Sep 26, 2014

Slick x Silent Stage Gallery -- ‘Uzi Does It’

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Slick unveiled his new ‘Uzi Does It’ Mickey sculpture with the opening of Beast Astray, a group show inspired by Joe Hahn’s ‘Mall’ film, at Known Gallery on Thursday (9.25).  Uzi Does it is the centerpiece of Slick’s fun coin-op / gashapon installation for the show. The gleaming Blackout edition stands 16.5” tall is comprised of 13 individual resin components and was produced by Silent Stage Gallery.  This one looks great in person with strong details throughout, especially the bandana.  The limited-edition (25 pcs) high-end piece will be released shortly –- stay sharp. 

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Sep 18, 2014

Nakanari Backstage Talks: UIC Design College in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Creative Director of Mai Hiro to Speak at First Workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia 
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Popcon Asia special guest star, Tony “Nakanari” Shiau, to speak at first speaking engagement in Jakarta, Indonesia. Breaking the Creative Industry presentation narrates “Building Your Creative Brand” by Mai Hiro Founder, Tony “Nakanari” Shiau and Untung Widjaya, creative director. Presentation will highlight most notable projects and personal story of both artists. 

Backstage Talks series is an event that demonstrates and encourages what has been possible to achieve from personal accounts. Listen to Nakanari as he shares his passion of design and learn about his creative mission on his first speaking engagement at UIC Design College at Sequis Center, JI. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 71 Jakarta Pusat 12190, Indonesia. “Breaking the Creative Industry” will be held on Monday, Sep. 22, 2014 after Popcon Asia from 16:30 to 18:30. Tickets are IDR 200.000 per person or 350.000 for TWO. Limited seating available (70 seats). 

Special promotion pricing includes both “Behind the Scene” workshop and “Backstage Talks” are IDR 500.000 or 900.000 for TWO but must purchase before Sep. 15, 2014. All participants get ONE free ticket to Popcon Asia. All payments made to Lembaga Pendidikan UniSadhuGuna, CIMB Niaga,Acc Number 064.01.64234.008 and proof payment email to
ami.sukesna@unisadhuguna.org or fax.

For more information please contact Aimee Sukesna at ami.
sukesna@unisadhuguna.org or call (62) 819 3299 1441. 

[Mai Hiro Press]

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Sep 17, 2014

Secret Walls x Dynomighty – Abe Lincoln Jr. vs Sinesart

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Secret Walls and Dynomighty have teamed up to bring you another exciting event! This battle will be taking place at the Be Mighty! Space on Saturday, September 27th at 2PM EDT. This battle will be between Abe Lincoln Jr. and SinesArt and at the end of the night, the crowd decides the winner! Be sure to RSVP for the event by sending an email over to events[at]dynomighty[dot]com.

DYNOMIGHTY
80 John St.
Brooklyn, New York 11201

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Secret Fresh Presents: Sket-One in “Nuff Varieties” (08.12)

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Sket-One will be making his way all the way to the Philippines for his very own solo exhibit, “Nuff Varieties” and Secret Fresh. You can expect custom figures, paintings, and some live painting going on at this event! Catch Up, who is apart of the HoodGoods series, will also be making an appearance. This resin figure stands 10” tall and will limited to only 25 pieces! The show will take place on Sunday, Ocotber 12th at 4PM.

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Sep 13, 2014

SEEN: Brian Flynn’s “Memories of Tomorrow” at Subtext

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Last night was the opening of Brian Flynn’s “Memories of Tomorrow” at Subtext in San Diego and we were lucky enough to check it out. Brian was there to share a bunch of new pieces, including his Dust Robot series, which was a combination of dust, baby powder and clear coat on Black archival paper. He also brought out some of his Krazy Kidz sculptures, as well as a special custom from Amanda Visell. Take a look after the jump for more pictures from the event!

