Flower Pepper Gallery Presents “Xiong Mao”

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On Saturday, April 11, Flower Pepper Gallery presents Xiong Mao, a collection of works inspired by China’s national treasure, the Giant Panda. “Xiong Mao” directly translates to “Bear Cat,” which has been the focus of Chinese mythology and folk lore for generations.

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Jezabel Nekranea

Each artist participating in this exhibition has been invited to create one piece portraying their interpretation of either the beloved giant panda, or a bear and cat. “Xiong Mao” will be Flower Pepper Gallery’s second panda inspired exhibition.

Kristian Adam

Kristian Adam

The reception is open to the public and on view until May 12. For purchase inquiries or to request a preview, email contact@flower-pepper.com.

Leila Ataya

Leila Ataya

Participating artists include: Alex Louisa, Ania Tomicka, Cory Benhatzel, Crowded Teeth, David Chung, David Natale, Denae Wilcowski, Desiree Fessler, Emiko Woods, Heather Gross, Jeremiah Ketner, Jezabel Nekranea, Jill Bencsits, Jiny He, Jon Lau, Jonathan Martinez, Joshua Roman, Katie Nagayama, KiSung Koh, Kristian Adam, Leila Ataya, Luke Chueh, Nhu Diep, Nico Guidote, Nicole Bruckman, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Seth Drenner, ShadowMonsterBear, Shanghee Shin, Susanne Apgar, Thomas Han, Tory Lin, Tony Rabit, Yejin Oh.

Revenge of the Derpy Dino for Supahcute Kaiju Show 2

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SaoZen created two epic plush diorama sets for Supahcute Kaiju Show 2 – the first is called “Revenge of the Derpy Dino.”

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Artist Sao De La Vega says that she started with the derpy dino, but she decided the piece needed “more destruction.” As she worked on the set pieces, her boyfriend Loren wanted to know why the building didn’t have a face. That’s why she created the saddest building ever.

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She also created a sequel piece called “Night of the Rise of the Revenge of the Derpy Dino 2: The Sequel.” Who says that the sequel can’t be as great as the first one?

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Both SaoZen pieces sold on opening night, but you must visit Leanna Lin’s Wonderland to see them in person. Supahcute Kaiju Show 2 runs through April 26, and you can see remaining pieces online.

Supahcute Kaiju Show 2 Artwork Now Online!

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Thanks to everyone who braved the heat to attend the opening of Supahcute Kaiju Show 2: Cuter, Better, Fatter, Stronger last night! It’s always great to see old friends and to make new ones.

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The show is now available online! Many pieces sold on opening night, but plenty of great pieces are still available.

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The show will be at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through April 26! More photos of the gallery wall and from the opening reception will be posted soon.

Supahcute Kaiju Show 2 Opens Tomorrow 3/14!!

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SaoZen

Supahcute Kaiju Show 2: Cuter, Better, Fatter, Stronger is almost here!! Finally!! This has felt like the longest week ever because I can’t wait for you to see all of the fantastic pieces!!

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100% Soft

The opening event takes place tomorrow, March 14 (6-10pm) at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, in conjunction with 2nd Saturday NELA Art Gallery Night. It’s supposed to be hot as a kaiju’s breath this weekend, but we’ll have plenty of snacks and refreshments to keep you cool. Tacos El Mago De Culiacan Sinaloa will be close-by so you can grab a Godzilla torta (seriously) and some amazing tacos.

Andrea Kang

Andrea Kang

Follow #SupahcuteKaiju2 on Instagram and Twitter to see images from opening night. Hope to see you there! For serious inquiries, please email hello@LeannaLinsWonderland.com. The show will be available online after the opening event. Additional sneak preview and WIP photos are available on Flickr and on the Facebook event page.

Introducing KUPA by Peter Kato – Supahcute Kaiju Show 2 Exclusive

Peter Kato Kupa

Inspired by the love of cute Kaiju sofubi everywhere, KUPA is a somewhat of an amalgam mascot of Peter Kato‘s childhood memories of watching Kaiju movies. His horned nose, flat shell-back, and floppy tail are more his charm points than weapons.

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Literally birthed at Supahcute Kaiju Show 2, he is presented for the first time in a micro run of 5 pieces. This debut KUPA colorway is exclusive to Supahcute Kaiju Show 2.

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Meet KUPA at the opening reception on March 14 (6-10pm) at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. He will be available online after the opening. Artwork inquires can contact hello@leannalinswonderland.com.