresh for Otto Bjornik's solo exhibition Checkmate ++, as well as the Shah Mat Dunny Release and signing. Checkmate ++ will feature pieces from Otto's Phosphenes Series, as well as some customs from his Bai Chu and Wood Elves series. Also on display will be drawings on paper that were inspired by the ancient game of chess, which eventually would bring forth the creation of Otto and Kidrobot's Shah Mat Dunny Chess SetShah Mat Dunny Chess Set. Join the Secret Fresh crew and hang out with Otto for what will be a fun night!

Secret Fresh

G/F RONAC Art Center, Ortigas Ave.
Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.



Posted by Jack @ 09:28 PM in Release Event , Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Jun 11, 2016

Peter Kato x Clutter – Le Reve Du Lapin (6.11)


Tonight’s the night!  Clutter will present the opening of Le Reve Du Lapin on Friday (6.11), a custom show featuring Peter Kato’s adorable slumber pal, the Bedtime Bunny vinyl figure. The show features the work of Aica, Ally Burke, Amos Hemsley, Artmymind, Blake Neubert, Candie Bolton, czee13, Double Parlour, Gary Ham, Gretchen Lewis, Jason Limon, Jenn and Tony Bott, Jeremiah Ketner, Kristina Drake, MJ Hsu, Muxxi, Odd Fauna, Peca, Peter Kato, RXSeven, Sabrina Elliot, ScarecrowOven, Scott Wilkowski, Seulgie, Simona Candini, StickyMonger, Tomodachi Island, Uamou, Valency, Yu Maeda, and Zard Apuya.  There’s some amazing work for this show, hit the jump for previews of several of the customs.  And as a thank you for collectors who purchase a custom, Peter Kato has conjured up magical Hat Trick 2” resin figures.

Also, Scott Wilkowski has created a limited-edition Infected Bedtime Bunny which is currently on offer to those on the Clutter Gallery preview list and will be offered in a public release at 6 PM EDT (3 PM PDT) from the Clutter shop.



Posted by Jack @ 01:58 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Jun 02, 2016

Rotofugi Presents: Jeremiah Ketner "Nihon Dream" & Noferin in "Return to Carrara" (6.10)

ketner-06016_1200px 13259518_1001002630012664_165121686_n

Rotofugi will be hosting dual shows on Friday, June 10th, which will feature artwork from the talented artists Jeremiah Ketner in "Nihon Dream" and artist duo Noferin in "Return to Carrara". The event will take place from 7-10PM and if you cannot make i to the opening, the artwork will be up until July 3rd. There will be snacks, beverages, music and good times. Jeremiah will also be making his way back to Chicago from Japan for the opening reception.

Jeremiah Ketner – Nihon Dream || Noferin – Return to Carrara
Opening: Friday, June 10th 2016 (7-10 PM)

2780 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Posted by Kristoffer @ 10:35 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

May 19, 2016

Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins -- ‘Beyond Shadows’ at KP Projects / MKG (5.21)

unnamed (1)

Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins will continue his exploration of the fantastic, surreal, reality that lies just beyond our waking grasps—‘The Outside’—with the opening of ‘Beyond Shadows’ at KP Projects/MKG. In addition to surreal acrylic on canvas and graphite on paper works, Simkins has created a new collection of Drip Scripts paintings showcasing textured handstyles which will be shown upstairs at Launch LA.  If you’re in or around LA this is a must-see exhibition, just be sure to RSVP (required).

In conjunction with the new show, the gallery will be releasing two signed/numbered prints—Beyond Shadows and The Glass Piñata. Each is available at a reduce pre-publication price through Midnight PDT on opening night (5.21).  Please contact the gallery to order/inquire at  Beyond Shadows will be available in Canvas (36” x 36”) in both regular (5 pcs, $1250/1350) and AP editions (3 pcs, $1275/$1375) and Paper (34” x 34”) in standard (30 pcs, $210/$250) and AP editions (10 pcs, $235/$275).  The Glass Piñata will be available in Canvas (36 x 22.75”) in standard (5 pcs, $750/$850) and AP editions (3 pcs, $775, $875) as well as paper (34 x 23”) in standard (30 pcs, $150/$180) and AP editions (10 pcs, $175/$205).

Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins || Beyond Shadows
Opening: Saturday, May 21st (7 to 10 PM)

KP Projects / MKG
170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Posted by Jack @ 02:47 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

May 18, 2016

Preview:Robots Will Kill 15th Anniversary Group Show at myplastich eart (5.20)


Graffiti repository Robots Will Kill will celebrate 15 years of documenting the urban art form with a group show opening at myplasticheart in NYC on Friday (5.20). Curated by site founder ChrisRWK, the show features a selection of artists whose work has been featured on the pages of the site including :

Abe Lincoln Jr | Burn353 | Chris Rini | ChrisRWK | Deme | Downtimer | Dril | Duel | Ekg | Flying Fortress | Frank Ape | Hendrik ECB Beikirc | JesseRobot | Jos-L | Jpo | K-nor | KA | KaNO | KevRWK | Lou Pimentel | Magie Serpic | Marthalicia | MCA/Evil Design | Mike Die | Mike Graves | Miss Zukie | Monty Montgomery | Murrz | Nite Owl | Over Under | Peeta | Playful gorilla | Ramiro Studios | Rega | Sean Lugo | Sugar Fueled | Veng | Vers | Weird Eye One | Zero Productivity

The first twenty-nine attendees at the opening will receive a 15th Anniversary Tote Gift Bag with goodies including stickers, mini paintings and more.  So if you find yourself in or around NYC on Friday, head on down for a strong night of art.

Robots Will Kill 15th Anniversary Show
Opening: Friday May 20th 2016 (7-10 PM)

210 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002


Posted by Jack @ 09:21 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

May 05, 2016

Dennis Cornetta – Lewis the Kappa and Putrid Pals for the Stranger Factory 5th Anniversary Show (5.6)


As we mentioned a few days ago, Dennis Cornetta has been hard at work bringing his latest figure, Lewis the Kappa, to life in time for the Stranger Factory Fifth Anniversary Group Show which opens on Friday (5.6).  Not only is Lewis ready for his grand debut, he’ll be available in two editions – green (10 pcs) and mono (5 pcs). He stands 10” tall and comes with removable glasses—that actually have lenses.In addition to the Kappa, Dennis has also cast and painted a new Mint Chocolate edition of his Pumpkin Pals!  Very cool. Also, if you’re going to be attending the show, be sure to check out Brandt Peters’ new Night King vinyl sculpted by Dennis as well.

Stranger Factory Fifth Anniversary Show
Opening:  Friday, May 6th (6-9 PM)

Stranger Factory Gallery
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


Posted by Jack @ 10:57 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Buff Monster -- ‘Can’t Stop the Melt’ at Galo Art Gallery (5.7)

 unnamed (1)

Buff Monster has been in Tornio for the past few days working on an installation for his Cant’ Stop the Melt solo opening at the Galo Art Gallery—yes, owned by the well-known street artist—on Saturday (5.7). Expect plenty of original meltiness with 16 new paintings including  Small Self Portrait (above).

Set against the backdrop of the painted wall installation, the opening is a must-see if you find yourself around Tornio—a quick 1 hour train ride from Milan. In addition to the paintings, the gallery will have copies of Buff Monster’s new Stay Melty book—we’re pretty sure he’ll sign it for you if you ask nicely.  If you’d like a preview of the show, drop a line to the gallery at info@galoartgallery.it.

