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Bonnie Burton at Lost Weekend Video in SF (GR Pop Up)

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GR Pop up at Lost Weekend Video, SF. 6/18 Meet Bonnie Burton, Author Star Wars Craft Book

Lost Weekend Video and Giant Robot Presents

Meet Bonnie Burton, author of Star Wars Craft Book at Lost Weekend Video

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 5-7pm.

Lost Weekend Video (Giant Robot Pop Up)
1034 Valencia at 21st Mission District
San Francisco, CA
415-643-3373

Author Bonnie Burton, a Star Wars fanatic is the brains behind Grrl.com and produces tremendous amounts of posts, tweets, and pop culture knowledge via multiple social networks. She’ll be at Lost Weekend Video as part of the Giant Robot Pop Up shop signing books and providing crafting knowledge. If you purchase a book, she’ll grant you a craft package that you can assemble on the spot!

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with a shop and gallery in Los Angeles, and a website at giantrobot.com



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Giant Robot Pops up at Lost Weekend Video SF May 14th

Link to Lost Weekend.

1034 Valencia Street, Mission District, San Francisco.



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Bye Giant Robot SF

As you know, we closed Giant Robot SF. After a run of 8 years, it was time to strip the location down to it’s bare bones. It was a challenge, but we got it done.

That’s Mats!? He came to pick up the Stincker machine. He lives in Oakland and it seems like he seldom leaves Oakland.

That’s Goh Nakamura at Halu in Richmond.

Squeezing the lemon. Halu is a great yakitori place. At the end of a long day, it’s the perfect spot. It’s small, it’s funky with the music photos everywhere, and it feels like you walked into a spot in Japan. The food was great too.

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Giant Robot SF – Last Day

GRSF is now closed. I sent out twitter messages with photos throughout the day and it was a beautiful one in the Bay area. It went by fast. I have to thank all involved. You know who you are! Above: That’s a hardcore Uglydoll customer with a skate deck that he just purchased.

Kimberly Chun who I met ages ago at APE. She used to make zines and now writes for publications in the bay.

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GRSF Hot Pink Fuzz – Miss Muju, Monyomonyo & Snaggs 8/14/10 – 9/8/10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show Opening
Miss Muju, Monyomonyo, and Snaggs August 14 – September 8, 2010
Reception: Saturday, August 14, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773
Giant Robot is proud to host Hot Pink Fuzz, a group art show featuring new work by Miss Muju, Monyomonyo, and Snaggs.

Miss Muju is one half of artist team Muju, based in St Ives, Cornwall, UK, who has been making and exhibiting handmade Muju Toys since 2004 alongside her partner Mr. Muju. Mandalas are a recurring theme in her work, as is the symmetry of natural forms. “I love to work in vibrant colors and create fades of color through intricate felt patterns,” she explains.” For the show, Miss Muju is making one giant mandala figure and a collection of much smaller characters that are connected to the felt sculpture in color and theme.

Monyomonyo is a sewing artist based in Tokyo, Japan. She has liked to sew bags since childhood, started creating plush toys in 2005, and had her first exhibition in 2007, in Ebisu, Tokyo. In addition to making gallery work, she has made costumes for dancers, collaborated with children, and made movies. With inspiration from “traveling” and “pictures and stories of festivals, ceremonies, etc.,” she is making plush toys, masks, and other surprises. This will be her first American exhibition.

Seattle-based Snaggs was inspired by stuffed Nauga Monsters from the ’60s to become a felt artist. Her rainbow-colored body of work, which includes “paintings,” dolls, and pillows, has a retro modern style that combines the handmade quality of craft with the sensibility of clean design. For Hot Pink Fuzz, she is creating felt cereal boxes. She says, “The packaging of anything from my youth, from cereal boxes and candy to Halloween costumes, was never serious. Half the time they didn’t make any sense, yet they were still effective”

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.

An opening reception will take place on 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, August 14. For more information about the artists, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:
Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher [email protected] (310) 479-7311



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GRSF Flirting with Disaster – Louise Chen, Munkao, and Eric Nyquist 7/10/10 – 8/11/10

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show Opening
Louise Chen, Munkao, and Eric Nyquist July 10 – August 11, 2010 Reception: Saturday, July 10, 6:30 GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773
Giant Robot is proud to host Flirting with Disaster, a group art show featuring new work by Eric Nyquist, Louise Chen, and Munkao.

Eric Nyquist is a Los Angeles-based artist who creates hyper detailed drawings of wildlife and industry. For the show, his work will be exploring cowboy culture–specifically rodeos. Celebrating the skills of cowboys and cowgirls, rodeos glorify the athleticism behind the cattle industry and have become synonymous with the American West. The pieces will contrast the ruggedness of rodeo events and characters with delicate framing and detail. He says, “It is a look at a culture that, for better or for worse, helped build America and is still trying to survive.”

Louise Chen, who splits her time between Santa Cruz and Los Angeles, draws, paints, and reimagines society’s destructive and wasteful tendencies. In her newest work, oil spills, air pollution, and industrial byproducts ooze with “floral emanations” telling an ironic tale, pairing bright botanical themes with colorless and empty-but-uniquely-beautiful decay. The seemingly subsequent drawings of desolate, cratered landscapes offer a lonely view of the aftermath under large, sweeping night skies littered with stars and galaxies.

Munkao is a Malaysian painter who depicts kaiju-inspired forms in destructive settings to address relationships, love, and sex. The tone of his work is almost always humorous but the solid craftsmanship belies serious skill, effort, and direction. Common themes in his upcoming work include space, science fiction, and taikonauts. The acrylic and ink on paper works will magnify his Chinese diaspora anxiety about China’s geopolitical relationship to sci-fi dimensions.

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.

The opening reception featuring Chen and Nyquist will begin at 6:30 on Saturday, July 10. For more information about the show, contact GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:
Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher [email protected] (310) 479-7311



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GRSF 2 GIRLS 1 SHOW – Aiyana Udesen & Lisa Hanawalt 6/12/10 – 7/7/10

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show

Aiyana Udesen and Lisa Hanawalt at GRSF, June 12, 2010 – July 7, 2010
Reception: Saturday, June 12, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present Two Girls; One Show, a group art show featuring new works by Aiyana Udesen and Lisa Hanawalt.

Aiyana Udesen graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. She resides in San Francisco and works on art daily. When she is not making instructional diagrams about drawing celebrities, she can be found staring at her succulent garden, pondering the beauty in the details of nature. (She also is a founding member of an art gang called the Future Colors of America, along with Matt Furie and Albert Reyes.) For the show, Udesen promises “a bunch of ’80s celebrity/small animal/crystal mash-ups,” mostly in pencil and colored pencil, complemented by “some ‘painting cats’ pieces.”

Lisa Hanawalt is a Bay Area artist transplanted to Brooklyn. The second issue of her comic book, I Want You, is about to be released by Buenaventura Press, and recurring themes in her work include anthropomorphic animals that are simultaneously cute and creepy, attractive and repulsive. For the show, Hanawalt is making approximately 30 drawings ranging from medium to postcard-sized and smaller, in watercolor, ink, and markers. “I’m continuing to work with the same themes I’ve been focused on for the last few years, and also dipping into the imagery of plane wrecks, car crashes and other modern phobias,” she says. “A lot of these drawings will be in color, which is a new direction for me!”

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.

A reception featuring the artists will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, June 12. For more information about the artists, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311

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GRSF The Boys are Back in Town – Matt Furie, Le Merde, and Johnny Ryan 4/17/10 – 5/12/10

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show

Matt Furie, Le Merde, and Johnny Ryan at GRSF, April 17, 2010 – May 12, 2010
Reception: Saturday, April 17, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present The Boys Are Back in Town, a group art show featuring new works by Matt Furie, Le Merde, and Johnny Ryan.

Matt Furie creates richly detailed and hyper colored illustrations and paintings that reflect the creative cross breeding of The Neverending Story and the unrestrained imagination of The Muppet Show. For this show, he is leaning less on the eye-straining detail of Bernie Wrightson and more on the simplicity and tweaked humor of the ALF Saturday morning cartoon series. For this show, he is contributing 50 pieces (including minis, floating heads, and POGs) related to his self-published Boy’s Club comic, as well as “riffs on the characters of Johnny and Le Merde.”
Le Merde has gained a rabid following in the limited-edition figure scene with his molten and oozing but cute style. Often lost in the shadows of his sculptural work are the Portland artist’s equally colorful paintings, which also reference a loving appreciation of underground comix, Japanese horror manga, and rock ‘n’ roll. He is preparing 50 pieces of cel and ink on watercolor paper, focusing on the “three Gs”: ghosts, ghouls, and gods.

Johnny Ryan is best known for his self-published title Angry Youth Comix, which was picked up by Fantagraphics Books in 2000. His crude yet totally polished and undeniably funny illustrations reveal both a ruthless-but-loving knowledge of the topics that he slays (superhero comics, science fiction, Ernie Bushmiller, the Holocaust) and a seemingly effortless mastery of linework and energy. He promises 50 pieces of “awesome shit.”

