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GR2: 6/7-6/18, 2014 GAME OVER Art Inspired by Games

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Game Over

June 7 – June 18th, 2014

Reception: Saturday, June 7, 6:30-10 PM

Giant Robot, Angry Bananas, Destructoid and Meatbun is proud to present GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games.

It’s not just an art exhibition, it’s also a Game Night. Imagine seeing art but also trying out some of the games made by equally talented designers! It’s happening.

Experience, KYOTO WILD by Teddy Diefenbach is a 4 player weapons battle, SCRATCH RACE by Messhof is a one button velodrome racing game, and experience Ben Vance’s THE PACK with Art by Rob Sato.

Artists Include

Aaron Brown, Alex Chiu, Andrew Hem, Bert Gatchalian, Brian Luong, Caitlin Anne, Cam Floyd, Candie Bolton, Cassia Lupo, Chris Mostyn, Cory Schmitz, Dan Goodsell, Danni Shinya, Edward Robin Coronel, Elliot Brown, Enky Skulls, Eric Nyquist, Gary Musgrave, Hawk krall, James Kochalka, Jen Tong, Jeni Yang, Jeremiah Ketner, Jerome Lu, Jesse Tise, Joey Chou, Jon Lau, kaNO kid, Ken Taya, Kenneth Wong, Kerry Horvath, Kevin Luong, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Koshin Finley, Kwanchai Moriya, Leah Chun, Lena Sayadian, Lucky Nakazawa, Luke Chueh, Mari Inukai, Mari Naomi, Mariel Cartwright, Mark Nagata, Martin Hsu, Mike Kuo, Minion Me, Miso, Nick Arciaga, Nidhi Chanani, Omo Cat, Peter Kato, Ray Young Chu, Rina Ayuyang, Roland Tamayo, Ronald J. Llanos, Ryan Crippen, Ryan Jacob Smith, Sana Park, Sara Saedi, Scott Bakal, Sean Norvet, Shawn Cheng, Shiho Nakaza, Shihori Nakayama, Stasia Burrington, Theo Ellsworth, Tyson Hesse, Wayne Johnson + even more.

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GR2: FlipBooKit Show Photos

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GR2 Interview: Merging Views – Dan-ah Kim

1) Explain about your work area / studio. What about it makes you enjoy working there?

I recently moved into a small art studio in Gowanus, close to where I live. I like having a space outside of my apartment where I can go to focus on work, put drawings up on the walls, make and leave a mess. It’s basically a white box that reminds me of art school studios, but it’s the first private space I’ve had and it feels like my secret hideout.

2) How does it differ from your last working area?

Right before this space I spent a year in large studio shared with a florist. That one was really inspiring to work out of but after moving apartments it became too long of a commute. Before that I worked out of a small bedroom crammed with supplies and paintings tucked away in every corner, my cat’s paw prints making their way into paintings.

3) You have other endeavors along with your fine art. Can you talk about what you do there, and how that intertwines with your work?

For the past few years I’ve been working as a graphic artist or assistant art director in film and television. My job consists of creating any graphic needs for the shoot, from signage to props and set dressing. It doesn’t crossover with my art work much, unless a decorator borrows some prints to put up in a set. I paint during the weekends, and usually spend a few months on a film or show then take a few weeks off to work on personal projects. I’m also about to self-publish my first children’s picture book!  It’s called “If I Lived in the Sky” and I hope it’s the first of several. (more…)



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GR2 Interview: Merging Views – Kwanchai Moriya


1) Explain about your work area / studio. What about it makes you enjoy working there?

My studio is a humble corner of my room. Ideally, my studio would be a beautiful old warehouse with skylights. But, temporarily, it’s a large brown rug I got from Ikea in one corner of a room, atop which sits my drafting table, chair, and other such artsy things. I share it with spiders and ants, since I guess my place is pretty old and has lots of nooks and crannies. I like listening to podcasts when I work, especially RadioLab and This American Life.

2) How does it differ from your last working area?

