Monday, March 26, 2012
"Bad Bad Buddah" & "Ghost Tribe Warriors" vinyl prototypes from Beefy & Co. spotted @ WonderCon 2012
Magic Pony stayed true to the theme of the show just to add a special touch to the opening night. Their front window invited curious passerby's with a cute installation of a little oven and some of Junko's tentacles and artichokes created in 3D. Food and refreshments included sushi, meringue treats, and orange based cocktails, all served by cigarette girls dressed up in costumes inspired by Junko's work. Junko Mizuno was in attendance, signing toys and drawing sketches for many excited fans.
After the gallery opening, the party moved down the street to The Bovine Sex Club, where local nerdy burlesque organizers The Underground Peepshow and blogger Raymi the Minx hosted a very special Junko Mizuno themed burlesque show for the evening's guest of honor. The evening featured six acts based on her saucy characters, including those recently featured in Venus Cake. Old favourites such as the Firebird Paintings and the adorable Gaiko-Kun from her Mizuno Garden Series were also represented. It was the perfect way to end the evening and celebrate the success of her show, especially since her work translates into a live striptease so well!
Junko Mizuno's Venus Cake solo show will be up at Magic Pony (680 Queen St W, Toronto) until April 20, 2012. Be sure to check it out!
So what has Hauke Sheer been up to... well, planning world domination that's what! To help him in his quest, he is planning to create an army of super soldiers... and more specifically, "Mechawhales"!!!!! From Hauke's crazy mind, comes this absurdly cool animation of the human race calling upon whales in exoskeleton suits to help protect mankind! The best part... Hauke plans on taking this character into production and actually getting a figure made!!!
"PLAYSAM 500" opens on April 28th at Super 7, 1427 Haight St. (@ Masonic), San Francisco, CA 94117. Participating artists include: Andrew Bell, Arbito, Clayton Bailey, Dacosta!, Super Cooper Berella, Beast Brothers, Betso, Kat Brunegraff, 64 Colors, Carson Catlin, DrilOne, Tristan Eaton, Brian Flynn, George Gaspar, Paul Greenwood, Gary Ham, Greglovestoast, Nathan Hamill, Jay222, Walter “Chauskoskis” Jacott, Jryu, Jeremiah Ketner, Paul Kaiju, Aya Kakeda, Frank Kozik, Josh Herbolsheimer, Travis Lampe, Matthew Langille, Josh Mayhem, Sarah Lunabee Miskelly, Frank Mysterio, Motorbot, Ritzy Periwinkle, Plaseebo, Patricio Oliver, Task One, Dave Pressler, Reactor 88, Jason “Aka Big Money” Rodan, Jermaine Rogers, Cris Rose, Scribe, Rsin Art, Ardabus Rubber, Skinner, Bwana Spoons, John “Spanky” Stokes, Steve Talkowski, Cameron Tiede, Scott Tolleson, Vise One, Angie Vtec, Ben Walker, Adam Washburn, The Air Rat, Julie West, Kevin Winnik, Nicholas Woodworth... and many others!
"The Candy-Coated Custom Show" opens on April 21st with a reception from 7 to 9PM at The London Candy Company, 1442 Lexington Ave. at 94th St., New York, NY 10128. The show will be available for viewing for two weeks after the opening night.
[Information courtesy of the Los Angeles Times blog.]