Buff Monster Signing

Perri MacKenzie
Sat 12.12.15


Buff Monster Stay Melty

Book Signing Book Release

December 12th from 7 to 8pm


Join us for the very first book signing for the brand new book from Buff Monster Stay Melty! 
An inveterate traveler, painter of walls and canvases alike, sculptor of deranged toys and a fan of the color pink, the enigmatic artist Buff Monster surprises and amuses in all mediums. In his latest monograph, Stay Melty, Buff collects his works in progress, paintings, murals, posters, stickers, Melty Misfits trading cards and toys. As it’s hard to keep up with this energetic artist’s output, fans will be grateful to find much of his recent work in one compact volume. Buff Monster grew up in Hawaii, lived and worked in Los Angeles and currently resides in New York City.

Buff Monster

Buff Monster lives in Hollywood and cites heavy metal music, ice cream and Japanese culture as major influences. The color pink, a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness, is present in everything he creates. Buff Monster’s creative endeavors began by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters across Los Angeles and in far-away places. His frequent poster missions developed into a productive street art career, and he now works on fine art paintings, collectible toys and select design projects. He paints on wood, taking great care to create his images as flat as possible, and his work has been shown in galleries worldwide, often accompanied by large installations. Buff Monster has released numerous signature vinyl toys through MINDstyle, and has many other projects in the works with leading toy companies. His art has been published in a variety of magazines, websites, newspapers and books, including Juxtapoz, Paper, Nylon, Cool Hunting, Angeleno, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The New York Times, and many more. Buff Monster works tirelessly day and night to spread happiness, joy and a love of pink.

Please email info@thecottoncandymachine.com if you are interested in ordering a book!
Book Signing Saturday December 12th 7 to 8pm
Buff's other book Life is Sweet
Buff's Website
buffmonster.com

Brooklyn Biennial Submissional Show

Perri MacKenzie
Sat 12.12.15

Brooklyn Biennial Submissional

2nd Biennial Group Show
December 11th to December 31st, 2015


We are thrilled to host the Second Biennial Submissional at The Cotton Candy Machine! For those of you that remember our first Brooklyn Submissional in 2013, this show is a bit different, showcasing many more artists with works filling the entire space! We are including pieces from over 100 artists, making it the biggest show we've ever done!
Sadly, this is Cotton Candy Machine’s final show in our space at 235 South 1st street, so if you have never been to a show here before, try and make it out to see it before its down and we're gone. While CCM will continue to exist online and will curate shows from time to time, we will no longer have this physical store-front.



Last night was the opening of the Brooklyn Biennial Submissional, the very last show in our current gallery space. 120 artists out of hundreds who submitted were accepted into the show juried by Tara McPherson herself, and the outcome was amazing. Every piece selected looks stunning, with a wide variety of different styles and aesthetics. There is something for everyone in the show. During the opening, pieces were selling like hot cakes, excellent for only the first night. Be sure to check out all of the pieces listed on our site before they're all sold! A complete image list of the works can be found here. Please email info@thecottoncandymachine.com if you are interested in any of these pieces!



The turnout for the show was phenomenal. A large amount of artists featured in the show, plus their friends and family, were in attendance. Some even flew in from all over the country, and the globe. One artist traveled all the way from Sweden just to see the show in person. Every inch of space in the gallery was consistently packed with people, and crowds of visitors lingered outside the storefront waiting for a chance to squeeze their way in. If you were at the show and unable to see some of the pieces because of the large crowd, I highly encourage you to stop by the gallery again when more walking space is available. We are open to the public every day of the week except Monday, from 12-8pm. Christmas eve will be the final day that the Biennial Submissional is on view, so be sure to stop by soon!


