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GR2: Seasonal Changes Video

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Video by DJ Tony Jr. Thanks much again.



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GR2: 12/8 – 12/16 Post It Show 8 Begins Sat 12/8 6-10pm

 

Erin Althea, APAK!, Mari Araki, Nick Arciaga, Peter Arkle, Andrice Arp, Craig Atkinson, Jordan Awan, Rina Ayuyang, Ana Bagayan, Scott Bakal, Matthew Bandsuch, Karen Barbour, Paul Barnes, Dan Barry, Bora Baskan, Niv Bavarsky, Melinda Beck , Gabrielle Bell, Marc Bell, Jonathan Bergeron, Mike Bertino, Tim Biskup, Rick Blanco, Michelle Borok, Melinda Boyce, Katherine Brannock, Julia Breckenreid, Aaron Brown, Calef Brown, Ryan Bubnis, Stasia Kato Burrington, Brian Cairnes, Lilli Carre, Ako Castuera, Jorge Catoni, Edward Robin Cronel, Martin Cendreda, Kevin Chan, Nidhi Chanani, Sean Chao, Ching Ching Cheng, Shawn Cheng, Catia Chien, Alex Chiu, James Chong, Kevin Christy, Luke Chueh, Dave Chung, Chris Cilla, Greg Clarke, Tim Cochran, Allison Cole, David Cook, Jen Corace, Jennie Cotterill, Akina Cox, Andrew James Cox, John Cuneo, Mat Curran, Matt Curtius, Eleanor Davis, Skinner Davis, Jean De Eet, Nikko Deleon, Rui Vitorino Dos Santos, Seth Drenner, Josh Ellingson, Leo Espinosa, Kinoko Evans, Susan Fang, Korin Faught, P-Jay Fidler, Jesse Fillingham, Gilbert Ford, Anthony Freda, Harrison Freeman, Nina Frenkel, Shannon Freshwater, Sarajo Frieden, Jason Furie, Matt Furie, Future Colors of America, Cole Gerst, Susie Ghahremani, Arthur Giron, Charles Glaubitz, Gabe Gonzales, Geoffrey Gonzales, Frieda Gossett, Veronica Graham, Kio Griffith, Peter Hamlin, Hiro Hayashi, Andrew Hem, Brian Herrick, Ryan Heshka, Andrew Holder, Jason Holley, Seonna Hong, Jay Horinouchi, David Horvath, Kerry Horvath, Martin Hsu, Christine Hughes, Rama Hughes, Nick Iluzada, Stella Im Hultberg, Mark Ingram, Mari Inukai, Jordin Isip, J*RYU, Yellena James, Levon Jihanian, Jolby, Keith Jones, Luster Kaboom, Aya Kakeda, Andrea Kang, kaNO, Terri Fry Kasuba, Tasha Kasuma, Audrey Kawasaki, Mike Kelley, Jeremiah Ketner, Dan Ah Kim, Jaesun Kim, Roman Klonek, Jared Konopitski, kozyndan, Hawk Krall, Allison Krumwiede, Eric LaCombe, Travis Lampe, Phillipe Lardy, Jeremiah LaTorre, John Lau, Mashanda Lazarus, Linda Le, Agnes Lee, Alex Lee, Ariel Lee, Hannah Lee, Jane Lee, Gosha Levochkin, Frank Lin, Tory Lin, Tessar Lo, Brian Luong, Kevin Luong, Cassia Lupo, Christopher Lyles, Bradford Lynn, Bill Main, Oscar Mareno, Jimi Martinez, Marz, Mats!?, Marco Mazzoni, Jacob McGraw, Jeff McMillan, Max Miceli, Mark Allen Miller, Miso, Ashley Mistriel, Kwanchai Moriya, Rick Morris, Most Ancient, Chris Mostyn, Julie Murphy, Mark Murphy, Gary Musgrave, Mark Nagata, Masato Nakada, Joel Nakamura, Shihori Nakayama, Shiho Nakaza, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Tom Neely, Tru Nguyen, NK, Sean Norvet, Eric Nyquist, Michael Olivo, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, Nathan Ota, Pacolli, Sana Park, Sidney Pink, David Plunkert, Wendy Polish, Mimi Pond, John Porcellino, Jarrett Quon, Carlos Ramos, Luke Ramsey, Albert Reyes, Martha Rich, Joe Rocco, Catell Ronca, CD Ryan, Jenny Ryan, Johnny Ryan, Yumi Sakugawa, Souther Salazar, Brooks Salzwedel, Ben Sanders, Emilio Santoyo, Rob Sato, Lena Sayadian, Kevin Scalzo, Joseph Scarano, Jared Andrew Schorr, Sarah Scope, Anna See, Ana Serrano, Shawnimals, Matthew Sheean, Nick Sheehy, Danni Shinya Luo, Skinner, Amy Sol, Bwana Spoons, Brian Stauffer, Dave Stolte, Katherine Streeter, Rachel Sumpter, Ken Tanaka, Gary Taxali, Ken Taya, Scott Teplin, Peter Thompson, Jesse Tise, Mark Todd, Scott Tolleson, Jen Tong, Shark Toof, Gina Triplett, Edwin Ushiro, Sara Veron, Malachi Ward, Mark Weber, Steve Weissman, Aaron Whitaker, Gillian Wilson, Heidi Woan, Connie Wong, Christine Wu, Yoskay Yamamoto, Alisa Yang, Jeni Yang, Ping Zhu and more!

