Friday, August 26, 2005

TwentySixInch Custom Bicycles

If you are looking to cruise around on a new ride, make sure to check out TwentySixInch Custom Bicycles. TwentySixInch Custom Bicycles has some sick custom designs that will surely get you recognized.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Dalek Discovery: Ice-Bots

Ice-Bots Series One is a collection of 3-inch tall mini-figures made of soft vinyl featuring 14 new designs by Brooklyn-based urban artist Dalek. Ice-Bots are $6.95 each, and will be available in a blind assortment, including one super-secret design which will appear in only one out of every 96 boxes. These chilly creatures will make their sub-zero debut on October 13, 2005 at all kidrobot stores and on the web at www.kidrobot.com.
Graffiti artist, painter, toy designer, and amateur naturalist Dalek first made contact with the Ice-Bots one hot summer night when he stuck his head into his open refrigerator, attempting to cool his fevered brain. Some Ice-Bots are fun, some are mean, and some are sad, but with one thing in common: all Ice-Bots like to keep cold. At home, Ice-Bots have little microwaves that cool food down to edible temperatures and showers that emit tiny blocks of ice. Ice-Bots get from place to place by skiing and sledding, and are very fridge-proud. Maintenance of the wintry build-up of frost in their native refrigerators requires incredible discipline and expertise in the use of crampons, ropes, and ice picks. However, Ice-Bots do have an evil enemy… stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

DJ Shadow & Shepard Fairey @ Kidrobot L.A.

Logan Hicks & the K-Spray Tour



LOS ANGELES, July 1- Workhorse Studios is pleased to announce Logan Hicks' involvement in the upcoming K-Spray Asian Tour. 'K-Spray', sponsored by shoe company K-Swiss, and curated by artist Ghetto Kitty, will bring the medium of stenciling to Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. This stencil tour promises to be the most comprehensive documentation of this burgeoning genre.

The three artists who will be featured in the progressive tour, Logan Hicks (United States), Sixten (Europe), and Phibs (Australia), will be featured in live painting demonstrations during the opening nights for each city. The 'live painting' sessions will allow the audience to view the actual stencils from which the artists work as well as follow the process of creating stencil artwork. Each artist will also be available to converse with the public and answer questions from interested audience members concerning their artistic history.

In addition to the Live Painting, K-Spray will host a gallery exhibition of several dozen artists from around the world. Works shown in the gallery will feature a cross section of styles and approaches to stenciling as a medium. All artwork displayed will be available for purchase and a catalogue of the event will be printed for distribution. A limited number of promotional T-shirts from Logan Hicks, Sixten, and Phibs will be given away on the opening nights.

check out some of logan's work below:



K-Spray Schedule:
September 3rd - Tokyo, Japan
SuperDeluxe: B1F, 3-1-25 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku
Tel. (03) 5412-0515
http://www.super-deluxe.com

September 6th - Hong Kong, China
Art Statement (in soho), 5 Mee Lun Street, Central
Tel. (852) 2122 9657
http://www.artstatements.com

September 8th - Taipei, Taiwan
Artist Village - No. 7 Beiping East Road
Tel. (8862) 3393-7377
http://en.culture.gov.tw/TAV.aspx

September 10th - Seoul, Korea
Gallery Won 101-5 Chungdam-Dong Kangnam-Gu
Tel. 82.2.514.3439
http://www.wongallery.co.kr

September 13th- Bangkok, Thailand
Bed Supper Club 26 Soi Sukhumvit 11; Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey-nua, Wattana
Tel. (+66)-02-651-3537
http://www.bedsupperclub.com

Hi-Fructose Issue 2 - Coming this Fall


Hi-Fructose Issue 2 is threatening to hit the stand this Fall and it's armed with features including the art and toys of Tim Biskup, J.Otto Seibold interview and Gallery, Jeff Soto, Misery's helping of Melancholy Pie, the inside out etheral art of Feric (Eric Fang), Scott Musgrove, the Cult of Blythe: featuring Gina Garan, Adult Swim Goes to vegas: a special Photo Travelogue, wearable art from Cat Chow, architecture meets sacharine sweet at the Dalki theme park and a Furrila centerfold by Brian McCarty! And of Course All the Designer Toys you can't handle.

Plus! Exposes with Joe Ledbetter, PShaw!, Thomas Han, Mars-1, Cyclecide, and a D.I.Y Toy Pattern from Brickboy.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Tristan Eaton's Skumbo

Kidrobot announced that Skumbo has ascended from the fiery depths of hell. Honestly, he’s more cute than evil. But DAMNED cute – that’s for sure. And he’s kind of a boozer; otherwise, he’d just bypass earth and go straight to Heaven. But Skumbo is no angel. He’s roaming the planet, getting into adventures and living up to his reputation: Too cute for hell - too drunk for heaven! Skumbo is 4 1/2” tall and made of soft vinyl. 1000 Red Cutty Skumbos and 2000 Purple Felony Skumbos (with Crown Heights Stress) vacated Hell for the safe haven of all Kidrobot stores. They will also be available on the web at www.kidrobot.com and at select retailers, all for the bargain price of $39.95. Skumbos will roam the earth starting September 15, 2005.
Hybrid transmedia crossover artist Eaton tags Macs, paints toys, designs canvases, and does pencil sketches on walls. He is limited neither by medium nor by message. His art which does not involve Satanic elephants, by which we mean Fine Art, hangs in galleries across the globe.
Photo provided by Kidrobot.

