Tuesday, February 14, 2006

URBAN PLASTIC by Toofly

Toofly’s customized works began appearing in various group shows early this year. As the only female member of MOTUG. Toofly was given the opportunity to showcase her individual style on urban vinyl that varied in size, shape, and form. Toofly’s first plastic work was to customize an NYC train. It was created for a group show called TAG THE SYSTEM held at the Showroom Gallery in NYC. It featured over 170 artists including graffiti legends of the 80’s NYC subway era. Toofly’s train was one of the three graffiti females in this show, and shared the spotlight alongside Lady Pink on the spread of April’s 2005 Juxtapoze magazine.

Toofly has since gone on to customize more plastic including a pitt bull for a show called Brooklyn, and a the new Trexi custom series by Play Imaginative due for a gallery show in March 2006. The latest of a series to come is Toofly’s first limited collectible figure called Qee. Created by Toy2R in collaboration with the Motug Crew. It’s 2.5” size is in no comparison to Toofly’s growing popularity. Men and women of all ages are excited about collecting all these wonderful artist’s work. Don’t miss out!

Toofly continues to pave the way as one of today’s leading female artists to watch out for. Staying true to her graffiti roots her work continues to draw from the ever-changing and spontaneous public art world.
www.tooflydesign.com

The Showroom Gallery - www.theshowroomnyc.com
ToyR - www.toy2r.com
Play Imaginative - www.playimaginative.com

Monday, February 13, 2006

Remixing the Magic @ Gallery1988

Gallery1988 is proud to announce "Remixing the Magic" with over 50 artists reinterpreting Disney classic characters and scenes.

Whether it’s the timeless group of Disney feature films, the icons of Disney Heritage or the memorable animated shorts of yesteryear, the Walt Disney tradition has done its share of grooming and developing the emerging young artist’s craft, without even trying. "Remixing the Magic" will prove that Walt Disney still acts as an invisible teacher to the established artist, as well as the up and comer, as more than 50 artists of varying recognition will pay tribute to his creations by painting their own depiction of scenes from the Disney Classic era. Whether it’s a new take on "Dumbo" or a hip rendition of Gepetto in his workshop, breathing new life into these masterpieces would make for an unforgettable event, as well as a reminder of the cultural and epic significance of the Disney brand.

This show will feature the artwork of Kii Arens, Anthony Ausgang, Tim Biskup, Ryan Bubnis, Sean Christopher, Luke Chueh, Bob Dob, Sandra Equihua, Jose Emroca Flores, David Flores, Blaine Fontana, Frank Gonzales, Ryan Greis, Peter Gronquist, Thomas Han, Ahren Hertel, Wilson Hsu, Mr. Jago, Aaron Jasinski, Alex Kirwan, Dennis Larkins, Joe Ledbetter, Lola, Jim Mahfood, Jeff McMillan, Brandi Milne, Miss Van, Mister Chung, Tony Mora, Martin Ontiveros, Daniel Peacock, Brandt Peters, Isaac Pierro, Andrew Pommier, Brooke Reidt, Lesley Reppetaux, Katie Rice, Chris Roth, Jason Sho Green, Greg Simkins, Soopajdelux, Jophen Stein, Gabe Swarr, Michelle Valigura, Amanda Visell, Trent Watanabe and Julie West.

Opens on Friday, February 17th and continues through March 10th, 2006.

Opening reception on Friday, March 17th from 7-10PM. There will be an open bar for those over 21, as well as a special sweet surprise! The opening is free of charge and open to all ages.

Gallery1988 is located at 7020 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles (on the corner of Melrose and La Brea).

www.gallery1988.com

Day Late, Dollar Short

Featuring Artwork and Sculption ByLee Ballard, Kevin Peterson, Jason Shawn Alexander,Jonathon Wayshak, Lucien Shapiro & Brad Isdrab

Opening Reception- Saturday, February 18th 7pm-12midnight w/ DJ's

Subject Matter @ The LAB (Click For Directions)

Show Runs February 18th, 2006 - March 18th, 2006

About "Day Late, Dollar Short"
Welcome to the dark worlds of Jason Alexander, Kevin Peterson, Jonathan Wayshak, Lucien Shapiro, Brad Isdrab and Lee Ballard. In their worlds brooding and haunting figures reign supreme with tales of love, pain, sorrow, passion, exhilaration, curiosity, and humility. Life’s subtle nuances hidden within dim, shadowy, thin figures, eerie satirical animal hybrid experiments, and murky silhouettes of men and women twisted in ecstasy and torture. Looking past the initial impression of the frightening, ominous, and sometimes spine-chilling images, lays layer beneath layer of pure emotion and experience. Each sinister piece gives way to a different experience, drawing the onlooker into its world amid the swirling, shaking, and tilting landscape around them. Thereby leaving an undying impact to the core of your being that will surely not be forgotten.

www.visualsubjectmatter.com/

Friday, February 10, 2006

L.A. Graff Expo



http://lagac.org/

Thursday, February 09, 2006

CHUBBY BUNNY SHOW

February 11 - March 4, 2006
*Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11, 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM *

Gallery Nucleus, Tragnark, Circus Posterus Studios, along with Wheaty Wheat Studios proudly presents the 2006 Chubby Bunny Show. For the first time, 60 National and International artists representing industries such as animation, film, toy design, comic publishing, and of course, the fine art spectrum will share one roof and present their interpretation of the proverbial question; What exactly is a Chubby Bunny?

