GRNY Free Ice Cream Day – Jeffrey Brown, Allison Cole, R. Kikuo Johnson, Anders Nilsen, Daria Tessler 6/23/07 – 7/18/07

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group Art Show Opening

Free Ice Cream Day, June 23, 2007 – July 18, 2007
Reception: Saturday, June 23, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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 a group show featuring original art by indie-comics notables Jeffrey Brown, Allison Cole, R. Kikuo Johnson, Anders Nilsen, and Daria Tessler at GRNY.

The rough and honest storytelling of Jeffrey Brown is akin to do-it-yourself zines and indie rock. The Chicago artist’s autobiographical tales brilliantly convey the awkwardness, hope, and bittersweet details of doomed romance.

Allison Cole is a Providence-based illustrator, designer, and indie- and mini-comics artist who has contributed to anthologies such as Kramer’s Ergot and Blood Orange. Her storytelling is elegant and stylized yet raw and revealing.

Born on Maui and schooled in Rhode Island, R. Kikuo Johnson has quickly gained a following with his rough, expressive brushwork depictions of the darker side of life on the Islands and beyond.

The simple and stark yet complete illustration style of Anders Nilson perfectly depicts space and loneliness in works such as Big Questions and Dogs & Water. Recently, the Chicago artist mixed drawings with Polaroids in MOME.

Daria Tessler is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and printmaker who beautifully conveys the geometry of nature and crafts with seemingly effortless linework. Among her canvases are T-shirts and stationery as well as shoes and CD covers.

A reception for the artists will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 on Saturday, June 23. For more information about the show, GRNY, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact GRNY.