Kozyndan: Spotlight!

Madhuvanthi Mohan
Fri 10.24.14

Kozyndan is the joint pseudonym of Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife illustrator team Kozue and Dan Kitchens, known in particular for their whimsical and occasionally absurd illustrations of modern cityscapes.

This amazing couple took the time to give us this awesome interview, where you can read both Kozy and Dan's point of view about baby goats, naked hippie homonucleii and icecream kitties.


1. It must be so fun working as a husband-wife team. What is your process like?

Dan: SOMEtimes its fun. You can imagine the pros and cons of working with your spouse. There is no separation between work and the rest of your life in that situation. You can't leave work problems at home or vice versa when you work at home with your spouse. Artistic frustrations affect your day to day life with your spouse, and fighting with them over non art related things spill into the artistic process. This is probably why most artist couples do not collaborate. We are pretty lucky to have a very solid friendship and deep love for one another, deep enough that our egos don't overwhelm the process.

Kozy: To answer the question though, we don't really have a set process. it's very organic. We know each other well, and trust each other, and each know where our strengths and weaknesses are. I do a lot of pieces on my own. Dan does some as well. Other pieces are very collaborative with both of us throwing out ideas, both of us drawing and both of us painting.

Dan: And every variation in between. I like to see what happens when i come up with an idea and do a sketch, and then kozy develops a beautiful rendering based on that and then she devises how to execute the final form of the artwork (how it will be painted and on what material.) I happily take on the role of assistant at that point. In the end though - we think of anything that either of us does to be some form of collaboration because our lives have been so intimately tied together the last 15 years. We have many of the same hobbies and are spending most of our time together, so the influence of the other person is there somewhere in any piece either of us does.


2. What does your work space look like?


Kozy: Its a bit of a blank canvas to be honest. We generally have nothing hanging on the walls for inspiration, few sketches lying around, no knick knacks or whatever, just the tools and materials and reference material for whatever projects we are currently working on splayed out on the various drafting tables in the room.


3. Who are your favourite/most recent inspirations?


Dan: Recently? …kaleidoscopes.
Kozy: Baby goats.
Dan: All time inspiration though, its gotta be the ocean and music and animals and naked hippies.




4. What is your favourite city to live in and why?

Dan: I am born and raised in Southern California and have lived no where else. We have lived together in Los Angeles over 12 years and have found no place we'd rather live. It suits us. I don't particularly like cities though. I don't like clusters of humanity very much. I prefer nature and open space, but if i have to live in a city, its probably going to be LA for now.

Kozy: We are weird, and LA is a weirdo of a city. It like a bunch of third world countries vomited in one big puddle on Southern California.

Dan: And she means that in the best possible way! Haha.

Kozy: Yeah!! Totally - it's exciting for an artist - it can be anything you need it to be. You can be truly isolated here if you want, you immerse yourself in a scene and be part of a movement. You can experience a parade of cultures. You can escape into undisturbed nature in minutes (and I don't mean a park). The food is better than anywhere else in the world, honestly. Anyone who denies that doesn't know what they are talking about. The produce in California is amazing all year round. Its cheaper than a lot of big cities, and you can have ton for space for less money than other big cities. This alone makes it ideal for most any artist. On top of all that, it's in California - which is just a wondrous, strange place of epic beautiful and natural wonders.


5. What do you do when you're feeling blocked?
Kozy: Yoga? I don't know - we don't really ever feel blocked.
Dan: We aren't overly prolific, and work is always time consuming. We generally have a backlog of ideas extending back years - projects we never get around to tackling. We would need an army of art drones to help us execute seemingly good ideas that we don't get to.


6. Can you tell us a bit about the pieces that were in the Cotton Candy Machine x Stranger Factory show?

Dan: I wanted to send a sampling of artworks related to the mural we created this year for the "Super Awesome: Art and Giant Robot" exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California. The digitally printed mural is called "An Ode To California" and we kind of combined the very techniques that we typically employ separately, smashing them into one for this massive image that was about 37 feet by 17 feet. Plus the entire floor in front of the walls it covered. For the CCM X SF show we included one of the original pencil renderings that ended up being scanned and digitally colored for the mural, and one of the pages of tiny acyclic painted naked "hippie homunculei" that populated the massive nature elements in the "Ode". Lastly we took another of the characters drawings and made a new painting from it. We wanted people to see how some of the stages for a massive image like "An Ode To California". The particular pieces were selected because they also stood well on their own right.








