Monday, December 13, 2010
The monkey bars party will send you swinging as it entertains all in the Pop Shops March exhibition. This is a group show that will have 1% of the sophistication of highly intellectual art show and 99% of the political antics that occur around a playground at any given elementary school. For those whom might be confused, it’s going to be another sweet show of works by Cleveland’s Coolest! Be there, or be talked about at the next monkey bars party.
A new generation of vinyl toy artists emerging on the art scene take over (art)ificial Gallery with their unique visions. Designers take a vinyl figure as their “platform” and customize it, creating a 3 demensional work of art. Through creative and warped imaginations they transform something quite normal into something extraordinary. Presented by Rick Sans, Sergio Andujar II and friends.
We are looking for additional artists for this show featured in March at the (Art)ificial Gallery/Pop Shop in Lakewood Ohio. The platform are vinyl toys such as Munnys by Kidrobot, Mighty Muggs and Qees by Toy2r. Please send pictures of your customs and some biographical info on yourself to Clevelandtoynetwork@gmail.com. Pictures should be of no more then 2 figures that will be in the show this march.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Welcome to Heartspark Dollarsign. A group show where love meets money, money buys art, and we all live happily ever after. Right? To find out the conclusion of this blissful arrangement stop out the artists reception on Saturday February 12th from 6-9pm. A dramatic twist occurs in this event when all adult guests join the after party at Mullens (located next to the gallery) at 9pm.
The $50 show returns to the Pop Shop as a one night extravaganza! Over 200 works will grace the walls, counters, and cases for a cool 50 bucks! The early bird gets the worm at this show, as works of art won’t last long with such a phenomenal price point.
The name "Armored Charmers" can be applied to both the artist's work and
the artists themselves. In their solo works of art, each piece is a
highly-stylized product. Flowing lines, bursts of fluid color, waves,
tentacles, brushstrokes and skulls all inhabit Steve Knerem, Bob Peck, and
Sorin Gabor's paintings and drawings. When collaborating, they layer and
interlock their trademark designs, creating illustrative structures that
appear capable of fighting off a giant monster in downtown Tokyo.
The trio bring everything from anatomic to abstract in a
art endeavor to remember.
As for the artists themselves, at first glimpse these tattooed, bearded
pierced creatives look more like the group you don't want to meet in the
dark corner of a gritty concert venue, but get to know them and you'll see
they just want to make you a pretty picture!