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By gr on 2006-03-21

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- Russia, backed by China, blocked agreement on Monday on a U.N. Security Council statement aimed at quashing Iran's nuclear ambitions despite a ministerial meeting on Tehran's atomic programs, diplomats said.Senior foreign affairs officials from Germany and the five veto-holding Security Council members -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China -- met for...

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GRSF Dehara Yukinori: The Jingi 2/25/06 – 3/22/06

[nggallery id=60]   Giant Robot SF Presents: The Jingi : Japanese Yakuza Spirit Figure Exhibition by Yukinora Dehara 622 Shrader Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 February 25th – March 22nd, 2006 Opening Reception: Saturday February 25th, 6:30 – 10pm Giant Robot is pleased to announce Yukinora Dehara’s first exhibition in San Francisco, and second show with Giant Robot. From farmers, salary men, ghosts, gangsters and even killer vegetables, Dehara transforms these often absurd archetypes, into observations of Japanese and American society and pop culture. His clay sculptures are raw but detailed, painted with a precise and glossy aesthetic. They impart the subject’s state of being, whether it’s a subservient rice cooker, or a tortured Yakuza boss. For each exhibition Dehara...

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GRNY The Nearest Faraway Place – Jack Long 1/21/06 – 2/22/06

Giant Robot New York announces The Nearest Faraway Place, a solo show by Jack Long opening on Saturday, January 21st from 6:30 – 10PM. Jack will be showcasing original paintings based on his most recent work. Hailing from West Chester, Pennsylvania, Jack Long began his formal art training at the Rhode Island School of Design studying illustration. Moving in a different direction from the Providence art scene, recognized for its use of bright colors, silkscreens, pop-culture reference, and humor, Jack nurtured his craft in oil painting with a more subtle, serious, and darker content. He cites the Northern Renaissance painters Pieter Bruegel and Hieronymus Bosch as some of his greater influences. Jack also takes cues from the mood and intensity of films by...

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GRNY Art is a Smile That Gives You a Hug – Andrew Jeffrey Wright 11/19/05 – 12/21/05

[nggallery id=50]   ART IS A SMILE THAT GIVES YOU A HUG with Andrew Jeffrey Wright Showing Nov 19 – Dec 21, 2005 at Giant Robot New York Opening reception Saturday, November 19 from 6:30 – 10PM Giant Robot New York announces Art is a Smile That Gives You a Hug – an exhibition by Andrew Jeffrey Wright opening on Saturday, November 19th from 6:30 -10PM. Andrew Jeffrey Wright will be showcasing original paintings, drawings, screen prints, photos and collages of his most recent work. As the founding member of Space1026, a creative community / gallery in Philadelphia, Andrew Jeffrey Wright is a front-runner for the Pennsylvania’s burgeoning, underground art scene. Wright’s artwork exemplifies a range of concepts using a...

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