Buff Monster||Can’t Stop the Melt
Opening: Saturday, May 7th 2016 (5:30 – 9 PM)

Galo Art Gallery
Via Saluzzo 11/G
Torino 10125


Posted by Jack @ 09:55 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 29, 2016

Dennis Cornetta -- ‘Lewis’ for Stranger Factory Fifth Anniversary Exhibition (5.6)


Dennis Cornetta has been hard at work on a sharp new turtle figure which is scheduled to debut at the Stranger Factory Five Year Anniversary Exhibition on Friday, May 6th 2016.  Cornetta sculpted Lewis digitally in Zbrush, 3D output him and is now  casting up a little resin army of the figures.  The snazzy yet sad turtle looks great with his bowtie and removable glasses.  An accomplished artist, digital sculptor and more, Cornetta has his hands in several art toy projects including sculpting Brandt Peters’ upcoming Night King. Enjoy these in-progress pics (more after the jump) and keep an eye out for an update with painted pics.

Stranger Factory Five Year Anniversary Exhibition
Opening: Friday, May 6th, 2016 (6-9 PM)

Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


Posted by Jack @ 03:13 PM in Incoming , Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 26, 2016

Preview: Baby Fatts Custom Show @ Rotofugi (5.13)


Rotofugi will host the Baby Fatts Customized Toy Exhibit opening on Friday, May 13th 2016, featuring artist interpretations of Big C’s adorable dragon resin. The show roster includes 2PetalRose, NC Winters, Frank Montano, kOmega, Eos, JFury1, JC Rivera, Brandon Dicks, Tim Wollweber, Mike Bell and the man himself, Big C. Hit the jump for a preview of some of the customs including work-in-progress pics.

Baby Fatts Customized Toy Exhibit
Opening: Friday May 13th, 2016 (7-10 PM)

2780 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL 60614


Posted by Jack @ 04:46 PM in Customs , Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 23, 2016

Preview: Scott Wilkowski at Woot Bear (4.30)


Scott Wilkowski will bring his signature ‘infected’ aesthetic to San Francisco for a one-night event at Woot Bear on Saturday, April 30th 2016 (6-9 PM).  So far the gallery has posted preview shots including a trio of new Kamen Rider figures—seemingly based on the V3 costume—a trio of Infected Dunnys, and a pair of Kittens.  Each of these mind-bending pieces feature Scott’s  sick skeletal sculpts embedded within translucent resin. Also, it looks like Scott has sculpted ‘Baby Woot’, a new miniature mascot of the uninfected variety,  as seen on the show flier.


Scott Wilkowski Exhibition
April 30th, 2016 (6-9 PM)

Woot Bear
1512 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 487-9000



Posted by Jack @ 01:56 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 21, 2016

How & Nosm -- ‘In Between’ at Library Street Collective (4.23)


Known for their impossibly intricate murals and paintings, the street art duo How & Nosm—identical twins—will open In Between at the Library Street Collective in Detroit—epicenter of urban-influenced new contemporary art.   The new collection continues their exploration of the universal themes of dichotomy and duality—the pull and push of forces and elements against one another, the interconnectedness of all things. In addition to 12 new canvas paintings, How & Nosm will, for the first time, offer 30+ pencil drawings, studies for wall murals, some for realized projects—‘born’—and others for projects yet to be realized—‘unborn’.

Fittingly, in conjunction with the exhibition, How and Nosm have undertaken their largest mural project to date, ‘Balancing Act’ which spans an awe-inspiring 184 x 60 foot space adjacent to Shepard Fairey’s mural at One Campus Martius in downtown Detroit.

Having had the opportunity to see their work from afar, and up-close, in-process, we are huge fans of How & Nosm’s work and inimitable work ethic as well—painting from sunrise to well beyond sundown. If you are in Detroit and have a chance to go to the opening, by all means, do so. 

How & Nosm || In Between
Opening: Saturday, April 23rd 2016

Library Street Collective
1260 Library Street
Detroit, MI 48226


Posted by Jack @ 07:09 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Silent Wonderment: Exploring the World of Giant Robot (4.23)


Silent Wonderment: Exploring the World of Giant Robot opens this Saturday (4.23) at the sexy Vincent Price Art Museum on the campus of East LA College. Curated by GR founder Eric Nakamura, the exhibition showcases the work of Albert Reyes, Ako, Castuera, Rob Sato, Matt Furie, Tiny Splendor, and Yoskay Yamamoto. While we haven’t seen much of the exhibition yet, we’re excited about  Yoskay’s installation—with a walk-in house—his largest yet and a must-see.

