Five Points Fest

May 20th & 21st, 2017


Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and presented by Midtown Comics. A designer toy and comic convention in New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, food trucks, and craft breweries – capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.

Saturday, May 20th
11am to 8 pm

Sunday, May 21st
11am to 5pm

FICE Gallery Pop-Up Shop!

May 7th, 2017


Get excited Salt Lake City!! Coming up this Sunday, May 7th from 3 to 5pm you will find Tara McPherson at FICE Gallery! At the pop up shop there will be no shortage of exciting things for purchase! Items such as limited edition prints, rock posters, screen prints, stickers, postcards, iPhone cases, pins and buttons, puzzles and more. We are so excited to have some time to hang at FICE Gallery! It will certainly be a ton of fun.

Pop Up Shop Sunday May 7th
3 to 5pm

MoCCA Arts Fest

April 1st & 2nd, 2017


The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan's largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society's broader mission to serve as Manhattan's singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.

Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Poster by Becky Cloonan

2017 Road Trip Pop Up Tour!

March 12th to 25th, 2017


Tara McPherson and Cotton Candy Machine are heading off on another Pop Up Tour! We are traveling to 9 cities, heading south and back to catch an early taste of Spring. Each Pop Up will be full of Tara’s art, available as limited edition prints, rock posters, screen prints, stickers, postcards, iPhone cases, pin’s and buttons, her board game Dreamwell, puzzles and more. These dates will be extra special because Threadless and Artist Shops are helping to sponsor the tour. All thanks to them we’ll have a wide range of shirts and some of the other goodies they make in collaboration with Tara McPherson! It's sure to be a lot of fun and we’re always excited to meet all of you in person!


Sun 3/12 Akron - Akron Museum 2-4pm
Mon 3/13 Nashville - Fond Object 5-7pm
Thur 3/16-18 Austin - Flatstock SXSW 11-6pm
Sun 3/19 Houston - Insomnia VGC 4-6pm
Tues 3/21 New Orleans - Red Truck Gallery 7pm
Wed 3/22 Atlanta - Criminal Records 7-8pm
Thur 3/23 Savannah - Sulfur Studios 5-7pm
Fri 3/24 Asheville - Horse + Hero 6-8pm
Sat 3/25 Richmond - Quirk Boutique 4-6pm



Graham Yarrington

Cosmic Noir

December 17th, 2016


We are so pleased to present a solo exhibition by Graham Yarrington as our final show at Cotton Candy Machine's Brooklyn location.

'Yarrington’s images are haunted by mysterious shadowy giants and animal spirits, who navigate a world ripe with religious symbolism: totems, sacred objects, and Celtic tree knots, wrapped around rainbow-colored geodes or stones. One of his recurring characters is one that he simply refers to as a “shadow”; a tall, somewhat see-through figure with glowing eyes that aimlessly wanders through groves of bare trees (“Forest Wraith”) and towers over cabins in the woods (“Curious Phantoms”). Yarrington relates this dark and curious creature to his own fears and bouts of depression, something that he admits to struggling with for most of his life:“According to [Carl] Jung, everyone has a dark side to their personality that can surface in various ways,” he says. “I like to think of that large ghostly figure in my work as a physical embodiment of this 'shadow aspect', brought to existence by so many peoples unwillingness to come to terms with the dark parts of themselves.” Adding, “The world is a gloomy place, and the belief that there is something more to it than meets the eye helps me get through the rough days.”- Hi-Fructose.


Opening EventSaturday December 17th
7 to 10pm


Please email info@thecottoncandymachine.com for details on available originals.

Charles V. Bennett the Tennessee Wolfman

Make America Dang Again!

October 14th, 2016


We're happy to announce that we will be hosting a pop up show for Tennessee's own Charles V. Bennett!

Charles first showed with the Cotton Candy Machine at the 2015 Brooklyn Biennial, and we're happy to have him back for his own solo pop upof crazy wild wooden sculpural paintings.


Pop Up Art Show FridayOctober 14th
6 to 9pm

Dima and The Vision Quest

Undercover Summer Pop Up Art Show / Listening Party

September 23rd, 2016


Cotton Candy Machine is so happy to be hosting a pop up art show / listening party for the one and only Dima Drjuchin and his new album on cassette, Undercover Summer! We'll have the original paintings from the album art and of course the new cassette available for sale. Also while Dima has been undercover he's made some new prints and a new zine. Come out to celebrate this rock star artist and musician with us!

Pop Up Art Show / Listening Party FridaySeptember 23rd
6 to 9pm

Enjoy the album here now!

John Baizley

A Perfect Monster Pop Up

Sunday August 14th, 2016


We are hosting a Pop Up Shop with the amazing artist John Baizley, from the amazing band Baroness!!

John will bebringing art prints, silkscreen posters, original drawings and paintings, fuzz-pedals, music and more!

Pop Up ShopSunday August 14th, 2016
1.30 to 2.30pm


Roq La Rue - CCM Pop Up

June 4th, 2016


We are doing a Cotton Candy Machine Pop Up in Seattle! Join us for lots of art prints, rock posters and merch!

Roq La Rue Gallery
532 1st Ave S.
Seattle, WA

Pop Up Event Saturday June 4th
2 to 4pm

Fifty 24PDX - CCM Pop Up

June 2nd, 2016


We are doing a Cotton Candy Machine Pop Up at Upper Playground's Gallery Fifty24PDX, along with new print releases by John, Baizley, Lori Nelson, Tina Lugo and myself! Join us for prints, fun merch, art books and more!

Upper Playground
23 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR

Pop Up Event Thursday June 2nd
6 to 9pm

Pop-Up Store Tour

Cotton Candy Machine on the Road

March 11th to March 29th, 2016


Tara McPherson and Cotton Candy Machine are taking a road trip! We'll be bringing limited edition art prints, gig posters, books and other goodies to sweeten up each city we visit. Tara will also be doing signing events at each stop!

We will be making 8 stops on our Pop-Up Tour:

March 11th: Spiritus Tattoo, Columbus, OH
March 12th: Fond Object, Nashville, TN
March 17th - 19th: Flatstock SXSW, Austin, TX
March 20th : Insomnia, Houston, TX
March 23rd: Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans, LA
March 24th: Criminal Records, Atlanta, GA
March 27th: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virgina Beach, VA
March 29th: Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE

More info on our
Blog! Hope to see you all there!

Buff Monster Stay Melty

Book Signing Book Release

December 12th, 2015


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.

Book Signing Saturday December 12th
7 to 8pm



Brooklyn Biennial Submissional 2015

2nd Biennial Group Show

December 11th to 31st, 2015


We are thrilled to host the Second Biennial Submissional at CCM! 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 including pieces from over 100 artists, so this is bound to be the biggest show we've ever done!


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 Brckner, 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, Ral Zeptiror, Jesse Zhang & Valentina Zummo

Please email info@thecottoncandymachine.com if you are interested in any of these pieces!

Opening Event Friday December 11th
7 to 11pm


Lyejm Kallas-Lewis

Hard to the 'Ore

November 21st to December 6th, 2015


Lyejm Kallas-Lewis is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer. Originally from Seattle, he works in a variety of media, desigining logos, sculpting jewelry and drawing intricate skulls. He has shown in the past four Tiny Trifectas, but this will be his first solo show with Cotton Candy Machine!

Opening Event Saturday November 21st
7 to 11pm

Junko Mizuno

November 13th to December 6th, 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 Cotton Candy Machine! Junko has shown with us in all five of the Tiny Trifectas and with David M. Cook in March 2014. We can't wait to have her back!

Opening Event Friday November 13th
7 to 11pm

Zine Friends Zine Fest

Presented by Desert Island Comics

Saturday November 7th, 2015


We are proud to be hosting another killer zine fest, brought to you by Desert Island Comics! Running in conjunction with the larger Comic Arts Brooklyn festival, this one-day event promises lots of killer zines, prints, patches and more!

Zine EventSaturday November 7th
11am to 7 pm

Miss Handel

Heartbeat Opera's Second Annual Benefit Drag Extravaganza

October 29th & 30th, 2015


Join us for Heartbeat’s second annual Benefit Drag Extravaganza! 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…

MISS HANDEL


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)

www.heartbeatopera.org
heartbeatopera@gmail.com
Ethan & Louisa, Co-Artistic Directors
Jacob & Dan, Co-Music Directors
Jennifer, Producing Director

Opera EventsOctober 29th & October 30th
Two shows each night at 7:00 & 9:30pm

Wizard Skull: Cel Fee

Once Again, No Animation Cel is Safe from Wizard Skull!

October 24th to November 8th, 2015


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 Twitter or Instagram.

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
7 to 11pm

Ramiro Davaro-Comas

Pushing Wood

October 10th to October 25th, 2015


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 also be giving free T-Shirts with any art purchase!

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

Iain Burke's Paper Monsters

Project Room Event and Monster Building Workshop

October 10th & October 11th, 2015


Punch out, Fold up and...Voila! Instant Scary Freaks.

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.

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
Rgnr the Troll—Water is not the only thing under a bridge
Ursla—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!

Opening Event Saturday October 10th
7 to 11 pm

Monster Building Workshop Sunday October 11th
4 to 6 pm

New York Comic Con 2015

Cotton Candy Machine and Friends

October 8th to 11th, 2015


We are thrilled to announce that CCMwill be at this year's Comic Con. Quickly becoming the biggest comic/art convention in the country, NYCCis a experience unlike any other. Full of comics, original art, toys, stars and, of course, COSTUMES. Comic Con is a true spectacle. We can't to see you all there at Booth #122!We've got some fun stuff lined up for the weekend, so check it out:

Pop Surrealism: Behind the Scenes with Top Artists and Galleries
Camilla d'Errico, Tara McPherson, Travis Louie, Jonathan LeVine, Mab Graves.Moderated by Carlo McCormick
Friday October 9th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Room 1B03

As well as speaking on a the panel, Tara will also be doing some special signings at our booth, so come say hello! If you already have a print or toy you'd like signed, bring it along, but if you don't, we've got plenty to choose from. We'll also be doing signings with three local artists, all of which have shown with us!


