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.