The exhibition will also feature a selection of paintings and art toys from  Aaron Brown, Andrew Hem, Comet Debris, Deth P Sun, Dril One, Gary Ham, Edwin Ushiro, Hellen Jo, Jen Tong, Katsuya Terada, KMNDZ, kozyndan, Jeremiah Ketner, Jerome Lu, Leecifer, Le Merde, Luke Chueh, Mari Inukai, Mark Nagata, Mark Todd, Mike Lee, Nathan Ota, Nikki McClure, Sarah Neyhart. Sean Chao, Seonna Hong, Shawn Cheng, Souther Salazar, Theo Ellsworth, Yosuke Ueno and more.

If you’re in or around LA, definitely drop by to check out Silent Wonderment, a celebration of the inspiring, vibrant and eclectic mix of art culture that is Giant Robot. Hit the jump for a preview of selected pieces and behind-the-scenes installation pics. 


Silent Wonderment: Exploring the World of Giant Robot
April 23rd to July 2nd 2016

Vincent Price Art Museum
East LA College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099


Posted by Jack @ 03:12 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 19, 2016

123KLAN -- ‘Style is the Message’ at First Amendment Gallery (4.21)


Street art/design super duo 123KLAN will slide into First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco on Thursday (4.21) for the opening of their Style is the Message solo. Husband and wife, Scien and Klor, have created a West Coast-influenced collection of new paintings featuring their gotta-have-it  street-meets-design style. In addition to the original art, the gallery will have several limited-edition silkscreen prints for sale.  If you’re in the Bay Area, drop in and check out their bold art featuring fierce beasts, cool customers, and ultra tight text.

123klan || Style is the Message
Opening: Thursday, April 21st (6:30 – 9:30 PM)

First Amendment Gallery
1000 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA


Posted by Jack @ 10:09 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 18, 2016

Luke Chueh -- ‘Damaged Goods’ at Inner State Gallery (4.22)

Luke Chueh  will open his new solo, ‘Damaged Goods’, at Inner State Gallery in Detroit this Friday (4.22).  As the flier and his artist statement mention, the new show explores the intersection of art and commerce.  In addition to several original paintings, expect quite a few ‘goods’ as well.  While it’s not exactly clear what the commerce side of the equation will bring in total, various art prints will certainly be part of the mix as Inner State is run by the same folks behind 1XRun. He’s specifically mentioned screen printing, hand-embellished prints, and laser-cutting—mmmmm.

Interestingly, Luke has been spending the last week or so working on pieces at 1xRun’s Artist-in-Residence loft in Detroit.  From what he and the gallery have shared so far, he’s been focusing on works on paper.  We’re curious to see how these paper pieces factor into the show. Luke doesn’t usually offer ‘sketches’, studies, or works on paper but that seems like a strong possibility.  Perhaps some of the loft pieces will find their way onto various prints.

Luke Chueh || Damaged Goods
Opening: Friday, April 22nd 2016

Inner State Gallery
1410 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit Michigan, $8207


Posted by Jack @ 10:32 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 16, 2016

Sean Chao – Two Together at Giant Robot 2 (4.16)

Sean Chao will open his Two Together solo this evening—Saturday, April 16th—at Giant Robot 2.  The heartfelt new collection features signature dioramas set within the abstracted shape of his longtime canine companion’s face, Nunu. Each of these pieces features a whimsical dog ship—piloted by a curious crew—built out of and powered by a curious, rustic patchwork of miniature plants, dim sum, other assorted edibles, rubber-band gears, and more.  Beyond the canine cockpits are several free-form light-hearted pieces depicting friends enjoying each other’s company. Hit the jump for additional preview pics and the show flier.