Thursday, October 8th
5pm Tara McPherson

Friday, October 9th
12pm Dima Drjuchin
4pm Tara McPherson
5pm Grace Lang

Saturday, October 10th
12pm Tara McPherson
2pm Arik Roper

Sunday, October 11th
2pm Dima Drjuchin
3pm Aya Kakeda


We will also be announcing a special instagram contest soon! If you post the image we promote and come to our booth to show us the post, you'll get the print for free! How sweet is that!? So, come see us this weekend at Booth #122!

Brian Sparrow

Underworlds

September 19th to October 4th, 2015


"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. Iwork 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


Lori Nelson & Moki

Coming of Age & No Place to Hide

September 11th to October 4th, 2015


Lori Nelson 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.

Moki 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

Opening Event
Friday September 11th
7 to 11pm


Dima Drjuchin

Solo Exhibition

August 14th to September 6th, 2015


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.

Opening Event Friday August 14th
7 to 11pm

Tomas Ives

Friday July 31st, 2015


Chilean artist, Tomas Ives, has been in town all summer long and we are thrilled to host him for a momentous weekend event! Between doing murals and displaying his work around Brooklyn, Tomas has been seriously making the most of his time in New York. Now, he will be conquering the Cotton Candy Machine as well, covering our back wall with silkscreens, original paintings and more!Photos by Chris Carnage Nieves.

Opening Event Friday July 31st
7pm to 11pm

Glenn Barr

Pit of the Id: A Solo Exhibition

July 17th to August 9th, 2015


Glenn Barr'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.

Opening Event Friday July 17th
7pm to 11pm

Please contact info@thecottoncandymachine.com to purchase!


Tiny Trifecta 2015

5th Annual Group Show

June 6th to July 5th, 2015


All of your favorite Cotton Candy Machine artists and more, together for one of the most exciting art shows of the year! Each artist will be creating three tiny pieces of $100 artwork.

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, 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, 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 Mller, 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


Curated by Tara McPherson

All initial sales will be on a first come first served basis, in person only. Limit of 2 pieces per person. All remaining pieces go online early the following week.

Opening Event Saturday June 6th
7pm to 11pm
Pre Registration begins at 4pm




Daniel Danger

Back in Brooklyn

June 5th to 7th, 2015


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.

Opening Event Friday June 5th
7 to 11pm






Myles Karr X Cotton Candy Machine

Tattooing Live in the Gallery!

Saturday May 30th, 2015


We are incredibly excited to host Myles Karr for Cotton Candy Machine's very first tattoo event! On Saturday, May 30th, we invite all you local folks to come to the shop and get inked! Myles, who works out of Three Kings Tattoo in Brooklyn, will be here all day, doing all new designs, many of which are inspired CCMartists, Like Dima Drjuchin, Allison Sommers and Daniel Danger. All tattoos will cost between $100-150, so come early to put your name on the list! The event will work on a first-come-first-serve basis and we promise to supply tons of eye candy while you wait!

Event Saturday,May 30th
1 to 9 pm


They Live

Exhibited Works

May 8th to May 31st, 2015


Featuring all of your favorite Cotton Candy Machine artists, giving their work more gallery time in this exciting group show!

Alex Pardee / Allison Sommers / Andre Bouzikov / Arik Roper / Boy Kong / Brandi Milne / Brandt Peters / Charlie Immer / Chris Uphues / Ciou / Daniel Danger / David M. Cook / Dima Drjuchin / Elizabeth Winnel / Farron Loathing / Grace Lang / Hikari Shimoda / Karl Deuble / Katie Carillo / Kelly Denato / Kraken / Lauren YS / Lori Nelson / Lucas Ruggieri / Malojo / Nathan Jurevicius / Ramiro Davaro Comas / Sean Mahan / Seher / Seldon Hunt / Skinner / Smithe / Tina Lugo / Wizard Skull

Opening Event Friday May 8th
7 to 11 pm

Wizard Skull & Killer Acid Present Zine Friends

The Second Zine Fest at The Cotton Candy Machine

Saturday April 25, 2015


These amazing Brooklyn artists have assembled an all-star team of amazing zine-makers, each with their own unique work to offer. Join us all day Saturday for zines, prints and lots of fun!

Matt Crabe / Tuesday Bassen / Night Watch Studios / Jennifer Calandra / Penelope Gazin / Abe Lincoln Jr. / Tallboy / Caca Pasa / Wizard Skull / Tallboy / Arlin Ortiz / Chris Uphues / Jason Roy / Kris Mukai / Josh Burggraf

With such a variety of artists, we can promise there will be something for everyone! Looking at zines is a pretty perfect way enjoy your Saturday, some come on out!

Opening Event Saturday April 25th
Noon to 7pm



Lauren YS

Devil's Jelly

April 18th to May 3rd


Lauren YS' work seeks to translate chaos into visual terms, combining graphic and painterly styles to populate various dream-worlds of her making. Lauren was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. After receiving her BA from Stanford in English and Art Practice, Lauren moved to San Francisco to become a freelance illustrator, muralist and artist. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area and in Europe, including a solo show and artist residency in Vienna, Austria.

Opening Event Saturday April 18th
7pm to 11pm

Tina Lugo & David M. Cook

April 10th to May 3rd, 2015


Inculcated by waves of Saturday morning cartoons, characters portrayed in comic book literature, and videogame culture, Tina Lugo became instantly infatuated with the bright colors of the animated world. As she grew up, the social and sexual undertones of these cartoons unbridled themselves from the confines of her childhood memory. Tina began to realize that the sexual and often tongue-in- cheek humor she expressed had stemmed from what she had watched on early 90’s television and only fueled her passion to uncover the subversive and controversial qualities in the pop culture of yesteryear. The use of enamel and plexiglas in her work is to suggest that the smooth, hyper-gloss finishing of a world that allures us will always be beneath a transparent barrier we can touch but never enter-a replication of the voyeuristic qualities we all posses. Her style references and pays homage to her variety of modern influences which include: Takashi Murakami, Toshio Saeki, Hanna Barbera, Japanese animation, and Henry Darger. Follow her online as she creates masterpiece after masterpiece for this awesome show, which she has titled "Sleep Sex."

David M. Cook is the architect of a mischievous microcosm. Amicable and unassuming, he hardly seems the “type” to consistently and skillfully crank out such a lewd labyrinth of work, but the cheeky hedonism comes all too naturally. Based in Los Angeles by of Brooklyn, but originally from Louisville, Kentucky, David (who also answers to Bonethrower) uses no shortage of fine lines to design a world that is equal parts modern mysticism and memento mori—at the end of the day, it all sinks in like a psychotropic drug. David has been in Los Angeles working away and we are so excited to have him back here on the East Coast! Follow him as he prepares for his return to Brooklyn with his new body of work, "Seeing Machines."

In addition to celebrating the incredible new work from these two artists, April 10th's opening will also serve as our 4 Year Anniversary party! In the gist of “something old and something new,” we thought it would be cool to celebrate this milestone with two artists that each represent the CCM attitude, but from two different stages in the evolution of our space! David Cook was one of the very first artists to show with us and has been one of the most consistent since then. Tina Lugo, on the other hand, is one of our newest artists and we are so excited to now consider her one of our “regulars,” who we will continue to love, support and show for years to come!


Opening Event Friday April 10th
7pm to 11pm

Momentary

Day Paintings by Joe Sorren

March 6th to March 27th


CottonCandyMachine‬ presents 'Momentary‬'

"Momentary" is an ongoing show where it is possible to admire the process through which Joe Sorren creates his whimsical creatures. They are not sketches, but bits of moments where colors become characters almost without meaning to. Sometimes a beast, or some other time a kid or a woman pops out of the background, looking at us with an inquisitive or funny glance. All together they are a harmony of sweet notes, inspired by the "here and now" that takes place in the artist's mind and hands. They are the fruits of this month of March as Joe paints daily at the Cotton Candy Machine. It is the first time that it is possible to observe the artist's technique in person. For the past seven months he has been livestreaming his work online from Italy, but this is the first occasion where he is painting outside of the privacy of his studio in Florence. Last year Joe worked in New York, before then he was based in Arizona; all of these places have influenced his work. The culminating show opens on March 27th but what is happening before then is the unique experience where Joe is inviting everyone to join him. Stop into the gallery to have a peek at what he is doing or follow the livestream to see his palette start to suggest a million little worlds and stories.

Day Paintings by ‪Joe Sorren‬. Artist Residency Live Streaming straight from Brooklyn throughout the month of March. Watch the LiveStream at JoeSorren.com

Join us for the Welcoming Party to celebrate the beginning of the Artist Residency Friday March 6th from 7 to 11pm.

Visit to experience Daily Live Painting in Joe Sorren's Open Studio Artist Residency inside Cotton Candy Machine Tuesday to Sunday throughout the month.

Exhibition of completed works opens March 27th. Make sure to follow @joesorren and watch his LiveStream here!

Click through the images of the paintings in progress. Once you click an image, the information will pop up! We will try to keep updating the images has the show progresses. The paintings are taking shape! Please email info@thecottoncandymachine.com and we'll add you to the waiting list. Let us know which pieces specifically you are interested in learning more about. Requests will be honored in the order they are received, so it is always a good idea to pick a back-up or two. Thank you all for the excitment already.

Memento Mori

Andrei Bouzikov, Thomas Hooper, Seldon Hunt, Farron Loathing, Arik Roper and Allison Sommers

March 13th to April 5th, 2015


Remember... death is coming - Memento Mori.The ultimate end for every living being is something no one can outwit. This show takes 6 artists who are naturally drawn to the notion and gives them space to delve further into the exploration of our mortality and the physicality of our eternal demise.