My last studio was a different corner of my room. I rearranged my room a few months ago, and decided I could go with a new studio space. So I relocated to another corner, it’s been great!

3) You have other endeavors along with your fine art. Can you talk about what you do there, and how that intertwines with your work? 

Besides my paintings, I do a lot of freelance illustrating in a completely different style from my paintings. Mostly, I’ve been getting a lot of work doing illustrations for board games and children’s books. And I enjoy it just as much as working on a painting, but it uses a different part of my brain. And I enjoy the chance to do different kinds of things. I also do some woodworking. I’ve been making wood toys as a side project for the past year or so. I’m really grateful to have the chance to do different art things. I think I’m the kind of person that would feel very stuck if I had to do the same kind of art over and over again.



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GR2 Interview: Merging Views – Godeleine de Rosamel

1) Explain about your work area / studio. What about it makes you enjoy working there?

I’m working in a big studio. It is cold in winter, has no internet connection, and there is a lot of noise from the street traffic outside. I love it.  A good working space is really important. I enjoy having enough space to work on different projects during the same day – as each project has its proper “station”. I  like where it is situated, and I enjoy being by myself. I also spend some time at a ceramic studio ( Echo ), I  enjoy the change because working there with other people is a nice social change.


2) How does it differ from your last working area?

It differs a lot from all my previous working studios ( i moved studios a lot, 7 times in 11 years) – I was sharing the last one with an editor, I couldn’t make noise, I didn’t feel at home there. The one before that was in an apartment, it took me a while to realize how uninspiring it was. And it goes on. I really experienced how important it is to choose the right place.

3) You have other endeavors along with your fine art. Can you talk about what you do there, and how that intertwines with your work?

A big endeavor is to try to reconcile my ceramic work with my work as a children book illustrator, and that I’m finally getting there  (whooohooo!), and to make it happen I had to start to write my own stories. Second endeavor is to balance work and family time.

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GR2 Talk: The Little Friends of Printmaking and Daniel Rolnik

Here’s a video of the talk that took place at GR2 in commemoration of the Multimatter exhibition.



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GR2 Interview: Merging Views – Stasia Burrington

1) Explain about your work area / studio. What about it makes you enjoy working there? 

I work in my home studio in Seattle, WA. I’ve claimed the corner with the largest windows, so I have great natural light! I also have a coffee/tea station right behind my work area, to keep me fueled. I have a computer/printer/scanner station, as well as a large fold-out table for when I need more surface area. I most love working at home because I can take lots of breaks and continue to work late at night, with the company of our two little kitties. I’m surrounded by things that inspire me and make me happy.

2) How does it differ from your last working area?

Our last apartment was smaller, darker and further from town. Now it’s so much nicer!

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GR2: Merging Views 1/11 – 1/29/14 Reception Sat Jan 11, 6:30-10pm

Merging Views

January 11, 2014 – January 29th, 2014

Reception Saturday January 11th, 2014 6:30-10pm

Merging Views will be the first exhibition opening at Giant Robot 2 in 2014 and featuring great artists from Los Angeles and beyond: Godeleine de Rosamel, Wayne Johnson, Kwanchai Moriya, Stasia Burrington, Dan McCarthy, and Dan-ah Kim.

Each will be featuring their own hand in art, from 40 clay sculptures by childrens book artist, Godeleine de Rosamel, silk screener hero Dan McCarthy, who captures Cape Cod, life long ago and worlds beyond, to painters which range in styles. Wayne Johnson uses oils in a time tested technique that echoes both contemporary and historical works. Kwanchai Moriya works faster and creates pieces based on sci-fi and the fantastic, yet at times captures his local environment. Stasia Burrington mixes an illustration style often using watercolors, and Dan-ah Kim works with whimsical and contemplative images which will add a layer of complexity.

