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NINTENDO’S RHYTHM HEAVEN FEVER LAUNCH EVENT

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 6-10PM

iam8bit GALLERY – LOS ANGELES, CA

iam8bit has teamed up with the lovely folks at Nintendo and pals at Giant Robot to produce a shindig for the launch of Rhythm Heaven Fever, coming out for the Wii in a few weeks!

This will perhaps be the craziest party iam8bit has produced, as the game isn’t shy about how bizarrely addictive it is. There are more than 50 mini-games, all of which are pure awesome (like snow seals rolling to a beat) and weirdly awesome (like a monkey high-fiving fellow chimps as he rotates around a clock). The game is all about keeping the rhythm to fast-paced music, which translates most perfectly into a party scenario. They’ll have an overload of activities, including:

- Live Art (by famed artists Yoskay Yamamoto and Mari Inukai, courtesy of Giant Robot)

- Photo Playset (complete with lots of crazy, oversized plush props)

Interactive Video Playset (in which you’ll be coaxed into dancing your favorite jig for the camera, and then upload it to Nintendo’s site)

- Swag Galore! (custom-designed t-shirts and posters)

- Raffle (win the art created by Yamamoto and Inukai)

- Food (yum!) Drinks (gulp!) DJ (oh yeah!)

 

 

HELLO SPRING

FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 7

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 6:30-10PM

The Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents: Hello Spring! Spring is upon us and mysterious, whimsical, and even gritty fits the artists below. It’s going to be a fun exhibition.

The exhibition includes work by:

APAK – Ulises Farinas – Renee French – Pamela Henderson – Albert Reyes – Erika Yamashiro

 

YEAR OF THE DRAGON

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 15

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents: YEAR OF THE DRAGON – an art exhibition featuring Dragons! This is the official GR2 Grand Re-Opening as well as our beloved Michelle Borok’s Farewell…

Michelle Borok who is coincidentally Year of the Dragon, began as a clerk at Giant Robot LA and quickly found herself managing all locations, curating exhibitions, building the brand, and needless to say, much much more. She will be moving to Mongolia.

“While the Year of the Rabbit was characterized by calm and tranquility, the Year of the Dragon will be marked by excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity. The Rabbit imbues people with a sense of cautious optimism, but people respond to the spirit of the Dragon with energy, vitality and unbridled enthusiasm, often throwing all caution to the wind – which can be an unwise move: The Dragon is all about drama but if you take unnecessary risks, you may find yourself starring in your own personal tragedy.” The exhibition includes work by:

Andrice Arp, Robert Bellm, Aaron Brown, Elliot  Brown, Stasia Burrington, Bjorn Calleja, Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Louise Chen, Shawn Cheng, James Chong, Luke Chueh, Chris Cilla, Jesse Fillingham, Cam Floyd, Harrison Freeman, Renee French, Gabe  Gonzales, Kio Griffith, Joe Hahn, Nao Harada, Hiro Hayashi, David Horvath, Kerry Horvath, Martin Hsu, Mark Ingram, Mari Inukai, Elizabeth Ito, Marc Johns, Jeremiah LaTorre, Little Friends of Printmaking, Tessar Lo, Bradford Lynn, Miso, Gary Musgrave, Mark Nagata, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, Sana Park, Sidney Pink, Jarrett Quon, Jesse Reklaw, Sara Saedi, Ryan Jacob Smith, Dave Stolte, Ken Taya, Edwin Ushiro, Christine Vincent, Steven Weissman, Heidi  Woan, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang, Yejin Oh, Sashiko Yuen

SIDNEY PINKMY MIND, YOUR SOUL

 

VIEW THE ENTIRE EXHIBIT

 

 

gr/eats FINAL DAY

FEBRUARY 13TH

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Take 20% off of many items! Yes, we’re in our farewell mode for gr/eats. It’s been a great ride and it’s time to move forward on exciting new projects.

 

 

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In commemoration of Giant Robot’s 15th anniversary artist David Choe collaborated with us once again for two new skate decks.
Two heads are better than one. Especially when you each have three faces.

This is Dave’s iconic whale Munko. The set contains all 12 varieties along with a Munko tote bag.
Classic print from our 2005 David Choe solo art show at GR2. Inspired by Nighthawks at the Diner.
Produced for David Choe’s art show at GR2, Cursiv is a black and white collection of drawings, sketches, writing and ephemera.
Hammerhead shape with artwork from the Giant Robot Biennale 2. Limited edition of 50.

 

DAVID CHOE VS JEREMY LIN – BIGGEST ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS MAKERSBy GIANT ROBOT NEWSIn the last few days, two names have emerged as the biggest news makers of Asian America{…}. Our friend, David Choe made huge news because of a Facebook mural, the right choice, and reportedly $200 million. MOTHERFUCKERLAND: INSTALLMENT 4By ED LINRead this week’s new installment of author Ed Lin’s serial novel or simply get caught up. Four installments to date.
gr/eats IN THE LA WEEKLYBy GIANT ROBOT NEWSSome closure love in the LA Weekly. Here’s a link to an older piece about GR and gr/eats from Mr Jonathan Gold. GAME NIGHT 8: MONACO – PHOTOSBy GIANT ROBOT NEWSMonaco is a game of heisting. Playing this felt like you were Robert DeNiro in The Score. Running from guards, sneaking around, hacking, and more.

 

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