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GR2: 11/9 – 12/4 Paper Noise – Rob Sato and Ryohei Tanaka

November 9 th – December 4th, 2013

Reception: Saturday, November 9 th 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 Paper Noise, an art show featuring new works by Rob Sato and Ryohei Tanaka.

 

Rob Sato and Ryohei Tanaka were once roommates in the infamous “Art’s Crab Shack Apartment” during the late 90s in Oakland, California where they attended the California College of the Arts. They’ve remained friends since. Rob Sato often exhibits with Giant Robot and his work has continued to progress from wild and deranged imagery to a more controlled abstraction. Sato paints with watercolors and succinctly tells a story that’s steeped in historical references. Ryohei Tanaka “paints with scissors” and paper cuts his works. He’ll be exhibiting over 100 paper cuts often depicting beasts and are often bilaterally symmetrical. He’ll also be cutting paper live.

 

An opening reception for Paper Noise will take place Saturday November 9 th 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about any of the artists, GR2, or anything else:

 

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445 9276



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GR2: 10/27 3:30-6:30pm Meet Katsuya Terada

Katsuya Terada wants to hang out with you. Super casual. Sunday 10/27 3:30-6:30pm.



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GR2: Katsuya Terada – Hot Pot Girls Preview Trailer



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GR2: Katsuya Terada – LIVE DIGITAL – Demo, Signing and Print Release

Giant Robot is proud to present Katsuya Terada – LIVE DIGITAL

Demo, Signing and Print Release

Sunday October 20th 3pm at Giant Robot 2

Katsuya Terada will be showing original works at Giant Robot 2 for his exhibition of Hot Pot Girls. Yet on Sunday, he’ll demonstrate his work with the tablet. Projected on screen, you’ll be able to see how Terada develops his imagery from beginning to end.

Feel free to ask questions while he’s drawing. We’ll have a translator present.

Katsuya Terada will also sign books and we’ll have an exclusive 5×7 size print available for sale on Sunday.

GR2: Katsuya Terada –  LIVE DIGITAL

Oct 20th 3pm

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

For more information about any of the artists, GR2, or anything else:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445 9276



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GR2: Katsuya Terada Hot Pot Girls Preview Images

Many of the works are still in progress, but enjoy.



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Giant Robot Time: 10.11.13 – Katsuya Terada solo exhibition opens 10.19 at GR2!

 giant robot time: 10.11.13 | art by: ako castuera

 

Katsuya Terada – Hot Pot Girls

Oct 19 – Nov 6, 2013

Reception: Saturday, October 19, 6:30 – 10 PM

Giant Robot is proud to present Hot Pot Girls, an art exhibition featuring new works by Katsuya Terada.

Many say that Katsuya Terada is a legend, but he and his work will be at Giant Robot 2. Hot Pot Girls features drawings and paintings, many of which are females wearing a nabe, or hot pot. The work comes in different sizes and on paper and wood.

Event

Godeleine de Rosamel

Ceramic Sculpture


They’re back! Handmade ceramic sculptures with wood by artist Godeleine de Rosamel.

Kikkerland

Arrow Magnets


Pinpoint or rather arrow point your most important notes.

Kikkerland

Teeth Magnets


Fun set of 6 teeth magnets. Add some bite to your to do list.

Kikkerland

iCushion Stand & Wrap


A sweet iPhone stand and cord wrap for added convenience.

Kikkerland

Movie Camera LED Keyring


Movie camera keyring with reel to reel sound and blinking LED light.

Kikkerland

Night Light


Spark imagination of the cosmos with this galaxy night light!

Katsuya Terada X Giant Robot

Hot Pot Girl T-shirt


Release in conjunction with his upcoming exhibition at GR2.

Katsuya Terada

Signed Publications


Order a copy of any Katsuya Terada publication pictured above and have it signed by the artist himself.

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews: Deltron 3030 at Fingerprints, Red Hare and Coliseum at The Satellite (plus eating out with Dirty Beaches and SISU)

By MARTIN WONG

Pretty damn cool that the heroic trio of Dan The Automator, Del The Funky Homosapien, and Kid Koala would play a Long Beach record shop.

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Hawaii International Film Festival 2013: My Schedule

By MARTIN WONG

I would hop on a plane to Honolulu this afternoon if I could, and my schedule might look something like the following.

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Cafe Mode: Homing Pigeon Exhibition

By ERIC NAKAMURA

My photo [above] is called Milky and it was shot during the Perseid meteor shower earlier this year.

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Spend just a few minutes with Eric and you get it, you see the passion behind Giant Robot, you hear the curiosity in his voice and you are instantly sucked into his world.

Giant Robot at Kokoro Craft Affair

By ERIC NAKAMURA

We don’t “table” often at events except Comic Con. Yet the annual Kokoro Craft Affair at JANM is a perfect combination of community, fundraising and family.

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Reviews: Lecherous Gaze and Hot Lunch at The Satellite, Bob Forrest’s Running With Monsters

By MARTIN WONG

Gotta love the free metal shows from Scion. Last week’s was right down the street from my house at The Satellite, and it was very much a Tee Pee records showcase with Lecherous Gaze and Hot Lunch.

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2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 

 

 

 



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GR2: Katsuya Terada Working in Studio

I’ve been asked numerous times for preview images, yet the work isn’t complete. That said, for those of you who have written, I’ll be collecting your names and keeping you in the loop. We’ll also be releasing a Katsuya Terada T shirt which should be going online today. The work looks great by the way. There’s drawings, paintings and some illustration pages from the past.