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.

A reception featuring many of the artists will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, April 17. For more information about the artists, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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GRSF Game Over 3 – Group Show 3/12/10 – 4/14/10

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show

Game Over III at GRSF, March 12, 2010 – April 14, 2010
Reception: Friday, March 12, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present Game Over III, a group show that pays homage to the continuous evolution of videogames and their massive influence on popular culture. The impact and inspiration of videogames will be represented through a wide assortment of styles and genres provided by top artists in the fields of illustration, painting, sewing, indie comics, and videogames. Contributors are scheduled to include the following:

Sasha Barr
Brandon Bird
Blinky
Sean Boyles
Eric Butler
Kris Chau
Shawn Cheng
Ryan De La Hoz
Elayne Dixon
E. Dubois
Theo Ellsworth
Everybody Get Up
Matt Furie
Mark Giglio
Jake Gillespie
Girafa
Tim Gough
Andrew Holder
Paul Hornschemeier
David Horvath
Jay Howell
Martin Hsu
Mari Inukai
Marc Johns
James Kochalka
Le Merde
Phil Lumbang
Aaron Martinez
Andrew Perry
Mike Perry
Ferris Plock
Silvio Porretta
Carlos Ramos
Albert Reyes
Grant Reynolds
Alexander Shen
Snaggs
Kaz Strzepek
Team Macho
Daria Tessler
Jeremy Tinder
Joe To
Kelly Tunstall
Aiyana Udesen
Amy Vazquez
Connie Wong
Anthony Wu
Lawrence Yang
Derek Yu

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.

A reception featuring many of the artists will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Friday, March 12. For more information about the show, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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GRSF Junk History – Rob Sato 2/13/10 – 3/9/10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Show

Rob Sato at GRSF
February 13, 2010 – March 9, 2010
Reception: Saturday, February 13, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present Junk History, a solo show featuring new works by Rob Sato.

Los Angeles-based artist Rob Sato produces rich, detailed imagery, mixing scenes of stark horror, quiet beauty, and humor. His heavily yet subtly narrative paintings tend to walk in a tense space between the observed and imagined world, and the massive amount of back story evident in every image rewards long, hard looks.

“Junk History will feature both the largest and the smallest paintings I’ve ever worked on. I’m working furiously to finish a few huge pieces by show time, there will be some prints of past favorites, and I’ve kept making a bunch of these tiny paintings that somewhat ape the look of slide film,” says Sato. “What comes out is an unexpected mass of paper machines which seem to work pretty well despite being a bit clunky and bound together with spit and string. Some of them crash pretty hard, but those only get shown if they crash hilariously.”

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.

A reception for the artist will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, February 13. For more information about Sato, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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GRSF Future Colors of America – Albert Reyes, Matt Furie, and Aiyana Udesen 8/29/09 – 9/16/09

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show

Albert Reyes, Matt Furie, and Aiyana Udesen at GRSF, August 29, 2009 – September 16, 2009
Reception: Saturday, August 29, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present Future Colors of America, an art show featuring new works by three longtime friends, Albert Reyes, Matt Furie, and Aiyana Udesen.

Albert Reyes is a Los Angeles-based San Francisco Art Institute graduate who has developed a style equally influenced by graffiti, comics, and fine art. Among other media, he draws and prints on the inside covers of old books and mixes traditional Mexican imagery, popular culture icons, and political suggestion. He was the cover artist and main interview in Giant Robot 52.

Matt Furie is an Ohio-born, San Francisco-based artist whose richly detailed and hyper colored illustrations and paintings reflect the creative cross breeding of The Neverending Story, unrestrained imagination of The Muppet Show, and humor of ALF. His corruption by popular culture is further complicated–or perhaps enriched–by the energy of BMX culture and anarchy of street art.

Aiyana Udesen was born in Hawaii, went to school at the San Francisco Art Institute with Reyes, and lives in San Francisco, where she gained attention for her “how-to-draw” series of zines, many of which have married her interests in celebrities, animals, and realistic-yet-stylish illustration. Her fine art in both colored pencil and paints share a minimal palate that doesn’t distract from the linework yet channels the flair of the ’80s without the excess.

