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Play : New works by Calvin Ma and Erika Sanada

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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myplasticheart presents ‘Play’, an exhibit featuring new works by San Francisco based sculptors Erika Sanada and Calvin Ma. Both artists take on decidedly different approaches to the theme but are connected in the whimsical nature of the final outcome of their work. The pieces for this show represent their childhood experiences and the need to express and revisit emotions both good and bad. They each give their interpretations on the theme of ‘Play’ and what it means to them:

I create odd ceramic creatures that represent my fear, worry and anxieties. I’ve been worrying every little things since I was child. For example, I worried getting germs from door nob, bench, and other stuff, and I afraid of breaking relationship with my friends.. But now, I had kind of break though with my anxieties and I feel much better than before. So this new series, ‘Play’ represent I’m dealing with my fears and worries well. I made my ceramic puppies and birds playful and joyful, but still it has a little bit of bitter taste like my state of mind – Erika Sanada

My work for this show is a bit different from what I usually make and something I’ve been itching to do for a while. Toys and action figures were such a huge part of my childhood and memories of playing with them as a kid drives my passion for what I do now in the studio. The aesthetic of my work is heavily inspired by the whimsical nature of toys with a bit of gloominess to it. As a kid, you use your imagination and put yourself in the shoes of your favorite plastic hero and create adventures for them. With that in mind, I’ve put together a small series of my generic ceramic figures all dressed up in superhero costumes and they’re ready to play! – Calvin Ma

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday December 12th from 7-10pm. Both artists will be in attendance to chat and discuss their work. Exhibition runs through December 31st 2015.

Play
New works by Erika Sanada and Calvin Ma
Opening Reception Saturday, December 12th 2015 7-10pm
Exhibition runs through December 31st 2015

myplasticheart toy store & gallery
210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002
646.290.6866
www.erikasanada.com
www.calvinmasculpts.com

www.myplasticheart.com

About Erika Sanada
My work reflects the weird and the creepy; I am fascinated with the dark side. “Odd Things” is my current body of work and I use ceramic for making bizarre creatures. They have extra body parts such as multiple arms, legs, teeth and ears. These are how I express my sensitive mind. There are two reasons I create misshapen and abnormal work. One is my bitter childhood and the second is my constant anxieties.

When I was young, my friends ignored and bullied me. As a result, I stayed indoors and watched supernatural movies and animations. They helped me escape from reality and gave me power. These movies showed main characters using magic to turn others into freakish animals and insects. This transformation inspired me to make work that reflected the images that I saw in those movies and animations.

I have had an anxious personality since I was a child. I worry about everything, even tiny things. Anxiety drags my mind to the dark side, which is more powerful and intense than my bright side. Sometimes I can’t move forward because I am emotionally paralyzed. I decided to go face-to-face with my anxieties by creating irregular and eerie creatures representing my dark side. As a result, these creatures show my twisted mind as I try to overcome anxiety through my creation.

About Calvin Ma
I utilize the action figure form in my sculptural work to explore personal issues and struggles with social anxiety. As an adult, I face difficulties in the social environment. Meeting new people, being in the company of strangers, crowds, peers and intermittently among friends and family brings about a heightened nervousness that takes over and impedes my ability to function socially. Even as a child I was reserved and apprehensive, so I turned to toys to keep me entertained. I believe the tactile activity of playing with them coupled with my active imagination helped establish this passion for the action figure early on. There was something about picking up your favorite hero or villain and creating stories and adventures that captivated me. It felt only natural to tap into this childlike sense of exploration and storytelling through my artwork.

Join the conversation and see sneak peeks of some of the pieces here  – https://www.facebook.com/events/649049548532140/

Join our Preview List – http://eepurl.com/ba9hl1

Boy and Bear opens Saturday Oct. 24th

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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Sumo wrestling pandas. Cave-dwelling goblins. Board-gaming ghosts… These are some of the wonderful inhabitants that exist in an imaginary world. Join Boy and Bear as they set out to make new friends and explore places full of wonderment and adventure.

myplasticheart presents Boy and Bear, a new show by New Zealand based artist and illustrator Richard Kuoch (aka podgypanda). This show will focus on the cuter side of things featuring both prints and original work in Richard’s signature blue pencil style. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday October 24th from 7-10pm. Richard will be in attendance to chat and discuss his work. Exhibition runs through November 22nd 2015.