 



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GR2: 10/19 – 11/6 2013 Exhibition: Katsuya Terada – Hot Pot Girls

GR2 Exhibition: Katsuya Terada – Hot Pot Girls

Oct 19th – Nov 6th, 2013

Reception: Saturday, October 19 th, 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 Hot Pot Girls, an art exhibition featuring new works by Katsuya Terada.

Many say that Katsuya Terada is a legend, but he and his work will be at Giant Robot 2. Hot Pot Girls features drawings and paintings, many of which are females wearing a nabe, or hot pot. The work comes in different sizes and on paper and wood.

An opening reception for Hot Pot Girls will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, October 19th.

For more information about any of the artists, GR2, or anything else:

Eric Nakamura

Giant Robot Owner/Publisher

[email protected]

(310) 445 9276



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GR2: 10/19 – 11/6 2013 Katsuya Terada

More info coming soon.



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GR2: Ako Castuera Magic Bodies Opening Reception Photos

Thanks for coming out to the Magic Bodies exhibition. Here’s some photos from the evening by Eric Nakamura and DJ Tony Jr.



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GR2: Ako Castuera Installation images



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GR2: Ako Castuera Preview Video

Ako Castuera Preview Video



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GR Podcast: Ako Castuera on Her GR2 Exhibition Magic Bodies


 



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GR2: 9/28 – 10/16 Reception Sept 28th Magic Bodies – Ako Castuera

 

 

September 28th – October 16th, 2013

Reception: Saturday, September 28th, 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 Magic Bodies, an exhibition featuring new work by Ako Castuera.

Enough time has elapsed since Ako Castuera’s previous solo exhibition at GR2 and her participation at the Giant Robot Biennale 3. Castuera’s new body of work is comprised of challenges to her various influences, including her contemporary view on Pre-Columbian style ceramics. “This show is about giving shape to the imagination,” says Castuera. “I picture it as an invisible ocean that is around us and inside of us while we go about our daily  routines, aware and unaware of it. This is what it looks like when it comes through me.”

Castuera’s previous exhibitions included ceramic sculptures, 2d art and a melding of ideas into a well designed exhibition atmosphere. “I’m thinking of my sculptures as projections of big stories onto a small stage, ancient characters who are going through a costume change.”

An opening reception for Magic Bodies will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, September 28th.

For more information about Ako Castuera, GR2, or anything else:

Eric Nakamura

Giant Robot Owner/Publisher

[email protected]

(310) 445 9276



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GR2: July 22 6:30-8:30pm Artist Katsuya Terada Signing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Author and Artist Signing: Katsuya Terada

All you have to do is read up on who Katsuya Terada is and you’ll find that he’s worked across many genres from manga, film, video games, concept art and fine art. Terada, from Japan is known for his character design in Blood: The Last Vampire or perhaps The Monkey King comic. His works span generations and he’s influenced a legion of manga artists and fine artists in Japan.

He’ll appear in person to sign and perhaps sketch in copies of his book, “Ten” which features his retrospective in art.

July 22 6:30-8:30pm

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

For any information:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445-9276



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Sawtelle then… GR1 and GR2

Somehow that was GR1.

GR2 is on the right side of this two photo set. Wow, an awning!



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Dehara Yukinori – Last Photo Set



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GR2: Game Night 15 July 13th 7-10pm featuring: The Behemoth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Game Night 15

Featuring our friends: The Behemoth

July 13 7-10pm

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

We’ll be a featuring a few games by The Behemoth at Giant Robot 2. We’ll have The Behemoth merch for sale and a special event: BattleBlock Theater tournament. The winning pair get a big prize basket of Behemoth merch! All of the stations will be open to the public so you can play Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater on their Xbox systems.

Here’s a rundown on the games:

Alien Hominid is best described as an homage to the old side scrolling shoot ‘em up games we grew up to love and hate always bringing us back for more.

Castle Crashers-  is a side-scrolling beat-em-up that incorporates a small number of role-playing video game elements.

BattleBlock Theater- players control a prisoner as they are forced to play through games devised by Hatty Hattington. Controls are simple, with the game largely consisting of running, jumping and punching. Levels are made up of various types of blocks, such as collapsing blocks, sticky walls, bouncy volcanic rocks and deadly spikes, and also feature hazards such as water and deadly creatures.

For any information:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445-9276

 



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GR2: July 27th – August 14th – Theo Ellsworth

 

Theo Ellsworth at GR2
July 27th – August 14th, 2013

Reception: Saturday, July 27th, 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 Laughing Ghost Nation, an art show featuring new works by Theo Ellsworth.

Theo Ellsworth is promising that this is going to be his biggest show ever. That’s a huge promise and we’re ready for him. He now lives in Montana, has an expanded studio and will be in attendance.

From Wikipedia: “Ellsworth has published two books, including Capacity and Sleeper Car. A story from Sleeper Car was chosen for The Best American Comics 2010.[1] His work has been described as “a cross between cartooning and art, poetry and the nonsensical ramblings of a writer emerging from a dream.”

An opening reception for Ellsworth will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, July 27th.

For more information about Ellsworth, GR2, or anything else:

Eric Nakamura

Giant Robot Owner/Publisher

[email protected]

(310) 445 9276



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GR2: Yukinori Dehara Nendo Pro Wrestling Set 3



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