GRNY Hold Tight – Group Show 10/11/08 – 11/5/08

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group art show opening

Hold Tight
October 11 – November 5, 2008
Reception: Saturday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Giant Robot Gallery
437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) |

Giant Robot is proud to present Hold Tight, a 12-person show surveying a variety of genres including painting, illustration, sewing, sculpture and beyond:

Calef Brown is Maine-based artist & writer known for his acclaimed children’s books. His whimsical & folk-inspired work has also appeared in various newspapers & magazines.

Jo Dery is an artist from Providence who makes shorts, drawings, prints, books, and occasionally music and papier-mache creatures.

Jad Fair sings and plays guitar for the iconic indie rock band Half Japanese, but he also draws dogs, cuts paper hearts, and paints Elvis.

Saskatoon native Matthew Feyld draws figures with huge heads and rampant energy that hints at a bizarre narrative.

Los Angeles-based artist Katherine Guillen creates paintings and prints that explore the tenuous connections between the urban and natural environments.

In her etchings, screenprints, and books, New Yorker Lizz Hickey unleashes traditional monsters found only in her imagination.

Brooklyn resident Caroline Hwang turns fabric, quilting, and painting into collages that reflect the complexities of human relationships.

The mixed media pieces by Queens native Jordin Isip appear in numerous big-time publications as well as books, novels, T-shirts, and album covers.

Japanese Canadian artist Takashi Iwasaki instills abstract composition in his embroideries with the purest of colors to trigger the viewers’ eyeballs and imagination.

Born in Paris and residing in Brooklyn, Cat Lauigan mixes figures, fruits, and raw energy to reveal invisible scenery from the world around us.

Brooklyn artist Jeremiah Maddock uses haunted and hieroglyphic imagery to add wonder to the familiar, everyday world.

The dark and powerful work of Rhode Island artist Will Schaff has adorned album covers for the likes of Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

A reception featuring many of the artists will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 on Saturday, October 11. For more information about the artists, GRNY, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
(310) 479-731