Featured Artists:
Aaron Jasinski, Aaron Kraten, Adam Hathorn, Alayna Magnan, Alex Pardee, Andrew Bell, Andy Howell, Angry Woebots, Anthony Ausgang, Audrey Kawasaki, Blaine Fontana, Brandt Peters, Buff Monster, Cam de Leon, Chet Zar, Christopher Lee, Craola, Dave Bondi, Dez Einswell, Downtimer, Eric Radomski, Esao Andrews, Ethos, Evil Den, Frank Kozik, Gunnar, Guyburwell, Isaac Pierro, Jalil Sadool, Jason Han, Jason Maloney, Jonathan Wayshak, Kathie Olivas, Kazu, Kibuishi, Luke Chueh, Mainframe, Mark Behm, Michel Gagne, Mimic, Miq & Thuy Willmott, Nanospore, Nathan Cartwright, Nathan Spoor, Nivbed, Peekaboo, PHETUS, Phil Holland, Plasticgod, Richard Vanover, Rob Schwager, Rolito, Ryan Bubnis, SEEN, Steven Lopez, Thomas Han, Thuy 3, Tragnark, Tristan Eaton, Un Lee, Ver Mar

Nucleus
30 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7482
www.gallerynucleus.com
www.tragnark.com/bunny

STRANGE CARNIVAL

Yoyamart & STRANGEco present STRANGE CARNIVAL

Come celebrate Toy Fair week with STRANGEco and Yoyamart! This special party promises high spirits and good times, plus special artist appearances by Friends With You, Nathan Jurevicius & James Jarvis!
Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 7 pm to 11 pm
YOYAMART
15 Gansevoort Street (@ Hudson St.)
NYC
(212) 242 5511

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Quality of Life.

The Poster:


The Trailer:



The Synopsis:
Meet Michael "Heir" Rosario and Curtis "Vain" Smith, the most prolific and talented graffiti writers from the Mission District in San Francisco. At age ten, in a desperate search for fame and identity, the young friends began writing their names on surrounding urban landscapes. More than a decade later, the duo have evolved into a brilliant team of street artists. The two have covertly decorated the canvases of concrete and steel throughout the Bay Area. However, when Heir and Vain are arrested for painting, their secret identities are revealed and creative outlets are abruptly severed.

Faced with restitution and the prospect of serving hard time, Heir and Vain struggle to maintain their creative passion. The paths they choose threaten to unravel their lifelong friendship and, ultimately, their lives.



The U.S. Screening/Premiere Dates:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA:
March, 3 2006 - 7:00P
Red Vic Movie House
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco , CA 94117
"Come see Quality of Life on the legendary comfy couches of the Red Vic, as we kick off our national tour right in our hometown. Three nights only: March 3, 4 and 5!"


IRVINE, CA:
March, 10 2006 - 7:00P
Edwards University Town Center 6
4245 Campus Drive
Irvine , CA 92612
"Our southern california premiere!"


NEW YORK, NY:
April, 6 2006 - 9:00P
Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B)
New York City , NY 10009
"One week only! This is it. It's our East Coast premiere in the Mecca of graffiti: NYC. Seats are EXTREMELY limited, so be sure to buy advance tickets now. We expect many (if not all) screenings to sell out: BUY TIX NOW."



For More Information:
http://www.qualityoflife-themovie.com
http://www.myspace.com/qualityoflife

EASY DRIVER – NEW WORKS BY JOSEPH WHITELEY/MERZ

PRIVATE VIEW FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10TH – 7.00PM – 9.00PM. If you would like to attend the private view please RSVP to show@bestshopever.com

Joseph Whiteley is well known as a graffiti artist and muralist who works and lives in Los Angeles, CA. This will be his first London solo exhibition offering an opportunity to view his fine art works, a style differing from his publicized murals and installations located throughout NYC.
www.jwhiteley.com

Best
5 Back Hill
London
EC1R 5EN
02078335544
www.bestshopever.com

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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Plush Week @ Gallery1988

February 7th - February 14th, 2006 hundreds of cuddly creatures invade Gallery1988 for a stuffed ‘n’ sewn celebration. The gallery will forgo oil, watercolor, and acrylic for a different kind of canvas come this Valentine’s Day with one-of-a-kind stuffed creations, all hand-crafted by some of the world’s most talented plush artists.

Plush Week's roster of artists spans the globe, including: Anna Chambers, Blobby Farm, Crump., Heidi Kenney, Jäke Henzler, Jason Sho Green, Jen Rarey, Jenny Harada, John Murphy, Kate Sutton, Sarah Coleman, Katie Rice, Klayco, Koadzn, SKWAK, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Lost Monster, Love Ablan, Michelle Valigura, Monster Factory, Parskid, Creature Co-op, Renee Gontarski, Ryan Bubnis, Sandra Equihua, Shawnimals, Social Studies, Suicide Kittens, Super Fun Fun, Thomas Han, TragicMagicHead, Tsai-Fi, Brandi Milne and Yasemin Gokcen.

The opening reception will be Tuesday, February 7th, 8-11PM. The event is open to all ages and there is no cover charge. Gallery1988 is located on the corner of Melrose and La Brea at 7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
www.nineteeneightyeight.com

Saturday, February 04, 2006

STARZ @ LACES

STARZ by TOOFLY

On exhibit thru March 2006 at:
LACES "The Female Sneaker Boutique"
252 Mott Street, NY, NY 10012
www.laces-nyc.com
(212) 334-5457
STORE HOURS:
Wednesday - Sunday 12PM-7:30PM
www.tooflydesign.com


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