I helped work on this and will be in Washington D.C. for a few days. I hope this sort of newer thinking in art proves to be fun for everyone. I’m glad to have included Ako Castuera, kozyndan, Clement Hanami, Albert Reyes and Ana Serrano in this exhibition. (http://apa.si.edu/asianlatino/)
Curators Eric Nakamura, Shizu Saldamando, and Adriel Luis will project artwork onto the public surfaces of Veterans Plaza, telling the visual stories of Asian-Latino cultural connection as a DJ spins Asian-Latino fusion music. Two evenings of Street Culture & Art programming will feature “pop-up” galleries to transform public space from the utilitarian to the expressive. By way of projection, we map visual stories of Asian-Latino shared culture onto the canvas of our walls-not simply bringing art into public space but making public space into art.
Eric Nakamura will be in attendance both days (Come say hi!).
(Hello Kitty Uglydoll and New Comic “Goin’ Places”)
Saturday, August 10, 2 PM
David Horvath, creator of Uglydoll will be signing at Giant Robot. The largest size Hello Kitty x Uglydoll plushes sold out at Comic Con and we will be selling the 7″ version. We will also have copies of “Goin’ Places”, the new comic out on Viz Comics.
Giant Robot is proud to present Stories, an art show featuring new works by Edwin Ushiro, Jen Tong, Jeni Yang, Martin Hsu, Sean Chao, and Tessar Lo.
The commonality of the artists is simply that they’re operating in a similar art environment although they’re located in different parts of North America. Edwin Ushiro, originally from Hawaii draws sublime imagery that often appear dark in message, yet are at times as light as can be. East Coaster, Jen Tong creates imagery that’s reminiscent of a world that’s something like Miyazaki meeting Moebius. Jeni Yang, a consistent exhibitor at Giant Robot works with wood and imagery that includes both cats and snacks. Martin Hsu, now in San Francisco is the creator of Dragon Boy creates a fantasy world that’s screaming to be animated. Sean Chao creates tiny worlds in diorama form. Tessar Lo, from Toronto draws freely and has honed his style that mixes both composition and abstractness.
Master Director Johnnie To’s DRUG WAR Opens August 2nd in LA at Sundance Sunset Cinema! Special event on Saturday night (8/3) hosted by Giant Robot, with prizes from Well Go USA
Long considered the master of the Hong Kong crime thriller, Johnnie To’s first mainland production eschews “two guns at once” mayhem in favor of atmosphere and a tightly-wound plot punctuated with impeccably choreographed bursts of violence, making DRUG WAR an intricate puzzle box of a film that ignited a firestorm of controversy in its homeland.