Tara's Summer Update

Tara McPherson
Sat 09.26.15

Hello! Hope everyone has been enjoying themselves immensely this summer. I went camping in the woods for the first time and it was just so fun. Though I was pretty scared a bear was going to just walk up at any moment. But no bears, yay!

I have had some amazing opportunities to work on really fun stuff lately (a really big one to be announced soon!) which makes me feel pretty damn lucky to get to do what I do. Even though it's been a bit of a challenge these days due to some neck/back issues I have, I still feel like I'm accomplishing great things, albeit slowly. I'm happy to be able focus on quality, and not be so stressed on the quantity. It's not such a bad thing to have life slow down for a bit!

So... I am taking the time now to be good to me, so I can be good to eveyone that I care about... Family, friends, and fans.

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for being awesome and supportive, it really means a lot to me!

xo Tara

Faith No More / Refused


I got the opportunity to work with the ever awesome Faith No More on a poster for their Madison Square Garden show with Refused... What a dream job! These posters are available through the Secret Serpets website. Pictured here is the metallic variant edition!


18" x 24"
4 Color Silkscreen

$40 - Signed and Numbered Edition of 135
$100 - Signed and Numbered Variant Edition of 35


Purchase details here at Secret Serpents.

Lightning Bolts In My Chest


From my life size painting for the Juxtapoz 20th Anniversary exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, we bring you this beautiful giclee published in house at Cotton Candy Machine.

Created, exhibited, and printed in New York City!


Giclee on Extra Thick Somerset Velvet
Deckled Edges, 505gsm/36 mil
11" x 23"
Signed and Numbered Edition of 100
$100




Purchase details here.









I Know It By Heart

I recently had a solo exibition at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome with new oil paintings and works on paper. I finally put everything online! You can see the show here. I also updated my drawings section too.

A little about the theme of the show from my Hi-Fructose interview... 'This exhibition is called ‘I Know It By Heart’, and the paintings ended up taking an adventure towards visual manifestations, literally things coming out of their eyes, with aurora, rays of viruses, smoke, water, electricity, or even a lack of visual contact with eyes covered or a glance away from the viewer. Each show I create definitely has it’s own theme but also I feel like every show is connected and is an evolution from one another, carrying on with themes but diverging onto a different path. I think the title relates to the paintings as a whole in a way where the characters are doing things that come naturally to them, where they don’t need to think, they are just acting instinctively.'

There are only a few pieces still available, if you are interested please contact Dorothy Circus Gallery.


Stuff

• I am about to begin creating the art for a super fun board game called Dreamwell!! This will be a collaboration between myself and Action Phase Games. Stay tuned for lots of updates, as I'll be posting the entire process via instagram!

• Totally stoked listening to these musicians lately... Sharon Van Etten, Red Fang, Run The Jewels, Father John Misty, Sly and the Family Stone, Metz, Arial Pink, King Tuff!

• As always thank you for your love and support!!!

xo Tara

Brian Sparrow: Underworlds

Grace Lang
Fri 09.18.15


We are thrilled to host "Underworlds," the very first solo show from Brooklyn artist, Brian Sparrow. On Saturday September 19th, we invite you all to join us as we explore Sparrow's imaginary realms through new sculptures and paintings that feel more like artifacts than modern creations.



"My work is simple but it does not get there simply. The symbols explore the relationships and meanings between places and people in my world. This world is an internal space kept since childhood. I am sifting through it to find what things mean and when there is no meaning I make it up. Two prominent symbols are the black dog, which has become an icon representing myself, and the arch, a symbol for belief. I work with mediums of multiples because symbols have power when they are multiplied for all to see. "




In this new series of scultpures, Brian further explores the upside-down coffin motif that he has worked with for the past few years. For the very first time, scenes and elements from his personal "creation myth" will have three-dimensional form, inviting us into the strange worlds of an alternative past. Brian first showed with us as part of They Live: Exhibited Works and then again in the Fifth Annual Tiny Trifecta. This will be his first solo show with us and we couldn't be more excited!














