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 / Esao Andrews / Apak / John Baizley / Dilek Baykara / Melinda Beck / Andrew Bell / Andrei Bouzikov / Jon Burgerman / Iain Burke / Zoe Byland / You Byun / Scott C / Deedee Cheriel / Luke Chueh / Cha! / Ciou / David M Cook / Troy Coulterman / Lana Crooks / Ramiro Davaro-Comas / Gabi de la Merced / Kelly Denato / Camilla d’Errico / Dima Drjuchin / Emroca / Jason Edminston / Brian Ewing / Natalia Fabia / Ian Ferguson / Eric Fortune / AJ Fosik / Mab Graves / Michael Hacker / Kelley Hagemes / Seldon Hunt / Jeremy Hush / Charlie Immer / Jordin Isip / Martine Johanna / JK5 / Joka / Erik Jones / Lyejm Kallas-Lewis / Aya Kakeda / Andrea Kang / Andy Kehoe / Kraken / Ian Kuali’i / Brad Kunkle / Grace Lang / Jesse LeDoux / Tim Lee / Henry Lewis / Kristen Liu / Farron Loathing / Lola / Travis Louie / Tina Lugo / David Mack / Sean Mahan / Jean Paul Mallozzi / Malojo / Steven Manale / Sara Antoinette Martin / Megan Massacre / Dan May / Marco Mazzoni / Jim McKenzie / Caitlin McCormack / Tara McPherson / Brandi Milne / Junko Mizuno / Moki / Heiko Muller / Yoh Nagao / Lori Nelson / Joohee Park / Shaunna Peterson / London Police / Anthony Pontius / Arabella Proffer / Martha Rich / Lucas Ruggieri / Jay Ryan / Isabel Samaras / Skinner / Allison Sommers / Amy Sol / Brian Sparrow / Beau Stanton / Cameron Stewart / Diana Sudyka / Gary Taxali / Adam Wallacavage / Elizabeth Winnel / Yoskay Yamamoto / Lauren YS
Curated by Tara McPherson
Opening Event Saturday June 6th
7pm to 11pm
Pre Registration begins at 4pm
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.
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
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.
“My work channels different points of reference from my Russian background, to pop culture, to comic books, to fine art, to spirituality, to the occult. I can’t truly say that it’s a commentary on anything, because I am not interested in judging anyone or any thing. I believe it’s more of a reflection of multiple influences that get filtered through my mind and come back out all at once on my canvas redefined to my own liking. That said, I also try not to take anything too seriously and on some level I believe I still paint in a similar mind set I did as a child scribbling on a piece of paper. Most of my ideas are on the spot and I let how I’m feeling at that moment guide me to what happens next in the piece. I think ultimately I’m just trying to entertain myself.”
Dimitri Drjuchin is an artist/musician who was born in Moscow, but grew up making images and sounds in New York City. He graduated Parsons School Of Design in 2003 with a BFA in Illustration.
This will be Dima's fifth time showing with us! He first showed at CCM as part of our first Brooklyn Biennial Submissional in December 2013, then again with Ciou and Malojo in April 2014. He has also participated in the Fourth and Fifth Annual Tiny Trifecta Group Shows!
Opening Event Friday August 14th
7 to 11pm
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.
Lori first showed with us as part of the Third Annual Tiny Trifecta in 2013. Since then, she has been in the Fourth and Fifth Tiny Trifecta group shows, as well as three woman show, "That Which Does Not Kill You" in March 2014 with Jessicka Addams and Lindsey Way, as well as small project show, "Internet Friends," in November 2014. T
German artist Moki Mioke works in different styles and techniques including surreal paintings, comics, animation, toys and performance art. Her acrylic paintings are inspired by Japanese anime of Hayao Miyazaki as well as beautiful and mossy Northern landscapes. Moki Mioke states: "Nature itself is an art, and it is the most beautiful thing that can be created." - Ignant.com
Moki has been part of the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Annual Tiny Trifecta group shows and her work has always sold fast! This will be her first solo show with us!
Opening Event Friday September 11th
7 to 11pm
"My work is simple but it does not get there simply. The symbols explore the relationships and meanings between places and people in my world. This world is an internal space kept since childhood. I am sifting through it to find what things mean and when there is no meaning I make it up. Two prominent symbols are the black dog, which has become an icon representing myself, and the arch, a symbol for belief. I work with mediums of multiples because symbols have power when they are multiplied for all to see. "
In this new series of scultpures, Brian further explores the upside-down coffin motif that he has worked with for the past few years. For the very first time, scenes and elements from his personal "creation myth" will have three-dimensional form, inviting us into the strange worlds of an alternative past. Brian first showed with us as part of They Live: Exhibited Works and then again in the Fifth Annual Tiny Trifecta. This will be his first solo show with us and we couldn't be more excited!
Opening Event Saturday September 19th
7 to 11pm
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 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