James Kochalka at GRNY, February 17 – March 14
Reception: Saturday, February 17, 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) / grny.net
Giant Robot is proud to present Little Paintings by James Kochalka at GRNY.
Indie cartoonist James Kochalka is well-known for having a raw, humorous, and powerful style and prolific pace; he draws one diary strip a day for his Web site, and still manages to create an ever-growing catalog of graphic novels. His range extends from the autobiographical (American Elf) to kid-friendly (Peanutbutter & Jeremy) to serious (The Cute Manifesto) to raunchy (SuperF*ckers) to iconic (Monkey vs. Robot). His comix work has won four Ignatz awards and one Harvey award. He is widely regarded as the inventor of the daily-diary comic strip, and has inspired countless younger artists.
Kochalka has also released several CDs with his band, James Kochalka Superstar. His song “Britney’s Silver Can” was named one of the 100 best songs of 2006 by Rolling Stone, and his song “Hockey Monkey” is being used as the theme song to new Fox television sitcom, The Loop.
For the art show, Kochalka is making 150 acrylic 2″ by 2″ paintings on 3″ by 3″ paper. Subject matter will feature cats, monkeys, monsters, self-portraits of himself as an elf, and creatures “inspired by classic videogame characters like the ghosts in Pac-Man or the aliens in Galaxians or Galaga.” The multitude of pieces will not be framed but are quite suitable for framing.
A reception for the artist will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 on Saturday, February 17. For more information about Kochalka, GRNY, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact GRNY.