GR2 – 9/24 – 10/12 Robots – A Benefit for Giant Robot 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Exhibition at GR2

Robots
A Benefit for GR2

September 24 – October 12, 2011

 

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

Giant Robot will host a “special” art exhibition for the benefit of Giant Robot 2 – the gallery space.

Giant Robot 1 retail space began art exhibitions including Ai Yamaguchi and kozyndan. The space was limiting and art as we know it today was a limited world that was just beginning to bubble.

Opening in 2003, Giant Robot 2 or “GR2″ has hosted exhibitions by well known, soon to be well known and new young artists. The first exhibition in the space was by renown artist David Choe. Following exhibitions included Saelee Oh, Deth P. Sun, kozyndan, Barry McGee, Souther Salazar, Eishi Takaoka, Masakatsu Sashie, and many others who exhibit at many locations around the world. We’ve since worked with new waves of artists who’ve also moved forward at a rapid pace as well. Then yet another wave, and so forth. Giant Robot 2 has often and free exhibited young artists at an expense. In the end, who pays for the promotion, rent, staffing, etc? We do.

We’re not like many other establishments who force artists into contracts. We try and nurture artists so they can have their freedom. At times it works well. Our track record is powerful. But again, how does this get paid for? The hindering economy leaves us with less options, and a benefit show featuring our artist friends will carry us for a healthy amount of time and we hope to have your support. The goal for GR2 is for the space to be self sustaining as an art space in 2012 and on. We’ll release more news on our plans, soon.

Artists include:

Apak, Andrice Arp, Gary Baseman, Robert Bellm, Jill Bliss, Aaron Brown, Buff Monster, Jon Burgerman, Youjung Byun, Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Louise Chen, Shawn Cheng, James Chong, Luke Chueh, Josh Cochran, Eleanor Davis, Evah Fan, Ulises Farinas, Jesse Fillingham, Jordan Fu, Matt Furie, Susie Ghahremani, Katherine Guillen, Clement Hanami, Nao Harada, Seonna Hong, David Horvath, Martin Hsu, Mari Inukai, Yellena James, James Jean, Hellen Jo, Kaori Kasai, James Kochalka, kozyndan, Le Merde, Tessar Lo, Barry Mcgee, Miso, Junko Mizuno, Tru Nguyen, Saelee Oh, Saejean Oh, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, John Pham, Sidney Pink, Ferris Plock, Jarrett Quon, Albert Reyes, Grant Reynolds, Dr. Romanelli, Luke Rook, Souther Salazar, Rob Sato, Scrappers, Ryan Jacob Smith, Space Invader, Deth P. Sun, Daria Tessler, Mark Todd, Kelly Tunstall, Aiyana Udesen, Edwin Ushiro, Esther P. Watson, Jing Wei, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang and more!

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 as well as an online equivalent.

 

Eric Nakamura

Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311

9 Comments

  1. 13 September 11, 11:16pm

    [...] & Friends” – finished drawing for the benefit show ROBOTS at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles. September 13, 2011 · 0 comments · Filed under: [...]

  2. 19 September 11, 1:54pm

    [...] have a painting in this weekend’s Giant Robot benefit art show at GR2 in West LA! It’s a robot themed show with tons of artists & many friends such as kozyndan, APAK, [...]

  3. 22 September 11, 1:11am

    [...] speaking of Judith, here’s a small illustration for ROBOTS!, the GR2 Benefit Show which opens this Saturday. Depicted is a fanciful sci-fi re-imagining of [...]

  4. 23 September 11, 4:33pm

    [...] on September 23, 2011 Filed under something to look at, something to purchase, somewhere to go. ROBOTS Opening reception: Saturday, September 23rd, 6:30-10pm GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA [...]

  5. Maggie Hiatt
    25 September 11, 6:18pm

    I am wondering if all the handmade uglydolls are sold?

  6. 25 September 11, 9:06pm

    One still there!

  7. 05 October 11, 2:38pm

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  8. 10 October 11, 7:22pm

    [...] famous, with a full slate of gallery shows.  In light of the troubled economy, GR has put together ‘Robots’ a benefit show to raise funds to ensure that GR2’s mission as an art gallery continues into the [...]

  9. 10 October 11, 7:22pm

    [...] famous, with a full slate of gallery shows.  In light of the troubled economy, GR has put together ‘Robots’ a benefit show to raise funds to ensure that GR2’s mission as an art gallery continues into the [...]

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