Announcing The Stoop

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I’m excited to announce my next project – The Stoop! Wait… what the heck is The Stoop?

The Stoop is a neighborhood collective of artists, sculptors, burger aficionados, and evil geniuses. Featuring the creative minds of Vanessa Ramirez, Orbital Ox, and Moemoe + Goreilla.

On October 4 – November 9, The Stoop will be taking over the art corner at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Eagle Rock.

On November 8-9, The Stoop brings the full art experience to DesignerCon 2014. Come kick it at The Stoop, and check out amazing artwork, see live art, and enjoy some fun surprises! Subscribe to my email list to get the scoop on The Stoop!

Dragon Dog “Blacky” Figure by Martin Hsu

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Dragon Boy fans will soon be able to add Dragon Boy’s best friend, Blacky, to their collections!! Dragon Dog Blacky will be available on Friday, September 12 (Noon PST) at Martin Hsu’s website. The OG Blacky 4″ vinyl figure is limited to 300 pieces. $25 each.

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The BAIT edition Blacky (edition of 88) will also be available at this time. $25 each. Get FREE shipping on packs of 3 pups or more!

Martin currently has new Dragon Boy goodies available including tees and a new print. Check out his website for more info!

Giant Robot Presents Ako Castuera “Banana Flats”

Ako Castuera Banana Flats

On September 13, Giant Robot is proud to present Banana Flats, an exhibition featuring new work by Ako Castuera. I was really impressed by “They Are Us” her last solo show at GR2, and I anticipate being awestruck once again.

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There are no Bananas in Banana Flats. “Banana Flats” is an idea for a place where the mind is free.

It’s a land of non-geographical dimensions, a twilight zone of creative energy where nature and imagination come into synthesis. It is an environment capable of supporting an abundance of life, impossible for us to witness from Earth except through a portal of artistic expression. Fragile but tenacious, the inhabitants of Banana Flats live all around us, in a state of lively suspension until they are channelled by a sympathetic human who will provide them with a body.

Ako Castuera Snake Lion

The exhibition “Banana Flats” is the first recorded gathering of these bodies, brought into our dimension by the sculptural exertions of artist Ako Castuera. To the average eye, they will look like colorful anthropomorphic sculptures made from a range of clays from locally dug earth to the finest porcelain. Over a time of 9 months, Ms. Castuera has provided ceramic bodies to scores of distinct entities from Banana Flats.

Ako Castuera Lions Mouth

On Earth, shadows are cast by objects. In Banana Flats, it’s the other way around. Our earth shadows project objects into an imaginary world. Our biggest shadows are cast by the abuse humans inflict on each other and on our planet. These shadows crush all kinds of life, making it seem like we are not connected, like we have broken apart and will never come together again. The clay forms from Banana Flats are opposite reactions to the big shadows of Earth. They are small, but in their humble way they have the potential to keep us connected to each other and our humanity.

“Banana Flats” opens at GR2 on Saturday, September 13 with a reception from 6:30 – 10pm. The show runs through October 1.

Joss Whedon x Gallery1988

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Joss Whedonites, this show is just for you! Joss Whedon x Gallery1988 opens at Gallery1988 (West) on September 5 with a reception from 7-10pm. Check out 100% Soft’s tribute to “Cabin in the Woods.” (Full disclosure: I haven’t seen this movie yet, but this piece makes me want to!)

Joey Spiotto Buffy

Here is Joey Spiotto‘s tribute to our favorite vampire slayer. He will have two other pieces in the show and prints will be available. The Joss Whedon tribute show will run through September 27.

Hello Kitty in GAMEVIL’s Chef de Bubble

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I’m not into games, but anything with “Hello Kitty” piques my interest…

Hello Kitty, who is currently celebrating her 40th anniversary, has made an appearance in GAMEVIL’s city-building/restaurant-simulation game Chef de Bubble. In the game, players create personalized “bubbles” or snow globes in which they run a restaurant and serve adorably delicious foods. Now that GAMEVIL and Sanrio are releasing 40 limited edition Hello Kitty items in Chef de Bubble in 2014, players can deck out their globes with all things Hello Kitty for all of their friends to see.

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Currently, players can decorate with ten items from the “Special Hello Kitty” collection, including a Hello Kitty Toaster, Hello Kitty Phone, Hello Kitty Frame Wall, Hello Kitty Globe, and even a Dear Daniel House. Hello Kitty fans will be able to collect even more adorable items as Chef de Bubble releases the “World Traveler Hello Kitty,” “Amusement Park Hello Kitty,” and “Christmas Hello Kitty” collections throughout the remainder of the year.

Chef de Bubble on App Store: http://bit.ly/ChefdeBubbleAS
Chef de Bubble on Google Play: http://bit.ly/ChefdeBubbleGP
Chef de Bubble on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlayChefdeBubble