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
Rügnřr 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!

 


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!

 

Here at the Cotton Candy Machine, we love when music and art come together. Tara McPherson never ceases to amaze us with her visual art, but did you know she can also DJ like no one's business?! While in Mexico City for a pop up shop at Custom Rock Garage, Tara made a special Valentines DJ appearence at Caradura and totally rocked it. We have just brought back some fantastic posters from this very cool event!

DJ Set at Caradura Poster
By Tara McPherson
Signed Lithograph
17" x 27"
* There is slight wrinkling on the top right corner from travel, so there is only a $10 price tag!

Purchase Info Here!



The awesome poster layout was done by Smithe with one of Tara's new paintings from her Wandering Luminations show at Jonathon Levine Gallery.

Thank you to everyone who made it to this event as well as the signing at Guru Galeria. We only have limited quantities on this lithograph so act fast!

Check out these super rad photos of Tara rocking out, courtesy of @absolute_n!!





Dancing Through The Snow
By Tara McPherson
17" x 21"
Signed and Numbered
Edition of 100
$80


Click here to purchase this Print

Giclee on Velvet Fine Art Paper
Printed with Archival Inks

*Release date will be November 8th at Noon PST / 3pm EST.

*We will be donating a portion of the profits from the sales of this print to Hurricane Sandy Relief.

This amazing print comes from a painting Tara created for her show earlier this year at Merry Karnowsky Gallery. The original was painted in oils and finished with silver leaf. This beautiful rendered scene with a polar bear doing the foot work in this playful dance is balanced by the flat and reflective nature of the silver used on the treetops and the dress of our heroine. The sterling hood of her gown juxtaposes and frames her soft rounded face bringing the flat silver and rendered oils to a beautiful focal point. The whole world has come to life as this little gang passes through some mountain friends and enters a surreal pink forest. Keep an eye out, one of the mountains looks like he is up to no good.

This is truly wonderful print release. The painted reflective details in the forest's icy path are really something to see up close.



If you have any questions about this release or any other please send us an email to info@thecottoncandymachine.com



Skinner Videos!!

Sean Leonard
Wed 05.09.12

Skinner enters the Smut Cave




Skinner's solo show The Undermining Satanic Energies Of An Incongruent Suburban Sickness was amazing. Having Skinner and Kristie in town with us was such a treat. In just a few long days and nights Skinner transformed the Cotton Candy Machine into a dream scape perfect for the housing of his new work. Skinners trip with the Spelunker in the Smut Cave turned out to be an unforgettable interview. Our good friend Marcus R Brooks captured the action here at the boutique and put together two videos. One a timelapse of Skinner painting the murals and installation here in the boutique. The second video is an interview where we get to hear about influences, inspiration, Marvel Comics, growing up in a small town, coming to Brooklyn and what secret projects he might be working on. How do you feel about that!? Sit back and enjoy the wonderfully wicked visuals, words of wisdom and to top it off Skinner even made the songs used in both of these videos. Give it a second listen because this is the only place you can find these dope new dance tracks. Enjoy and share.

Interview


Timelapse


Event Video




Design For Humanity

Tara McPherson
Sat 05.28.11
So there is this awesomely huge event taking place in LA on June 15th that I'm going to be a part of... Billabongs 5th Annual charity event 'Design For Humanity'. This years charity is VH1's 'Save The Music Foundation'. Join us for this massive fashion, music, art, block party on the streets of the Paramount Studios NY Street Backlot in Hollywood, CA

The art show is curated by Daniel Chang, and features an art auction with Adam Dennis, Andy Davis, Angela Clayton, Anna Topuriya, Artemis Nolasco, Brian Rea, Casey Gray, Clayton Brothers, Cody Hudson, Cory Little, Daniel Chang, Daniella Manini, Danielle Petach-Brown, Dave Kinsey, Frieda Gossett, Jeff Soto, Jonathan Calugi, Juliana Neufeld, Julie Goldstein, Justin Kreitemeyer, Katherine Streeter, Kelli Murray, Kyu Hwang, Lora Zombie, Mario Wagner, Mark Allen Miller, Marq Spusta, Mel Kadel, Nancy Mungal, Nate Duval, Nicholas Chalmers, Pamela Henderson, Ryan Jacob Smith, Ryan Tatar, Sara Christian, Sarah Awad, Sophie St-Onge, Tara McPherson, Tyler Warren, Yoko Furusho, Heads of State and more TBA.

They are flying me out for this, so if you live in LA and want to come, I'll see you there! 100% of the ticket sales go to charity. Info here.


 

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