7. Are there any new projects in the future that you're excited to talk about?


Dan: We are just completing a fun piece for a big museum exhibition Sanrio is putting together for the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. The exhibition will start at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, and will explore the history and culture of the iconic character. We are contributing a new piece to an exhibition of 40 artists' interpretations of Hello Kitty. We made fun, trippy kaleidoscopic vision piece involving unikitties, ice cream kitties, donuts, lightning, and a lot of resin and glitter…. We'll see - we are about to put the finishing touches on it and are still deciding how to display the piece. Its been a fun bit of experimenting for us (we are not 'materials' artists. typically we are using pretty basic techniques of drawing and painting on board or paper, and focusing mostly on the imagery, but we decided to use this project to just have fun and learn some new stuff. It's really got us inspired and piling up even more ideas that will likely never be executed. Haha!



Kozy: The future is up in the air though - we may try to do some more murals - we were invited to do something in Miami around Art Basel time, and also have agreed to go to PowWow in Hawaii in February if our schedule permits.

Dan: Yeah we also have a show around that time in Australia, so we have to see what we can move around. Also look for some new prints and posters and such to come out in time for the holidays… mostly though - look for us to ditch all our work to go chase humpback whales (which we will be doing this week - we are off to Tonga!) and waves and get lost in the trees. I suppose that is what really makes us happy. Then we'll come back and report our finds in the next round of prints and paintings and hopefully some folks will enjoy them!

We sure will Dan, we sure will!

You can view more of their work here: http://www.kozyndan.com/,
follow them on facebook, and check out their beautifulphotos on instagram, here: @kozyndan

And make sure to check out the Cotton Candy Machine Store to pick up beautiful Kozyndan pieces to add to your collection!

Sean Mahan: Spotlight and Upcoming Show!

Madhuvanthi Mohan
Tue 09.09.14
Sean Mahan is a social realist figurative painter who works with graphite and acrylic washes on wood to depict a sense of wonder about the innate warmth of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control. Sean has enjoyed creating cover artwork for the bands: Twelve Hour Turn, Floor, Daitro, Dauntless Elite, Jets vs. Sharks, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Beat Buttons, North Lincoln, Fires, Del Cielo, The Gifthorse, Mouthbreather, Senders, Little League, Back Pocket, Small Talk, Solid Pony, Laura Minor, Verde, Kids on Bikes, and more.

We got to interview this amazing artist, and learn a bit more about his process, his inspirations and what he's up to in the future. Make sure you catch some of Sean's amazing work at our first show of the fall from September 12 to October 5 at the Cotton Candy Machine!




Can you describe your process to us?

I like to draw ideas in aqua colored pencil to start with a more spontaneous gesture and then refine the idea before transferring it over to a panel. Then, a graphite drawing for an underpainting with acrylic washes layered over top.



Who are your favourite/most recent inspirations?

There are so many artists that I love, like Joey Ka-Yin Leung, Kwon Kyung-yup, Naoshi, Cat Chow, Hsiao-Ron Cheng, Jenny Yang, Eltono, Momo, and many others.

What is your work space like?


I have a studio in the front of my house in Neptune Beach, FL. My dad is an architect and a while back his firm got rid of their drafting tables from the 50’s. We both took one home and I’ve been enjoying it since. The lighting is very nice and I have space for sewing as well.









How do you deal with creative blocks?

I find it’s helpful to draw off the cuff with a blue ball point pen with no expectations. It's fun to see what you might come up with and wonder where the idea came from.

What is your favourite city to live in and why?

I haven’t found it yet. Maybe Taipei, it was described as vegan paradise.

Can you tell us a bit about the pieces that are going to be in your upcoming show at the CCM?