Opening Event Saturday September 19th
7 to 11pm

The Art Knight! The Art News!

Grace Lang
Fri 08.28.15


As many Cotton Candy Machine followers know, Sean Leonard loves to talk about art. And he’s darn good at it too! Actively seeking exciting shows and events around the world, Sean is the perfect tour guide for those interested in contemporary art, whether that means you are a creator, a collector or a fan. Cotton Candy Machine has been an incredible platform for Sean to promote and celebrate art, but now it’s time to take things global! It’s time for the Art News! Dubbed the “Art Knight” back in 2013 (a well deserved title, earned after chasing down an art thief and truly saving the day) Sean promises to explore all avenues of the contemporary art scene. He’ll be reporting on shows, interviewing artists, visiting studios and celebrating artistic milestones of the people who inspire us all. For years, foodies have had Anthony Bourdain. Now us art lovers finally have our very own Art Knight!

Check out the Art News on Youtube!

We released Episode 2 this week and are already preparing episode 3! Covering a ton of awesome shows with his usual charisma, Sean lets us know what is happening on both coasts and even invites us to check out Banksy's "Dismaland," arguably one of the most exciting large-scale art projects ever.

Covered in Episode 2:
Last Rites Gallery Presents Transfigure, Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY.
Mishka Brooklyn Presents Grace Lang, Mishka 350 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.
DEVOLUTION, Fifty24SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dan Quintana "Diffused", Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.
Alexandra Manukyan "Oracle of Extinction", Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
SUMMER SOIRÉE Group Show, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Nick Gazin "Demented Brain In Constant Pain", Mishka LA, Los Angeles, CA
Art The Jewels: Run The Jewels and Nick Gazin Tribute Show, San Francisco/Los Angeles, CA.
Banksy "Dismaland" Theme Park, Weston-super-Mare, England


In case you missed the first episode, we've got it right here for you! Filmed in two segments, Episode 1 features the news and an awesome studio visit with our friend, Dima! The first segment is chock full of information on some really exciting art shows happening all over the country! Even if you follow the galleries and blogs mentioned, this episode is bound to show you someone new.

Watch the first segment!



We decided to film the first episode just in time to celebrate our current show, "VISION QUEST!" by Dima Drjuchin with a studio visit and interview. Diving into his career as a fine artist, an illustrator and a musician, Dima talks a bit about the process behind creating a solo show, as well as much much more!

Covered in Episode 1:
Dima Drjuchin "Vision Quest", Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY.
"Infra:REAL" Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY.
"Bad Dads" Wes Anderson Tribute Show, Spoke Arts at Joseph Gross Gallery, New York, NY
FAILE "Savage/Sacred Young Minds", Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
Erika Sanada "Fighting Spirit", Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Jessica Hess "More is More", Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.
Deedee Cheriel "Natural Resource", KP Projects/Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Brandt Peters & Mutant Vinyl Hardcore "Candy Gore", Stranger Factory, Albuquerque, NM.
"Invisible Collage" curated by ThinkSpace Gallery, Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, IN.

Watch the studio visit!



If you like what Sean is doing, we encourage you to follow the page, check us out on social media and share with all your friends! We are so excited about this new venture and hope you all are too!

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Dima Drjuchin: VISION QUEST!

Greg Barris
Fri 08.07.15


Dima Drjuchin's art is alive and constantly evolving, it is a separate reality from our own. His new show 'VISION QUEST!' is more personal than in the past, while his previous pieces were steeped in pure fantasy, in his new work Drjuchin has drawn himself into multiple pieces at varies ages as well as imagery of his wife Jeanette Converse and dog Glitter.



Drjuchin's multi disciplined life is also reflected in references to music and cassette technology hinting at his simultaneous work recording a new 4 track analog album. "I used to record myself on a 4 track as a kid, so I think it also ties into affection towards my childhood and discovering music inside and outside of myself by becoming a musician." His album and show both use the moniker 'VISION QUEST!' which is a reference to Drjuchin's use of music and art as a form of meditation and a journey inward. These paintings seem more contemplative, all the works being based on drawings from Drjuchin's sketchbook and planned on wood panels with pencil before hand, "which i've never really done before, I find the results are a lot better. I can work and rework shapes until they are right, it's almost shameful that it took me this long to do this."



This is a Vision Quest in a true sense, an experiment in ritual and solitude in search of a new reality and to invoke a vision from a guardian spirit, which in this case is Dima himself in different stages and forms as well as the Cosmic Serpent which can be seen in old and new art by Drjuchin. The serpent literally representing change, transformation and ultimately duality. Treat yourself to a Vision Quest of your own and see this show at The Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn NY.



Dima lives and works in Brookyn NY. This is his fifth solo show, his first with The Cotton Candy Machine. Please join us at the opening reception on August 14th at 7pm-11pm. Special after party performance of songs from Vision Quest! at the Tiger Lounge right around the corner at 11!



The Tiger Lounge is located at 272 Grand Street. Just follow the stares down by the Midway Bar.

Opening Event Friday August 14th
7 to 11pm

Glenn Barr: Pit of the Id

Grace Lang
Fri 07.10.15
On the evening of July 17th, we are welcoming back the Detroit-based master painter, Glenn Barr for his second solo show, "Pit of the Id," at Cotton Candy Machine! It has been almost three years since Glenn’s first solo show with us and we are eager to have his work on our walls again.



That show, “Detroit Rooms,” which opened in September 2012, was an enormous success, featuring over 20 original paintings, drawings and prints. This new show, too, will spotlight a variety of Glenn’s smaller works, although we can promise at least one large centerpiece to enthrall and mesmerize his many fans. While Glenn’s work is always very clearly his own, due in part to his hazy color palette and the almost seductive nature of his often isolated figures, he manages to explore many realms of imagery without ever leaving the universe he has created for himself. For this show, Glenn invites us to view his playful side through some re-imaginings of beloved characters like Judy Jetson and Wilma Flinstone. Painted in his softly gritty style, these ladies appear in moments of solitude, skin exposed and peering out through magnetic eyes. Simply the choice to pull inspiration from these particular retro vixens feels entirely in line with Glenn’s vision. Like many of the elements in his work, they are relics of America’s not-too-distant past; a vision of feminine beauty that spans all the way from the stones of Bedrock to the depths of outer space.



In addition to working from some new inspiration, Glenn is also continuing to explore familiar icons, such as bombs, missiles and other old-school instruments of destruction. Combined with his futuristic vehicles and chrome-clad ladies, these references to wars past push Glenn's work into a beautifully post-apocalyptic universe that transcends the confines of a single period in time.







We are also thrilled that Glenn will be including his stunning masterpiece, "Athena's Lament," originally created for the "Juxtapoz: 20 Years Under the Influence" art show last February. Measuring 31.5 x 22 inches, this large painting has a little bit of everything that we've come to expect in Glenn's work.



Be sure to follow Glenn on instagram to see all the works in progress. If you see something you like, let us know! Contact info@thecottoncandymachine.com for presale info and we hope to see you all at the opening!

Opening Event Friday July 17th
7pm to 11pm


 


One our favorite artists, Skinner, has collaborated with Shane Mortan and Video Rahim to make a video for Mastodon's new song "Asleep in the Deep". In this video we see a cat go on an amazing psychadelic adventure exhibiting beautiful visuals done by the artists. Click here and check out the video! 

Also, if you want to see more of Skinner, go to his page here and you can pick up one of his originals or prints that we have here at The Cotton Candy Machine!

 

The Cotton Candy Machine is booked from now to December with a lineup that will cater to everyone's artistic needs to infinity and beyond. With the likes of Glenn Barr, Dima Drjuchin, Lori Nelson, Moki, Brian Sparrow, Junko Mizuno, and a submission show chalked full of talent gracing us all with their presence, Friday and Saturday nights will be time well spent far until we are back in the snow.

Glenn Barr is going to start off the streak on July 17th at 7 pm with an incredible solo exhibition sure to surpass expectations. He is a Detroit native whose work has been featured nationwide from San Francisco to New York. Glenn's work is featured in graphic novels and comics, and he has worked with Mad, DC Comics, Paradox Press, and a series of books called HEEP. His animation work is prevalent in The Ren and Stimpy Show, the animated portion of the Bjork I Miss You video, and The New Woody Woodpecker show. This isn't Glenn's first rodeo at CCM either, back in September of 2012 he exhibited paintings, prints, and merch for his show Detroit Rooms.



Glenn's surreal creatures, specters and tragic characters live in a seedy universe, drenched in the grit and haze of a post-apocalyptic urban dreamscape. His Detroit work has been labeled Pop Surrealism, Pop Pluralism, Lowbrow, Underground, Regional, Outsider, Ashcan or as he coins the phrase “B Culturalism”. Barr finds inspiration in the city streets as well as from pop and counter cultures that infuse a familiarity in his many parallel realities. With a nod to old master painting, pulp art, comics and animation, Barr's paintings are mesmerizing in their narrative complexities and technical depth.

Here's one of the giclees still available for purchase from the last time we had Glenn show us his world.



Ironing
$175.00
Giclee Print
15.5" x 20"
Signed and Numbered Edition of 100

Be sure to come hang out July 17th to welcome Glenn back to CCM and take a dive into a parallel universe born from Glenn Barr's brain, and check him out on instagram @glbarr His show will end August 9th to make way for our next victim: Dima Drjuchin.

Dima Drjuchin is no stranger to the Cotton Candy Machine. His story starts in Moscow where he was born, but he grew up to be an artist/musician making images and sounds in New York City. Drjuchin’s art is a hyperdimensional machine that invokes creatures who come bounding forward with affection and recklessness. These are not the Icons of the Byzantine Church—they are the new Incarnated Symbols of the Multiverse. Drjuchin allows us a glimpse into a fractulated moment of cultural hypnagogic modality and an opportunity to alter our perspectives of reality.

For this solo show Dima has branched into 3D paper mache work that he's been previewing to us via instagram and tumblr.







Dima's planning to incorporate this new 3D work into his upcoming show, which will definitely add a new angle to his already bad-ass reputation at CCM.

We linked up with Dima at the first biennial submission show back in 2013, and he's frequented this lair ever since with a group show with Ciou and Malojo the following year, and Fuck You I'm Batman after that. His solo exhibition will open August 14th and is sure to not disappoint. You can follow Dima's art on instagram @dimadrjuchin to keep up to date with all the wonder.

Next on the agenda are some powerful ladies, Lori Nelson and Moki Mioke will be having a group show opening September 11th. Both are very familiar with the Cotton Candy Machine with their involvement in multiple past shows. Moki and Lori first debuted at CCM in the 2nd and 3rd annual Tiny Trifecta back in 2013 with the company of many other talented artists, and have since participated in multiple Tiny Trifectas, leaving their mark on a place they would soon become very friendly with.



Nelson also participated in a group show with Jessicka Adams and Lindsay Way in 2015, That Which Does Not Kill You..., and this will be Moki's solo debut at the Cotton Candy Machine.



This original is available for purchase,
The Internet Was a Kitten-Headed Eagle
Original Art by Lori Nelson
$375.00
Watercolor, ink gouache, vintage papers, image-14 x 10, Framed



Nelson painting the door for the That Which Does Not Kill You exhibition back in 2014.

Lori is a Utahn living in New York City going on ten years now. She paints in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn and maneuvers her bike through the cobblestone streets, under and around the cathedral bases of the massive Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Lori loves to stand on the edge of the East River to see what has been hauled up out of the giant old garbage dump deep under the grey ribbon of water; one hundred year old china shards, rounded off factory bricks, chickenwire glass....New Yorkers of yestercentury, she is examining your refuse. In her work she strives to take ownership of the human narrative, but not too much so. Lori thinks of paintings almost as film-stills from really good and horrible movies that a lot of people feel strongly about for various reasons. Sometimes linking these stills up to create a larger narrative. The human story, with its layers of garbage, is her favorite read, certainly, and possibly her favorite movie.



