Giant Robot Time: 9.19.14

giant robot time 9.19.14 | art by: deth p. sun

Banana Flats Closing Event
Sunday, September 28, 4-6 PM

Join us at Giant Robot 2 for Banana Flats Closing Event.

Scheduled events: Pocket Lady, cash and carry pieces, perhaps some 2D art. We'll update the information as it becomes available.

The exhibition press release:

There are no Bananas in Banana Flats. "Banana Flats" is an idea for a place where the mind is free.

It's a land of non- geographical dimensions, a twilight zone of creative energy where nature and imagination come into synthesis.  It is an environment capable of supporting an abundance of life, impossible for us to witness from Earth except through a portal of artistic expression.  Fragile but tenacious, the inhabitants of Banana Flats live all around us, in a state of lively suspension until they are channelled by a sympathetic human who will provide them with a body.  

The exhibition "Banana Flats" is the first recorded gathering of these bodies, brought into our dimension by the sculptural exertions of artist Ako Castuera. To the average eye, they will look like colorful anthropomorphic sculptures made from a range of clays from locally dug earth to the finest porcelain. Over a time of 9 months Ms. Castuera has provided ceramic bodies to scores of distinct entities from Banana Flats.

On Earth, shadows are cast by objects. In Banana Flats it's the other way around. Our earth shadows project objects into an imaginary world. Our biggest shadows are cast by the abuse humans inflict on each other and on our planet. These shadows crush all kinds of life, making it seem like we are not connected, like we have broken apart and will never come together again. The clay forms from Banana Flats are opposite reactions to the big shadows of Earth. They are small, but in their humble way they have the potential to keep us connected to each other and our humanity.


A perfect vessel for sharing messages.
Series 2 Figures
Treeson & Other Stories

The cutest characters in vinyl form are back!
Current Issue (#12)
Lucky Peach Magazine

The current issue is all about food from the spaces where land meets sea.
[1] Talking Bag Clip  [2] LED Light Keychain  [3] Acorn Tea Infuser
[4] Woodlands Ice Tray


Tons of fun and playful housewares from Kikkerland are now in stock.

The World is Watching
October 4 - October 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4, 6:30-10 PM

Giant Robot presents – The World is Watching

Exhibition of Work by Dan Goodsell, Flat Bonnie, Joey Chou, Kwanchai Moriya, Ryuca, and Tiffany Liu

Preview images, bios and more to come.

 Website War is Over - F*** Yeah
We're at a newer place and our site is still something unique and hopefully useful.

GR2: Banana Flats - Ako Castuera Reception Photos
When an exhibition of work by Ako Castuera takes place, it always settles into a cozy family affair.

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Los Angeles, CA 90025
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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los angeles, ca 90064