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Sep 12, 2014

Vinyl Thoughts 5 Art Show at The Quixotic World (09.25)

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The Vinyl Thoughts Art Show is going their 5th round this year at The Quixotic World in Dallas, Texas. This years theme is “MAD*L Makers” in celebration of 10 years of MAD’s MAD*L figure. Not only will there be custom MAD*L’s, but there will also be other customized platforms as well! You can’t celebrate 10 years without the man himself, as MAD will also be in attendance at the show. Participating artists include: Anthony Respect, Nic Bic, Blue-Frog World, Jenn and Tony Bot, Cody Phillips, Janelle Jex, Soko Cat, Mind of the Masons, Taylor “Barnlord” Lymbery, Infinite Rabbits, Fiona Ng, Wickedmasterminds Designs, Marianne Romanidis, Pure Cane Sugar, Ghetto Axe, Blazon Brikhaus, Mike Moffatt, Brad Albright, Nvade, Bruscolino, One-Eyed Girl, Mini Moi Toys, Tobyart, B.O.G., GLTT, Marilyn Vicente, Tanya Davis, Brixpix, Tom Carlton, Allan Armenta, Jeff Beck, M. Clancey, Greenfeatheredink, RX, Wake-The-Dead, and many more.

The Creatures for Kids art auction will be happening again this year with silent auctions for custom art pieces , which will benefit at risk children. There will be chances to win prizes from yelp, as well as raffle prizes from yelp, Bioworld Merchandising, Oberto and Dallas’ Round Eye Toys. Atama will also have a pop-up shop inside the event!

The opening night will take place on Thursday, September 25th from 7-11PM. It is free to attend so be sure to bring your family and friends!

The Quixotic World
2824 Main St,
Dallas, TX 75226

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Sep 11, 2014

Toy Art Gallery 5th Anniversary Show (9.13)

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It’s been five years since Toy Art Gallery opened its doors to showcase an incredible variety of art toys   To celebrate, they have invited a talented group of artists to customize one of their most unique sofubi productions –- Vertebrata by Paul Kaiju and Blobpus.   The Toy Art Gallery 2014 Anniversary Show opening on Saturday (9.13) will feature visions of this wicked lady from:

Anthony Ausgang, Blobpus, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Brent Nolasco, Brian Flynn, Cop-A-Squat Toys, Deeten, Devils Headquarters, D-lux, Eckotyper, Ferg, Grizlli Atom, Hellopike, Jeremi Rimel, Johan Ulrich, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Josh Herbolsheimer, Justin Bua, Kenth Toy Works, Kris Kuksi, L'amour Supreme, Martin Ontiveros, MM Toys, Monstrehero, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Paul Kaiju, Rampage Toys, RISKRon English, Scarecrowoven, SexualYoukai, Shirahama, Skull Toys, Splurrt, T9G, TKOM, Toshikazu Nozaka, Touma, Usugrow, Velocitron, and Yamomark.

Come on out to See Vertebrata like never before.

Toy Art Gallery 2014 Anniversary Show
Opening: Saturday September 13th, 2014 (7 to 10 PM)

Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046

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Sep 10, 2014

Atama – Meet & Greet with MAD (09.26)

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On Friday, September 26th, MAD will be at Atama for a special meet and greet! This is a great opportunity for those in the Dallas, Texas area to come out and meet the man behind the MAD*L figure and so much more! The event will run from 7PM-9PM and should be one you’re not going to want to miss.

Atama
5307 E Mockingbird Ln Suite 107
Dallas, Texas

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Cardboard Spaceship Presents: Derailed 2 Electric Boogaloo –Custom Train Show (11.01)

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Cardboard Spaceship and Wootbwear Gallery are proud to present, Derailed 2 – Electric Boogaloo, a custom train show! This show will have custom All City Style trains painted by over 50 artists from all around! Participating artists include: Shane Jessup, Scribe, Jim Koch, Atomiko, tasteburns, east este, Hebru Brantley, Serf Los Angeles, I Keep Moving, Super Ugly, Deph, Beaksup808, katch1, Keith Jive, Travie McCoy, Sipros, Roarrr CBS, Gunk CBS, Alex Senna, Jerkface, NoMe Edonna, Galen McKamy, Alec Monopoly, Scott Tolleson, Jah Jah Jitsu, David Cook, ryno1, Joseph Martinez, vyalone, mear one, Daniel Fleres, bantuzuhir, Brent Nolasco, Great Inc, Jesse Hernandez, Oliver Hibert and many more! The opening will take place on Friday, November 1st and will run the entire month.