Andrei Bouzikov / Thomas Hooper / Seldon Hunt / Farron Loathing / Arik Roper / Allison Sommers

Opening Event Friday March 13th
7pm to 11pm

Grace Lang

Babes in Deathland

February 21st to March 8th


"​Images of demons and fantastic beasts fill the paintings of Brooklyn artist, Grace Lang. Using an aggressive palette of neon colors and a bold graphic style, the monsters portray her deepest fears and anxieties. Her fascination with the grotesque taps into a primal emotional response that is released through art. Lang combines these horrifying images with a light hearted attitude to create a contemporary vision of hell and redemption, a 21st century version of old-school exorcism." - Art in New York

In Babes in Deathland, Grace explores both familiar and undiscovered territory through new paintings and sculptures​. The demons that have appeared throughout her work for the past couple of years have now met their match in the babes that wade through rivers of goo in order to combat them.​ Continually preoccupied with the concept of personal “demons,” her work reflects the internal struggles that plague us all, creating visual manifestations of those dark little thoughts that are at once frightening and sort of funny. Much of Grace’s work stems from the belief that these personal demons are not necessarily enemies but, rather, aspects of ourselves that can be utilized for good. Often depicted in moments of triumph, her babes display their battle wounds proudly, allowing scars to stay fresh and dripping, even assimilating slain monsters into their armor. The babes serve as a reminder that with each painful experience, our armor grows and we become the warriors of our own worlds.​



Follow her on instagram!

Opening Event Saturday February 21st
7pm to 11pm

Chris Uphues

Small Gift

February 13th to March 8th, 2015


Chris Uphues’ passion for knickknacks and pop imagery appeals in a very personal and visceral way, like “rummaging in the junk drawer of the soul.” In addition to his fine art painting practice, Uphues is also well versed in design, street art and ‘zines, with a singular style that translates across genres, and inspires and feeds back into his multifarious practice. Uphues sources influence from stickers, charms, keychains and a variety of imagery he calls “incidental graphics”; the smiley faces, hearts, hippie flowers and slot machine cherries that pervade our shared visual language. More often than not, these images populate Uphues’ works in swarms, creating all-over patterns of puffy mushrooms,
doe-eyed hearts and melting smiley faces that democratize the pop references, past and present.

Opening Event Friday February 13th
7pm to 11pm

Dima Drjuchin's Paper Bots!

Book Signing and Building Party

Saturday, February 7th


Paper Bots is made up of 20 ultra-cool robot designs that can turn anyone on!Each bot is pre-cut and scored so you can simply punch them out and fold them up with easy-to-follow instructions right on the page. You’ll instantly feel teleported to a bold new futurescape with these fun 3-D objects. Paper shuffling? A thing of the past—these bots will happily perform your dull, repetitive tasks on command. Paper Bots cleverly combine paper crafting with advanced paper engineering so no glue, tape, or tools are ever needed! Paper Bots make great drones for ages 7 to 101…and they may actually serve humankind after all—lets just hope its not on a plate.Our friend, Dima Drjuchin, designed the characters for this interactive book!

Book SigningSaturday February 7th
4 to 6 pm

Bunnycutlet Presents

January 16th to February 9th, 2015


Kelly Denato
Hydeon (Ian Ferguson)
Ryan Heshka
Christy Karacas
Kristen Liu Wong
Jean-Paul Mallozzi
Stickymonger (Joohee Park)


Bunnycutlet Presents 7 Artists is an expression of the friendship between the two galleries, kindled from 2012 to 2014, when Bunnycutlet's location on Roebling Street placed it within 3 blocks of Cotton Candy Machine. Their similarity in spirit sparked a dialogue between their openings, promoting artwork that interchangeably embraced contemporary surrealism, exuberant interior murals, and fetishistic interpretations of pop culture in art -- bending the Brooklyn aesthetic toward their own in Williamsburg. The 7 artists in this exhibit, a mix of frequent Bunnycutlet contributors alongside newcomers, were chosen by Artinian in collaboration with Cotton Candy Machine.Curated by Liz Artinian

Opening Event Friday January 16th
7pm to 11pm



Fuck You I'm Batman

By Dima Drjuchin

December 12th, 2015 to January 4th, 2014


Dimitri (Dima) Drjuchin is an artist/musician who was born in Moscow, but grew up 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.

Opening Event Friday December 12th
7pm to 11pm


Charlie Immer & Paul Pope

December 12th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015


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


Lucas Ruggieri

Apocrypha

November 22nd to December 6th, 2014


Lucas Ruggieri is an illustrator and fine artist born and raised in Brooklyn. Later relocating to Savannah, Georgia he graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2012. His work draws it's technique from antquitade printmaking, pen, and ink drawings Albrecht Durer and Gustave Dor while simutaniously taking on fantastic and pictoral narratives. Ruggeri's labyrinthine illustrations defy spatial and proportional conventions; depictions of anthropomorphic creatures and cadaverous figures are amongst the many inhabitants of his behemothic yet contemplative landscapes. Ruggeri has been featured in Juxtapoz, has had exhibitions across the United States, as well as Europe, Africa, and Australia. Simutaniously he also does covers and art for bands such as Kylesa, Cough, and Black Tusk.

Heavy mythological influences have inspired the name of the show, Apocrypha. Defined as "statements or claims that are of dubious authenticity," the word's origin is the Medieval Latin adjective apocryphus, meaning "secret, or non-canonical." You can follow and see more of Ruggreri's work on his website as well as his Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Opening Event Saturday November 22nd
7 to 11pm


Arik Roper and Skinner

November 14th to December 7th, 2014


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.

Watch the video here!

Opening Event Friday November 14th
7pm - 11pm

Re-Animator

No Animation Cel is Safe from Wizard Skull!

November 8th to November 20th, 2014


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 Twitter or Instagram.

"Re-Animator" 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 The Smurfs, He-Man, Garfield, Alvin and the Chipmunks, 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 November 8th
7pm to 11pm

Screens 'N' Spokes

Take a Stand Against Multiple Sclerosis!

October 18th to 19th, 2015


Screens 'N' Spokes is an art show, a bike team, and a group of folks taking a stand against Multiple Sclerosis. Founded in 2007 by Sam Verrill and Jess Harris, the effort has raised over $350,000 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). It has also rallied an entourage of artists, musicians, cyclists, and people living with MS from across the US and abroad to bring new energy and enthusiasm to the cause.Indie rock posters? Bikes? Screens 'N' Spokes unites them to create a fundraiser for the people. Over the past eight years, more than 50 artists have created original screenprints for Screens 'N' Spokes. All artwork is donated by the artists pro bono and then sold to benefit the NMSS. Many of the artists have been touched by MS in some way, and want to pay tribute to their loved ones living with the disease.

For Screens ‘N’ Spokes’ first show in Brooklyn at Cotton Candy Machine, they will be showcasing over 30 prints by artists like Cricket Press, strawberryluna, Bobby Dixon, Greg Pizzoli, Two Arms Inc. and Mat Daly. Two brand new prints by Jay Ryan and Rich Kelly will also be premiered.

Opening Event Saturday October 18th
7pm to 11pm

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers

Pumpkin Exhibition and Carving Workshop

Friday October 17th and Sunday October 19th, 2014


Maniac Pumpkin Carvers is a full creative art studio that specializes in elaborate pumpkin art. Maniac takes pumpkin carving to new levels of creativity and skill, providing unique and stunning carved pumpkins for parties, events, and occasions of all kinds.

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers started out as a labor of love but quickly spiraled into something that is so much more. Founders, Marc Evan and Chris Soria, have been collaborating creatively for over 20 years, creating all manner of artistic wonders. Their pumpkins have been displayed at MOMA, the Whitney Museum, and they continue to elevate the art of pumpkin carving every year. Winner of Food Network's Halloween Wars, they have made numerous television appearances, sharing their skills and talent with viewers worldwide. Outside of the Fall season, Marc Evan and Chris Soria are fine artists and active muralists with public art throughout NYC.

Opening EventFriday, October 17th
7 to 11 pm

Carving ClassSunday, October 19th
2 to 6 pm

Camilla d'Errico and Hikari Shimoda

Niji Bambini

October 10th to November 9th, 2014


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 to 11pm

A Perfect Monster

An Evening with John Baizley

Saturday September 27th, 2014


John Baizley is a painter and musician based out of Philadelphia, PA. He is notable for his album cover art and t-shirts for artists including Kvelertak, Kylesa, Pig Destroyer, Darkest Hour, Daughters, Skeletonwitch, Torche, Cursed, Black Tusk, Vitamin X, Flight of the Conchords, The Red Chord, Gillian Welch, Metallica, and his own band, Baroness, for which he is the singer and rhythm guitarist. Choosing to work mostly with fairly small bands rather than big name bands, his work is instantly recognizable in the heavy music scene.
Baizley's artwork is very intricate and detailed usually consisting of iconic imagery, warm colors, and esoteric elements. He repeatedly uses the female form in a very stylized way to tell a story within each work.

John will be filling our back wall with orginal drawings, paintings and prints. John may even blow us all away with some live painting! The Cotton Candy Machine will also be printing and releasing a brand new print for this event!

Opening Event Saturday September 27th
7 to 11 pm

Sean Mahan & Elizabeth Winnel

September 12th - October 5th


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
7 to 11pm

Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever Book Signing

Come Meet the Geniuses Behind this Paragon of Punk Fan Fiction

Thursday September 11th, 2014


Tom Neely, creator of the cult phenomenon, Henry & Glenn Forever, will be joining us on Thursday, September 11th 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 Thursday, September 11th
7 to 8pm


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.

Check out their video here!

Signing Event Saturday September 6th
7 to 11pm

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 Artist: Two Arms Inc.
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




Smithe, Kraken & Seher

Optometra del Ser (Optometry of Being)

August 15th to September 10th, 2014


We couldn't be more excited to host three prolific Mexican artists for our final show of the summer. Seher, Smithe and Kraken have been rocking the art scene for quite some time, painting murals, creating posters and showing original works all over Mexico. Now, they are about to cover our Brooklyn walls with all new works (we expect 10-14 small pieces from each artist!) and we can't wait to see what they have in store for us! All three of these talented artists exist in that ever-evolving space between the sanguine and the macabre, just how we like it!

Smithe
is one of the those artists whose work wows just about everyone who see's it. From four story buildings to intricate drawings he will blow your mind and you will get to watch it deconstruct. Check out his new works and a preview of the show here.
"Again, the works are some of our favorites being made, a mix of analog and technology, and classic illustrative styles..." -juxtapoz.com
"... an artist (who) creates his own universe by assimilating and creating relationships between symbols and images. Smithe got a serious relation with the concepts of construction, destruction, structure and the self as we can see on most of his artworks." -abduzeedo.com

Kraken makes dark bold imagry in inks, water color and spray paint. His fine art illustrations and large scale murals depict visuals unique and striking enough to gain the attention of some the largest bands touring Mexico. He has produced gig posters with Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Sabath, Kiss and Mtley Cre just to name a few. Check out his new works and a prewview of the show here!
"Known for his dark, gothic and somewhat disturbing images...Kraken’s work is often recognized for his use of repetitive graphics and what could be called an obsession with eyes." -brooklynstreetart.com

Seher's work never stops. Some, the subjects seem to be sliding through a set of portals giving a unique view of the magic at hand. Techincal skill is aperent in every aspect of his art work. The detialed ink work will suck you in and the vibrant colors he paints will blow you away. Check out his new works and a preview of the show here!
"What started as an illegal graffiti hobby at the age of 15 has developed into an extremely successful career as a muralist and graphic designer." -Vice.com
"The wildly momentous use of color and movement in his work creates a supersaturated intensity that is often intertwined with beautifully bizarre, naturalistic and often macabre imagery." -Juxtapoz.com

Opening Event Friday August 15th
7pm to 11pm

CCM x SF

July 11th to August 10th, 2014


Cotton Candy Machine and Stranger Factory are teaming up to create a collaborative crossover exhibition, one big awesome event taking place simultaneously both at Stranger Factory Gallery in Albuquerque, NM and at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn, NY on the same evening. All artworks by each artist will be split up evenly between both galleries, so no matter which location you attend you will experience the exhibition, each with a different perspective.

Glenn Barr,Dilek Baykara, Scott C,Katie Carillo,Karl Deuble, Jeremy Hush, Tim Lee,Tina Lugo, Kozyndan, Stan Manoukian,Tara McPherson,Phil Noto,Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters,Chris Ryniak,Amanda Louise Spayd, Greg Rivera, Joe Scarano and Chet Zar

Opening Event Friday July 11th
7 to 11pm


Workshops Sunday July 11th
4pm


Boy Kong

Lucha No Libre

June 21st to June 28th, 2014


Boy Kong is comming to NYC! Join us for Cotton Candy Machine's first exhibition with this super prolific painter, woodworker, mural artist and world dominator! Boy will be in New York doing murals with Rag and Bone on their Elizabeth & Houston wall. Take a peak into Boy Kongs world of Lucha No Libre in this new videohere !

Opening Event Saturday June 21st
7 to 11pm


Tiny Trifecta

4th Annual Group Show!

June 14th to July 6th, 2014


Once again Tara McPherson has curated the Tiny Trifecta!! All of your favorite Cotton Candy Machine artists and more, together for one of the most exciting art shows of the year! These talented artists created three tiny pieces of art and most of it flew off the walls at record speed. Thank you so much to everybody that came out and made it the best Tiny Trifecta yet!

Jessicka Addams, Esao Andrews, Apak, John Baizley, Dilek Baykara, Melinda Beck, Andrew Bell, Cory Benhatzel, Heather Benjamin, Robert Bowen, Jon Burgerman, Iain Burke, Zoe Byland, You Byun, Scott C, Luke Chueh, Ciou, Dave Correia, Troy Coulterman, Lana Crooks, Steven Daily, Gabi de la Merced, Kelly Denato, Camilla d'Errico, Dima Drjuchin, Jason Edmiston, Ron English, Emroca, Brian Ewing, Shepard Fairey, P-Jay Fidler, AJ Fosik, Erik Foss, Gris Grimly, Michael Hacker, Kelley Hagemes, Thomas Hooper, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Charlie Immer, Jordin Isip, JK5, JoKa, Nathan Jurevicius, Lyejm Kallas-Lewis, Ian Kuali'i, Kozyndan, Grace Lang, Henry Lewis, Farron Loathing, Lola, Tina Lugo, David Mack, Sean Mahan, Malojo, Steven Manale, Sara Antoinette Martin, Megan Massacre, Marco Mazzoni, Jim McKenzie, Tara McPherson, Ronnie Ray Mendez, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Moki, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Lori Nelson, Saelee Oh, Shaunna Peterson, Anthony Pontius, Matt Ritchie, Greg Rivera, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Martina Russo, KRK Ryden, Mark Ryden, Jay Ryan, Victoria Salvador, Isabel Samaras, Erik Mark Sandberg, Scarecrowoven, Jon Schnepp, Shawnimals, Skinner, Amy Sol, Allison Sommers, Amar Stewart, Diana Sudyka, L'Amour Supreme, Yosuke Ueno, Jonathan Wayshak, Elizabeth Winnel, Martin Wittfooth, Wizardskull and Chet Zar.


Opening Event Saturday June 14th
7pm to 11pm

CREATE MAGIK Community Service Announcements

By Jeremeyville

May 17th to June 8th


Jeremyville is a New York based artist, product designer and author. His art is about simple, thought provoking messages told in an instantly recognisable style.

He is comming back to the Cotton Candy Machine to CREATEMAGIK and we can't wait! Join us for the opening night for the release of Exclusive Community Service Announcements in CCMcolor ways!

Opening Event Saturday May 17th
7 to 11pm


Jessicka Addams, Lindsey Way, and Lori Nelson

That Which Does Not Kill You.....

May 9th to June 8th, 2014


Jessicka Addams Jessicka Addams Florida-born, Los Angeles-based artist (also known as surname-free Jessicka) has combined her fascination with Goth culture, all things John Waters, religious iconography, and cats, in her current body of work titled, "That which does not kill you.....". Her work provides an exploration of identity, vulnerability, and loss of innocence while maintaining an element of absurdity that lightens the heaviness of her melancholy sculptures and paintings. The self-taught artist is also the founding member and singer of such seminal indie rock bands Jack Off Jill and scarling. Jessicka will be also be releasing her first limited edition print, andScarling's "Who Wants To Die For Art?" Limited edition 7", available on Cotton Candy Pink vinyl exclusively for the Cotton Candy Machine.

Lindsey Way was born in Dunoon, Scotland. She attended Pratt Institute, where she studied fine art and illustration. She then worked as a window display artist throughout New York City and assisted the prolific painter Ron English. Her work has been in CBGB's 32nd Anniversary Art Show, "Hung", and the traveling group show, "Draw". After years as a touring musician with the band Mindless Self Indulgence, she has been inspired by world art culture, and other influences include Mary Blair, Henry Darger and Georges Melies.

Lori Nelson
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.

Opening Event Friday May 9th
7pm to 11pm


Sean Starwars

May The Fourth Be With You

May 3rd and 4th


Please join us on the weekend of May 3rd - 4th for a free woodcut workshop with outlaw printer extrodanaire Sean Starwars on Saturday the 3rd, and an exhibition opening and comedy show on Sunday the 4th! Sunday there will be a costume contest as well so dress up in your best Starwars Cosplay and May the fourth be with you all!!!

Sean Starwars lives in a small town in Mississippi with his wife and four kids. He makes a lot of woodcuts and drinks a lot of Mountain Dew. Sean holds his MFA in printmaking from LSU and has just earned a Graphic Design certificate from SCAD. He is proud to be one of the infamous Outlaw Printmakers along with such legends as Tom Huck, Bill Fick, Dennis Mcnett and the rest . Sean likes to make five or six visiting artist trips a year so maybe he will be coming to a school near you!

Workshop Event Saturday and Sunday May 3rd - 4th
7pm to 11pm


Wizard Skull & Killer Acid Present Zine Friends

A Zine Fest at The Cotton Candy Machine

Sunday, April 27th


On Sunday, April 27th, we will be hosting an awesome event facilitated by our buddy, the Brooklyn artist Wizard Skull and Killer Acid from 1 - 8 pm. These cool artists have assembled an all-star team of amazing zine-makers, each with their own unique work to offer. At the end of the evening we will have live music from Dima Drjuchin and then a set by Tom Cheshire from West End Motel.

These ten artists have been rocking out hard on the local scene for quite some time and we are excited to have them all here at once! The Zinefriends are Lale Westvind, Retard Riot, Heather Benjamin, Lala Albert, Killer Acid, Matt Crabe, Caca Pasa, Alabaster Pizzo, Chris Uphues, WIzard Skull

With such a variety of artists, we can promise there will be something for everyone! Looking at zines is a pretty perfect way to finish off your weekend, so come on by and check it out!


Zine Event Sunday April 27th
7 to 11pm


Ciou / Malojo / Dima Drjuchin

April 5th to May 4th, 2014


Ciou, was born in Toulouse in 1981, she actually works and lives in her home town, after living in Bruxelles and Paris. Suspended between dream and nightmare, her paintings consist of a base made of a collage of old papers, taken from old medical books, dictionaries, and nature manuals, where she uses acrylic and ink; creating her own personal mixed media. Ciou creates her own necro-kawai cosmology of characters mainly centered around witch-y nature burlesque girls and their strange animal companions. Her new works feature florescent psychedelic colors as a foil for her obsessive black line work. Her darkly charming works are creepy in a very playful way, a little bit of sweet and a little bit of sour in a friendly and dangerous world.

Malojo born in Bayonne (Bask Country), lives and work in Toulouse. Comics, cartoons and old monster's movie posters are his first loves. Also fascinated by classic painters like Bosch, Bruegel or Caravage, they are as important to him as Tex Avery, Walt Dysney and Chuck Jones. The humor, sometimes cruel, of those cartoons characters as he loves the horrible scenes of religious painting. It came on his own to start painting funny monsters with tortured flesh and cute puppies with bad intentions.

Dimitri Drjuchin is an artist/musician who was born in Moscow, but grew up making images and sounds in New York City. Wielding the culmination of human potential wrought from the depths of the bicameral mind, 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.

