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YEAR OF THE DRAGONJANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 15NOW 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

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                                                             GAME NIGHT 8

MONACO: WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 7-10PM

In conjunction with the Attract Mode, Meat Bun apparel, Angry Bananas, and LA Game Space, Giant Robot is proud to host Game Night 8, an event that takes place at GR2 about every two months. For this eighth installment, we are featuring Monaco.

Monaco is a 1 to 4-player cooperative crime caper inspired by classic French heist movies and set in modern day Monte Carlo. It can be summed up as ‘Pac-Man Meets Hitman.’ In 2010 Monaco won the Independent Game Festival Awards Grand Prize for Best Independent Game, as well as the award for Excellence in Design. It is still in development, and this is a rare opportunity to play the in-progress title and interact with creator Andy Schatz and producer Andy Nguyen.

HELLO SPRING!A GROUP ART EXHIBITIONFEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 7

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

Featuring: APAK, Ulises Farinas, Renee French, Pamela Henderson, Albert Reyes, and Erika Yamashiro.

DVD GIVEAWAYJOHNNIE TO’S PUNISHED

Get a free copy of Johnnie To’s newly released Punished with any order over $30.

Mention “Punished” in the comments section at checkout to be eligible. Good while supplies last.

Offer also applicable in-store.

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 NEW AND FEATURED FOR FEBRUARY 

Ten years in the making, a career-spanning collection of paintings, sketches, murals, graffiti, snapshots, and more. Featured in Printed Matter 10. Giclee on paper. Edition of 150.
DAVID CHOECHOEBOT “MAD PARK” PRINT DIRTY HANDS: THE ART AND CRIMESOF DAVID CHOE DVD
Limited edition of five prints signed and numbered. Meet David Choe, degenerate gambler, insatiable sex addict, and compulsive thief who sprays paint on walls at night.
DAVID CHOEFREE FALL GIRLS T-SHIRT DAVID CHOESWEATER / FAIRY SKATE DECK
New t-shirts by Upper Playground that feature the controversial and inspiring artwork of David Choe. In commemoration of Giant Robot’s 15th anniversary, artist David Choe collaborated once again for two new skate decks.
YEAR OF THE DRAGON OPENING RECEPTION PHOTOSBy GIANT ROBOT NEWSThank you to everyone who ushered in the Year of the Dragon with us last weekend. PHOTOS OF THE WEEKBy ERIC NAKAMURAAko Castuera holding her two pieces for Year of the Dragon. Watch for her solo show at GR2 in the coming months.
INTERVIEW: JESSE MICHAELS FROM CLASSICS OF LOVEBy MARTIN WONG“Classics of Love is a bit sweet, you know? But we play music with anger in it, and now I am happy that the music is framed by a soft name.” WITTR AT THE ECHOPLEX, KIT AND KEYCHAIN AT THE SMELLBy MARTIN WONGIt’s about time I checked out some bands that I haven’t seen a million times before: Wolves in the Throne Room, KIT, and Keychain.

 

 

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