Boy and Bear
A solo show by podgypanda
Opening Reception Saturday, October 24th 2015 7-10pm
Exhibition runs through Nov 22nd 2015
myplasticheart toy store & gallery
210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002

646.290.6866

www.podgypanda.com
www.myplasticheart.com

PodgyPanda is Richard Kuoch, an artist, illustrator, animator and graphic designer from Auckland, New Zealand. His characters exude that playful innocence we so often associate with childhood. Utilising his background in animation and graphic design, he follows his motto “Blink, Smile, Share” by creating characters and illustrations that show his fun and unique take on life through art.”

Join the conversation and see sneak peeks of some of the pieces here – https://www.facebook.com/events/1633837090223234/

Join our Preview List – http://eepurl.com/ba9hl1


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BIG BAD 2015 NYCC RUNDOWN – FINAL UPDATE!!!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

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It is that time of the year again! New York Comic Con 2015 is TOMORROW!!! The Block! returns again for its fourth year. As we have in prior years, along with our releases and events, we will provide you with the most extensive guide to signings and releases in The Block! Bookmark the blog entry for the most up to date information. Print it out as a handy guide so you don’t miss out! Remember, New York Comic Con starts Thursday morning at 10am!

In alphabetical order:

481 Universe / N-Stuff – Booth 223

Releases
Outlanders, Accessories, heads, mini figures customs, and other goodies

Argonauts Resins / The Jelly Empire– Booth 402

Releases
Piragua resin 5″ figures
Various Tutts resin figures
100 sketch cards – $5

Art Whino – Booth 104/108

Releases
Estrella Wars M27 Vader print by Marka27

Signing
Angrywoebots
Marka27
kaNO
Kelly Denato
Alex Solis
TheTonus
Jason White

BAIT – Booth 408

Releases
1000 Toys 1/6 CRC Close Range Combat Body figure with tee shirt – $210

BeeFy and Co – Booth 425

Releases
Mari the Cuddlefish Angry Red Sea Version – Ltd to 125, $65
Orkipoo Plush – Ltd to 100, $25

Big Kev’s Geek Stuff – Booth 129

Releases
Sofia Margherita resin collaboration with UME Toys – $40

Boundless Brooklyn – Booth 114

Signings
Thursday 10/8
10AM – TMO
1PM – D!NKC
3PM – LOU PIMENTEL

Friday 10/9
11AM – EMILIO RAMOS
2PM – MIKEDIE
5PM – MARTHALICIA

Saturday 10/10
11AM – MURRZ
1PM – kaNO
3PM – MARI

Sunday 10/11
10AM – RUTH CHAN
NOON – ZERO PRODUCTIVITY
2PM – CHRISRWK

Camilla d’Errico – Booth 215

Releases
‘I’m Melting’ Wood Prints – Ltd to 15
‘Puff’ Print
‘Narlene’ Print 8×10
Painted Tentacle Crowns
Hand embellished ‘Flying Furball’ Print – Ltd to 30

Clutter Magazine / Kidrobot / Bwana Spoons – Booth 603

Releases
Ron English Silver Metallic Star Skull (Debut) – Ltd to 100, $200
Scott Wilkowski Infected Dunnys (Purple/Smoke) – Ltd to 50 each, $60 each
Doubleparlour Sylvie Dunny (Debut)
Scott Tolleson Pink Paco Taco
Jason Limon Snow Cone (Debut)
Dabs Myla Trouble Trouble Mono Edition – Ltd to 100
Frank Kozik Candy Corn Jerome – Ltd to 50
Sucklord Gay Empire 8″ figures
Sam Fout Hellfire Red Satan’s Aces – Ltd to 5
Luke Chueh ‘Everyone Needs A Head’ Vinyl – Blanks $40, Painted $60
Quiccs ‘TEQ63’ Pink Edition – Ltd to 5, $35
RESTORE ‘Are you F’in Zombie’ figures – $10
RESTORE ‘Iron Meat’- $100
Candie Bolton ‘Cotton Candy Nenne’ – Ltd to 3, $120
Hobo Gravy Shogun
Ron English Kidrobot 3″ Homer and Bart Grin
Scott Tolleson Imperial Lotus Dragon Original and Alternate

Signings
Thursday 10/8
3pm – Ron English

Saturday 10/10
1pm – Scott Tolleson

Cotton Candy Machine – Booth 122

Signings
Arik Roper
Aya Kakeda
Dima Drujchin
Grace Lang
Tara McPherson

Fugitive Toys – Booth 410

Releases
Funko Pop New 52 Reverse Flash
Funko Pop Flocked Stitch

FUNKO – Booth 622 / 1032

Releases
Pop Superhero Stan Lee
Pop TV Futurama 2 Pack Alternate Universe Fry & Leela
Pop TV Bravest Warrior Catbug Orange Glow
Pop TV Battlestar Classic Commander Cylon
Pop TV Doctor Who Tenth Doctor Spacesuit
Pop TV Sesame Street Flocked Cookie Monster
Pop Disney Jack with Vampire Teddy
Pop Disney Mint Condition Mater
Pop Moves Glow Hula Minion
Pop Movies Rico with Mallet
Pop Hanna Barbera Ricochet Rabbit Yellow
Pop Hanna Barbera Ricochet Rabbit Pink
Pop Books Patina Cthulhu
Pop Rides Deadpool Red Chimichanga Truck
Pop Games Poseidon’s Rage Kratos
Pop Games Fallout Power Armor Unmasked
Pop Star Wars Chrome Tie Fighter Pilot
Reaction Universal Monsters Black and White The Wolfman
Reaction Universal Monsters Black and White Frankenstein
Reaction Universal Monsters Black and White Creature from the Black Lagoon
Reaction Terminator T1000 Frozen Patrolman
Vinyl Idolz Walking Dead Bloody Daryl
Vinyl Idolz Shaun of the Dead Bloody Alive Ed
Vinyl Idolz Shaun of the Dead Bloody Shaun
Dorbz XL Arkham Asylum Detective Mode Batman
Dorbz Stealth Iron Man
Dorbz Thunderbolt Punisher
Dorbz TMNT Black and White 4 Pack
Hilari My Little Pony Colorstorm Rainbow Dash
Hikari Star Wars Platinum Greedo
Hikari Star Wars Clear Glitter Boba Fett
Hikari Star Wars Starfield Bossk
Pop Tees Captain Phasma
Pop Tees Superhero Stan Lee
Pop Tes Freddy Funko FreddyzillaNY

Junk Fed – Booth 225

Releases
Rocky Dennis Alex Pardee figure – Ltd 25, $75

KaijuMonster – Booth 406

Releases

Martian Toys – Booth 203

Releases
Friday 10/9
Alien Kitties from Caturn customs by Mab Graves – Ltd 8

Event
Custom Spiki Show “Spiki Attacks” – All Days

myplasticheart – Booth 113

Releases
Custom Bedtime Bears by Andrea Kang – Ltd to 10, $150
Bai Chu Resin by Otto Bjornik – Ltd to 35
Autumn Seedlings / Spriggledop Nesting Sets by Taylored Curiosities – Ltd to 2 each, $30 each set
Andrew Bell Karoshi-San Black Colorway Convention Edition – $65
Instinctoy Muckey:Illusion
Instinctoy Bat Liquid
Instinctoy Halloween Inc
Instinctoy Snowy
Slappy’s by Squid Ink Customs by kaNO
Satyrs by Seulgie
Daioh Negora 8 inches
Kyle Kirwan Willo Greed – Ltd to 5, $125
Robo Top Ghost Edition (Ecto Green / Phantom Blue) – Ltd to 15 each color, $18 each
Jenn and Tony Bot Cosplay Cuties Custom figures – Ltd to 3, $140
Felix Red Edition by Brent Nolasco
Shawnimals Pork and Bones Pocket Dumplings Deep Red / Glow – $12
kaNO Slappy’s Customs – Ltd to 12, $40

Signings
Friday 10/9
3pm – Peter Kato / Andrea Kang
4pm – kaNO

Saturday 10/10
1pm – Brent Nolasco / Leecifer
2pm – Andrew Bell
3pm – ChrisRWK
4pm – Shawnimals

PIQ – Booth 614

Releases
Troublemakers 5×7 portraits by Andrea Kang – Ltd 10
Sleeptime Sea Bunnies – Ltd 30, $25
Flatbonnie BunEwoks

Signings
Thursday 10/8
12pm – Ron English

Friday 10/9
12pm – Peter Kato / Andrea Kang

Spoke Art – Booth 504

Releases
Various Prints
CodecZombie : Saber Cuts #1 ‘Luke’s Lost Hand;’ – Ltd to 50

Super7 – Booth 174

Releases
‘Nostromo Crew’ Aliens figures – $45
Pink MOTUSCLE figures
Universal Monsters Haunted Crypt Glowing Ghostly Green – $60
Greyscale Masters of the Universe Reaction Figures – $15
Alien Red Death – $50
Wing Kong Firecracker – $95
Cab Dragon with Removable Mask Glow – $50
Blue Monday Garuru – $35
Blueberry Swirl Foster $25
Grape Escape Milton – $25
Key Lime Pie Guy – $25
Mean Green Pocket Mummy Boy $25
Mean Green Pocket Rose Vampire – $25
Harvest Hangout Steven The Bat $35