Artists featured in the show:

Aica, Scott Albrecht, Josephine Archer, Paula Avalos, Joanna Bavero, Charles Bennett, Laura Berger, Linnea Bergstrom, Thiago Bianchini, Emma Black, Jeff Blackburn, Tyson Bodnarchuk, Robert Bowen, Nici Brockwell, Lioba Brückner, Megan Buccere, Venetta Butcher, Marjolein Caljouw, Stefano Cerioli, Chaval, Gaius Cruz, Steven D’Arbenzio, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Nicky Davis, Gabi de la Merced, Ryan Denman, Christa Dippel, Randi Drozd, Dima Drjuchin, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Sabrina Elliott, Siames Escalante, Marla Fasano, Karolin Felix, FLuX, Graham Franciose, Colin Frangicetto, Lydia Fu, Kaila Gee, Seth Goodman, Kelley Hagemes, Van Holmgren, Sabah Ingvarsson, Rhodora Jacob, JCORP, Yasmin Jones, Alexis Kandra, Leegan Koo, Tara Krebs, MUMBOT, Grace Lang, Abigail Larson, Jennifer Hrabota Lesser, Gretchen Lewis, Jennifer Lewis, Joshua Sterling Lewis, Eli Libson, Kathleen Lolley, Mari Lowery, Sirene Louveteau, Perri MacKenzie, Sean Mahan, Megan Majewski, Andrew Mamo, Adam Mazy, Caitlin McCormack, Kristal Melson, Scott Mills, T. Dylan Moore, Erin Earl Muehlenbach, Joanna Mulder, Hana Mulyati, Alisha Murray, Torreja with Narcossist, JP Neang, Lauren Neely, Loch Ness, Michael Newton, Jacob Oh, Daisuke Okamoto, Katie Paglialunga, HyeJeong Park, Bruce Parker, Richard Peterson, Arthur Plateau, Bruno Pontiroli, Ganesh Rao, Heather Renaux, David Reyes, Ryan Riedel, Nicole Rifkin, Paul Roberts, Joshua Roman, Rue Sakayama, Seth Scantlen, Marc Scheff, Dylan Garrett Smith, Melinda R. Smith, Mike Sobeck, Brian Sparrow, Stickymonger, Tammy Street, Joey Stupor, Rebecca Sutton, Eimi Takano, David Russell Talbott, Anna Tillett, Alicia Tippin, Tenderloin Television, Stefanie Vega, Tom Velez, Scott Walker, Daniel White, Graham Yarrington, Raúl Zeptiror, Jesse Zhang & Valentina Zummo





This is your last chance to purchase originals from us so definately get in touch with us at info@thecottoncandymachine.com if you see something you like!

Junko Mizuno Triad Show

Perri MacKenzie
Sat 11.14.15
Junko Mizuno is a Japanse artist born in Tokyo. Currently residing in San Francisco, she is constantly working on new comics, paintings,illustrations, and designs for products ranging from toys to clothing. In 1996, Junko Mizuno self-produced a photocopy booklet called "MINA animal DX" which brought her to the attention of the publishing industry in Japan. Soon after, she debuted as a professional comic artist and illustrator. In 2007, she started showing her work in galleries in US and Europe. Junko's latest exhibition Triad is currently here in Brooklyn at The Cotton Candy Machine! Junko has shown with us in all five of the Tiny Trifecta shows, and with David M. Cook in March 2014. We're so excited to have her back!



Last night Junko Mizuno debuted her solo show, Triad. The show welcomed a huge crowd of her fans, from cosplayers, to collectors, to young kids. Triad illustrates three main characters created by Junko, the nurse, the wrestler, and the witch. The witch can be seen gobbling up meat while breast feeding her many children, the nurse is depicted performing abstract surgery, and the wrestler goes into battle against a whale. Each painting depicts a different part of Junko's fantastical story, that we're all hoping will lead to a new comic book by the great artist. Junk is very well known for her great story telling abilities through the art of comics seen in her great works such as, Pelu, Hansel and Gretel, Pure Trance, and Cinderella. The show was also covered by HiFructose Magazine! You can check out their coverage of the show here. Junko's show will be up until November 29th so be sure to check it out before it comes down! We have a lot of prints from the show for sale on our site here. Her original pieces in the show are selling very quick so try and grab one quick before they're all claimed for! If you wish to buy an original, contact the gallery at info@thecottoncandymachine.com



Be sure to keep up with this crazy talented woman on instagram @junko_mizuno_art and twitter @junko_mizuno to stay up to date with the millions of things she's involved with.


Upcoming Events at CCM!

Perri MacKenzie
Sat 10.03.15

Hi all, Perri the blue haired intern here to inform you about the awesome events coming soon to The Cotton Candy Machine!

The gallery's callender is jam-packed from now through December with an incredible lineup of painters, performers, illustrators, paper folders, and even you all, our readers and patrons! With the likes of Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Iain Burke, Wizard Skull, Heartbeat Opera, Junko Mizuno, and a huge submission show, the next few months will be chalked full of amazing artistic endeavors that you won't want to miss out on!
 

The first upcoming show at CCM is Ramiro Davaro-Comas' brilliant Pushing Wood show, featuring great work! These pieces are perfect for a wide array of people, from art collectors to skateboarders.

Ramiro Davaro-Comas
Pushing Wood
October 10th to October 25th

Pushing Wood is the newest collection of paintings by Ramiro Davaro-Comas. This series is a conglomeration of brightly colored wild and mischievous skateboarders pushing wood through grainy worlds. It is full of Donkey Long boarding, pulling skate cakes, Ninja Kicks, hand plants, Batman&Robin, Cops on Rollerblades, scooter wars and much much more. With over 25 wooden panels at an awesomely affordable price, it’s going to be an epic one with lots of laughs!

We will be giving FREE T-SHIRTS with any art purchase!! So come to the opening!!!
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Ramiro Davaro-Comas is an Argentine/American artist living in Brooklyn. He has been 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, and seem to always be on the search. His work has an underlying social narrative that prods its viewer to ask questions and create their own story line to his images
Opening Event Saturday October 10th 7 to 11pm


The next events we're hosting are two book signings and building parties for Iain Burke's Paper Monsters book! This is the 4th installment of this sweet paper-made series of activity books! Some of you might remember a similar show we held a few months back for the Paper Bots book full of foldable robots designed by Dima Drjuchin. If you loved making paper robots then, this is another great, creative and hands-on event that your kids are going to beg you to bring them to!

Iain Burke's Paper Monsters! Book Signing and Building Party
Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th

Paper Monsters-- the 4th in a series of books is a title that everyone will love. Each of the 20 unique monster designs are pre-cut, scored and perforated so anyone can simply punch them out and fold them up with easy-to-follow instructions. Whether you're a fan of things that go bump in the night or not, you'll find these scary creatures too cute to scream at. They instantly become awesome 3D objects to play with and display. Paper Monsters deftly combines paper craft with advanced paper engineering so no nightmares with glue, tape or tools ever happen! Best of all, they won't keep you up at night, unless you're playing with them...Paper Monsters make great companions for ages 7 to 101 and they'd never hurt a fly. Punch out, Fold up and...Voila! Instant Scary Freaks.

Paper Monsters include:
Hairy the Werewolf—He's gonna need a change of clothes in a minute . . .
Mujo Mushi—Coming to a city near you: ultimate destruction
Rügnør the Troll—Water is not the only thing under a bridge
Ursüla—Trust us you don't want to swipe right for this one!

We are so excited to share this new book with you, created by Papermade and illustrated by our dear friend, Iain Burke! Perfect for kids and adults alike, this interactive book promises spooky fun, just in time for Halloween! Please join us on the evening of Saturday, October 10th from 7 - 11pm to celebrate the art for this awesome project, then again on Sunday the 11th from 4- 6 pm to build some monsters!


Up next, Cotton Candy Machine will be featuring a new show by Wizard Skull, a well known CCM artist full of crazy fun and twisted versions of your favorite cartoon characters.

Wizard Skull: Cel Fee
Once Again, No Animation Cel is Safe from Wizard Skull!
Saturday October 24th - November 8th


Wizard Skull is an artist living in Brooklyn NY. You may have come across his work on one of the hundreds of skateboards he has designed for companies all over the world, or seen his Sexy Ronald drawing wheat pasted all over Brooklyn. The images he has created are constantly going viral and spreading across the world, from street vendors bootlegging his art in Bangkok to sell it on tee's, to junior high kids in the Midwest using it for their band flyers. You can see more of his work at his website or follow him on Instagram.
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Animation cels from your favorite childhood cartoons are no longer safe. Wizard Skull got his hands on the actual animation cels used to create cartoons such as Fantastic Four, the Simpsons, He-Man, Loony Tunes, Duck Tales and more. Now, he is adding his own unique twist to these cels, putting in new characters and bringing them back to life with an entire new meaning.