Wootbear Gallery
147 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA

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Sep 08, 2014

Subtext Presents: Brian Flynn in “Memories of Tomorrow”

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Subtext is proud to present, Brian Flynn in “Memories of Tomorrow”, which is his second solo exhibit at this fine San Diego establishment. The show will take place this Friday, September 12th from 6-10PM. Brian will also be in attendance of the opening, so be sure to stop by, talk with Brian, check out some amazing artwork, and have a good time!

Subtext Gallery
2479 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, California 92101

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Mai Hiro at Popcon Asia

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Mai Hiro and Nakanari will be in full effect at this years Popcon Asia and with them they will bring, 10 amazing custom Spiki figures, an exclusive Black Spiki Lucky Cat release, and t-shirts. All this goodness will be available at the Plastic Culture booth #47-48 and The Mai Hiro Booth #43. There will also be a Nakanari x Marine Ramdani mini capsule on display and available for purchase. During the day, there will also be live painting demos on Mega Munnys, and of course they will also be doing doodles and sketches for the fans at the Mai Hiro booth #43. Stay tuned for more news on the exclusive Black Spiki Lucky Cat release, which is limited to only 100 pieces!

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Sep 06, 2014

Luke Chueh -- ‘Self-ish’ at Corey Helford Gallery Circa (11.11)

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Luke Chueh has started to reveal ]info on his next solo, ‘Self-ish’ which opens at Corey Helford Gallery Circa  in Culver City on October 11th, 2014.  As the clever title suggests, the new collection will showcase self-portraits – some of the expected anthropomorphic variety (bears for sure, and possibly other animal characters) and some of Luke in his own skin such as the flier image which is rendered really nicely. 

Hit the jump for a look at some early WIP images from Luke’s instagram including a turned-tables version of the piece above and a ‘puking’ piece.  Perhaps we’ll see a few Headspace series pieces, the concept behind Luke’s next toy.

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Sep 04, 2014

Stranger Factory Presents: Chris Ryniak & Amanda Louise Spayd in “Unseen Forces” (09.05)

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Happening tomorrow, Friday, September 5th at The Stranger Factory is “Unseen Forces”, a two person show featuring the works of Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd. This is one exhibit you’re not going to want to miss! These two talented artists will be displaying a number of original figures and limited edition releases, such as the Night Bandit Fuzzlethump who Is limited to only 12 pieces! The show will begin at 6PM to 9PM and due to the high demand for these pieces, items from the show will be available via raffle.

Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Sep 02, 2014

Marka27 Speaking at DPMX (11.22 – 11.25)

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Marka27 will be one of the guest speakers for this year’s DPMX design conference in Monterrey, Mexico (10.22 – 10.25).  He’ll be talking about his creative efforts – artwork, toys, footwear and more. 

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Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores & Bigfoot -- ‘The Brews Brothers’ at Rotofugi (9.5)

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For their September show, Rotofugi will host a terrific trio of Northern California artists – Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores and Bigfoot. The amusingly titled ‘The Brews Brothers’ opens on Friday (9.5) and will feature original art from all three artists who will each be in attendance as well as a print release/signing (7-8 PM). If you’re anywhere near Chicago, this is a must-see exhibition.

Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, & Bigfoot|’The Brews Brothers’
Opening: Friday, September 5th 2014 (7-10 PM)

Rotofugi
2780 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773.868.3308

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‘You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone’ at myplasticheart (9.5)

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On Friday, September 5th,  myplasticheart will present the opening  of ‘You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone’, reflecting on the melancholy themes of loss and regret.  Curated by artist Lou Pimentel, the exhibition showcases a diverse group of artists working in multiple mediums: painting, illustration and sculpture and more. The artist lineup includes Rick Beaupre, Christopher De Leon, Caitlin Hackett, Yuri Leonov, Alex Louisa, Brent Nolasco, Stavros Pavlides, Angel Perez, Lou Pimentel, Allison Sommers, Tatiana Suarez, Halsey Swain, Dika Toolkit, and Zoe Williams.

‘You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone’
Opening: Friday, September 5th 2014 (6-9 PM)

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002
646.290.6866

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Aug 27, 2014

Rivet Gallery Presents: Bob's Burgers Comic Release Celebration (TONIGHT!)

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If you know Laura of Rivet Gallery, then you know she’s a huge Bob’s Burgers buff! That’s why they are super excited to announce that they will be releasing the very first Bob’s Burger comic book. Not only that, but Rivet is getting their very own retailer exclusive cover! The 1st issue features the beloved Beefsquatch with artwork by Tony Gennaro and Bernard Derriman. This release is limited to only 500 and will be available online for $3.99 each.

In celebration, Rivet will be hosting a Bob’s Burgers party TONIGHT (08.27) from 6-9PM. There will be a mini ball pit raffle for special Bob’s Burgers Giveaways, which were donated by Bento Box Entertainment and Alison Rose. You can get your game on at the video game station by Game Stop, featuring the game Order Up! You can’t have a Bob’s Burgers party without burgers! OH! Burgers will be serving up a special burger of the day with the rest of their menu. There will be complimentary hamburger cupcakes thanks to Claressa and The Ladybird Seat. Thanks to Derek Stewart, who will be providing the night with all the Bob’s Burgers episodes you can watch via screen and projector!

Rivet
1200 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201

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Aug 22, 2014

Atama Presents: RXSEVEN in “Realm” (08.23)

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Atama is proud to present RXSEVEN in his very own solo show, “Realm. The show will be taking place this Saturday, August 23rd from 7-9PM. There will be a number of custom toys as well as artwork! Be sure to come out for the evening and hang out with fellow art enthusiasts!

"Realm" is a different perspective on life and death and the brilliant dance between the two. Both life and death can depict beauty and are able to take on many forms. Most people often see death as a darker and cruel end to this life though. RXSeven has chosen to embrace this inevitable doom and show the side of beauty that it also bestows. The idea that every life contributes to the next within a cycle that ever continues moving forward.

ATAMA & Company
5307 E. Mockingbird Lane Suite #107
Dallas, TX 75206

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Aug 06, 2014

Infinite Rabbits for Toy Box Cleveland (08.09)

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Check out Infinite Rabbit’s submission for the Toy Box Cleveland Show at Breakneck Gallery. His Fhtagndroids custom Android figures will be available at the show, along with some of his other custom pieces. If you have a custom Android collection, you’re going to want to try and get your hands on a few of these! The detail is amazing and it looks like its popping right out of the picture. Any remaining pieces from the show will be made available online shortly after. The show will take place this Saturday, August 9th.

Breakneck Gallery
17020 Madison Ave,
Lakewood Oh, 44107

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Rotofugi Celebrates 10 Years with “10 x 10” (08.08)

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Rotofugi is out to celebrate 10 amazing years of their gallery and retail space with a group exhibit, where they’ve asked artists to create a 10x10 piece of artwork. They’ve invited over 50 artists who at one point or another had a piece of their artwork in the Rotofugi Gallery. Participating artists include:

64Colors, Adam DeVarney, Alisa Ross, Andrea Kang, APAK, Blutt, Brandon Steen, Bwana Spoons, Camilla d'Errico, Chad Kouri, CHema Skandal!, Chris Austin, Chris Uphues, David Rettker, Derek Hess, Gabe Lanza, J*Ryu, Jason Chalker, Jason Limon, Jeremiah Ketner, Jeremy Tinder, Jesse LeDoux, Jesse Narens, Jesse Reno, Jim Pavelec, Joe Somers, Joey Potts, Jon Knox, Jon McNair, Jonathan Bergeron, Joseph Scarano, Kelly Pelka, Kelly Vivanco, Ken Keirns, Lana Crooks, Little Friends of Printmaking, Luke Chueh, Mark Brown, Mark Nagata, Mark Pilon, Max Bare, Michael Slack, Mike Budai, Mitch O'Connell, Mr. Walters, Netherland, Ralph Cosentino, Revize CMW, Rudy Fig, Ryan Heshka, Scribe, Shannon Bonatakis, Steve Seeley, Taiko Fujimura, Tony Rabit, Travis Lampe, Veggiesomething, Yosiell Lorenzo and more.