Sean Chao || Two Together
Opening: Saturday April 16th, 2016 (6:30 – 10 PM)

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025


Posted by Jack @ 02:01 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 06, 2016

Studio Gold Group Show at myplasticheart (4.16)

unnamed (1)

Next up for myplasticheart is Studio Gold opening on Saturday, April 16th 2016. For the fifth iteration of the annual group show, curators the Studio Miners have changed things up just a bit, both in format and scope.  This year’s show  doesn’t feature a theme, rather the 25 featured artists were given a wide-open creative slate: a 12” x 12” space to fill as they like.  Also, As a compliment to the show, the Miners will release a Studio Gold zine at the opening—an exploration of the artists’ everyday inspiration and process through a look at their creative spaces, collections, and surroundings. 

For 2016, Studio Gold features the work of Angry Woebots, Chris Austin, Maret Bondorew, Betso, Brian Butler, Bwana Spoons, Dave the Chimp, Chris RWK, Chula, Mathew Curran, Evoker, Flying Fortress, Ekiem, Kev Grey, Mike Guerrero, Michael C. Hsiung, Aya Kakeda, kaNO, Peter Kato, Phil Lumbang, MCA, OBLVN, Podgy Panda, Lou Pimentel, Clams Rockefeller, Smut Villain, Tougui (above) and Mr. Walters.

Studio Gold
Opening: Friday April 16th 7-10PM

210 Forsyth St. NYC


Posted by Jack @ 12:12 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 02, 2016

Monsters and Misfits IV Online Preview


The Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke Monsters and Misfits IV semi-annual show opened in Tokyo on Friday morning Japan time.  If you’ve been waiting for a chance to browse all the pieces from the show and order your favorites, now is the time –head on over to the MMIV Online Preview page.

Posted by Jack @ 12:03 AM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Apr 01, 2016

Wesker Zhan -- Jack the Rascal Mini Exhibition + Signing at myplasticheart (4.1)

To celebrate the recent release of his first vinyl figure--Jack the Rascal--NYC artist Wesker Zhan will present a mini exhibition of his stylish baby pumpkins at myplasticheart on Friday (4.1, 7-9 PM).  The exhibition will feature a full spectrum (30+) of hand-painted, one-of-a-kind Jack’s ($45). From pinks to blues and everything in between, your favorite color is almost certainly in the mix.  In addition, there will be a super-limited black + pink edition (5 pcs, $40).   Wesker—a talented illustrator—will also offer two new prints showcasing his zany retro-tinged characters. Finally, he’ll be signing his toys as well as Jack the Rascal mini signing cards created for the event.If you’re in or around the five boroughs be sure to drop by mph on April Fool’s Day  for a close encounter with Jack and his maker.

Wesker Zhan|| Jack The Rascal Signing and Mini-Exhibition
Friday, April 1st 2016 (7-9 PM)

210 Forsyth St.
New York City, NY


Posted by Jack @ 03:11 AM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Mar 30, 2016

Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters – Hand-painted Blue Cosmic Healer Calliope & Otto to Debut at Monsters and Misfits IV (4.1)


Monsters and Mis fits IV—the semi-annual showcase organized by Circus Posterus and Tomenosuke—moves to Tokyo this year for the first time and opens at Shibuya Hikarie 8/ Creative Space on Friday (4.1) @ 11 AM JST.  In addition to numerous fantastic original creature creations, the show will see a special release of the new hand-painted Blue Cosmic Healer Calliope & Otto sofubi set from Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters.  Limited to just 12 sets (perhaps half will be in Japan), the figures will be available for 19,800 JPY (~ US$176) per set. 

If you can’t make the opening, be sure to visit Tomenosuke’s online store on Friday at 7 PM PDT which is 11 AM Saturday Japan time, for an opportunity to purchase pieces still available from the show.

Finally, Tomenosuke will once again preserve the artists’ collective creativity with a full-color MMIV catalog.  Hit the jump for a look at some of the catalog layouts which serve as a nice preview of the show.  If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our earlier preview.

