Monday, May 21, 2012
Opening: Saturday May 26th, 7-11 pm
May 26th - June 9th 2012
TAG | Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046 U.S.
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “TxB” featuring the work of T9G and Bwana Spoons. “TxB”, as the title suggests, has Bwana and T9G customizing, designing, and mashing each other’s signature characters together in a host of mediums including paintings, murals, toys, and more!
This concept extends to production as well, as “TxB” marks the debut of the three unique vinyl figures co-designed by Bwana and T9G (who also sculpted) and produced by Toy Art Gallery!
TxB also features individual work from the artists including a new black and white zine from Bwana and a life-size Rangeas from T9G.
Bwana and T9G descend on TAG in person for the “TxB” opening on Saturday , May 26th from 7-11 PM. with a DJ, drinks, and more. Join us at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. “TxB” runs through June 9th.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Hi, my name is Bwana Spoons. I am a painter, and half jack of many other trades. I heart trees, moss, and monsters. I make toys, and design shoes, bust the occasional illustration, or work on an installation. I make art. I own and run Grass Hut Art Market based in Portland Oregon. GH is a little gallery and retail space showcasing both local and global arts.
My clientele includes- Foundation Skateboards, Hurley, Converse, Dekline, Bumbleride, Threadless Select, Hessenmob, Gargamel, Super7, DC Shoe Company, and a host of others.
I have shown my arts in various corners of the earth including- Artoyz- Paris, Thrashout, Hurley Space Tokyo- Tokyo, Double Punch, 111 Minna, Super 7- San Francisco, Giant Robot, Switcheroo, TAG, Gallery 1988, Hurley Space, La Luz- Los Angeles, Subtext- San Diego, Atticus Gallery- Barcelona, Concrete Hermit- London, Motel, Compound, Grass Hut- Portland, Roq la Rue- Seattle, Outre Gallery- Sidney, Max Fish, GRNY- New York, and a pile of other places I forget.
Most recently I have worked on a few large murals and installations with Hurley in Los Angeles and Tokyo. That is fun.
T9G is a figure creator based in Tokyo.
His backbone as a toy figure sculptor allows him to create his own figure.
Uses doll eyes as an icon of his work. Creates his original world into figures.
T9G’s work is exhibited at LOVELESS Character Aoyama, Tokyo, SFT National Art Center Tokyo (on display and for sale), "The Lobby" in the Hankyu Department Store Umeda, Osaka (solo), SILAS & MARIA (Joint Exhibition), minorityrev (exhibition) exhibition, and many others all over the world