For any additional information about Multimatter or anything else, email: [email protected]



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Post It Show 9 Entrants Updated

POST IT SHOW 9 – updated

Trevor Alixopulos, Erin Althea, Teppei Ando, Caitlin Anne, APAK!, Nick Arciaga, Peter Arkle, Andrice Arp, Craig Atkinson, Anthony Ausgang, Rina Ayuyang, bagger43, Scott Bakal, Matthew Bandsuch, Karen Barbour, Paul Barnes, Dan Barry, Gary Baseman, Niv Bavarsky, Melinda Beck, Robert Bellm, Andy Bennett, Mary Bergherr, Mike Bertino, Jon Boam, Katherine Brannock, Aaron Brown, Yelena Bryksenkova, Ryan Bubnis, Meredith Burgeson, Stasia Burrington, Jorge Parras Canete, Mandy Cao, Jorge Catoni, Mark Ceballos, Martin Cendreda, Graham Chaffee, Kevin Chan, Nidhi Chanani, Tanny Chang, Sean Chao, Monico Chavez, Louise Chen, Shawn Cheng, Alex Chiu, Ryan Cho, Daniel Chong, James Chong, Elaine Chou, Joey Chou, Luke Chueh, Leah Chun, Greg Clarke, Tim Cochran, Allison Cole, Patricia Colli, Michelle Constantine, Edward Robin Coronel, Jennie Cotterill, Ryan Crippen, Edward Cushenberry, Kelsey Dake, Vanessa Davis, Georganne Deen, Nikko Deleon, Jean DeWet, Alexandra Dillon, G. Doodles, Ben Dow, Seth Drenner, Addison Easton, Josh Ellingson, Theo Ellsworth, Jessica Miranda Enkyskulls, Steve Guerra Enkyskulls, Leo Espinosa, Joshua Evans, Kinoko Evans, Jeremiah Ferrell, P-Jay Fidler, Cam Floyd, Gordon Forkert, Anthony Freda, Harrison Freeman, Nina Frenkel, Shannon Freshwater, Sarajo Frieden, Alex Fuhr, Yuki Fujita, Kelly Fumo, Jason Furie, Matt Furie, Bert Gatchalian, Susie Ghahremani, Sean Ghobad, Jenna Gibson, Arthur Giron, Dan Goodsell, Frieda Gossett, Justin Hager, Kimberly Ellen Hall, Janet Hamlin, Nancy Hamlin, Peter Hamlin, Nao Harada, Brianna Harden, Jessie Hartland, Andrew Hem, Ranee Henderson, Tim Hensley, Jaime Hernandez, Brian Herrick, Ryan Heshka, Crystal Wen-Ying Ho, Jason Holley, Seonna Hong, Justin Hopkins, Jay Horinouchi, David Horvath, Kerry Horvath, Mina Horvath, Sun-min Kim, Jim Houser, Patrick Hruby, Hueman, Hilda Hufalar, Christine Hughes, Rama Hughes, Ryan Hungerford, Nick Iluzada, Mark Ingram, Mari Inukai, Aska Irie, Jordin Isip, J*RYU, Yellena James, Jarrett Quon, David Jien, Faith Jin, Alex Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Sze Jones, Kowoon Jung, Aya Kakeda, Andrea Kalfas, Andrea Kang, kaNO, Bijou Karman, Terri Fry Kasuba, Tasha Kusama, Audrey Kawasaki, Kyoko Kawasaki, Kaz, Kris Kehasukjaren, Mike Kelley, Jeremiah