A reception for all three artists (including a rare San Francisco appearance by Reyes) will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, August 29. For more information about the Reyes, Furie, Udesen, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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GRSF Imaginary Friends – Theo Ellsworth 7/18/09 – 8/19/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Show

Theo Ellsworth at GRSF, July 18, 2009 – August 19, 2009
Reception: Saturday, July 18, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present Imaginary Friends, an art show featuring new works by Theo Ellsworth.

Theo Ellsworth makes obsessively detailed drawings and self-publishes comics, mini comics, and zines about imaginary people and places. The cosmic imagery, subtle geometry, and implied animism in his works recall the epic, heroic, and odd imagery of Jean “Moebius” Girard, Mayan ruins, and the Nazca lines, filtered through the jam-packed and often psychedelic lens of underground comix from the ’70s. (Ellsworth’s first “real” book, Capacity, was weird, wordy, and wonderful, and published by Secret Acres in 2008.) Taking part in art shows affords the Portland, OR-based artist opportunities to experiment with color, explore larger frames, and let his imagination fly–or spelunk or dive, depending on his mood. Lately, he has been cutting characters out of wood with a scroll saw and drawing sea creatures.

For Imaginary Friends, Ellsworth is making 30 pieces using pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. A quarter of them will be woodcuts. According to the artist, recurring themes include but are not limited to “parades of monsters, people made of leaves, scaled and antlered beasts, flying machines, complicated structures, and dreams.”

A reception for Ellsworth will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, July 18. For more information about the artist, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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GRSF GR 15 Years – Group Show 6/20/09 – 7/15/09

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show

15-Year Anniversary Show at GRSF, June 20, 2009 – July 15, 2009
Reception: Saturday, June 20, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Since 1994, Giant Robot has documented, promoted, and pushed Asian, Asian American, indie, and hybrid pop culture in the pages of its magazine. To celebrate its milestone 15th year of publishing, brand evolution into retail shops and art galleries, and continual readership, support, and inspiration from the Bay Area, GRSF is proud to host a group show featuring many of the publication’s best backers, contributors, and friends.

Coming from artistic backgrounds such as painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, graffiti, comics, and toys, contributors include the following:

Aiyana Udesen
Albert Reyes
Apak
Ben King
Christopher Bettig
Dan-ah Kim
Daria Tessler
David Horvath
Deth P. Sun
French
Jen Corace
Joe To
Kami
Kaori Kasai
kozyndan
Le Merde
Luke Chueh
Lydia Fong
Mari Inukai
Matt Furie
Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch
Nao Harada
Ray Potes
Rob Sato
Robert Bellm
Saelee Oh
Seonna Hong
Yellena James
Yukinori Dehara

To complement the show, Goh Nakamura will play a special acoustic set at its opening. The San Francisco-based singer/guitar player has self-released two excellent indie-folk albums, and is also profiled in the special 15th anniversary edition of Giant Robot, issue 60.

The reception, which will feature many of the artists, will be held from 6:30-10:00 on Saturday, June 20. For more information about the show, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311

 



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GRSF Game Over/Continue? – Group Show 3/27/09 – 4/15/09

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show

Game Over/Continue? at GRSF, March 27, 2009 – April 15, 2009
Reception: Friday, March 27, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present Game Over/Continue?, a group show that pays homage to the massive influence and continuous evolution of videogames. The impact and inspiration of videogames will be represented through a wide assortment of styles and genres provided by top artists in the fields of illustration, painting, sewing, and indie comics. Contributors are scheduled to include the following:

APAK
Robert Bellm
Christopher Bettig
Bigfoot
Blinky
Sean Boyles
William Buzzell
Scott Carl
Ako Castuera
Ethan Hayes-Chute
CUPCO
Liam Devowski
Elayne Dixon
Everybody Get Up
Matt Furie
Pete Glover
Tim Gough
Jay Howell
Yellena James
Jeremyville
Heisuke “PCP” Kitazawa
Chris Kline
Matt Lock
Aaron Martinez
Bill McRight
Mike Perry
Sidney Pink
Albert Reyes
Brian Ralph
RONDO
Brian Rush
Johnny Ryan
Robert Sato
Scrappers
Caleb Sheridan
Snaggs
Jim Stoten
Kaz Strzepek
Team Macho
Joe To
Lawrence Yang

In addition, the Artxgame collective, a collaboration of Attract Mode and Giant Robot, is developing four custom videogames. These exclusive games will be available for play at the show’s opening, and the pairings include the following:

Hellen Jo and Derek Yu
Saelee Oh and Anna Anthropy
Souther Salazar and Petri Purho
Deth P. Sun and Jonatan “Cactus” Söderström