I’m very interested in human nature and how it may be reflected in facial expression. The series of paintings that will be in the show are mostly figurative and carry along a few quiet themes. There’s an idea in ecology called “generational environmental amnesia” where each generation has an idea of what pristine nature was like based on how they remember it as kids, but with each generation the bar for pristine nature gets lower and lower, so each new generation has a diminished view of what “pristine” ought to be. I think something similar is happening culturally as capitalism becomes more and more efficient at commodifying everything. I think my generation might have an appreciation for 50’s and 60’s aesthetics because that’s the stuff that was still around when we were kids and it has a little more hand crafted design and beauty than stuff now that is more mass produced. I think it points somehow to our relationship with work and how fulfilling that work is to our human potential. Like, to me, making something start to finish, solving problems creatively along the way, is much more fulfilling than carrying out repetitive tasks in extreme division of labor. The paintings reflect these feelings along with the sweetness of our character that persists regardless.

Do you have any weird artist quirks?

Despite the above critique of efficiency squeezing out intrinsic value in favor of exchange value, I do like to make lists and timelines to organize efficient painting.

A photo of something around you that's inspiring you today?



Are there any new projects in the future that you're excited to talk about?

I’m very excited for the release this month of the new record from the band Sunshine State (ex-Against Me) on No Idea Records that I did the cover artwork for. I’m also very excited to be in several upcoming shows with Thinkspace Gallery including the Scope show at Art Basel Miami this December. I’m working on artwork now for the new release from the band FIRES and lots more fun stuff to come in the next year.

You can find more of Sean's awesome art at the Cotton Candy Machine Store!
We interviewed the crazy talented Ramiro Davaro-Comas whose upcoming show Manimal Friends at the Cotton Candy Machine is going to be amazing! Make sure you catch it!

Here's a short bio about Ramiro before the interview:



Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1986, lives in Brooklyn, New York​.
Ramiro Davaro-Comas is an Argentine/American illustrator and painter living in Brooklyn. He has been illustrating and painting since he was a child, and his work is heavily influenced by his travels, street life, comic books, South American/European Muralism, skateboarding culture and animation. Davaro-Comas works within his own vocabulary of characters, symbols and iconography, creating fantastical worlds in which his characters float and loom about. His work has an underlying narrative that prods its viewer to ask questions and create their own story line to his images.
Ramiro has been publishing zines since 2010, and had his first full color book (Imaginationland) published alongside a solo show in July of 2013 at IDRAWALOT Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Davaro-Comas is set to release his second color book in June of 2014 called Manimal Friends. Manimal Friends is a 42 page full color book that teaches it readers the proper grouping name of animals through whimsical illustrations.
As of late, Davaro-Comas has been taking to the streets, and painting murals all over NYC, specifically in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. He continues to add colorful oddly shaped characters to the walls in Bushwick, adding Brooklyn to a list of cities that have his paint on their walls such as Providence, Portland, Boston, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin and Buenos Aires.

Can you describe your process to us?

I typically start off with a sketch of some sort to begin to put the work together, whether it is a mural or a illustration it's always the same. I like to walk around the city and draw characters I see, read comic books and check out other artists zines. Skateboarding always helps. But the best process of course is travelling. That is where you get all the epic juice you need to create.

Can you tell us how you set up Truco Studios?

Truco Studios is just the name of my studio, BUT it came about a bunch of years ago as an idea to get together with other artists and collaborate under this one name in Massachusetts. Now Truco Studios is the umbrella that I do all my projects under, publish zines/books and paint murals. I love to bring people in and collaborate with other artists as well for exhibits and murals.

Who are your favourite/most recent inspirations?


Wow there are too many to name. It seems like everyday there is another epic artist. But I would have to say that right now I am digging the work of David Cook, Pixel Pancho, Os Gemeos, Wayne White, so many.....

What is your work space like?

My work space is at my house. I live in an apartment that has room for my studio and plenty of lurking space. Its good because I like to roll out of bed, make some coffee, go out on the porch for a little bit, and then start working. I am more of a morning person in the studio, and a afternoon/night person for murals.









How do you deal with creative blocks?

I think everyone has creative blocks sometimes, and they are good. They force you to go out of your comfort zone and try something new. Creative blocks always lead to something great. I usually will just go out to the city and go to museums and galleries. I also love to skate, and skating around the city and seeing the crazy shit around here is a great way to get those blocks out of your way. Bike down Broadway in Brooklyn at midnight and your creative block will be gone.

What is your favourite city to live in and why?


Favorite city to live in?!!!!! This is wayyy too hard. I have lived in many different places but I would have to say that Berlin may take the cake. It's pure freedom...or at least it has been in the past couple of years since I have been showing over there. Its a city with no pressure, where you can get on your bike with your board and a beer, roll out to a good spot, skate, smoke a spliff, and then paint a mural......and no one cares. End the day with a schnitzel and a huge beer. EPIC.