Ketner, Don Kilpatrick, Da Hae Kim, Dan-Ah Kim, Jaesun Kim, Julie Kim, Kinoko, Kinpro, James Kochalka, Melissa Kojima, Jared Konopitski, Philip Koscak, Chelsea Kowitz, kozyndan, Hawk Krall, Mike Kuo, Eric LaCombe, Travis Lampe, Jon Lau, Mashanda Lazarus, Agnes Lee, Ariel Lee, Jane Lee, Sarah Lee, Coney Leung, Frank Lin, Tory Lin, Sharon Liu, Tiffany Liu, Brandon Lively, Ronald Llanos, Tessar Lo, Loris Lora, Jerome Lu, Danni Shinya Luo, Brian Luong, Kevin Luong, Cassia Lupo, Christopher Lyles, Bradford Lynn, David Mack, Jacob Macraw-Mickelson, Jim Mahfood, Bill Main, Aaron Martin, Aaron Martinez, Jimi Martinez, Mark Matcho, Marco Mazzoni, Adam McCauley, Jed McGowan, Jeff McMillan, James McShane, Jordan Mello, Soey Milk, Misha, Miso, Ashley Mistriel, Monkmus, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Desi Moore, Kwanchai Moriya, Rick Morris, Chris Mostyn, Julie Murphy, Mark Murphy, Gary Musgrave, Masato Nakada, Joel Nakamura, Shihori Nakayama, Shiho Nakaza, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Mari Naomi, Tom Neely, Lap Ngo, Tru Nguyen, Sean Norvet, Eric Nyquist, Mare Odomo, Saejean Oh, Saelee Oh, Yejin Oh, Michael Olivo, Omocat, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, Nathan Ota, Sana Park, Lou Patrou, Cristina Paulos, Paula Peng, David Plunkert, Wendy Polish, Dave Pressler, Al Quattrocchi, Luke Ramsey, Kari Reardon, Maria Rendon, Martha Rich, Darth Rimmer, Pat Roberts, Joe Rocco, Jungyeon Roh, Sarahe Roman, Catell Ronca, Adam Roth, Brian Rush, Jung Yeon Ryu, Yumi Sakugawa, Souther Salazar, Shizu Saldamando, Matthew Sallack, J Salvador, Brooks Salzwedel, Isabel Samaras, Christina Sanchez, Erik Sandberg, Rui Vitorino Dos Santos, Emilio Santoyo, Rob Sato, Lena Sayadian, Kevin Scalzo, Joseph Scarano, Becky Schmidt, Jared Andrew Schorr, Ana Serrano, Marta Sesana, Matthew Sheean, Nick Sheehy, Sherrick, Aaron Smith, Jeff Smith, Ryan Jacob Smith, Amy Sol, Jenny Song, Justin Staller, Akiko Stehrenberger, Dave Stolte, Katherine Streeter, Rachel Sumpter, Ellen Surrey, Ryohei Tanaka, Ken Taya, Jeremy Tinder, Jesse Tise, Jon Todd, Lili Todd, Juliette Toma, Jen Tong, Shar k Toof, Gina Triplett, Edwin Ushiro, Amanda Visell, Ben Walker, Rebecca Wang, Malachi Ward, Susy Pilgrim Waters, Esther Pearl Watson, Ellen Weinstein, Steve Weissman, Kent Williams, Julie Wilson, Wishcandy, Mao Wu, Yoskay Yamamoto, Alisa Yang, Jeni Yang, Lacy Yang, Darcy Yates, Julie Yeo, Chris Youssef, Misty Zhou, Mario Zucca.