A reception featuring many of the artists will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Friday, March 27. For more information about the show, GRSF, Attract Mode, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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GRSF For the Love of – Group Show 2/21/09 – 3/24/09

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -Group Art Show

For the Love of…. at GRSF, February 21, 2009-March 24, 2009
Reception: Saturday, February 21, 6:30 pm-10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present For The Love Of…, a group art show featuring artists that we love, doing what they love. Contributors represent a variety of media, including painting, illustration, and indie comics, and include the following:

- Robert Bellm paints vibrant images from nature, calling the eye-pleasing mix of natural shapes with manmade forms “organic technology.”
- Christopher Bettig develops products, graphics, and installations for a wide range of clientele from his studio, The Mountain Label.
- Matt Furie is a San Francisco-based artist whose richly detailed illustrations reflect the unholy crossbreeding of The Neverending Story and The Muppet Show.
- Tim Gough is a Philadelphia artist whose imagery goes for a direct approach that addresses the human condition and the situations surrounding it.
- Benjamin King is a young, upstart artist from the Bay Area whose illustrations reflect a unique perspective on mainstream celebrity and underground culture, among other topics.
- Jesse LeDoux is an accomplished commercial illustrator who handles creative collaborations with high-profile clients through his site, LeDouxville.
- Aaron Martinez is a Los Angeles based artist, who creates somber yet thoughtful monochromatic images, and is currently designing for Element Skateboards.
- Sidney Pink is a Japan-based illustrator who was nominated for the 2008 GEISAI Museum 2 Jury Awards.
- Albert Reyes is a prolific artist from Los Angeles whose style reflects the grittiness of the streets fused with the refinement of classical portraiture.
- Daria Tessler is a New York-based illustrator/printmaker whose delicate, intricate, detailed works give a sense of story ripped straight from your imagination.
- Joe To is a San Francisco-based artist whose unique illustrations portray the irregular as normal, the normal as strange, the strange as safe.
- Aiyana Udesen creates exquisitely detailed works that blend nature with celebrity, and publishes “How to Draw” books that marry the subjects seamlessly.

A reception featuring many of the artists will be held from 6:30-10:00 on Saturday, February 21st. For more information about the show, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310)479-7311



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GRSF Our Finest Hour – Jen Corace 11/15/08 – 12/10/08

Giant Robot is proud to present Our Finest Hour, an art show by Jen Corace.

Jen Corace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design who lives and works in Providence. Corace’s work, which typically features young females, a subtle color palette, and a timeless quality, celebrates not nostalgia but the youthful moment itself. Corace has shown in galleries around the world including Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Portland, and has also provided illustrations for The Portland Mercury, Chronicle Books, and other commercial clients. She is currently working on a new children’s book.

Our Finest Hour will feature more than 50 4×6″ framed portraits by the artist.

A reception for Corace will be held from 6:30-10:00 on Saturday, November 15. For more information about the artist, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:
Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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GRSF Group Sects – Group Show 4/19/08 – 5/14/08

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show

Group Sects at GRSF, April 19, 2008 – May 14, 2008

Reception: Saturday, April 19, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

GRSF
618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present a group show including paintings, illustrations, prints, and other mediums by some of our favorite artists.

Contributors will include:

Aaron Brown
French
Kevin Hooyman
Katy Horan
Matt Leines
Monkmus
Garrett Morin
Josie Morway
Pryor Praczukowski
Jeana Sohn
Daniel St. George
Gary Taxali

A reception featuring many of the artists will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, April 19.



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GRSF At The Movies – Group Show 3/15/08 – 4/9/08

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Giant Robot is proud to present At The Movies, a group art show featuring oils, illustration, prints, and other media dedicated to cinema. Indie flicks, foreign films, art movies, blockbusters, flops, imaginary sequels and crossovers, and behind-the-scenes action–anything goes and everything’s fair game.

Artists will include (but are not limited to):

Melinda Beck
Robert Bellm
Chris Bettig
Kelie Bowman
Aaron Brown
David Choong-Lee
Alika Cooper
Matt Furie
Susie Ghahremani
Katherine Guillen
Ryan Jacob-Smith
Arlo Jamrog
Hellen Jo
Omar Lee
Stephanie Leung
Jack Long
Alexis Mackenzie
Munkao
Casey O’Connell
PCP
Ferris Plock
Pryor Praczukowski
Nathalie Roland
Keith Shore
Kevin Taylor
Daria Tessler
The Little Friends of Printmaking
Matthew Thurber
Kelly Tunstall
Aiyana Udeson
Steven Weissman
Derek Yu



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