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HAUNTS

JOHN PHAM AND ROB SATO

SEPTEMBER 8 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2012

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 6:30-10PM

Giant Robot is proud to present Haunts, a two person exhibition featuring the work of John Pham and Rob Sato.

John Pham shows extensively with Giant Robot 2 and is currently working in the animation industry. An avid Street Fighter player, Pham is a video game enthusiast and has published numerous narrative comic stories.

Rob Sato’s watercolor works can be absurd but are quickly settling into a more subtle and abstract direction. Sato is known for his detailed watercolor works that take extensive research and time. His works will be exhibited at the Japanese American National Museum exhibition: Giant Robot Biennale 3. Facebook event. >>

A new series of vinyl figures, featuring Treeson and character designs based on Bubi Au Yeung’s book “Treeson & Other Stories.”
Drag the Little Wanderer back a bit, let it go, and it propels itself across whatever flat surface you like.
Turn it on and watch it go, whirling, twirling and swirling in all different directions.
Featuring drawings and sketches all by the artist, this zine accompanied his show at GR2 “Please Be Brave.”
A pictorial catalog of an artist’s diet.
Featuring his I See All design, this beer cozy holds your drinks, securely encasing it in art.
We also offer a blue variety that features a custom design.

The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection.
Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale.

Using Uglydoll creator David Horvath figures, Nakamura curated Project Remix, a custom vinyl show with over 80 artists from seven countries—including the rare combination of both established customizers and fine artists. The Roster of Artists for the project:

64 Colors, A Little Stranger, Aaron Brown, Angry Woebots, Arbito, Atsushi Honda, Aya Kakeda, Bert Gatchalian, Betso, Brent Nolasco, Bwana Spoons, Camilla d’Errico, Chuckboy, Clement Hanami, Cris Rose, D-Lux, Darth Rimmer, David Horvath, Yukinori Dehara, DrilOne, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Ito, Fakir, Frank Mysterio, Gary Ham, Harpoon, Helena Garcia, J*Ryu, Jason Limon, Jeff Lamm, Jeni Yang, Jeremiah Ketner, Jesse Hernandez, Joe Hahn, Joe Ledbetter, Josh Herbolsheimer, Julie West, kaNO, Kat Brunegraff, Kio Griffith, Kiyoshi, Kohei Yamashita, Koji Harmon, Leecifer, Le Merde, Len Higa, Lou Pimentel, Luke Chueh, Luke Rook, Lunabee, Mari Inukai, Mark Nagata, Martin Hsu, Meat Bun, Miso, Nakanari, Nathan Ota, Nebulon5, Nick Arciaga, Noferin, Okkle, Oliver Hibert, Bob Conge – Plaseebo, Podgy Panda, Reactor 88, Rohby, Sarah Neyhart, Scott Tolleson, Scott Wilkowski, Shane Jessup, Shawnimals, Danni Shinya Luo, Spanky Stokes, Spencer Hibert, Squink!, Stasia Burrington, Tado, Tara Logsdon, Tiffany Liu, Tristan Eaton, UAMOU, Valerie Gudell, YoskayYamamoto.

Special additions to the exhibition include an original piece from Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie as well as arcade machines running Jeni Yang and Beau Blyth’s new indie video game, Catburger. Facebook event>>

 

 

 

 

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By ED LIN

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CHEN KAIGE’S SACRIFICE

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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Somewhere Between is a documentary by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, who adopted her own daughter from China. She captures the lives of four Chinese adoptees living in America. Each are at a time where they’re interested in figuring out who they are. They’re all in their early teens and their time to do something becomes immediate. >>

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By MARTIN WONG

The plot description is impossible to read on paper. The 3D is flawed at times and I’m not sure how it will look on a full-on IMAX screen. But goddamn. I was blown away in the screening room and, for me, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is a perfect movie. >>

AKI RESTAURANT WEST LOS ANGELES

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Restaurants like Aki in West LA are a dying breed. Imagine when Japanese food was something exotic. Teriyaki and sukiyaki are words seldom used these days, but it lives on in classic establishments like this. There’s not many who still have the mid century Japanification by usage of rice paper screens, carved wood signs and wooden tea house stylings. >>

GR2 – JOHN PHAM PREVIEW IMAGES

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

What’s John Pham doing? It’s yet more refined than ever. It’s new wave, it’s games, it’s a progression. More images to come. >>

GR2 – ROB SATO PREVIEW IMAGES

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Check out a few photos of Rob’s work from the upcoming Haunts show. >>

 

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