A Little Knotty and Dead Inventors
March 8th to April 7th, 2013Join 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.
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Opening Event Friday March 8th
7 to 11pm
Williamsburg Afterhours Brooklyn Armory Night! Saturday March 9th
7 to 10pm