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GR2 April 7 – May 2 Art Exhibition – They Are Us – Ako Castuera

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Exhibition at GR2

They Are Us – New Work by Ako Castuera

April 7 – May 2, 2012
Opening reception Saturday April 7th 2012, 6:30-10pm

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

 

Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents: They Are Us

Solo exhibition by Ako Castuera

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.

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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Art Center Exhibition Winter 2011: Concept Cars, Art, and Graphics

The local news in Los Angeles, love picking up on Art Center graduation concept cars and I can see why. The cars are futuristic concepts designed by tomorrows car designers. Thanks for modeling technology, the quality of what’s shown looks as professional as ever. I’d like to have some of these are remote control cars. The rest of the work is strong and consistent throughout, and each section is as fresh and can be. I shot a bunch of photos so you can have a walk through of what I saw including tons of Asians. Art Center is filled with Asian students and at a graduation exhibition, you see the families which mean Asians multiplied. Here’s my photo set from the evening.

 

art by Yejin Oh

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_ _ ORNAM_NTS Art Show at Balconi Coffee

I’m in the below exhibition at Balconi Coffee.

_ _ ORNAM_NTS: keepsakes, relics, socks, magic
Group show of artists’ ornaments. Curated by Kio Griffith

DECEMBER 11 to JANUARY 9, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: DECEMBER 11, 2011 from 5 to10pm

BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY

11301 Olympic Blvd, #124 Los Angeles, CA 90064

hand crafted syphon coffee brewing everyday from 10am to 10pm

Here’s a set of pics.

 

 

The cat is my entry. It’s a Cat on a Box in a Field. Paper clay, wood, acrylic paint. It’s what a cat would do, right? The pic isn’t the best, but maybe that’s the best way to see it. It sold. The wood block is ancient from a box of children’s blocks I picked up ages ago.

 

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GR2 12/10 – 12/29 – Post Its 7 – Reception 12/10 6:30-10p

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art show opening

Post-It Show 7 at Giant Robot 2

December 10 – December 29, 2011
Reception: Saturday, December 10, 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 Post-It Show 7 at Giant Robot 2. Curated by artists Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson in conjunction with Giant Robot, the show is slated to feature roughly 2,000 works by noted contributors for only $20. These pieces will be on standard-sized 3″ x 3″ Post-It notes. (Larger sizes of 4″ x 4″ and 6″ x 6″ will cost a bit more.) The pieces will be cash-and-carry, making it a great chance to find one-of-a-kind yet affordable holiday gifts.

Thus far, the ever-expanding list of contributors includes the following:

Trevor Alixopolous, Erin Althea, Esao Andrews, APAK!, Nick Arciaga, Andrice Arp, T. Edward Bak, Scott Bakal, Dan Barry, Gary Baseman, Michelle Borok, Aaron Brown, Calef Brown, You Jung Byun, Lilli Carre, Christine Castro, Martin Cendreda, Helen Chau, Ching Ching Cheng, James Chong, Joey Chou, Chris Cilla, Angie Clayton, Tim Cochran, Allison Cole, Eleanor Davis, Bob Dob, Seth Drenner, Theo Ellsworth, Ines Estrada, Edie Fake, Evah Fan, Korin Faught, Jesse Fillingham, Michael Fleming, Cam Floyd, Renee French, Nina Frenkel, Shannon Freshwater, Future Colors of America, Nicholas Gazin, Susie Ghahremani, Gabe Gonzales, Kio Griffith, Katherine Guillen, Peter Hamlin, Pam Henderson, John Hendrix, Tim Hensley, Jaime Hernandez, Ryan Heshka, Len Higa, Andrew Holder, Jason Holley, David Horvath, Mina Horvath, Patrick Hruby, Rama Hughes, Ryan Hungerford, Tony Huynh, Mark Ingram, Mari Inukai, Jordin Isip, Rich Jacobs, Yellena James, Levon Jihanian, Hellen Jo, JUURI, Jared Konopitski, Allison Krumwiede, Maple Lam, Travis Lampe, Jeremiah LaTorre, Mashanda Lazarus, Daniel Lim, Christopher Lyles, Liz Mamont, Jed McGowan, Jeff McMillan, James McShane, Monkmus, Brendan Monroe, Rick Morris, Jesse Moynihan, Munkao, Mark Murphy, Gary Musgrave, Eric Nakamura, Shihori Nakayama, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Tom Neely, Tru Nguyen, Anders Nilsen, Mare Odomo, Saejean Oh, Saelee Oh, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, Pacolli, John Pham, Dave Plunkert, Jason Polan, Mimi Pond, Carlos Ramos, Jesse Reklaw, Martha Rich, Andy Ristaino, Julie Robertson, Edward Robin Coronel, Ron Russell, Johnny Ryan, Matthew Salata, Souther Salazar, Brooks Salzwadel, Emilio Santoyo, Scrappers, Ann Shen, David Smith, Owen Smith, Jeff Soto, Dave Stolte, Scott Teplin, Jeremy Tinder, Jesse Tise, Mark Todd, Jen Tong, Shark Toof, Anna Topuriya, Edwin Ushiro, Sara Varon, Jon Vermilyea, Chris Von Szombathy, Liz Walsh, Pen Ward, Esther Pearl Watson, Steven Weissman, Megan Whitmarsh, Kent Williams, Christine Wu, Jeni Yang, Jamie Zollars

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 and San Francisco, as well as an online equivalent.