Can you tell us a bit about the pieces that are going to be in your upcoming show at the CCM?

The pieces in the upcoming CCM show are from the Manimal Friends Book that I just published. Manimal Friends is an illustrated book that teaches its readers the proper grouping names of animals through whimsical and colorful illustrations. I started the book at an artist residency in upstate NY, and it got funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign at the end of 2013.
For the exhibit, we will have all the originals from the book framed.
Do you know what a group of Giraffes is called? A group of Wombats? This book will show you the way.


Do you have any weird artist quirks?

Weird artist quirks? Nahhhhh. I dont think so. Do I? I talk to myself, and laugh at my illustrations. Is that weird? Also, I cant spell weird, I spell it wierd, the computer is always underlining my shit.

A photo of something around you that's inspiring you today?

Yea sure here....Its my Friend KNOR's Zine. Its called Evil Squeeze and its fucking amazing! He comes out to the Roebling fair so you should find him there!!



Are there any new projects in the future that you're excited to talk about?

Upcoming Projects....hell yea.
I have a solo exhibit in Boston, at Casablanc Gallery on Saturday October 25th.
Its going to be insane, like walking into one of my paintings. It is going to be a full immersion exhibit that will be combining installation, murals, and original paintings to create this epic scene. To do all of this I am working with another artist Andrew Knox, who will be creating these neon clouds, a wall of 20 floating heads, and other secret stuff that I can't tell you about because we are not allowed to talk about it!!!
But seriously, its going to make your head explode.
Other than this, I am also working on another, illustrated book about vikings, some more murals down the road, and in the talks with some people about a larger, longer Manimal Friends 2!

You can follow Ramiro on instagram instagram.com/trucostudios, and facebook www.facebook.com/TrucoStudios, for more of his crazy awesome art, and pick up your copy of Manimal friends at the Cotton Candy Machine store over here!

Scott C: Spotlight and Book Release!

Madhuvanthi Mohan
Tue 08.26.14
We're so happy we got to interview the amazing Scott C! In this, he tells us about his workspace, his inspirations and how he loves to watercolour the heck out of things. His very first picture book that he's both authored and illustrated - Hug Machine - realeases today. Available on the Cotton Candy Machine site shortly, check back soon!



Scott Campbell (Scott C) is a maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kid’s books and video games. He studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, focusing on comic and children’s book illustration. Soon after graduating, he began at Lucas Learning as concept artist on children’s video games.  Four years later, he joined Double Fine productions as Art Director on such games as the critically acclaimed Psychonauts and Brutal Legend.  Alongside this career in games, he has published numerous comics and created paintings that have appeared in galleries and publications around the world. Some of his most notable projects include the GREAT SHOWDOWNS series, “Igloo Head and Tree Head” series, Double Fine Action Comics, Hickee Comics, the Zombie In Love children’s book, and Psychonauts and Brutal Legend with Double Fine Productions. Scott lives in New York City.

Can you describe your process to us?

I like to get myself as relaxed as I can in order to generate ideas. I like to go to cafes and read my book and look out the window for awhile before I start drawing. I fill up sheets of copy paper with doodles, lists and words just to get loosened up.  Eventually some of those things lead to ideas.  I usually scan and compose these doodles in photoshop and print them out to trace them onto watercolor paper. I then just watercolor the heck out of them! I like rough paper and real loose painting. 

Who are your favorite/most recent inspirations?

My influences are always changing as I am exposed to more and more things. I am currently super into Jesse Moynihan's books, Amélie Fléchais's work, and anything that Koyama Press is putting out.  Annie Koyama has the best taste in things.
 
What is your work space like?

I share a space with three other artists of different disciplines. One designs book covers, another does editorial illustration and gallery work, while the third one designs typefaces! It is an exciting building to be in.  It is called the Pencil Factory and it is in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. My space is pretty chill.  I got my books and my drawing table, my cintiq and my scanner. I am real excited about my old flat files I got from a closed down Chrysler factory.

How do you deal with creative blocks?

Gosh, those are rough. I usually need to step back, take a break and come at it from a completely different direction. Start clean. because sometimes I get caught up in certain elements that don't work and I need to clean my mind out. It gets clogged. I like to take walks and ride my bike around to chill on various benches under trees. Sometimes working on a completely different project can help free up one's mind.

What is your favorite city to live in and why?


I love living in New York City. I have been here for 6 years and I still love the energy, the trees, the buildings, the river. Everyone is working on something interesting. It is a fun place to work on your own things and fall into the flow of the creative river. There are all kinds of places to chill and explore. I love it so much. And the seasons help break up the year for me in a real rewarding way.

Can you tell us a bit about the pieces you just did for the Cotton Candy Machine x Stranger Factory show?

Sure! I painted a little fox for my friends new baby recently. His name was Sonny. So I called this fox Sonny. He likes to hang out in the forest with his forest friends. There also live some little skeleton guys who are super excited, but are often a nuisance to the other forest creatures, so Sonny has to battle them away.  But quite often they get a chance to relax and play music together. It was fun to paint a dark forest because my work is usually quite bright and happy. A good change of pace to explore this dark forest.














Are there any new projects in the future that you're excited to talk about?


Well, my very first picture book that i both authored and illustrated is coming out on August 26th!  I can't wait! It is called Hug Machine. You should all go hug it and then hug all of your friends and enemies.  



You can find tons of Scott C's products, art and other goodies on the Cotton Candy Machine site, here!

Fall Events at the Cotton Candy Machine!

Madhuvanthi Mohan
Fri 08.22.14
Here's a handy list of everything awesome the Cotton Candy Machine has lined up for you in the next few months, so you don't miss out on anything.
And make sure you stay tuned, because there are a bunch more events lined up, all to be announced soon!
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The National Poster Retrospecticus

Saturday August 23rd & Sunday August 24th, 2014



Hello Brooklyn! The NPR is headed your way for an awesome weekend show at Cotton Candy Machine! The National Poster Retrospecticus is a traveling show of more than 300 hand-printed posters from over 100 of the most prominent poster designers in the USA.

Featured Artists: Two Arms Inc., Jay Ryan, Daniel Danger, Dan McCarthy, Hero Design Studio, Diana Sudyka, Miles Tsang and More!
Rad Sponsors: Dribbble, French Paper, The Half and Half
Don't forget to follow this awesome travelling show on Facebook for more dates on their tour!

Opening Event Saturday August 23rd
6 pm - 11 pm

Day Event Sunday August 24th
12 pm - 5 pm



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Manimal Friends

Original Artwork from Ramiro Davaro-Comas
September 6



The Cotton Candy Machine is proud to be hosting Ramiro Davaro-Comas for an exhibit of original artwork from his newly released children's book, Manimal Friends! Manimal Friends is a big kids book that teaches its readers the proper grouping names of animals through colorful and whimsical illustrations. From a Barrel of Monkeys to a Bloat of Hippo's, Manimal Friends will keep you intrigued and laughing from cover to cover.

The idea for Manimal Friends came about one day as Ramiro Davaro-Comas was sitting in his apartment and he heard what sounded like a massive group of Buffalo running around in the upstairs apartment. He wondered what a group of Buffalo were called which he later found out was a Gang. This gang of Buffalo kicked off a million ideas and the project began to take form in May 2013 at an artist residency in NY. In December of 2013 the project was successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign and the final leg of the book was completed.

Signing Event Saturday September 6th
7 to 11pm


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Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever Book Signing

Come Meet the Geniuses Behind this Paragon of Punk Fan Fiction
Wednesday, September 10th



Tom Neely, creator of the cult phenomenon, Henry & Glenn Forever, will be joining us on Wednesday, September 10th to share his newly released Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever, a new collection containing the comic strips, pin-up art and original covers from the previously serialized saga. Tom will be bringing some of the book's contributors along with him for the signing, so this is your chance to score autographs from sick comic artists like Keenan Marshall Keller, Kristina Collantes, Josh Bayer, Benjamin Marra, and Katie Skelly!