Opening Event Saturday October 24th 7pm to 11pm


Following the Wizard Skull opening, the next events coming to The Cotton Candy Machine are amazing, artistic drag performance nights/p artes hosted by Heartbeat Opera and Miss Handel! We held their Fairy Queen event last year and it was a blast!

Miss Handel and Heartbeat Opera
Heartbeat Opera's Second Annual Benefit Drag Extravaganza
Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th

Join us for Heartbeat’s second annual Benefit Drag Extravaganza held at CCM! Part pageant, all party, this year’s delectable celebration (mis)handles George Frideric Handel. Don your powdery wigs, your dazzling masks, and prepare ye for beauty marks, coloraturas, fans, cocktails, raffle prizes, a costume contest, and so much more! Let us handle your Halloween revelries…

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Photo from Heartbeat Opera's Fairy Queen event with us last year

We're hosting two shows each night - 7:00 & 9:30pm on Thursday, October 29 & Friday, October 30, 2015
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
$20 - Chorister (in advance)
$25 - Chorister (at the door)
$75 - Diva (VIP seat, drink ticket)
$150 - Impresario (VIP seat, free drinks, private waiter, raffle tickets)
More info: www.heartbeatopera.org
Email: heartbeatopera@gmail.com


Next up on the list is Junko Mizuno, who will be having a solo show opening November 13th.

Junko Mizuno
November 13th to November 29th, 2015

Junko Mizuno is a Japanse artist born in Tokyo. Currently residing in San Francisco, she is constantly working on new comics, paintings,illustrations, and designs for products ranging from toys to clothing. In 1996, Junko Mizuno self-produced a photocopy booklet called "MINA animal DX" which brought her to the attention of the publishing industry in Japan. Soon after, she debuted as a professional comic artist and illustrator. In 2007, she started showing her work in galleries in US and Europe. Junko's next exhibition will be here in Brooklyn at The Cotton Candy Machine! Junko has show with us in all five of the Tiny Trifecta shows and with David M. Cook in March 2014. We can't wait to have her back!

Be sure to keep up with this crazy talented woman on instagram @junko_mizuno_art and twitter @junko_mizuno to stay up to date with the millions of things she's involved with.
So what was the witch eating...? Oysters!! 😋😋😋 #witch #oysters
そして魔女が食べていたのは...? 牡蠣でした!牡蠣大好き!
Junko Mizuno November 13th to November 29th, 2015 Opening Event Friday November 13th 7 to 11pm

Last but not least, we are hosting our second ever Brooklyn Biennial Submissional kicking off in December.
The last time we did this Cotton Candy Machine was introduced to Dima Drjuchin, Allison Sommers, Tina Lugo, Emroca, Cory Benhatzel, Sean Mahan, JoKa, Ronnie Ray Mendez, Hanna Jaeun, Amar Stewart, Wizard Skull, Gabi de la Merced, which are a group of people who have genuinely impacted the gallery since. This year we are so excited to do it again. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, head to the submission page!

Brooklyn Biennial Submissional
2nd Biennial Group Show!
December 11th to December 31st, 2015

We are thrilled to host the Second Biennial Submissional at CCM! We have already received an overwhelming amount of inquiries and excited emails regarding this show, so we are now officially opening up submissions! For those of you that remember our first Brooklyn Submissional in 2013, this show is going to be a bit different, showcasing many more artists with works filling the entire space! We are hoping to include work from as many artists as possible, so we'll most likely show one piece per artist. While our first submission show was only open to artists who had never shown with us before, this show is open to absolutely everybody. We are looking for unique work with a strong personal voice.

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce that the December 2015 Brooklyn Biennial will sadly be Cotton Candy Machine’s final show in our space at 235 South 1st street. While CCM will continue to exist online and will curate shows from time to time, we will no longer have this physical store-front. If you’ve ever wanted to show with us, this is your chance!
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Photo from our last Biennial Submission Show taken by Nick Fiore

In order to keep this entire process organized and keep the submissions consistent, we are asking artists to apply through a platform website that will provide specific uploading size and image instructions. Because there is a fee for us to use this platform site, we are asking for a submission fee of $25 from all the artists that wish to apply. This fee will also go towards promotion and supplies for setting up such a large show. We want this to be the best and biggest show possible! Even if you have already been in touch with us regarding this show or your work, we would like all artists to apply this way. We really appreciate the interest and excitement you have all expressed so far. We can’t wait to see more. Thank you again, everybody!

