On October 19, Giant Robot presents ‘Hot Pot Girls‘ – a solo exhibition featuring new works by Katsuya Terada. ‘Hot Pot Girls’ features drawings and paintings, many of which are females wearing a nabe, or hot pot.
Terada has been sharing preview images on his Instagram, and they look amazing! An opening reception will take place at GR2 on October 19 from 6:30-10pm.
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the opening of “Stories” – a group exhibition featuring Edwin Ushiro,Jen Tong, Jeni Yang, Martin Hsu, Sean Chao and Tessar Lo. Artwork from this fantastic show is now available online at GiantRobot.com.
Edwin Ushiro, Martin Hsu, Jeni Yang, and Sean Chao attended the opening; Giant Robot posted some photos of the event. Not only are these artists super-talented, they are also amazingly sweet. I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Tessar Lo or Jen Tong but I’m convinced that they are equally nice. As a fan, it’s always a great experience to meet artists who are genuinely warm and completely charming. Ok, I’ll stop gushing now… go see their artwork at GR2 through September 4!
I’ve been looking forward to this group show since I first heard about it! “Stories” opens at GR2 this Saturday, August 17 at 6:30pm. If you love amazing art by really nice people, you should definitely go! Hope to see you there!
Giant Robot is proud to present Stories, an art show featuring new works by Edwin Ushiro, Jen Tong, Jeni Yang, Martin Hsu, Sean Chao and Tessar Lo.
The commonality of the artists is simply that they’re operating in a similar art environment although they’re located in different parts of North America. Edwin Ushiro, originally from Hawaii draws sublime imagery that often appear dark in message, yet are at times as light as can be. East Coaster, Jen Tong creates imagery that’s reminiscent of a world that’s something like Miyazaki meeting Moebius. Jeni Yang, a consistent exhibitor at Giant Robot works with wood and imagery that includes both cats and snacks. Martin Hsu, now in San Francisco is the creator of Dragon Boy creates a fantasy world that’s screaming to be animated. Sean Chao creates tiny worlds in diorama form. Tessar Lo, from Toronto draws freely and has honed his style that mixes both composition and abstractness.
Giant Robot and Uglydoll are proud to present UglyCon, an exhibition of art, plush, comics and more by Uglydoll, Friends and Fans! UglyCon 2013 takes place on Saturday, June 15 (2-9pm) at GR2. The event includes a plush exhibition featuring art by guests and the creators of Uglydoll, a costume parade, new Uglydoll caps and beanies, bingo, and more. Full event schedule will be posted on Giant Robot’s website soon.
Awww, this is the cutest saddest bear ever! Bartholomew Punchyface is the first plush collaboration between artists Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson. The most pathetic nerd bear you’ll ever meet. Bartholomew Punchyface was three dimensionalized by A Little Stranger and produced by 3D Retro. On Saturday, April 13 (5-8pm), meet Bartholomew Punchyface for the first time at a special release party hosted by Giant Robot 2.
Both Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson will be in attendance. A limited edition print set (ed. 50) featuring individual interpretations of the toy will be available for sale. Afterwards Bartholomew will be available for purchase at 3DRetro’s online shop.
On March 16, Giant Robot 2 presents ‘Seasonal Changes‘ – a group exhibition featuring new works by Hellen Jo, Jen Corace, Deth P. Sun, and Gosha Levochkin. The opening reception takes place on March 16 from 6:30-10pm.
Deth P. Sun
For more preview images, visit Giant Robot on Flickr.
How wonderful is this Bubi Au Yeung print?! “City of Silence” is part of Giant Robot’s ‘Printed Matter‘ show – currently on view at GR2 through January 9. Prints from the show are available at Giant Robot’s webstore, and many of them are quite affordable!
We skipped the opening night of Post-It Show 8, so we didn’t get a chance to see any of the pieces by Audrey Kawasaki, J*RYU, or Amy Sol. (Did you know that there was one by James Jean in this show?!) When we visited GR2 on Sunday, we did see 3 gallery walls full of amazing Post-It art.
I always love spotting Susie Ghahremani‘s Post-Its. This baby hippo was one of my favorites, but I ended up getting this one for myself.
Joey Chou has several amazing pieces in the show, and this was also one of my purchases for the day. If you’re a fan, I suggest you visit GR2 soon!
APAK fans should also know that several of their pieces are still available, including this one. I always love their cute Post-Its.
Post-It Show 8 will be at GR2 through December 16. If you’re not local, you do have an opportunity to purchase the pieces online. It’s a little bit of a gamble since you won’t know exactly what piece you’re buying. But, if you love a certain artist, it’s totally worth it! Just $25 each!
Post-It Show 8 is almost here! Each piece of original art will cost $25 each, and there will be a crazy amount of stellar art. Here are the pieces that Aya Kakeda will have in the show. I bought one of her pieces at Post-It Show 6, and it was one of the best art purchases ever.
Amy Sol shared this preview image on her Facebook page. Her work is so beautiful. If you have your eye on one of these, plan ahead and get to the show early!
I am determined to get one of these Post-It cameras by Jared Andrew Schorr. In face, I will be very upset if I am unable to get one.
Post-It Show 8 opens at GR2 on Saturday, December 8 at 6pm. Art sales will begin at 6pm, and don’t even think about trying to purchase artwork before then. A line will form outside GR2, and owner Eric Nakamura tweets that “Line up starts as early as you want to come.” How early do you plan to line up?
Giant Robot always hosts the best art shows, but nothing can compare to their annual Post-It Shows. On December 8 (6-10pm), GR2 presents Post-It Show 8 featuring over 260 artists. Each Post-It of original art will be $25, so you can buy a gift for your art-loving friends and for yourself!
Stella Im Hultberg
Post-It Show 8 begins December 8 at 6pm, so get there early if you plan to attend the opening. A few more tips: be patient, be respectful to your fellow art fans, and don’t touch the artwork! And if you can’t attend the opening, don’t worry. There will be plenty of great artwork to choose from.
Update: Eric Nakamura tweets “Also Post-Its art sales begin at 6pm. Line up starts as early as you want to come. Yes, get in line.”