Ciou / Malojo / Dima Drjuchin
Opening Event Saturday April 5th
7pm to 11pm


Junko Mizuno and David M Cook

March 7th to April 1st, 2014


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 Cotton Candy Machine! Junko has show with us in all three of the Tiny Trifecta's and we couldn't be more excited to present this new exhibition! More previews to come.

David M. Cook
is the architect of a mischievous microcosm. Amicable and unassuming, he hardly seems the “type” to consistently and skillfully crank out such a lewd labyrinth of work, but the cheeky hedonism comes all too naturally. Based in Los Angeles by of Brooklyn, but originally from Louisville, Kentucky, David (who also answers to Bonethrower) uses no shortage of fine lines to design a world that is equal parts modern mysticism and memento mori—at the end of the day, it all sinks in like a psychotropic drug. David has been in Los Angeles working away and this will be our first time having him back at Cotton Candy Machine since his move to the west coast. Follow him as he prepares for his return to Brooklyn!

Junko Mizuno and David M. Cook
Opening Event Friday March 7th
7pm to 11pm


Artist Residency: Amar Stewart

Open Studio at Cotton Candy Machine

February 4th to March 2nd, 2014


Amar Stewart is a London based artist and illustrator. His influences lie somewhere between, Music and City Life. Although all genres music inspire Amar's work, Hip Hop is the driving force behind the majority of his creations. Using heavy brush strokes and vibrant colours he tries to capture his subject in the grandest of light.

We had the whole month of February watching Amar paint in the gallery to get stoked about the Hip Hop Royalty Party, but nothing could have prepared us for the wild events that actually went down that night. As folks were happily chatting with Amar and admiring the work, four sneaky attendees were planning a heinous theft that rocked the Cotton Candy Machine community. A few hours into the evening, our gallery owner (and real life Batman) Sean Lenoard noticed three massive paintings missing from the back room and instantly ran out the door in hopes of catching the culprit. Being the rockstar that he is, Sean managed to chase down the thief holding the largest of the pieces, a 5 foot tall portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat. He was able to detain the thief (while still clutching the painting) until the police arrived to arrest him. As the Daily News stated, "His thief-catching skills are a work of art."

To read more about the theft and news coverage, please check out our blog post!
To see more of Amar's work, check out his website and instagram!
Open Studio Artist Residency Tuesday to Sunday Noon to 8pm
Email for private viewings info@thecottoncandymachine.com

Amar Stewart
Hip-Hop Royalty Party Saturday March 1st
7pm to 11pm



Brooklyn Biennial Submissional Closing Party

With Live Performance with Dima Drjuchin

Saturday February 1, 2014


The Brooklyn Biennial Submissional show was such a smash hit that we decided to celebrate the amazing featured artists again! On Saturday February 1st, we held a closing party for the show, just in case anybody missed their chance to see the art or meet the artists! This party was extra special, as featured artist (and CCM buddy) Dima Drjuchin played some awesome tunes on his custom painted guitar along with drummer Ben Wigler.

The party went well into the evening and a wonderful time was had by all. Thanks to everybody who made it out!

Check out the video here!

Brooklyn Biennial Submissional
Closing Party Saturday February 1st
7pm to 11pm

Cotton Candy Machine
235 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, Ny 11211

Brooklyn Biennial Submissional

December 13th, 2013 to February 2nd, 2014


Brooklyn Biennial Submissional from Cotton Candy Machine on Vimeo.



Ladies and Gentlemen it is a honor to announce the artists accepted for Cotton Candy Machine's Brooklyn Biennial Submissional!

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

Opening Event Friday December 13th
7 to 11pm

Closing Event Saturday February 1st 7 to 11pm
With live musical performace
by Dima Drjuchin

To see a little more about the show and each of these artists visit our blog here.
Please email or call if you see any pieces your are interested in purchasing 718-387-3844.

David M. Cook's Going Away Art Show Party

Escape From New York with Bonethrower

November 16th, 2013


David M Cook has been a corner stone of the talent that we have celebrated here at Cotton Candy Machine. His meticulous style and mind blowing imagery has gained attention from Rolling Stone Magazine, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Juxtapoz and Hi Fructose Magazine.

By the way of Louisville Kentucky, David has been living and working here in Brooklyn and has had two very successful solo shows with us here at CCM. He has enjoyed his time here in NYC but as all creative journeys need progress and change, David is moving to Los Angeles! Before he packs his bags and gets on the road we are taking the opportunity to celebrate him once again.

Enjoy Escape From New York with Bonethrower. A one night going away art show party and print release.

Click the images below for details on the work and availability
Please contact the gallery if you would like to purchase any of the originals from the show.
Email Orders@thecottoncandymachine.com
Phone 718-387-3844

Art Show Party Saturday November 16th
7 to 11pm

Cotton Candy Machine
235 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


Comic Arts Brooklyn

Annual Comic and Cartoon Art Festival Presented by Desert Island Comics


The Cotton Candy Machine was super stoked to take part in Comic Arts Brooklyn, an annual festival of comics and cartoon art presented by Desert Island Comics on Saturday, November 10th at Mt. Carmel church and The Knitting Factory.
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In addition to selling prints and giclees by Tara McPherson, our table also featured the fantastic Steve Manale doing small "low cost, low quality, low contemporary" superhero portraits for $3! We had an awesome time and can't wait to do it all again next year! Thanks to everybody who came out to support us and all the other represented artists! For more of Manale's art, follow him on tumblr here: http://onehundredfortycharactersorless.tumblr.com/

For those of you who missed the festival last year, make sure to check out this article written by our buddy, Nick Gazin, who was there this year too. http://www.vice.com/read/nick-gazins-comic-book-love-in-78 For more coverage of the event and a bit of its history, check out this Publishers' Weekly article too! http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/59958-fans-swarm-comic-arts-brooklyn-2013.html

Jay Ryan and Diana Sudyka

They Didn't Believe Me, But I Knew It Was There

November 8th to December 8th, 2013


Jay Ryan learned about screenprinting from Steve Walters at Screwball Press in late 1995, where they worked together until 1999, at which point Jay started The Bird Machine print shop in the basement of his apartment building. Jay's initial clients were his friends' bands, his own band, and the clubs where they played. By stumbling into the right place at the right time, he fell in with a new movement of screenprinted poster makers across the country and around the world.

Diana Sudyka (pronounced: soo-dee-kah, and it's Polish in case you were wondering) is an illustrator, and printmaker from Chicago, IL who creates work for book and album covers, screenprinted gigposters, and original watercolors. Diana's images draw inspiration from the natural elements on Earth while imbuing the animals with a supernaural spirit.

Please join us for an event filled with original watercolor paintings, inkings, poster art, and beautiful merch.

Opening Event Friday November 8th
7 to 11pm

For availability of original works email Sean@thecottoncandymachine.com

New York Comic Con 2013

Cotton Candy Machine at NYCC

October 10th-13th, 2013



New York Comic Con was a blast this year!!!Thank you to all the awesome and amazing people who stopped by our booth over the weekend. Thanks to some pretty amazing people at the Con, Jenny and Guy, we are able to get some space in NYCC to do a live painting event! Six artists Skinner, Arik Roper, Dima Drjuchin, Jeremyville, Bwana Spoons and L'Amour Supreme will be painting new 4" x 8" foot panels durring NYCC weekend! These pieces were finished at The Block Live Painting booth # 514 not far from our Cotton Candy Machine inside NYCC. After the weekend of live painting awesomeness the pieces will be brought back to Brooklyn to hang on the Roebling Wall at Cotton Candy Machine! Check out the first live painting event for the Roebling Wall here to get stoked!

Click here to watch Cotton Candy Machine at Comic Con!




Dave Correia, Jon Wayshak, Robert Bowen, Matt Ritchie, Alex Pardee

A Zerofriends Group Show

October 11th to November 3rd, 2013


Please join us for an awesome show with the Zerofriends gang, featuring loads of amazing original art, prints, apparel and more!

Dave Correia was born in New Orleans and raised in the San Francisco bay area and has been drawing his entire life. At an early age, he was administered a steady dosage of comic books, horror films and video games; all of which have had strong influences on his artistic style today. His drawings are often tedious with detail and washed with de-saturated yet subtle color. He has described his work as therapeutic and frustrating all at once.

Jon Wayshak's dark and disruptive styles have found it's way into comics, storyboards and advertising campaigns. All the while capturing the tension and stresses of a darker real life.

Robert Bowen The bastard son of 1000 maniacs, Robert Bowen is a San Francisco based artist who watched entirely too much t.v. as a kid. A connoisseur of bad habits and collector of all things wrong, this “artist” feels it is his duty to bombard you with whatever inane and juvenile imagery falls from his hand. Hell bent on world domination, he pauses only occasionally for Mexican food and Lindsay Lohan movies.

Matt Ritchie has an incredible work ethic and creates piece that truly make for a wonderful artifact. All painted, cut from wood and assembled by hand. Inspired by our pop generation you will find some work that makes you nostalgic!

Alex Pardee’s unique style is one conceived through watching years of horror movies, writing graffiti, and listening to gangster rap. His work best represents that of a vibrant undead circus sideshow.

Opening Event Friday October 11th
7 to 11pm


Michael Motorcycle, Dilek Baykara, Jeremy Hush, Paul Romano

Allegorical Quarter

September 13th to October 6th, 2013


"Allegorical Quarter" Closing Event
Saturday October 5th
Talks and Q &A from 6 to 9 pm

Paul Romano, Jeremy Hush and Dilek Baykara will give an insightful talk and Q & A at Cotton Candy Machine and you are invited. Join us for an evening to learn more about these amazing artists and their works.

In his heart, Michael Motorcycle is an artist who is compelled to tell a story. The storyline will often become apparent only once he has begun developing an image. But there are common themes throughout the images. These themes include the use or misuse of power, the human environment, and love. The theme of love and romance is a common subject in his art.

Dilek Baykara is an illustrator who was born and raised in the woods of northern New Jersey but is currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She attended School of Visual Arts for Illustration. She creates haunting images adorned with luxurious lines of ink.

Jeremy Hush's work is haunting and beautiful, wild and chaotic, dark and saturated, but entirely unique. Hush’s pieces feel like Grimm fairy tales, in the most visceral way possible prior to any of the sanitizing forces of Disney. The artist uses found materials to execute much of the work, everything from ball point pens, collected in the course of his itinerant travels, to coffee used for pigment, to inky fingerprints for crosshatching.

Paul Romano is a fine artist and designer living and working in Philadelphia. He began his professional career in the early 90s as an in-house illustrator and designer creating educational software for children. In 2000 he switched gears to pursue work in the music industry, concentrating on the visual identity of the band as a complete package.


Please join us for an event filled with original paintings, inkings, poster art, and beautiful merch.

Image above by Paul Romano.
Check out their video here!


Opening Event Friday September 13th
7 to 11pm

David M. Cook

Death To Everyone Is Gonna Come

July 12th to August 4th, 2013


David M. Cook is the architect of a mischievous microcosm. Amicable and unassuming, he hardly seems the “type” to consistently and skillfully crank out such a lewd labyrinth of work, but the cheeky hedonism comes all too naturally. Based in Brooklyn but originally from Louisville, Kentucky, David (who also answers to Bonethrower) uses no shortage of fine lines to design a world that is equal parts modern mysticism and memento mori—at the end of the day, it all sinks in like a psychotropic drug.

We welcome back David for his second solo event at Cotton Candy Machine.

Check out his video here!

For pre-sale please email sean@thecottoncandymachine.com

Opening Event Friday July 12th
7 to 11pm




Tiny Trifecta 2013

3rd Annual Tiny Group Show

June 15th to July 7th, 2013


We are so very excited to present to you our 3rd annual Tiny Trifecta show!!

Featuring THREE tiny pieces of $100 art from each artist!

Kid Acne, Jessicka Addams, Aiko, Andrew Bell, Heather Benjamin, Florence Blanchard, Robert Bowen, Jon Burgerman, Iain Burke, Zoe Byland, You Byun, Victor Castillo, Deedee Cheriel, Luke Chueh, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, David M. Cook, Dave Correia, Troy Coulterman, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Camilla d'Errico, Dilek Baykara, Steven Daily, Ron English, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, P-Jay Fidler, AJ Fosik, Lola Gil, Gris Grimley, Jason Holley, Thomas Hooper, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Charlie Immer, Jordin Isip, JK5, Lyejm Kallas-Lewis, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Kozyndan, Henry Lewis, Farron Loathing, Travis Louie, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Steve Manale, Malojo, Sara Antoinette Martin, Tara McPherson, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Moki, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Lori Nelson, Saelee Oh, Kathie Olivas, Alex Pardee, Brandt Peters, Shaunna Peterson, Joshua Petker, Anthony Pontius, Martha Rich, Arik Roper, Paul Romano, Frank Russo, Martina Russo, Jay Ryan, Mark Ryden, Souther Salazar, Isabel Samaras, Scarecrowoven, Jon Schnepp, Shawnimals, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Amy Sol, Jeff Soto, Sucklord, Diana Sudyka, L'Amour Supreme, Jill Thompson, Yosuke Ueno, Adam Wallacavage, Jonathan Wayshack and Chet Zar.

Curated by Tara McPherson
Image above by Moki

Check out the video here!

Opening Event Saturday June 15th
7 to 11pm
Pre Registration begins at 4pm


Daniel Danger

May 10th to June 9th, 2013


Join us for the opening reception of Daniel Danger's second show at Cotton Candy Machine. The show will feature a selection of originals, drawings, new prints and fun merchandise.

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.
Check out the video here!

Opening Event Friday May 10th
7 to 11pm

Roebling Wall live painting with L'Amour Supreme, Buff Monster & David Cook

May 4th 2013


We are very proud to announce the first installation of the Roebling Wall!!We have some great photos of the event and would like to thank everyone that came out. Last Saturday we hosted a live painting event with Buff Monster, L'Amour Supreme and David Cook. The event was a great way to wrap up our Number of The Beast show while still keeping a bit of Buff Monster and L'Amour Supreme around, and we are always excited when we get work from David Cook. All in all Saturday was pretty awesome! Do drop by Roebling between South 1st and Grand to check out the wall. And please do stay tuned for upcoming info on the next installation and live painting event, we are not excatly sure when but you won't want to miss it. Also don't miss all of the photos from the event!

Check out the video here!

Buff Monster & L'amour Supreme

Number Of The Beast

April 12th to May 5th, 2013


Continuing on their world wide rampage Buff Monster and L'Amour Supreme are preparing a show with powers from the dark side with Number Of The Beast. Please join us for the opening reception of Cotton Candy Machine's second anniversary event, with Buff Monster and L'Amour Supreme! This collaborative two man show will feature original paintings, drawings, inkings, custom toys, as well as a new silkscreen print and new T-Shirts.

Buff Monster
made a name for himself by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters across Los Angeles. His work is characterized by happy characters living in brightly-colored bubbly landscapes. Along with meticulously executed paintings, he has created a wide range of merchandise ranging from prints and stickers, to vinyl toys and plush. The color pink, a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness, is present in everything he creates. His work has been shown in galleries worldwide, and published by Juxtapoz, Nylon, Cool Hunting, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and many more. After 15 years living and working in Hollywood, he has recently moved to Brooklyn.

L'Amour Supreme's influences range from street cultures of New York City, hip hop, hardcore and punk music all the way to 80’s and 90’s pop culture. He has travelled the world showcasing his work and live painting in places like Tokyo, Stockholm, Berlin and cities across the US. His background in architectural design has given him the ability to conceive his art in 3D not limited to 2D design. He has designed products ranging from custom furniture, jewelry, cars and footwear including many projects with Mishka. L'Amour Supreme would like to keep pushing the boundaries of how ordinary objects are perceived and always blending aesthetic form with function.




Check out their video here!



Show Opening Event Friday April 12th

7 to 11pm


Show Closing Event
Saturday May 4th
Live Painting with Buff Monster, L'Amour Supreme and David M Cook on Cotton Candy Machine's new Roebling Wall public art space.
2 to 6pm




Dave Cooper & Troy Nixey

A Little Knotty and Dead Inventors

March 8th to April 7th, 2013


Join us for the opening reception of Dave Cooper and Troy Nixey's first show at Cotton Candy Machine. The show will feature original watercolored drawings, inkings, new prints and some fun merchandise.

Dave Cooper
made a name for himself as an underground comicbook artist in the '90s with his graphic novels, "Suckle", "Crumple", "Dan+Larry", and "Completely Pip and Norton". Near the end of the 90s, with the release of his Fantagraphics Books series "Weasel" and subsequently, the graphic novel, "Ripple" Dave established his position in the field. The critical acclaim and general notoriety that his work attracted during this time lead to many interesting opportunities in toy design, fine art printmaking, animation design, illustration, and screenwriting. At the turn of the century Dave turned his attention toward oil painting. He's since had a number of successful, high profile solo shows in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris.

Troy Nixey is well known as an illustrator/writer of comic books. Notable comics include “Batman: The Doom that Came to Gotham,” “Batman: The Gasworks,” “It’s only the End of the World Again,” “Grendel: Black, White and Red” and “Bacon.” Nixey also co-created the comic mini-series “Jenny Finn” and the critically acclaimed comic “Trout.” His comic book background has been perfect for Nixey’s transition into a director of genre films, allowing Nixey to bring his unique design sense and storytelling ability to “Don’t be Afraid of the Dark” the Guillermo del Toro film he directed in 2010. Troy Nixey is currently in development on a few feature film projects but his love for drawing still runs deep.

Check out the videohere!


Opening Event Friday March 8th
7 to 11pm


Williamsburg Afterhours Brooklyn Armory Night! Saturday March 9th
7 to 10pm

Great Showdowns book release with Scott C.

Original Paintings, Books, Puppets, Prints and Scott C.

Saturday December 8th, 2012


Scott C. has been busy as usual and has a new book! Cotton Candy Machine is so pleased to be hosting the book release and signing for "The Great Showdowns" by Scott C. right here in Brooklyn.

On top of the new book Scott is bringing some original Great Showdown paintings! We will also be releasing a mini print set from his solo show Tender Times. Scott is really so amazing in person you wont want to miss this intimate opportunity...... with puppets!

Book Signing Saturday December 8th
7 to 8pm

Joe Ledbetter & Nathan Jurevicius

Creatures of the Night

December 7th, 2012 to January 13th, 2013


Nathan Jurevicius and Joe Ledbetter join us for an amazing 2 man show featuring their amazing and colorful artworks.

Joe Ledbetter
is influenced by classic animation, graphic design, and daily life, Joe Ledbetter's art is... well... a lot of things. Light-hearted in its approach, he often combines cute and cuddly creatures with unfortunate — albeit humorous — situations. With a lean on the subversive and absurd, these scenarios are all too familiar, questioning our tendency of taking life (and ourselves) too seriously. For his part Joe will be presenting 9 new paintings, an exciting new print set, and a uniquely customized inflatable unicorn (what was he thinking?!).

Nathan Jurevicius has worked as a freelance illustrator since 1994 with many international companies and galleries. His most acclaimed project to date is Scarygirl, a psychedelic, dream-like composition of heartfelt stories and reinterpreted folklore based around a cute but slightly odd little girl and her giant octopus guardian. Nathan will be presenting 34 watercolor and pen works on paper.
Joe Ledbetter will be attending the opening.

Joe Ledbetter will be attending the opening. C'mon out to see what these two artists have up their sleeve as everything is reasonable priced for the holidays you're sure to find something fantastic for that someone special. And be sure to give Joe a hi-five as the show lands on his birthday! Please email sean@thecottoncandymachine.com for presale info.