Submissions are open from September 1st through October 30th.
Opening Event Friday December 11th 7 to 11pm

Stay tuned for information on the signed artist prints from these upcoming shows, as always there will be new ones posted on the site and available in store for purchase.

Alright everyone, that's the next few months or so all laid out for you. Make sure to stay updated on these events by following @thecottoncandymachine on instagram!

Hope to see your lovely faces at these awesome upcoming shows!

The Art Knight Episodes 3 through 5!

Perri MacKenzie
Sat 09.26.15


As many patrons of The Cotton Candy Machine know, Sean Leonard highly enjoys discussing art with anyone and everyone. Something he's darn good at too! Enthusiasticly researching exciting shows and events around the world on a daily basis, Sean is an ideal person to talk to for those interested in contemporary art, especially if you're an artist, a collector or a fan. Cotton Candy Machine has been an outstanding platform for Sean to promote and celebrate the artwork he loves, and now he's spreading that globally! He now has his very own Art News webshow! Nicknamed the “Art Knight”, Sean delivers great information on all things current in the contemporary art scene. Episodes of his webseries include him reporting on shows, interviewing artists, visiting studios and celebrating great artistic endeavours and projects of wonderful inspiring artists, collectors, and currators. For years, sports fans have had ESPN reports, and now art lovers have The Art Knight!

Check out the show on Youtube!


Covered in episode 3:

FAILE "Wishing On You", 44th and Broadway, New York, NY
The LoMan Arts Festival, Lower Manhattan, New York, NY
Hanksy's Dump, Lower East Side, New York, NY
Tristan Eaton Murals, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Cleon Peterson "Poison", Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
David M. Cook BONETHROWER, Kingswell, Los Feliz, CA
La Luz De Jesus Coaster Show, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Conrad Roset "Pale", Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Lonely Island Presents "Bay Area Toile" by Matt Ritchie, Athens B. Gallery, Oakland, CA
Forest for the Trees Mural Festival, Portland, OR
Hellion Gallery Sculpture Garden, The Portland Museum, Portland, OR
Mars-1 "Mars Molecule Project", Burning Man, Northern AZ
Ella & Pitr "Lilith and Olaf", Klepp municipality, Norway


Episode 4 covers:
Lori Nelson "Coming of Age" and Moki "No Place To Hide", Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
Stephen Doitschinoff "Three-PLanet Lifestyle", Jonathan Levine Gallery (23rd Street Location), New York, NY
OPUS HYPNAGOGIA: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Gilded Age, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
Thinkspace x StolenSpace "LAX/LHR", StolenSpace Gallery, London, UK
Vision Art Festival, Crans-Montana, Canton Valais, Switzerland
NuArt Festival, Stavager, Norway
Jason deCaires Taylor "Ocean Atlas", Nassau, Bahamas


Episode 5 part 1 includes info on:
Brian Sparrow "Underworld", The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
Lori Nelson "Coming of Age", The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
Moki "No Place to Hide", The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
Shepard Fairey "On Our Hands", Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY
Shepard Fairey "Natural Springs" Mural, Jersey City, NJ
Joel Rea "Beasts of Arcadia", Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
"Brotherhood" curated by Yasha Young, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
Eric White "New Works", Serge Serokko Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Brooklyn Biennial Submissional", The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY


Episode 5 part 2 focuses on the artist Stephan Doitschinoff and the opening of his first solo show "Three-Planet Lifestyle" at The Johnothan Levine Gallery in Chelsea.
For this series of paintings, drawings and sculptures, Doitschinoff was inspired by the teachings of Estonian writer and activist Kalle Lasn. As the founder and editor of Ad Busters, a publication dedicated to advance a new social activist movement for the information age, Lasn blames consumer culture for transforming humanity into a selfish species on the verge of ecological crisis. In 2006, the World Wildlife Fund confirmed his concerns in the Living Planet Report, outlining how mankind will need at least two planets’ worth of resources by 2050.


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