Nothing Between Us


New Works by
Heather Culp
Fumi Nakamura
Pamela Henderson
Sylvia Ji
Caitlin Kuhwald

Show Runs:
August 27th - September 26th

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 27th, 7pm-Midnight
Subject Matter @ The LAB
For Easier Parking, Park Across the Street @ The Camp

About "Nothing Between Us"
Based in illustration, Heather Culp, Pamela Henderson, Sylvia Ji, Fumi Minnie Nakamura and Caitlin Kuhwald, all come together to exhibit their new works for “Nothing Between Us”. Using their own unique and individual styles, we are taken into dreamy fantasy worlds, the sensual nature of women, cartoon-like memories, colorful realistic portraits and dark humor portraits. These five women reveal that nothing stands between them and their love for expression through art.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Project: Surf vs. Skate


Project: Surf v. Skate Artwork on Surf Boards and Skate Decks
Opening Reception: August 13th, 2005 8pm – 1am
Project: Studios 5016 Venice Blvd. (at La Brea),
Los Angeles, 90019
Gallery hours, Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm – 5pm

Featuring Matzu MP, Kofie One, Cole Gerst, Greg Craola Simpkins, Blaine Fontana, Luke Chueh, David Flores, Freddi C and more.
Plus photography from world renowned skate and surf photographers Mike Blabac, Jon Humphries and Scott Soens.

$10 donation to help Surfrider Foundation and Boarding for Breast Cancer.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Photo Coverage of Kabuki @ Nucleus






Thursday, August 04, 2005

Kabuki 2000 @ Nucleus

Kabuki 2000 (plasticgod aka plasticf*****r)

08/06/05 - 08/25/05
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6 (7pm - 11pm)
Nucleus
30th West Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7482

The artist’s recent interest in Japanese Kabuki face paint and its influence on modern rock and glam inspire this new series of artwork. The new works display his signature, Lego-like caricature style, and emphasize a futuristic vision of the traditional Eastern make up with fresh face designs and full body paintings. There are a number of odd and humorous aspects to Plasticgod’s work; this show will be no exception (an eight foot plush relief geisha painting gives you a sense of what we mean). Be sure to catch all the theatrics on the show’s opening night.
Come dressed as a Samurai or Geisha during opening night and receive 20% off all store purchases!

Complimentary Drinks Provided
Music by DJ GRUSES
Admission is free

Melting Snowman Canisters by Marcel Dzama


Marcel Dzama’s melting snowman canisters were inspired by a series of personal autobiographical drawings and paintings allegorically documenting his move to New York from Winnipeg. Three of the 4 ceramic snowmen have an airtight lid and are designed for storage of condiments or other products.

Marcel Dzama's humor has instantly generated a loyal fan club of admirers. Dzama depicts situations and characters whose strangeness are ripe for transformation and all are vaguely familiar. His world is full of symbolism, and despite the obviousness of the references and the humor with which they are supplied, it can get a little shadowy. Seen individually Dzama’s small and delicate drawings, hand-tinted with watercolor and root beer, have an eccentric aesthetic sensibility. The compositions of cartoon-ish creatures combine references that are at once intellectually highbrow and reminiscent of retro pop culture from the Roaring Twenties and the Fifties.

Marcel Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada. He lives and works and in New York. Since graduating in 1997, Dzama has had numerous critically acclaimed solo shows in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm and Los Angeles, Dusseldorf, and Milan. He will have an exhibition in New York at the David Zwirner Gallery in Sept 05.

Melting Snowman Canisters by Marcel Dzama
Sizes:
Snowman 1: 9" x 5" x 4 1/2"
Snowman 2: 8" x 5" x 4"
Snowman 3: 5" x 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Snowman 4: 2 1/2" x 5" x 2 1/2"
Material: Porcelain
Edition Size: 2500
Please visit Cerealart at the New York International Gift Fair
Accent on Design Booth #3808
Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC

For More information please visit www.cerealart.com or email info@cerealart.com

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

HOMEGROWN south florida

HOMEGROWN.
Goodness Graces South Florida.
An Exhibition of South Florida's Finest Artists.



Friday, August 5th at 7:00 pm an opening reception will be held for the kick-off of HOMEGROWN at Miami Art Lab, 3117 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, FL.

Featuring the paintings of local hot shots: John Bailly, Kiki Valdes, Cristina Figueredo, BRASS, Erik Lopez, Tavare Hill, Eddie Aroyo, Jay Giroux and Chris Deacon. With a wide range of powerful imagery & styles, this will be the show that affirms South Florida artists as a dominant force in the art world. The exhibition concludes at the end of August.


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