An opening reception featuring many of the artists will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, December 10. For more information about the show, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

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



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Giant Robot 2 Robots Artist: Tessar Lo

Tessar Lo once lived in Los Angeles and now calls home, Canada. He’s doing art more freely than ever and is having an exhibition called, The Dying Wishes in Amsterdam. The show card is below.

 

 

His piece for Giant Robot 2′s Robots exhibition is below and we thank him for his kind comments that are found on his website.

 

 

 

 



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GR2 – 9/24 – 10/12 Robots – A Benefit for Giant Robot 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Exhibition at GR2

Robots
A Benefit for GR2

September 24 – October 12, 2011

 

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

Giant Robot will host a “special” art exhibition for the benefit of Giant Robot 2 – the gallery space.

Giant Robot 1 retail space began art exhibitions including Ai Yamaguchi and kozyndan. The space was limiting and art as we know it today was a limited world that was just beginning to bubble.

Opening in 2003, Giant Robot 2 or “GR2″ has hosted exhibitions by well known, soon to be well known and new young artists. The first exhibition in the space was by renown artist David Choe. Following exhibitions included Saelee Oh, Deth P. Sun, kozyndan, Barry McGee, Souther Salazar, Eishi Takaoka, Masakatsu Sashie, and many others who exhibit at many locations around the world. We’ve since worked with new waves of artists who’ve also moved forward at a rapid pace as well. Then yet another wave, and so forth. Giant Robot 2 has often and free exhibited young artists at an expense. In the end, who pays for the promotion, rent, staffing, etc? We do.

We’re not like many other establishments who force artists into contracts. We try and nurture artists so they can have their freedom. At times it works well. Our track record is powerful. But again, how does this get paid for? The hindering economy leaves us with less options, and a benefit show featuring our artist friends will carry us for a healthy amount of time and we hope to have your support. The goal for GR2 is for the space to be self sustaining as an art space in 2012 and on. We’ll release more news on our plans, soon.

Artists include:

Apak, Andrice Arp, Gary Baseman, Robert Bellm, Jill Bliss, Aaron Brown, Buff Monster, Jon Burgerman, Youjung Byun, Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Louise Chen, Shawn Cheng, James Chong, Luke Chueh, Josh Cochran, Eleanor Davis, Evah Fan, Ulises Farinas, Jesse Fillingham, Jordan Fu, Matt Furie, Susie Ghahremani, Katherine Guillen, Clement Hanami, Nao Harada, Seonna Hong, David Horvath, Martin Hsu, Mari Inukai, Yellena James, James Jean, Hellen Jo, Kaori Kasai, James Kochalka, kozyndan, Le Merde, Tessar Lo, Barry Mcgee, Miso, Junko Mizuno, Tru Nguyen, Saelee Oh, Saejean Oh, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, John Pham, Sidney Pink, Ferris Plock, Jarrett Quon, Albert Reyes, Grant Reynolds, Dr. Romanelli, Luke Rook, Souther Salazar, Rob Sato, Scrappers, Ryan Jacob Smith, Space Invader, Deth P. Sun, Daria Tessler, Mark Todd, Kelly Tunstall, Aiyana Udesen, Edwin Ushiro, Esther P. Watson, Jing Wei, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang and more!

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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Deth P. Sun Art on Pancake Breakfast Ad

Don’t Deth P. Sun’s exhibition that opens this Saturday at Giant Robot 2. These better be great pancakes for $25!

 



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GR2 – 8/27-9/21 Deth P. Sun – Smoke and Mirrors Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art show opening

Deth P. Sun at GR2
August 24 – September 21, 2011
Reception: Saturday, August 27, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

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

Giant Robot is proud to host Smoke and Mirrors, a show featuring new work by Bay area based artist Deth P. Sun. We’ve worked extensively with Deth P. Sun and cannot be happier to work with him once again. His works have always inspired and excited both art fans and passers by. Contrary to some beliefs, Sun’s work has vastly grew over the years and was featured in the Giant Robot Biennale 2 in 2009.

Deth P. Sun’s acrylic paintings on panels bring epic landscapes and cosmic occurrences into a private and personal world. Influenced by David Attenborough, as well as the Moomin series and films of Terry Gilliam, Deth seeks to create a fantasy world as a reflection of his own experiences and worldview. It is a place where cold mountains loom under the stars, cloaked figures arrive with the night, and lone dreamers struggle–a place where hope and belief still shine in dark times.

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 and San Francisco, as well as an online equivalent.

An opening reception for Sun will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, Aug 27th. For more information about the artists, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

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



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GR2 Dehara World Wide Panty Flash Opening Photos

Dehara sneaks some video of some of his esteemed viewers.

 

Ms. Jeni Yang and Sir Sean Chao stop in.

 

The Yoskay and Emi say hello. Dehara sports his Jizo T.

Dehara tags a balloon for Mr. Martin

 

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GR2 Synthesis Art Exhibition Opening Photos

That’s Jesse Fillingham on left and Jeni Yang at Giant Robot 2. May 14, 2011

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Synthesis Preview Images – Jesse Fillingham – Jeni Yang

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Exhibition begins this saturday. Come down and support two great up and coming artists.



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Giant Robot – Realms Opening Ako Castuera, Elsa Mora, Yellena James

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