 

POST IT SHOW EIGHT

December 8-16, 2012

Over 260 Artists!
Over 2000 Post Its!

$25 each
Cash & Carry

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 8, 2012
6:00 – 10:00 PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://gr2.net/



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GR2: Susie Ghahremani Work and Non-Work Photo Set 1

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Thanks to Dean Gojobori, Cate Park and Tony Sugano for pics. There’ll be another set soon!



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GR2 20 Pieces of Dreams Opening Night Photos

An awesome opening night featuring the works of Mari Inukai, Sena Inukai, Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Ito, Fumi Omori, Katsuya Terada, Kent Williams, Sean Chao, Stella Im Hultberg, Tessar Lo, and Yoskay Yamamoto. Thanks for coming out. The below photo features Kaonashi from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. That’s Audrey Kawasaki on left, Mari and Sena Inukai on right.

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Giant Robot Biennale 3 at JANM Photos Set 3

Koji Sakai, Clement Hanami, Greg Kimura, myself.

Money Mark and Clement Hanami

David Choe and Money Mark

Deth P Sun art.

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Giant Robot Biennale 3 at JANM Photo Set 1

Here’s photo set 1. I’ll get to writing later on. This set is by Dean Gojobori who helped throughout the exhibition. People enter Albert Reyes “maze” downstairs.

 

That’s my introducing Rob Sato and Ako Castuera.

 

The Queens Court. Thanks for coming through.

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GR2 9/29 – 10/25 Exhibition Le Merde and 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.

An opening reception for Le Merde will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 PM on Saturday, September 29th.

September 29th – October 24th 2012
Reception: Saturday, Sept 29th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

http://gr2.net/

For more information about Le Merde, GR2, or anything else:
Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445 9276

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
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GR2: Haunts Opening Reception Photos

That’s Kozyndan at Haunts. Take a look at the work of John Pham and Rob Sato. It’s online now.

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GR2 – Sept 8 – Sept 26 John Pham and Rob Sato

 

Haunts

John Pham and Rob Sato at GR2

September 8th – September 26th 2012
Reception: Saturday, Sept 8th, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276

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.

An opening reception for the artists will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, September 8th.

For more information about John Pham, Rob Sato, GR2, or anything else:
Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445 9276



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The Biennale Postcard

It’s unofficial esp the backside, but it’s close



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Jeni Yang Installing Two of a Kind at GR2

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JANM – Giant Robot Biennale 3 – Sept 23, 2012 – Jan 20, 2013

Reception September 22, 2012 - Hours to be posted.

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. 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.



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GR2 June 30 – July 25th Yukinori DEHARA is back at Giant Robot 2

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Show Opening:
Yukinori Dehara: Worldwide Panty Flash

June 30 – July 25th, 2012
Reception: Saturday, June 30th 2012 – 6:30-10pm

GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025

http://giantrobot.com

(310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to host Satoshi – The Last Salaryman – clay sculptures by Yukinori Dehara.

The Salaryman in Japan, is an underpaid and understated workforce who work long hours and have forged a lifestyle that is strongly responsible for the economic miracle of post World War 2 Japan. Today they wander the streets after their long day, drinking and frolicking until they head home to their family, only to face the same thing the following day. Satoshi is this person but has a friend, a beast named Morlin.

