Sneak Preview of The Dubious Expedition

Shing Yin Khor x Shana Kohnstamm

Shing Yin Khor x Shana Kohnstamm

The Dubious Expedition, curated by the dynamic art duo Shing Yin Khor and Leslie Levings, opens this Saturday October at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Of course the show looks amazing, and you can see more preview images here. If you’re not already on the “art preview email list”, you can sign up here directly: http://eepurl.com/iMCnj

Yeti and Friends

Yeti and Friends

Yeti and Friends

Yeti and Friends

Renee French

Renee French

Valency Genis

Valency Genis

The opening event takes place on October 25 from 6-10pm. Dress up in a nautical theme and enter to win the Halloween costume contest! They’ll have goodie bags, treats, and music at this family-friendly opening event.

Giant Robot Presents Mari Inukai ‘Marilla Blue and Orange’

Mari Inukai Marilla Blue and Orange

On October 25, Giant Robot presents Mari Inukai‘s solo exhibition ‘Marilla Orange and Blue.’ The Marilla Blue and Orange exhibition melds two worlds of Mari Inukai. Her expressionistic portraiture is now blurring and stepping into her other world, the imaginary.

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Her fictional characters, a team of illustrative creatures, which are part of her canon, appear as headdresses for her portraiture subjects. Facial expressions continue to appear pensive, yet inviting us to wonder.

Mari Inukai Ringo Philosophy

Inukai’s pencil drawings continue in the same direction. ‘Marilla Blue and Orange’ will include oil paintings and pencil drawings; you can preview more of the works here.

Mari Inukai LASEIFUKU

‘Marilla Blue and Orange’ opens on Saturday, October 25 with a reception from 6:30-1opm. The show will run through November 12.

The Dubious Expedition at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on Oct. 25

Dubious Expedition

On October 25, Shing Yin Khor and Leslie Levings present The Dubious Expedition “A group exhibit of the glorious, curious treasures from the lost ship HMS Chimera” at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. This group exhibition features El Dodo Albino, Renee French, Valency Genis, Shing Yin Khor, Shana Kohnstamm, Leslie Levings, Lyla Warren, Lauren Wong, & Yeti and Friends.

Shing Yin Khor Rainforest Leafbug

Shing Yin Khor

Leslie Levings Larval Specimen Pair

Leslie Levings

Lyla Warren Urchins

Lyla Warren

Shana Kohnstamm Sputnik Sweetheart Anenomes

Shana Kohnstamm

The opening reception takes place on Saturday, October 25 (6:30-10pm), and festivities include a costume contest, goodie bags, and music from DJ Steven Lam and DJ Patrick Adley. Sign up for the preview list here.

Jerrod Maruyama ‘A Hipster’s Life For Me’

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Save the date! On Saturday, November 8, WonderGround Gallery will debut ‘A Hipster Life For Me’ – the next piece in Jerrod Maruyama‘s Hipster Mickey series. This latest image finds Mickey hanging out in the queue for Disneyland’s Pirate of The Caribbean attraction and looking too-cool with his Mint Julep.

The piece will be available as a limited edition canvas, deluxe print, and a variety of merchandise. Jerrod will be at WonderGround on Saturday, November 8 from 11am – 1pm for the final signing of the year!

Jerrod Maruyama “World of Evil” Release This Saturday, October 11

Maleficent by Jerrod Maruyama

Reminder! Jerrod Maruyama will be at Disney’s WonderGround Gallery on Saturday, October 11 from 11am – 1pm to celebrate the launch of his newest piece “World of Evil.” In the battle of good vs. evil, I choose cute/evil!

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Jerrod will be joined by fellow artists Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Bryan Fyffe, Jeff Granito and Sydney Hanson. For more details on the signing and participating artists, visit the event page.

Sneak Preview “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” at JANM

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Sanrio and the Japanese National Museum (JANM) celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary by exploring her colorful history and influence on art and culture in the first-ever exhibition of its kind. Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty combines a retrospective product-based, historical and sociological examination of the Hello Kitty phenomenon with an art exhibition emphasizing her influence on contemporary art.

Kristin Tercek

Kristin Tercek

Opening October 11 and on view through April 26, 2015, Hello! will explore the evolution of Hello Kitty through a display of rare and unique pieces from Sanrio’s archives. Also, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions will be offered during the run of the exhibition. Visit www.janm.org/exhibits/hellokitty to learn more!

Martin Hsu

Martin Hsu

Hello! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA. Contributing artists include Kozyndan, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman, Junko Mizuno, Paul Frank, and many more. See all 40 artists here. All art inquiries: please email hellokittyart@japanla.com.

Brandi Milne

Brandi Milne

Tickets for October 11–December 31, 2014 are on sale now. Tickets for Hello! in 2015 will be available starting November 24, 2014.