The opening reception will take place this Friday, August 8th from 7-10PM. They will also be releasing a poster version of Mark Nagata’s Piece (SEEN ABOVE) for only $5. Be sure to stop on by and hang out at your favorite Chicago Toy Store and Art Gallery.

Rotofugi
2780 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

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Aug 05, 2014

Double Parlour, Mike Egan & Lurk -- Death Rides Again at TAG (8.9)

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Toy Art Gallery keeps the summer art going with ‘Death Rides Again’ featuring the original art and toys of Double Parlour, Mike Egan and Lurk.  We’re really excited about this one which brings a strong mix of sculptural wonder from the amazing Double Parlour duo and painting from Mike Egan and Lurk.  Plus, as is quickly becoming tradition, TAG will debut its newest sofubi, Lurkfoot from Lurk and a Double Parlour figure.

‘Death Rides Again’
Opening: Saturday, August 9th (7-10 PM)

Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046

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Aug 04, 2014

FOE Gallery Presents: Paul Kaiju, MVH & Michael Skattum in “Playing With Fire” (08.08)

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FOE Gallery is bringing three incredible artists together to one spectacular show! “Playing with Fire” will feature custom toys and artwork by Paul Kaiju, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, and Michael Skattum. You can also expect cross over customs from Paul and MVH. They’ve even got their hands on some Slimebats by Michael x Monster Worship. Michael will have tons of artwork for your walls as well! The opening reception will take place on Friday, August 9th from 6-9PM. Paul will also be in attendance at the show, so this would be a great opportunity for folks to hang out and meet Mr. PK.

Foe Store & Gallery
114 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

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Breakneck Gallery Presents: Toy Box Cleveland (08.09)

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Breakneck Gallery is proud to present “Toy Box Cleveland”, a custom group show that is taking place this Saturday, August 9th. This show will feature artists from the Cleveland area and surrounding region, who include:

Sergio Andujar, Horrible Adorables, Rick Sans, Mad Knits, Fizz Man Industries, Doomfellaz, CKRTLAB Toys, Holler Toys, Republic of Cute, Sleepy Robot 13, Creepkins, F1sh Customs, iROC, DeeTen, Rocketboy, Fiona Ng, Tasha Zimich, HX, The Graphix Chick, Crux, Josh Mayhem, Mind of the Masons, Ar Inkbombers, Malo April, NVC Crew, Rotten Daughter, Dex Design, and Infinite Rabbits.

There will be custom toys, resin figures, plush, clay, wood, and other types of media! Be sure to stop by the shop this weekend. Remaining pieces from the opening night will be made available online shortly after.

Breakneck Gallery
17020 Madison Ave,
Lakewood Oh, 44107

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Aug 01, 2014

Dragatomi Presents: Podgy Panda in “Pandas Go Pop!” (08.09)

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Podgy Panda is all geared up and for his solo show at Dragatomi, “Pandas Go Pop!”. This exhibit will feature Podgy’s rendition of your favorite animated movies, such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and much more. There will be a total of 9 pieces at the show with prints and original drawings for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. The show will take place next Saturday, August 9th and will run until September 6th. Be sure to stop by next weekend as Podgy will be in attendance all the way from New Zealand!

Dragatomi Gallery
2317 J St
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Stranger Factory Presents: Leecifer in “Real Live” & “Sideshow” (08.01)

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Stranger Factory is having to special exhibit openings tonight (08.01). In the main gallery is “Sideshow”, a group show featuring the artworks of Kathie Olivas, Jessica Joslin, Brandan Styles, Desiree Fessler, Valency Genis, Dan Talone, Seymour (Peter Kelk), DrilOne, and Phil Noto. There will be a number of custom figures, paintings, and sculptures that will all follow a circus theme.

In the project room will be an exhibit by Leecifer, entitled “Real Live”, where he will be showing off his unique customizing style on a number of different platforms. There will be a few limited edition custom runs, as well as amazing one-offs!

You can check out the preview from both of the shows HERE. The show opens tonight on Friday, August 1st from 6-9PM. Most of the artists will be in attendance, so be sure to stop on by!

Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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