Onset of Ugly
Original Art by Lori Nelson
$700.00
Oil on Wood
11 x 14 Inches

German artist Moki Mioke works in different styles and techniques including surreal paintings, comics, animation, toys and performance art. Her acrylic paintings are inspired by Japanese anime of Hayao Miyazaki as well as beautiful and mossy Northern landscapes. Moki Mioke states: "Nature itself is an art, and it is the most beautiful thing that can be created." - Ignant.com





Moki harnesses a level of patience that many human beings could never even fathom, taking the time to painstakingly replicate multiple wood grain patterns into her meticulous and beautiful compositions. She recently participated in the 2015 Tiny Trifecta, selling out her three submissions to the show.

You can follow Lori on instagram at @lorinelsonart and keep up with Moki on flickr, vimeo, and facebook!

Following this incredible opening will be Brian Sparrow's opening Underworlds on September 19th which will be up until October 4th. "My work is simple but it does not get there simply. The symbols explore the relationships and meanings between places and people in my world. This world is an internal space kept since childhood. I am sifting through it to find what things mean and when there is no meaning I make it up. Two prominent symbols are the black dog, which has become an icon representing myself, and the arch, a symbol for belief. I work with mediums of multiples because symbols have power when they are multiplied for all to see."

 



In this new series of scultpures, Brian further explores the upside-down coffin motif that he has worked with for the past few years. For the very first time, scenes and elements from his personal "creation myth" will have three-dimensional form, inviting us into the strange worlds of an alternative past. Brian first showed with us as part of They Live: Exhibited Works and then again in the Fifth Annual Tiny Trifecta. This will be his first solo show with us and we couldn't be more excited!



One of the original pieces Sparrow submitted for the Fifth Annual Tiny Trifecta, G P Dog.

Be sure to keep up with all things Brian Sparrow by following him on instagram @_black_dog

Next up on the list is Junko Mizuno, who will be having a solo show opening November 13th. Junko 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 Cotton Candy Machine! Junko has shown with us in all five of the Tiny Trifectas, and with David M. Cook back in 2014. We can't wait to have her back!



Here's one of the pieces Mizuno submitted for the 2015 Tiny Trifecta, where all her pieces sold.



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

Finally on the Menu following Ms. Junko we have our econd ever Brooklyn Biennial Submissional kicking off on December 4th.



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, send some examples over to Info@thecottoncandymachine.com.

Stay tuned for information on the giclees that will be printed for these shows, as always there will be new ones available for purchase.

Alright folks, that's the next 6 months or so all laid out for you. Be sure to stay updated on these events by following @thecottoncandymachine on instagram!

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




Right now, Tara, Sean and Ronan are probably throwing coins in the Trevi Fountain. Yes, they are in Rome! Tara had her first solo show, "I Know It By Heart," open on June 11th at the Dorothy Circus Gallery and we couldn't be more excited! Tara McPherson was first introduced to the Italian audience by Dorothy Circus Gallery in 2009, during the “Inside Nostalghia” group show, made in collaboration with the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Tara McPherson has been more recently exhibited in Italy in 2013 for “Lacrima Aquarium”: an institutional group exhibition curated by Alexandra Mazzanti (Dorothy Circus Gallery), which exhibited works by 33 international artists, inspired by the theme of Water, in the charming and exclusive location of the “Acquario Romano”. Now, back again, she is having her own show and exhibiting works that demonstrate her unbelievable talent and vision. 





From Tara, "When I was creating this painting I was thinking about particle physics and string theory, how these tiny subatomic particles are theorized to dance and not truly exist in one location. As well as the power we have with our thoughts and vision, I think it’s a fun idea to create a physical manifestation of thought… literally something coming out of one’s body, head or eyes. I tried to create a woman who was the goddess of sorts for this idea...







...The paintings ended up taking an adventure towards visual manifestations, literally things coming out of their eyes, with aurora, rays of viruses, smoke, water, electricity, or even a lack of visual contact with eyes covered or a glance away from the viewer. I think the title relates to the paintings as a whole in a way where the characters are doing things that come naturally to them, where they don’t need to think, they are just acting instinctively.”





Tara's solo show has also been featured in publications such as Hi-Fructose and Juxtapoz among many more. Hi-Fructose comments, "With every new body of work that Tara McPherson (HF Collected Edition 3) creates, there is a common theme and evolution to the next. Her upcoming show at Dorothy Circus gallery, “I Know It By Heart,” carries on her exploration of ethereal imagery – portraits of young girls caught in a magical moment, but not without also recognizing the negative forces in nature. These include allusions to disease, destruction, and deterioration. There is a balance between what is visually beautiful and, possibly, emotionally discomforting for the artist." - Caro


Along with having an incredible exhibition, Tara was able to meet up with friend and renowned artist, Joe Sorren, who traveled from Florence to see Tara's show. 

















We are also so excited to see Tara paint her first mural! Her theme is water and it is part of a city wide mural project called Spray For Your Rights to promote social activism. 



It sounds like the trip has been a success and I think Ronan would agree! Complimenti, Tara!

On Saturday June 6th, Cotton Candy Machine opened its doors to the biggest show of the year again- Tiny Trifecta. We were so excited to showcase over 100 artists at this year's Tiny Trifecta and the turn out was even more amazing! The variety of artists offered something for everyone and excitment was buzzing over each $100 piece.



As always, this show was curated by Tara McPherson and featured some of the coolest artists working today:

Killer Acid, Rachel Adler, Esao Andrews, Apak, John Baizley, Dilek Baykara, Melinda Beck, Andrew Bell, Andrei Bouzikov, Jon Burgerman, Iain Burke, Zoe Byland, You Byun, Scott C, Deedee Cheriel, Luke Chueh, Ciou, David M Cook, Troy Coulterman, Lana Crooks, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Gabi de la Merced, Kelly Denato, Camilla d’Errico, Dima Drjuchin, Jason Edminston, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, Ian Ferguson, Eric Fortune, AJ Fosik, Mab Graves, Michael Hacker, Kelley Hagemes, Chad Halbert, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Joka, Lyejm Kallas-Lewis, Aya Kakeda, Andrea Kang, Andy Kehoe, Boy Kong, Kraken, Ian Kuali’i, Brad Kunkle, Grace Lang, Jesse LeDoux, Tim Lee, Henry Lewis, Kristen Liu, Farron Loathing, Lola, Travis Louie, Tina Lugo, Sean Mahan, Jean Paul Mallozzi, Malojo, Steven Manale, Sara Antoinette Martin, Megan Massacre, Dan May, Marco Mazzoni, Jim McKenzie, Caitlin McCormack, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Moki, Heiko Müller, Yoh Nagao, Lori Nelson, Joohee Park, Shaunna Peterson, London Police, Anthony Pontius, Arabella Proffer, Martha Rich, Matt Ritchie, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Lucas Ruggieri, Jay Ryan, Isabel Samaras, Skinner, Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Brian Sparrow, Beau Stanton, Diana Sudyka, Chris Uphues, Adam Wallacavage, Elizabeth Winnel, Wizard Skull, Yoskay Yamamoto & Lauren YS




Ronan was clearly very excited... and the feeling was contagious!!



Even more amazing was the dedication and enthusiasm of all those who waited in line to buy their own favorite Tiny Trifecta piece. We loved seeing family, friends and new friends gather together all excited to be a part of this fantastic night. Without this community, Tiny Trifecta wouldn't be what it is. 



"For this years mini print numbering pre registration at 4pm everyone got one of these three prints by Esao Andrews! It turns out the first three collectors in line had Esao's original paintings as their first pick. Now everyone who registered in line scored one of these mini Giclee prints for free. It's been a wonderful few years since Esao used a corner of Tara's studio to work and paint for a show, to now when people are camping in front of the same space open at CCM to buy his art inside for this show. Unbelievable!"
-Sean Leonard
These prints are now available for purchase in the shop!



