I remember picking up an issue of Giant Robot Magazine while I was a freshman in college. I immediately thought, “Wow, these are my people!” Not simply because the magazine featured Asian Americans (even though that was a big part of it). I loved GR Magazine because they covered the type of pop culture that I was interested in. Even if what they covered wasn’t really my cup of tea, I could at least say “Huh, that does sounds intriguing.”
[Once I even emailed them to ask if they were looking for a freelance writer. Someone wrote me back to politely decline but the response was so polite that I didn’t feel the sting of rejection.]
After attending countless Giant Robot openings and events, I definitely know they’re my people. They’re probably your people, too! Come out and show some support to a really great group of artists and friends.
See more preview photos on their Flickr. The artist list includes: Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Ryan McGinness, Rob Sato, Geoff McFetridge, Pete Fowler, kozyndan, Shintaro Ohata, Matt Furie, Albert Reyes, Shizu Saldamando, Souther Salazar, Megan Whitmarsh, Stella Lai, Saelee Oh, Seonna Hong, Adrian Tomine, Amy Davis, Ai Yamaguchi, James Jean, Heisuke Kitazawa, Scott Wilkowski, Jeff Soto, Mari Inukai, Sean Chao, David Horvath, Dehara Yukinori, Luke Chueh, Kohei Yamashita, Yoskay Yamamoto, Edwin Ushiro, Ako Castuera, Bobby Hundreds, 326, Rachell Sumpter and yes plenty more TBA.
This exhibition will precede the epic SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum of California. April 19 – July 27, 2014.