Giant Robot Time: 4.6.12 – Ako Castuera’s Solo Exhibition opens Saturday at GR2!

 

NEW WORK BY AKO CASTUERA

APRIL 7 – MAY 2, 2012

RECEPTION: SAT, APRIL 7, 6:30-10PM

Ako Castuera often shows at Giant Robot in group exhibitions. This will be her first solo effort at Giant Robot. Castuera’s work involves a look into the past which has brought us into the present. Along with her sweeping watercolor hills and valleys are dinosaurs and prehistoric animals. Castuera relays their significance as a dreaming point as well as their contribution in our ecosystem. Also in this exhibition will be sculptural work also depicting prehistoric animals captured in a modernistic style. Castuera’s work is colorful, dreamy and captures a concept that explains who we are and where we came from.

 

Preview images

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We all have interests that takes us away. Our postcard image by Australian artist Paul Robertson is hyper dense and 8-bit influenced. Jude Buffum from Philadelphia crosses 8-bit art and social and pop culture commentary. Monyo Monyo from Japan creates wearable masks that are furry and powerful. Feric from Taiwan is known for his delicate and cyber-detailed pieces. Originally from Taiwan but now a resident of Los Angeles, Sean Chao creates astonishing dioramic worlds. French from England evokes metal music and its iconography. Meat Bun, our comrades from multiple pop up shops and Game Night events will display some of their iconic work. View the exhibit.

OMFG (OUTLANDISH MINI FIGURE GUYS) SERIES 1

These OMFG, Outlandish Mini Figure Guys, remind me of my miniature plastic toys I had as a kid. Series 1 are Crawdad Kid, Multiskull, Stroll, King Castor and Phantom Shithouse! All 5 characters included!

ZOMBIE MINI FIGURES

SERIES 2

Z.O.M.B.I.E. or Zillions of Mutated Bodies Infecting Everyone mini figures are a fresh new take on childhood toys. These zombies feature the characters School Girl, Rockabilly, Bathtime, School Boy, and the Ape!

SOUND MACHINE

(SCI-FI EDITION)

This sound machine plays 16 hi-fidelity sound effects including aliens, rayguns, lazers, timewarps, alerts, one small step for man dialogue, monsters, flying saucers, computers, and more!

GAMA-GO

TALL DRINK OF WATER

T-SHIRT

Gama-go have the sweetest designs. Slender, slightly clumsy deers are the cutest! Printed on turquoise, fine jersey t-shirt.

DELFONICS

PEAR LEATHER MOUSEPAD (GREEN)

The popular Delfonics brand releases the best stationery which includes journals, address books, notepads, etc. Wonderfully designed simple items! This particular one is a leather mousepad in the shape of an pear.

UPPER PLAYGROUND

DAVID CHOE HAIRDO WOMENS T-SHIRT

David Choe and Upper Playground collaborate for this fantastic Hairdo t-shirt based on one of David’s paintings! This looks hot on all ladies!

UGLYDOLL

ICE-BAT PILLOW

You’ve found an UGLYPILLOW™! These are a rare sight indeed. As rare as your sitting on the sofa to watch TV or play computer games, that is. Who does THAT anymore!?

UGLYDOLL

SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURE

BABO’S BIRD

New Uglydoll Action Figures are here at Giant Robot! Now in bold photo packaging that captures your favorite Uglys at play!

MOTHERFUCKERLAND: INSTALLMENT 12

By ED LIN

Read author Ed Lin’s new serial novel, Motherfuckerland. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. His latest book, One Red Bastard, will be published by Minotaur in April 2012.

 

 

 

 

Read author Ed Lin’s new serial novel, Motherfuckerland. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. His latest book, One Red Bastard, will be published by Minotaur in April 2012.

AKO CASTUERA ART PREVIEW IMAGES

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Check out images from Ako Castuera’s solo exhibition opening at Giant Robot 2 this Saturday, April 7th.

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES PREVIEW

By MARTIN WONG

Featuring Delhi Belly and Anima and Persona (Aaranya Kaandam). The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has become one of my favorite annual events, and not just because it’s next door to Amoeba. Once more, the tenth edition has a killer lineup of films that dispel the popular image of Bollywood.

SHOW REVIEWS

By MARTIN WONG

Featuring Hot Snakes, Mrs. Magician, Spider Fever, RAD, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Blaster Master, Outlook, and Chain and the Gang.

ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL IN CHICAGO

By GOH NAKAMURA

This is Tim Hugh (above) and his dog Helga in his kitchen in Chicago. Tim has run the only Asian American Indie Film Fest (i.e. no “imports”) for 12 of the 17 years that it’s been in existence.

ARTIST FRIENDS SERIES: AKO CASTUERA

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Here’s a short film about Ako Castuera. Her solo exhibition will be opening at Giant Robot 2 this Saturday, April 7th.

 

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