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Multimatter 12/18/13 – 1/8/14 Reception Sat Dec 21st

Multimatter

Wednesday December 18, 2013 – January 8th, 2014

Reception Saturday December 21st, 2013. 

An exhibition of Multiples. Multimatter began as “Printed Matter” years ago as an exhibition of prints and now it’s morphed into more. The means of production of non-paper items has improved and with that brings up new types of items. We’ll see prints, but then there’ll be plush, ceramics and more.

Aaron Woes, Aiyana Udesen, Ako Castuera, Alex Chiu, Apak, Aya Kakeda, Bert Gatchalian, Bigfoot, Bradford Lynn, Carlos Donjuan, Christine Wu, Daniel Rolnik, Danni Shinya Luo, Darth Rimmer, Dave Stolte, David Horvath, Dean Gojobori, Deth P Sun, Enkyskulls, Gabe Gonzales, Gosha Levochkin, James Chong, Jarrett Quon, Jeremiah Ketner, Jerome Lu, Jesse Tise, Jiyoung Moon, J*RYU, Kaori Kasai, Ken Taya, Kerry Horvath, Kevin Luong, kozyndan, Kwanchai Moriya, Leah Chun, Little Friends of Printmaking, Louise Chen, Luke Chueh, Lucky Nakazawa, Luster Kaboom, Mari Inukai, Mark Ingram, Martin Hsu, Masato Nakada, Matt Furie, Miso Hsiao, Nao Harada, Nick Arciaga, Omocat, Patricia Wakida, Ryan McIntosh, Sara Saedi, Sean Chao, Seonna Hong, Shawn Cheng, Sidney Pink, Stasia Burrington, Theo Ellsworth, Tru Nguyen, Yejin Oh, and more TBA.

For any additional information about Multimatter or anything else, email: [email protected]



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Post It Show 9 Line

The exhibition and sale will begin on Saturday at 6pm. Last year, somewhere around 6am, the line began. It’s a long wait but the art is worth it. By opening at 6pm, we passed out 50 tickets for the folks in line.

The rules are the same as last year. 1 Post It per artist / per person, until the customer service is complete. All 3×3 Post It art is $25. We’ll be open through out the day. We’ll close for a bit before the exhibition to get everyone in order.



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GR2: 12/7 – 12/15 Post It Show 9 – Sale Starts Dec 7 6-10pm

December 7th – December 15th, 2013

Reception and Sale: Saturday, December 7th 6 – 10p.m

GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to present Post It Show 9. In 2012, Giant Robot 2 with the curatorial efforts of Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson, brought in over 250 artists and 2500 works of art. 2013 should be no different. We’ll be updating the artist list shortly, and it’ll impress as much as in the past.

An opening reception and sale for Post It Show 9 will take place Saturday December 7th 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about any of the artists, GR2, or anything else:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445 9276



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TJS Radio: Interview With Katsuya Terada – “Hot Pot Girls”

TJS RADIO
Frequency : FM106.3 Mhz
Language: Japanese
Program  “LA Morning”
From Mon. – Fri.  8am-9am



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GR2: 11/9 – 12/4 Paper Noise – Rob Sato and Ryohei Tanaka

November 9 th – December 4th, 2013

Reception: Saturday, November 9 th 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

 

GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to present Paper Noise, an art show featuring new works by Rob Sato and Ryohei Tanaka.

 

Rob Sato and Ryohei Tanaka were once roommates in the infamous “Art’s Crab Shack Apartment” during the late 90s in Oakland, California where they attended the California College of the Arts. They’ve remained friends since. Rob Sato often exhibits with Giant Robot and his work has continued to progress from wild and deranged imagery to a more controlled abstraction. Sato paints with watercolors and succinctly tells a story that’s steeped in historical references. Ryohei Tanaka “paints with scissors” and paper cuts his works. He’ll be exhibiting over 100 paper cuts often depicting beasts and are often bilaterally symmetrical. He’ll also be cutting paper live.

 

An opening reception for Paper Noise will take place Saturday November 9 th 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about any of the artists, GR2, or anything else:

 

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445 9276



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GR2: Katsuya Terada – Hot Pot Girls Reception

Katsuya Terada Hot Pot Girls Reception Photos. Thanks for coming and hope you enjoy the photos. It’s quite a great exhibition of his work. From illustration to paintings to finished sketchbook drawings.



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GR2: Katsuya Terada – Hot Pot Girls Preview Trailer



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GR2: Katsuya Terada Hot Pot Girls Preview Images

Many of the works are still in progress, but enjoy.



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GR2: Ako Castuera – Magic Bodies 9/28 – 10/16 2013

Here are the pieces from the exhibition.



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GR2: Ako Castuera Magic Bodies Opening Reception Photos

Thanks for coming out to the Magic Bodies exhibition. Here’s some photos from the evening by Eric Nakamura and DJ Tony Jr.



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GR2: Ako Castuera Installation images



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