Speaking of the first three in line.. here they are! Now, THOSE are some happy campers, huh? Thank you so much, Joe, Paul and Dan for keeping the excitement up and being some of the most dedicated collectors out there!



One of the biggest added bonuses of the event was a special visit from our friend, Daniel Danger. We were lucky enough to hold a pop-up show of Danger's amazing work and showcase it through the whole weekend. Naturally, his pieces were a hit and his embellished clayboard screen prints sold out fast. Having his art up in the shop during the Tiny Trifecta was an amazing addition to our show and everyone who came would definitely agree.






We were also very thrilled to show pieces by French duo, Malojo and Ciou. The two experiment with the integration of fantasy and horror. Their intricate detail and design of these mysteriously wondrous characters leave people wanting to see more- making them a hit last Saturday!



Also at Tiny Trifecta was Lana Crooks and her faux specimens. Using materials as simple as wool, Crooks brings these little creatures to life in the most breathtaking way. They were such a joy to see in person!



Philadelphia-based painter, Joka, also was on display last Saturday and we couldn't have been more happy about it. JoKa, often known for his pieces that take a distorted view of reality, shows here a beautiful pointalism painting created using solely toothpicks. 



We were so happy to have Megan Massacre in the show! Megan Massacre is a renowned tattoo artist based in New York City and has been featured in shows such as America's Worst Tattoos and NY Ink. Not only could the lucky buyers take home one of Megan Massacre's drawings but they could have Megan herself tattoo it inside Cotton Candy Machine!




And for those of you who could not make it to the event, you are in luck! There are some incredible pieces left over and they are all available for purchase on our website!





Thank you to all the artists and everyone who came out to Tiny Trifecta this year and a special shoutout to Beau Stanton for this amazing mural, making the perfect backdrop for our Tiny Trifecta pieces!  Also thank you to Hi-Fructose and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine for your wonderful coverage on the event! Each and every one of you made it such a special and memorable night. 

Daniel Danger: Back in Brooklyn

Grace Lang
Thu 06.04.15
In addition to celebrating the Fifth Annual Tiny Trifecta this Saturday, we are also thrilled to announce an event with the legendary Daniel Danger, happening all weekend long! Now, an already exciting weekend is bound to be even bigger and better than ever before! Since the Trifecta crowd has already began camping out in front of the shop, we want to give them a little something special this year. Of course, the event is open to absolutely everybody, campers and non campers alike!

Daniel Danger is an illustrator and printmaker working out of New England. The son of an middle school art teacher married to a professional potter, Daniel was never going to be a mathematician or claims adjuster for a top rated insurance agency. Amidst old houses dead from the fallout of urban sprawl, railway bridges asleep from neglect, and trees that engulf everything; his work attempts to remind you of something you may have said to someone, or something someone may have said to you; back in that time period thats just too far away to remember clearly, but not so long ago you forgot about it completely. His memories and many of his friends are simply ghosts now, shaking him awake with mistimed alarm clocks and the sounds of a television from across the house. Documentation is key to get through the day. Things are always changing and its easy to lose yourself.

As a continuation of a print edition we did with Daniel in May 2013, we will be releasing more of his amazing screenprints on clayboard, each of which will be hand-embellished by the master himself. Both prints feature Daniel's incredible dilapidated houses, as well as special embellishments such as wolves, deer and foliage. So, please join us on Friday, June 5th at 7 pm to celebrate the beginning of this momentous weekend!

Here are the base screenprints before embellishment!



And here are two versions of the hand embellishment possibilities!

The prints on the left will be released as 12 x 16 inch screenprints on clayboard, while the ones on the right will measure 16 x 20 inches.

Opening Event Friday June 5th
7 to 11pm

Runs Saturday June 6th & Sunday June 7th

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