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Vivid Fields - Jen Tong and Kwanchai Moriya

Vivid Fields - Jen Tong and Kwanchai MoriyaMar 5th, 2016 SATURDAY - Mar 23rd, 2016 Reception: March 5th, 2016 6:30-10pmGiant Robot 2 (GR2)2062 Sawtelle BoulevardLos Angeles CA 90025http://gr2.net/424.2GOROBO Join us for this exhibition by New York illustrator and comics artists Jen Tong alongside Los Angeles' Kwanchai Moriya in an art exhibition that could also be billed as a "pre-LA Zine Fest" event. Jen Tong has a Miyazaki-esque style that balances nature, caricatures, and her own spirits in lush colors and vibrancy. There'll be some witches, nature, plants, outer-space, structures and buildings, and ladies.  Kwanchai Moriya's work is developing into a hybrid of powerful colors and strokes with people often in sci-fi inspired settings.  This will be an exciting duo exhibition and...

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GR2: Year of the Monkey - A Group Exhibition

Giant Robot 2 Gallery is proud to present Year of the Monkey Artists include:   Aaron Brown, Alexander Vidal, Allison Cole, Ayumi Takahashi, Brian Luong, Caitlin Anne, Candie Bolton, Cassia Lupo, Christy Saguanpong, Dan Goodsell, Dan-ah Kim, David Horvath, Delfin Finley, Elliot Brown, Enky Skulls, Eric Nyquist, Flat Bonnie, Gary Musgrave, Heeyeon Chong, Jared Andrew Schorr, Jen Tong, Jeni Yang, Jerome Lu, Jesse Tise, Jisoo Kim, Junko Ogawa, Justine Lin, Katherine Chiu, Katsuya Terada, Kerry Horvath, Kevin Luong, Kwanchai Moriya, Leonardo Santamaria, Luke Chueh, Maggie Chiang, Mari Inukai, Martin Hsu, Matt Furie, Mike Lee, Ming Ong, Miso, Moira Hahn, Patrick Hruby, Risa Kogawa, Rohitash Rao, Sean Chao, Sean Norvet, Shark Toof, Shawn Cheng, Shihori Nakayama, Stasia Burrington, Tae Lee, Theo Ellsworth,...

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GR2: The World is Watching - A Group Exhibition

Giant Robot is presents  – The World is Watching Exhibition of Work by Dan Goodsell, Flat Bonnie, Joey Chou, Kwanchai Moriya, Ryuca, and Tiffany Liu The World is WatchingOctober 4 - October 22, 2014Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, October 4th, 6:30-10:00 PM Dan Goodsell is an artist living in Los Angeles. He is the creator of the World of Mr Toast. He has self published numerous Mr Toast comics and books as well as created many other Mr Toast products including dolls, toys, keychains, buttons and t-shirts. Dan Goodsell has had his art appear in Nick Magazine, Anorak Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine and other international design books and magazines.  His artwork has been exhibited worldwide at locations including Gallery 1988, Giant Robot,...

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L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments opens tonight at CAM with the inventors of Sriracha and Tapatio

On Tuesday morning, I got to check out a preview of the L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments group show at the Chinese Museum. The impressive 30-artist lineup–which pays tribute to the Sriracha and Tapatio hot sauces that spread culture around L.A. and beyond–features many names that will be familiar to Giant Robot heads: The Clayton Brothers, David Chung, Kwanchai Moriya… I grabbed a photo with contributing artist Michael C. Hsiung and co-curator/Interim Executive Director of CAM Steve Wong in advance of the packed opening. Also present on press day were artists Trinh Mai, Michael Massenburg, and Ching Ching Cheng–each is as cool as her or she is talented. Tonight’s gala will be open to the public and will feature most...

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GR2 Interview: Merging Views – Kwanchai Moriya

1) Explain about your work area / studio. What about it makes you enjoy working there? My studio is a humble corner of my room. Ideally, my studio would be a beautiful old warehouse with skylights. But, temporarily, it’s a large brown rug I got from Ikea in one corner of a room, atop which sits my drafting table, chair, and other such artsy things. I share it with spiders and ants, since I guess my place is pretty old and has lots of nooks and crannies. I like listening to podcasts when I work, especially RadioLab and This American Life. 2) How does it differ from your last working area? My last studio was a different corner of my...

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