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!

Please join us on Saturday, February 7th from 4 - 6 pm to celebrate the book release. Dima will be signing copies and helping all of us to build these funny little paper friends!

Chris Uphues

Small Gift

February 13th to March 8th

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.

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

Memento Mori

March 13th to April 5th, 2015

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

Opening Event Friday March 13th
7pm to 11pm

Tina Lugo & David M. Cook

April 10th to May 3rd

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!

Opening Event Friday April 10th
7pm to 11pm

Tiny Trifecta

5th Annual Group Show!

June 6th to July 5th

All of your favorite Cotton Candy Machine artists and more, together for one of the most exciting art shows of the year! Curated by Tara McPherson.

Opening Event Saturday June 6th
7pm to 11pm

Glenn Barr

July 10th to August 9th

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 10th
7pm to 11pm

Brooklyn Biennial Submissional

2nd Biennial Group Show!

December 4th to January 3rd

We are so excited to host our second submission based show! If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, send some examples over to Info@thecottoncandymachine.com!

Opening Event Friday December 4th
7 to 11pm

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