Giant Robot Time: 9.28.12 – Misty Fog’s Combat Rock opening reception this Saturday 9.29 at GR2!

 

MISTY FOG’S COMBAT ROCK

LE MERDE & KIYOKA IKEDA

Giant Robot is proud to present Misty Fog’s Combat Rock, an exhibition featuring Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda of kaiju toy company, Gargamel.
Known for his hand sculpted figures, Le Merde has worked tirelessly on a new direction in his work. This exhibit will focus on Le Merde’s Misty Fog line of figures. New items will include: New T-shirt, New Beer Koozie, 4 new Coaster prints. 4 color art pieces and various customs of the new sculpts. Also scheduled is a new figure release.
Le Merde’s last solo appearance at GR2 was in 2009 for his Bruised, Beaten, and Blackened exhibition. He also participated in the Biennale 2: 15 years with David Horvath and Yukinori Dehara. Facebook event. Preview artwork. >>

Showcase and sale of unique, high quality, handcrafted, artist designed merchandise. Craft items for sale include: origami art, unique jewelry, kimono fabric clothing, handbags, silk/yarn scarves, ceramic and miniature bronze sculptures, cultural t-shirts, stationery, glass art, and much more!

Free admission to Japanese American National Museum exhibitions with craft show purchase ($5 minimum) (September 30, 2012 only). On the Plaza: Yuujou Taiko will perform at 12PM. >>


To coincide with the Biennale 3 exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum, we’ve released a set of 12 buttons. Cool, simple silhouettes of Horvath Kaiju characters and the classic Big Boss Robot logo.

     
Mike Kelly (Le Merde) always designs the coolest shirts. Get one at this Saturday’s opening reception.
The T-shirt features a mix of David Horvath and GR Big Boss Robot silhouetted icons.
While maintaining the intimate nature of his debut Capacity, Ellsworth has taken his personal experience to an entirely new reality, exploding with color and energy.
The American cartoonist takes from the lives of the leaders of the free world, his friends, his family, his sworn enemies, and gives them a new life that is both withering and oblique.
Redesigned to coincide with the release of Shortcomings in paperback is a brand-new edition of Adrian Tomine’s first book, 32 Stories.
New York Drawings is a loving homage to the city that Tomine, a West Coast transplant, has called home for the past seven years.

 

 

 

 

GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 – PHOTO SET 1

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Photos from the Giant Robot Biennale 3 opening party at the Japanese American Museum. Photos by Dean Gojobori. Artists Rob Sato and Ako Castuera pictured above. >>

GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 – PHOTO SET 2

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Artists Deth P Sun and Marci Washington pictured above. >>

GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 – PHOTO SET 3

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Money Mark and Clement Hanami pictured above. >>

GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 AT JANM (A.K.A. MY GR FAMILY REUNION)

By MARTIN WONG

To most, Giant Robot Biennale 3 at JANM is simply the biggest, best group show that an indie artist can be associated with. It isn’t very often that pop-rooted, independent fine artists (Asian or not) are given a top-shelf venue to gather and shine. Eric does a rad job of cultivating this scene, and has built up a real family of artists in the process. I am really proud to have worked with him on the magazine that has showcased so many of them. >>

GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 – REMIX PROJECT ART WORKS

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

This is an attempt to show all of the Remix Project Customs. If you are in the Los Angeles area, the artwork will be on display at the Japanese American National Museum from September 23, 2012 – January 20, 2013. >>

 

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