Monsters and Misfits IV
April 1st – April 7 2016

Shibuya Hikarie 8F
2-21-1 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan


Posted by Jack @ 11:00 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Mar 29, 2016

QPOP Shop Presents - Konatsuya Exhibition 2! (04.01)

unnamed (10)

This Friday, April 1st QPOP Shop will be opening up their gallery for their second ever Konatsuya Exhibition! This is no joke! This show will feature Konatsu’s original artwork and custom handpainted Negora vinyl figures. This exhibit will also showcase custom Negora figures by over 40 artists. She will also be making her way out from Japan for the show for a living painting that Friday with a signing on Saturday, April 2nd from 2-5PM. Not only will there be some amazing custom pieces available, but there will also be exclusive “Q-Tie Pop” Negora and Migora sets for $48 and the Konatsu x PP Pudding Daioh Negora vs Cosimcat Set for $165. They’ve even got exclusive goods for your every day wear and your every day wall wear! The opening reception will be open from 7-10PM with items available on a first-come first-served basis with tickets being given out from 5-7PM.

Participating artists include:

64Colors , Alina Chau, Angela An, Aron Shay, Candie Bolton, Catherine Ho, Chris Mitchell, Squink, DAN, Devilrobots, Emily Warren, Evon Freeman, Grace Kim, Jane Schneider, StickUp Monster, Jeff Ranjo, Jeremiah Ketner, KAIJIN, Kakeruri, Keika Miyata, Keiko Murayama, KORATERS, Lissa Treiman, Magen Mitchell, Mai Nagamoto, Mark Taihei, Messy Pink, Mizna Wada, Monster Factory, Noriya Takeyama, Paul Kaiju, Paul Shih, Philip Light, P.P.Puding, Stephanie Ramirez, Sunguts, Sylvia Liu, T9G, Tara Billinger, TOUMA, UAMOU, Victoria Ying, Zach Bellisimo, and Zoe Moss.

QPOP / Q2 mini gallery
319 E 2nd street
Unit 121
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Posted by Kristoffer @ 10:34 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Mar 24, 2016

kaNO – Preview of Raw Goods at Woot Bear (3.26)


We recently dropped by kaNO’s studio to get a close-up look at the work for his new show, Raw Goods, which opens at Woot Bear/ KRSF on Saturday (3.26) from 6-9 PM.  For the new collection, he has turned everyday objects drawn from his life and work into creative canvases.  From characters painted on iconic orange Nike boxes and shopping bags to  Zip Disks—once in-demand tech from a bygone era—and interpretations of classic cartoon characters on WB animation sheets, his new art works are personal expressions— pieces of his creative and everyday self.  Annotated with facial expression cues and timing information for a behind-the-scenes feel, the cartoon portraits on clipboards blend kaNO’s art and his animation day job. 

While most of the Raw Goods are presented much as you would normally find them, each of the Nike shopping bags are framed—an inspired decision, capturing and preserving a slice of time.

In addition to pieces done on Raw Goods, kaNO has also created three ‘Giants’ Dragon King customs paired with life-size matching Nunchucks and a trio of vibrant character portraits on black canvases.   If you’re in or around the Bay area, definitely plan to drop by on Saturday night to check out the new work and chat with kaNO who will be making the trip for the opening.

kaNO || Raw Goods
Opening: Saturday, March 26th 2016 (6-9 PM)

Woot Bear
1512 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117


Posted by Jack @ 04:29 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |

Mar 22, 2016

kaNO – Raw Goods at Wootbear (3.26)


Awhile back we posted some early preview picsearly preview pics of kaNO’s upcoming Raw Goods show at Woot Bear/KRSF with a vague date of “in May”.   Now, here’s the official flier for the show which opens this Saturday (3.26) and a few more choice pics from his instagram feed (after the jump).  It’s fun to see the passage of time turn the once  here and now into the old and retro – from 8-track tapes to Zip Disks—remember when those were amazing, 100 megs on a single disk !?!  We’re off for a quick studio visit, so look for an in-depth preview soonish.



Posted by Jack @ 12:43 PM in Shows | Permalink  | Comments (0) |