FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show
Aiyana Udesen and Lisa Hanawalt at GRSF, June 12, 2010 – July 7, 2010
Reception: Saturday, June 12, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Giant Robot is proud to present Two Girls; One Show, a group art show featuring new works by Aiyana Udesen and Lisa Hanawalt.
Aiyana Udesen graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. She resides in San Francisco and works on art daily. When she is not making instructional diagrams about drawing celebrities, she can be found staring at her succulent garden, pondering the beauty in the details of nature. (She also is a founding member of an art gang called the Future Colors of America, along with Matt Furie and Albert Reyes.) For the show, Udesen promises “a bunch of ’80s celebrity/small animal/crystal mash-ups,” mostly in pencil and colored pencil, complemented by “some ‘painting cats’ pieces.”
Lisa Hanawalt is a Bay Area artist transplanted to Brooklyn. The second issue of her comic book, I Want You, is about to be released by Buenaventura Press, and recurring themes in her work include anthropomorphic animals that are simultaneously cute and creepy, attractive and repulsive. For the show, Hanawalt is making approximately 30 drawings ranging from medium to postcard-sized and smaller, in watercolor, ink, and markers. “I’m continuing to work with the same themes I’ve been focused on for the last few years, and also dipping into the imagery of plane wrecks, car crashes and other modern phobias,” she says. “A lot of these drawings will be in color, which is a new direction for me!”
Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.
A reception featuring the artists will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, June 12. For more information about the artists, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:
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