"June 23, 1955, some hellish crag opened up and spit out the mighty metal scion now known as Glenn Danzig. Through his work with the Misfits and his own eponymous band — plus his trips to the grocery store to buy kitty litter — the curmudgeonly doomster has influenced some untold astronomical number of reverent human beings. One of those is Los Angeles artist, author, and record nerd Tom Neely, who some number of years ago set out to depict "the greatest love story ever told" — a little cult-beloved slice of domestic bliss/angst called Henry & Glenn Forever, naturally revolving around the hypothetical romantic coupling of Mr. Danzig and one Henry Rollins. Neely and his friends' zine eventually became a comic, and in August it'll become a bona fide book. The Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever graphic novel compiles 20 short stories about these intense fellows and includes an original foreword written by Judas Priest's Rob Halford."
- Chris Martins, Spin Magazine
Read the whole article here!

Signing Event Wednesday September 10th
7 to 8pm


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Sean Mahan & Elizabeth Winnel
September 12th - October 5th



Our first show of the Fall will be celebrating two incredible artists, Sean Mahan and Elizabeth Winnel, both of which you might remember from this year's Tiny Trifecta! Sean first showed with us last December, as part of our first Brooklyn Biennial Submission group show. His work stunned us all and we couldn't be happier to have this Florida-based painter back in New York! This show will mark Elizabeth's first time showing her larger works with us, although her tiny Lip paintings sold quickly at this year's Trifecta.

Sean Mahan is a social realist figurative painter who works with graphite and acrylic washes on wood to depict a sense of wonder about the innate warmth of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control. Sean has enjoyed creating cover artwork for the bands: Twelve Hour Turn, Floor, Daitro, Dauntless Elite, Jets vs. Sharks, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Beat Buttons, North Lincoln, Fires, Del Cielo, The Gifthorse, Mouthbreather, Senders, Little League, Kids on Bikes, and more.

Elizabeth Winnel
received a BFA from in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and currently lives in Toronto, Canada. In her paintings she endeavors to make apparent the dichotomy of interior and exterior in relation to her self-image. Winnel begins each painting with a layer of drips, splashes and bleeding, the ‘associative layer’ binding form and color for emotive effect. The second layer depicts herself in vulnerable and often erotic poses. The aim is not self-objectification, but reflection and analysis.

Opening Event Friday September 12th
7pm to 11pm


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Camilla D'Errico and Hikari Shimoda

Niji Bambini
October 10th - November 9th



Camilla d'Errico finds joy in angst - in shape and in form, in color and in texture – and in the embodiment of passion. She loves capturing the tension, the drama, and the unrest in people’s faces and showing them a reflection of their own deep seated emotions. It is about expressing what they feel and feeling what they express.

Hikari Shimoda Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, and fantasy meets reality. She credits the Japanese pop culture she grew up with as the main source of inspiration of her Lowbrow “Irasuto” style, which means artwork made by people inspired by anime and manga. There are often children putting on heroic costumes such as Superman and “shojo” or magical girls, an anime sub-genre of young girls who use magic.
Through depicting children especially, Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle with from within. Children possess a simple existence because their identity is ambiguous which provides her with an original point of view.

Opening Event Friday October 10th
7pm - 11pm


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Arik Roper and Skinner

November 14th - December 7th



Arik Roper was born in 1973 in New York City, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, then returned to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts from 1991-1995. Since then he has built a universe of strange and familiar fantasy, horror, surreal, and psychedelic imagery. After starting out creating record and cd covers for a variety of bands, and various gigs in the commercial art world, he has continued onward and into more diverse areas of poster design and graphic illustration, and animation

Skinner is a self-taught artist living in Oakland, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, bizarre and antagonistic installations while maintaining a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence, dungeons and dragons and the heavy metal gods, Skinner’s mind is one of psycho social mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. Skinner has and continues to bring his own very specific weird art to anywhere in the world that can handle it. Skinner’s work has been celebrated in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose and Beautiful/Decay as well as numerous European publications.

Opening Event Friday November 14th
7pm - 11pm

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Charlie Immer & Paul Pope

December 12th - January 4th, 2014



Charlie Immer is a fine artist and an illustrator. His work has been shown across the nation and has appeared in HiFructose Magazine. Charlie holds a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Paul Pope is a cartoonist living and working in New York City. His work combines the precision and romance of the European artists he studies with the energy and page design of the manga tradition. Pope has made a name for himself internationally as an artist and designer. He has been working primarily in comics since the early '90s, creating amazing award winning comics such as 100%, Heavy Liquid, and Batman: Year 100.

Opening Event Friday December 12th
7pm to 11pm


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