We’ll be sure to feature clay sculptures and more from Yukinori Dehara.

We’ve featured Japanese artist, Yukinori Dehara annually and his exhibitions range from being touching to grotesque. Yet like most artists, he has a deep ideology behind his pieces although to the casual observer, they look like fun.

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, as well as an online equivalent.

An opening reception for the artists will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2012. For more information about Yukinori Dehara or Giant Robot, please contact:

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



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GR2 May 5 – May 30th, 2012 6:30-10pm Eishi Takaoka – I Am Fine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Exhibition at GR2

I Am Fine – Eishi Takaoka

May 5 – May 30, 2012
Opening reception Saturday May 5th 2012, 6:30-10pm

GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 www.gr2.net 310 445 9276

 

Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents: I Am Fine

Solo exhibition by Eishi Takaoka

 

Eishi Takaoka’s work is coming back. Although the sculptures of Eishi Takaoka all portray the same serene expression, their outwardly calm façade belies a world of bottled-up emotions. With nowhere to go, these intense feelings manifest themselves in outlandish formations that sprout out of the top of each figure’s head. The uniquely sculpted heads of Takaoka are rooted in a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life in lower-middle class Japan. He instills his frustration with life in Kagoshima and feelings of isolation into each of the pieces, which are comprised of carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments placed atop empty glass medicine bottles. Takaoka’s pieces have been seen in group shows in Tokyo and New York, one-person exhibitions at Giant Robot New York and GR2 in Los Angeles, and on the cover of novelist Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore.

 

For this exhibition, Takaoka will create 34 sculptures at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles. He is currently attending school in his hometown of Kagoshima, Japan and will not be in Los Angeles for the opening.

 

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 as well as an online equivalent.

 

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



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GR2 Preview Photos Hello Spring!



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Giant Robot 2 Year of the Dragon Opening Reception

This was the end of an era. Michelle Borok – who some of you know or don’t know has left the building. After 7 years or more, the employee who left an indelible mark on shops and art in LA and beyond is leaving for Northern Mongolia. On saturday, LA experienced warm weather. Even at night, a light jacket would suffice. Across the globe, it was -50.

Some of the photos from Year of the Dragon are happy and the room was filled with artists. Some young, some older and a few of them asked, “is that Michelle?” The answer, “Yes she is” – no matter where she’s at.

 

No crying here.

 

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GR2 Year of the Dragon

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GR2: The Art of Problem Solving Opening Photos

The Art of Problem Solving aka The Problem Solverz Art Exhibition took place on saturday. That’s Ben Jones the creator of the show below. There’s some type of madness going on in his head at the moment below. We get a phone call daily from someone who enjoys the program a lot and you will too.

 

That is John Pham below. He’s the art director of the program and many of the characters are his creations.

For plenty of more images, please look below

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GR2 11/19 – 12/7 Art Exhibition – The Art of Problem Solving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Exhibition at GR2

The Art of Problem Solving

November 19 – December 7, 2011
Opening reception Saturday November 19, 6:30-10pm

GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
gr2.net
(310) 445-9276

The Problem Solverz is a animated show currently running on Cartoon Network and created by artist collective Paper Rad member Ben Jones. Filled with kinetic energy that’s at times based on an abstract animation and story lines, the show also follows simple cartoon cannons. The art style is hyper kinetic, colorful, with an original look and feel that fans of Paper Rad will recognize. This art exhibition will feature works created in the style of the program and it’s characters.

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 as well as an online equivalent.

Eric Nakamura

Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 478-1819



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Giant Robot 2 Robots Artist: Rob Sato

Rob Sato is originally from Sacramento but now calls Echo Park is home. He showed at the Giant Robot Biennale 2 in 2009 and will show again in the Biennale part 3 in 2012. A long time supporter of Giant Robot, the fast witted Sato has an interesting sense of humor and a distinctive laugh. His art speaks of his hard work and attention to detail. You can see his work on the cover of Giant Robot 62, and we do carry some of his other handiworks at Giant Robot.

 

 

But there’s more. Sato isn’t a great self promoter, but he does stock a number of his prints which are available at his site.

There are also further selections at:

“The Choice Cut Cult”, the occult sushi menu print for sale at NUCLEUS GALLERY
“Land Admiral Lefebvre’s Fleet…” (below) print from TRAPEZE EDITIONS

 



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