Opening Event Friday December 7th
7 to 11pm



Bwana Spoons and Friends

Rolling Thunder

November 9th to December 2nd, 2012


Bwana Spoons is a painter, and half jack of many other trades. He hearts trees, moss, and monsters, making toys, designing shoes, busting the occasional illustration, or working on an installation. Bwana also owns the awesome Grass Hut store in Portland, OR.

Join us for a fun show featuring original drawings & paintings, limited edition prints and toys, cool merchandise, art books and more! Plus a group show curated by Bwana Spoons with art by Martin Ontiveros, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Alex Chiu, Tripper, Shawn Wolfe, Oliver Hibert, Arbito, Le Merde, Chanmen, Spencer Hibert, Ferris Plock, Uglydoll and APAK.

Opening Event Friday November 9th
7 to 11pm


Camilla d'Errico and Brandi Milne

The Candy Escape

October 12th to November 4th, 2012


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.

Brandi Milne
was born and raised in Anaheim, California and always had a love for creativity. Growing up, she was happily influenced by the oddities of the 1970's and 80's, vintage Halloween decorations, classic cartoons and an abundance of nostalgic child playthings. A self taught artist and illustrator, Milne's work represents a melding of many very different genres while embracing beauty and aesthetic over message or propaganda.

Please join us for an event with these two talented ladies. Works include original paintings, drawings, artbooks, toys, and more... and held during the exciting weekend of New York Comic Con!

Opening Event Friday October 12th
7 to 11pm


Glenn Barr: Detroit Rooms

Solo Exhibition

September 14th to October 7th, 2012


Glenn Barr is one of Detroit's most celebrated and successful underground artists. His paintings have appeared in galleries from San Francisco to New York City. Glenn's work has been featured in a variety of comics and graphic novels such as Mad, DC Comics and Paradox Press as well as in a series of self published books called HEEP. Barr's contribution to animation include background styling for The Ren and Stimpy Show, Bjork's I Miss You video and The New Woody Woodpecker Show.

Please join us for an evening with Glenn Barr featuring paintings, prints, merch and more!

Opening Event Friday September 14th
7 to 11pm


Jon Burgerman, Andrew Bell, JK5

Other Mother Brothers

August 10th to September 9th, 2012


Jon Burgerman is a multidisciplinarian carefully constructing a world in which the narrative of being an artist is played out across a wide variety of media for the distraction, enlightenment and delight of those who choose to tune in.

Andrew Bell’s work spans a wide spectrum of mediums from illustrations and paintings to toys and sculptures. Much of his work is brought together by a sense of humor that often belies a more serious and sombre message.

JK5
lives and works in Brooklyn, New York where he relentlessly develops his visual, textual, and iconographic languages through a diverse range of media. JK5 is a highly respected custom tattoo artist and has been so for the last 20 years. Currently he is working on a new book of his lifes work with rizzoli, planning gallery shows in new cities across the globe, plenty of commercial illustration and design work, realizing his brand of vision, intent, communication in all forms from kids clothing and accessories, to a trans-media universe including feature films based on the Flowbot toys he produced with Kidrobot.es a more serious and sombre message.

We are excited to have a show with these three amazing NYC based artists! Join us for a show of originals, prints, fun merch, toys and more! Photos by Riley Ziesig

Opening Event Friday August 10th
7 to 11pm

Tiny Trifecta 2012

2nd Annual Group Show

July 7th to August 5th, 2012


We are so very excited to present to you our 2nd annual Tiny Trifecta show!!

Featuring THREE tiny pieces of $100 art from each artist!

Jessicka Addams, Aiko, Jim Avignon, Shawn Barber, Andrew Bell, Robert Bowen, Jon Burgerman, Zoe Byland, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, David M Cook, Dave Cooper, Dave Correia, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Steven Daily, Daniel Danger, Camilla d’Errico, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, PJay Fidler, AJ Fosik, Doze Green, Fred Harper, Jason Holley, Thomas Hooper, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Jordin Isip, JK5, James Jean, Jeremyville, Nathan Jurevicius, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Josh Keyes, Henry Lewis, Lola, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Sara Antoinette Martin, Dan May, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Martin Ontiveros, Alex Pardee, Joshua Petker, London Police, Anthony Pontius, Martha Rich, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Jay Ryan, Souther Salazar, Isabel Samaras, Erik Mark Sandberg, Jon Schnepp, Shawnimal, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Bwana, Spoons, Sucklord, Diana Sudyka, Lamour Supreme, Fefe Talavera, Jill Thompson, Miss Van, Adam Wallacavage, Lindsey Way, John Wayshack, Eric White, and Chet Zar.

Curated by Tara McPherson
Image above by Diana Sudyka

All artwork will be sold in person on a first come first serve basis. In an effort to create a smoother and more efficient experience for everyone this year, pre-registration to purchase the art will begin at 4pm the day of the opening at Cotton Candy Machine. We will be proceeding in order of those waiting. Limit of 2 pieces of art per person. Remaining unsold pieces will go online the following week. Thank you!

Opening Event Saturday July 7th
7 to 11pm

Pre Registration begins at 4pm

Alex Pardee

TuMor or Not TuMor

June 9th to July 1st, 2012


We are pleased to have the mysterious master back at Cotton Candy Machine! Join us for an Interactive Art and Game Show featuring all new Paintings from and Hosted by Alex Pardee! Here is what Alex had to say about the opening.

"Around 7:15 on the night of the show, the first 50 people to show up to watch the game will be given a raffle ticket. We will then have a drawing to pick the contestants. There are 14 slots open to play the game. The game is simple:
I show you a silhouette, and you have to examine the silhouette and tell me if you think the actual painting behind it features a character WITH a tumor, or WITHOUT a tumor. It's easy."

On top of the new Tumorous or Not Tumorous new paintings, Alex is filling the Cotton Candy Machine with his shirts and prints and setting up a Zerofriends Pop-Up shop in NYC once again. Don't miss this show!

Check out the video here!

Opening Event Saturday June 9th
7 to 11pm

Scott C.

Tender Times

May 11th to June 3rd, 2012


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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.

Please join us for a fun event with Scott C featuring new watercolors, books, prints, merch and more!

Opening Event Friday May 11th
7 to 11pm

Bunny In The Moon book signing with Tara McPherson

Come meet with Tara in her old studio!

April 28 2012


Join us in celebration for the release and signing of Bunny in the Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson Volume III.

"There is also a very special aspect to this book signing and it has to to with my new art boutique, Cotton Candy Machine... Not many people know this, but the location of Cotton Candy Machine was actually my art studio for the 5 years prior to the boutique opening! So all the paintings in my past 2 art books were all painted inside the very same space!! It means a lot to me to be able to have the signing and share my work with you in the same room that I spent so many long hours and long nights working on all the pieces that are in my new book!" - Tara McPherson

To make the event even sweeter.... the first 50 people to purchase a copy of the book at the boutique the day of the signing will receive a FREE Trance giclee!

Book Signing Saturday April 28th
7 to 9pm


Skinner

The Undermining Satanic Energies of an Incongruent Suburban Sickness

April 13th to May 6th, 2012


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Skinner will be back in New York for his solo show The Undermining Satanic Energies Of An Incongruent Suburban Sickness at Cotton Candy Machine. Skinner's love for metal-dressed fully erect demons eating their enemies goes beyond his incredible paintings and murals. This amazing monster maker from Sacramento also plays in the metal band "Ungoliant" and he practices and tours in between his busy painting schedule. The custom toy world now has a new super star with his collaborations from Lulubell toys. Skinner decided to stop teaching years ago so that he could focus on his personal art. Even though he is not in the classroom anymore he is still teaching a new generation of artists by the way he works. Skinner's collaborations range from our local homies at Mishka to Europe with the Dead Sea Mob. Just last October, Skinner created a huge body of work and a zine called the "Butcher Kings" by teaming up with long time murder accomplice Alex Pardee. And 2011 marked the year Skinner and Zerofriends launch his personal apparel line Critical Hit. 2012 is going to need more than Armageddon to stop this Monster.

Opening Event Friday April 13th
7 to 11pm

David M Cook

Bone Thrower

March 9th to April 8th, 2012


David M Cook is an Illustrator based in NYC. Creating images of precise rays and intricate patterns making unbelievable texture and depth in his characters. David's iconic skull graced the album cover of Old Wounds by Young Widows. Davids no stop work ethic and his creatively beautiful exercises of pen precision will make for a show full of pieces you would love to take home.

Join us for the opening reception of David Cook's show at the Cotton Candy Machine. The show will feature original drawings, original tattoo flash sheets, t-shirts from local dungeon masters Shirts and Destroy and much more.

Opening Event Friday March 9th
7 to 11pm


Paul Pope, Esao Andrews, Travis Louie, Jeremy Hush, Tara McPherson

Holiday Gicle Show Extraordinaire

December 2nd to December 31, 2011


Join us in celebration as we embark on our newest venture... We will now be publishing limited edition archival Gicle prints for our artists!

For our first ever Gicle show, we will be releasing a large and small format Gicle for each artist. The first 20 purchases will receive a free mini print! (In Store)

Esao Andrews, Jeremy Hush and Tara McPherson will be attending the opening. The online Pre-Sale will begin at Noon on December 2nd.

Opening Event Friday December 2nd
7 to 11pm

Black Friday - Shig x Tara McPherson

Zombie Ice Baby Nag Nag Nag Release

November 25th, 2011


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On Black Friday, November 25th we are having the most talked about Toy release we have ever been a part of here at Cotton Candy Machine. The newest collaboration in the NagNagNag series, 'Zombie Ice Baby' by Tara McPherson and Shigeru! Just last week Shigeru, who is the Japanese Vinyl master and Creator of the Nag, released his 5 toys of the edition through his website on 11.11.11 at 11:11. They were sold through a Lottery and collectors submit through email to be included in the raffle. Those 5 toys are all sold and that only leaves the 5 toys that we will be releasing here!

*We were able to donate $300 to Oceana and Sea Shepard charities from money raised in the auction of the last Nag doll. Thank You!!

Nag Nag Nag Release Friday November 25th
9 to 10pm EST


Sara Antoinette Martin

Tee Shirt Party!

November 18th, 2011


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We're hosting a fun one night event with NYC based artist, Sara Antoinette Martin, introducing her Skelecore Tshirt and Print line!

Mastering the art of cuteness through darkness, but without being too obvious about it, Sara Antoinette Martin is multi-diciplined. Creating multi layered mixed media paintings, painstakingly detailed pen and ink drawings, and more recently, traditional inspired tattoos. She paints strong women, pretty intestines and her seemingly disparate influences include traditional tattoo art, fins, gills, flowers and Masonic and alchemical symbolism.

There will be lots of tee shirts and accessories, plus many affordable giclee prints, serigraphs and a few originals. If you have been to any of the recent Cotton Candy Machine events, she's the gal snapping all the photos!

Tee Shirt Party Friday November 18th
7 to 11pm


Burlesque of North America, Hero Design, Mike King

Slow Jams & Dedications

November 11th to 30th, 2011


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We welcome Burlesque of North America, Hero Design and Mike King (Crash Design) to the Cotton Candy Machine for a rock poster and art print show highlighting their beautiful and graphic art work.

All of the artists will be present and will also have a selction of fun merchandise as well.

Opening Event Friday November 11th
7 to 11pm

Scott C.

Amazing Everything Book Signing

Saturday October 22nd, 2011


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Enjoy the Video from a book signing for Scott C's art book, Amazing Everything, published by Insight Editions.

With equal parts style, humor, and insight, Scott C. has delighted an international fanbase with his unique watercolor paintings, illustrations, and drawings. Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C. is his first monograph, the best and most imaginative works of art in his emerging career.

Book Signing Saturday October 22nd
7 to 8pm


Lulubell and Friends

One Night Toy Party!

October 15th, 2011


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Join us for a very special one night event with Lulubell and Friends, featuring exclusive Cotton Candy Machine colorway releases from Lulubell, Lulubell Japan, Cherry Vinyl, Grody Shogun, Velocitron and more!

We will also be celebrating the release of Tara McPherson's 'George' resin figure by Cherry Vinyl in a super limited edition of 6 turquoise.

Toy Party Saturday October 15th
7 to 11pm


Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Travis Louie, Chris Ryniak

A Circus Posterus Event

October 14th to November 6th, 2011


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Circus Posterus began in 2000 as a small collective of fine artists, illustrators, gallery curators and collaborators working together to create exhibitions and art projects utilizing the diverse backgrounds of each of its members. The group officially evolved into an established company in 2007 by original founders Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters, and has expanded to include the amazing talents of Chris Ryniak, Travis Louie, Sas and Colin Christian, Glen Barr and more.

This event will showcase limited edition prints, 3D works, and small originals. Held in conjunction with New York Comic Con.

Opening Reception Friday October 14th
7 to 11pm

Daniel Albrigo, Ryan Begley, David Cook, Thomas Hooper, Seldon Hunt and Anthony Pontius

A Shirts and Destroy Event

September 9th to October 9th, 2011


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A spectacular display of all six artist's Shirts and Destroy merchandise...Plus, 12 brand new original collaborations by all six artists! Limited edition prints from each Artist will be available at the event. To top that, we are donating a percentage of sales to a local arts outreach program ... who says tattoo artists, metal heads and subversive painters of Brooklyn don't have big hearts?

Local artists and local business for all hands!

Opening Reception Friday September 9th
7 to 11pm


Buff Monster and Jeremyville

Sprout Up

August 5th to September 4th, 2011


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Welcome the wild and crazy stylings of Buff Monster and Jeremyville! This event is sure to tickle you pink!

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.

Jeremyville is an artist, product designer and author. He wrote the first book in the world on designer toys called 'Vinyl Will Kill', in 2003, and his 2nd book 'Jeremyville Sessions', (both published by IdN, distributed by Gingko). Jeremyville has been in group shows at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Colette in Paris, the Madre Museum in Napoli, the 796 Arts District in Beijing, and Giant Robot in New York. Converse has released 2 Jeremyville Chuck Taylor high tops, and Kidrobot have released several of his designer toys. He also regularly speaks at creative conferences, having spoken at Pictoplasma in Berlin this year, and upcoming conferences in Argentina, Norway, New York and Brazil.

Remaining available prints will be posted to the site soon. Please sign up for the mailing list below to be notified of release dates.

Opening Reception Friday August 5th
7 to 11pm


Daniel Danger

Solo Event

July 8th to July 31st, 2011


Daniel Danger is an illustrator and printmaker working out of New England. The son of a 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.

Daniel will be showing a selection of silkscreened art prints and rock posters, and originals, and will be at the opening event.

Opening Reception Friday July 8th
7 to 11pm

MELVINS

Meet the Melvins!! Signing and Poster Release

Tuesday June 7th, 2011


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We are so pleased to host a signing event with one of our all time favorite bands around... the MELVINS!!! They will be in town for their 2 back to back shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this June. Tara McPherson will be doing the poster for this show, and we will have them for sale along with the brand new Cotton Candy Machine Melvins shirt. (Which all sizes are fully back in stock!)

We will have a fun photobooth setup at the event so you can have your picture taken with the Melvins! Bringing your own prop is encouraged!! We will have some on hand as well. So come down and meet the band, take a sweet pic, have them sign your stuff, and start your night out right!

Signing Event Tuesday June 7th
4 to 5pm

Beverages provided by Dogfish Head Beers

Leia Bell, Brian Ewing, Michael Motorcycle, Little Friends of Printmaking, Jermaine Rogers, Jay Ryan

Rock It To Me! : A Group Rock Poster Show

June 3rd to July 3rd, 2011


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ROCK IT TO ME
Features the artwork and prints of 6 of our favorite rock poster artists! Join us for a fun filled evening inspired by rock, metal, and printmaking! Each artists will be bringing not only rock posters, but their gorgeous art prints, shirts, and other sweet merchandise as well!

Opening Reception Friday June 3rd
7 to 11pm

Brian Ewing, Michal Motorcycle and Jay Ryan will all be in attendance!
Beverages provided by Dogfish Head Beers



Miss Van

Book Signing

Saturday May 28th, 2011


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In conjuction with her solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery on May 26th, we welcome French native, Barcelona local, Miss Van to the Cotton Candy Machine!

Join us for a book signing for 'Twinkles' and 'Atame'. Miss Van will also have some beautiful and extremely limited gicles for sale as well.

Signing Event Saturday May 28th
7 to 9pm



TWINKLES - The book traces the Twinkles work since 2008. The Miss Van Stolen Heart Series, Twinkles, Still a little magic and Immaculadas.

ATAME - This is a limited printing edition of only 1000 cataloges, individually numbered. Includes canvases, drawings and installation exhibited at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris, during December 2007.

Alex Pardee, Dave Correia, Skinner, Robert Bowen

PAPER VIEW: A ZEROFRIENDS SHOW

May 6th to May 29th, 2011


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We're proud to present a Zerofriends Art and Print show! Zerofriends is the creative collective founded by Alex Pardee and features the artwork of loads of talented artists. Alex is a longtime friend of Cotton Candy Machine co-founder Sean Leonard, so it is perfect that we have them for our second event!

Opening Recepetion Friday May 6th
7pm to 11pm

Alex Pardee and Dave Correia will be attending the opening reception. The show will feature limited edition prints, apparel, fun merchandise, books, and some originals.

Zerofriends will be releasing 2 colorways of a brand new print tomorrow in a super limited edition of 25. Aptly titled 'The Cotton Candy Machine'. Also Dave correia will have a bunch of hand embellished prints for you.

But that's not all! Alex will be bringing ONE copy of his new book AWFUL RESILIANT with a hand painted cover to give away to one lucky person at the event! It's number 1 of 250. With every purchase of $50 you will recieve one raffle ticket. Alex will pick a winner at 11pm tomorrow night!

Aaaaand there's more! Zerofriends will be releasing two new shirts from Alex's amazing show 'Vertigo' tomorrow at the Cotton Candy Machine as well. So many activities!!



Tiny Trifecta 2011

100+ Artists, $100 Tiny Art, on the 100th Day of the Year

April 9th to May 1st, 2011


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Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the Grand Opening event for the Cotton Candy Machine... the TINY TRIFECTA!! When thinking of what to do for the first exhibition, I wanted it to be something magical, shiny and glorious, and what better way to make magic happen than to get 100 of my favorite artists together for a fun show!

Featuring the art of Jessicka Addams, Esao Andrews, Jim Avignon, John Baizley, Shawn Barber, Gary Baseman, Andrew Bell, Leia Bell, Bongot, Robert Bowen, Beast Brothers, Mike Budai, Casey Burns, Scott C, Joe Capobianco, Marcos Chin, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, David Cook, Dave Cooper, Jessi Cornett, Dave Correia, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Steven Daily, Daniel Danger, Camilla d’Errico, Stephan Doitschinoff, Huck Gee, Dana Glover, Dan Grzeca, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, PJay Fidler, Justin Hampton, Kevin Hayes, Mark Heggie, Hero, Boris Hoppek, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Jordin Isip, Jeremyville, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Lindsey Kuhn, Henry Lewis, Travis Louie, Lola, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Steven Manale, Sara Antoinette Martin, Angie Mason, Dan May, Tara McPherson, Mike Mignola, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Kathie Olivas, Alex Pardee, Marion Peck, Brandt Peters, Joshua Petker, Nathan Pickett, Anthony Pontius, Little Friends Of Printmaking, Arabella Proffer, Noah Rice, Nathan Rice, Martha Rich, Jermaine Rogers, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Jay Ryan, Mark Ryden, Isabel Samaras, Jon Schnepp, Mike Shinoda, Rafael Silveira, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Morgan Slade, Timba Smits, Shawn Smith, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, Tofu Squirrel, Diana Sudyka, Fefe Talavera, Jill Thompson, Adam Wallacavage, Jonathan Wayshack, Eric White, Elizabeth Winnel, Martin Wittfooth, Chet Zar.


Opening Event Saturday April 9th, 2011
7pm to Midnight

Image above by Brandi Milne.

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