Giant Robot Time: 5.24.13 – Eishi Takaoka solo exhibition reception this Sat. 5.25 at GR2!


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WAITING — SOLO EXHIBITION BY EISHI TAKAOKA

MAY 25 – JUNE 12, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 25, 6:30-10PM

We’re not changing a thing.

“Although the sculptures of Eishi Takaoka all portray the same serene expression, their outwardly calm façade belies a world of bottled-up emotions. With nowhere to go, these intense feelings manifest themselves in outlandish formations that sprout out of the top of each figure’s head. The uniquely sculpted heads of Takaoka are rooted in a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life in lower-middle class Japan. He instills his frustration with life in Kagoshima and feelings of isolation into each of the pieces, which are comprised of carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments placed atop empty glass medicine bottles.”

Takaoka’s pieces have been seen in group shows including the Giant Robot Biennale I and III, and on the cover of novelist Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore.

For this exhibition, Takaoka will create new sculptures at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles. He is currently attending school in his hometown of Kagoshima, Japan and will not be in Los Angeles for the opening.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT


SUSAN FENIGER’S STREET X GIANT ROBOT AND FRIENDS

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 12-3PM

742 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA!

We’ll be popping up 12-3 at Street! Sunday May 26th along with Space Camp Featuring Jesse Tise and Bradford Lynn and Never Press with Jesse Fillingham, Gabe Gonzales and James Chong.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

GIANT ROBOT

ROBOT ARMY HOODIES


Be all you can be with the Giant Robot Army Hoody! Available in black, gray, and navy blue.

POKETO WALLETS

ADVENTURE TIME & BUBI AU YEUNG


Cute and playful wallets featuring original artwork on both the inside and outside.

JEFFREY BROWN -

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND SON


In this hilarious and sweet comic re-imagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.

JEFFREY BROWN -

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND SON – POSTCARD SET


Comic artist Jeffrey Brown’s take on Darth Vader raising a young Luke Skywalker is the cutest! Each scene is taken from the comic with the same title.

POKETO X LISA CONGDON

PYRAMID TEA TOWEL


Turn your bathroom or kitchen into a neater space. Available in two different colorways.

TARO GOMI – DOODLES:

A REALLY GIANT COLORING

& DOODLING BOOK


A book that will truly help foster any child’s budding imagination.

 

UGLYCON

JUNE 15 – JUNE 26, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2-9PM

Giant Robot and Uglydoll are proud to present UglyCon, an exhibition of art, plush, comics and more by Uglydoll, Friends and Fans!

For any other information on or about any of the artists or anything else contact Eric Nakamura at Giant Robot.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT


 

 

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JANM: PORTRAITURE NOW — MAY 11 – SEPT 22, 2013

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Smithsonian Exhibition travels to JANM. It’s an amazing feat for the Smithsonian to have an Asian American exhibition like this, but for it to travel? Even better. See it while you can in LA. >>

GR2: GAME NIGHT 14 HYPERKIN SPECIAL!

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Photos from Game Night 14. Special thanks to Hyperkin for making it all happen. Watch for the upcoming Retron and get your Supaboy soon. Also the Oculus is quite cool. See photos of people tripping out on Sky Rim in the round. An amazing and fun night on Sawtelle, complete with the raffle of two Supaboy units! See you soon at the next Game Night. >>

ARTIST SUSIE GHAHREMANI ON HER BAND, BULLETINS

By MARTIN WONG

I’ve known Susie Ghahremani as an awesome indie illustrator, artist, crafter, and good friend for more than a decade but had only scratched the surface of her musical talent through karaoke. Last week I saw her play with a fairly new band, Bulletins, right down the street from my house at the Silverlake Lounge. The sound is both lovely and cosmic with elements that recall the energy-filled hooks of Velocity Girl and noisy undercurrents of Asobi Seksu. Afterward, I had to ask my pal from San Diego for more details… >>

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 


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