Tenacious Toys Collective – Booth 208

Releases

Big C Baby Fatts Stone Idol Edition
ETC Toys Mini Grayskull
Fizz Kids Character Backstory prints
Forces of Dorkness Bluebacca
Forces of Dorkness Gimp2-D2
Jacob JAMS Blue Nurikabe
Kid Ink Custom Hikari Groot
Kid Ink Custom Oreion Space Alien by Magitarius
Kid Ink Custom Ron English Dino Grenade
Matt A x MaloApril Tricky Treater
Matt Obscure Perez Oop Blue
Mike Die x Melodreama FingerBot & SquareBot Blue Set
Mr Munk assorted customs
Mr Munk Custom 3″ Dunnys
Mr Munk Custom Androids
NEMO x Dead Hand Toys Krampus
Patrick Wong BEATS Series 6: MPC 3000 LE
Pickman’s Vinyls Holy Droids
Pickman’s Vinyls Officer Log
Pickman’s Vinyls Trial by Stone- Trophy Edition
Rampage Toys x Skullheadbutt HAG X
Renone Labs Fat Jason: Worst Exclusive Ever
Sekure D Codename Hulk
Sekure D Codename Jong Un
Sekure D Kid Blob 1 & 2
Sekure D Totem Fatcap
Suckadelic SUCKLE Series 2 Blue 10pc Set
Taylored Curiosities Blue Tenacious Coralites
Tru Slithers Box Cutter
Tru Slithers Castle Fiend
Tru Slithers Castle Freak
Tru Slithers Nosferatu
UME Toys GeekWok in Blue Carbonite
Wuz One Batty OOAK
Wuz One Turk OOAK

We will also have for sale the following non-exclusive items:

Scott Tolleson Uncle Argh Noir
Nerviswr3k Inner Child Blue
Milbatallas by Entusiasta Gallery
Jon-Paul Kaiser Pandaimyo Blue
Jon-Paul Kaiser Star Wars: A New Hope custom Qees and Munnys
3A Night Fixer Jenkins
3A Paschas
Barbie Collector 10th Anniversary Tokidoki Barbie Doll
Jason Freeny Dissected Gingerbread Man Chalkboar, DIY, Gold, Silver and OG colors
Jason Freeny Micro Anatomic OG, Mono and Black/Green colors
Fizz Kids complete set of 6 by Carbonation Toys
Coarse Omen keychains

Signings
Friday 10/9
Noon: Mike Die (PGx4tLoTNY)
Noon: Leecifer & Brent Nolasco (SV)
2PM: Tony Tran (PGx4tLoTNY)
All day: Live painting with Kelly Denato, Lou Pimentel & ChrisRWK (SV)
All day: Xavier Alvarez (inprimewetrust) (PGx4tLoTNY)
All day: Guests Jon Schnepp & Holly Payne (BSTW)
All day: FREE digital spins of cosplays by ArqSpin

Saturday 10/10
11AM: Jacob JAMS (TT)
Noon: Jason Freeny (TT)
1PM: Jason Meents (PGx4tLoTNY)
1PM: ChrisRWK (SV)
3PM: Hon-Bun Leung (PGx4tLoTNY)
3PM: Joe Scarano
All day: Live painting with Kelly Denato, Lou Pimentel & ChrisRWK (SV)
All day: Xavier Alvarez (inprimewetrust) (PGx4tLoTNY)
All day: Guests Jon Schnepp & Holly Payne (BSTW)
All day: FREE digital spins of cosplays by ArqSpin

Sunday 10/11
Noon: Micky Fielder (Dad’s Cartoons) (PGx4tLoTNY)
1PM: Hon-Bun Leung (PGx4tLoTNY)
2PM: Jason Meents (PGx4tLoTNY)
All day: Live painting with Kelly Denato, Lou Pimentel & ChrisRWK (SV)
All day: Xavier Alvarez (inprimewetrust) (PGx4tLoTNY)
All day: Guests Jon Schnepp & Holly Payne (BSTW)
All day: FREE digital spins of cosplays by ArqSpin

Tokidoki – Booth 616

Releases
Signings
Tickets available first come first serve, Ltd to 60 per day.

Friday 10/9
Saturday 10/10
3pm – Tokidoki

Toy Tokyo – Booth 101

Releases
Funko 6″ Grey/Smokey Godzilla Exclusive
Funko 6″ Blue/Glow Godzilla Exclusive
Funko Freddie Funko Toy Tokyo 15th Anniversary Figure Exclusive
Funko Lt. Starbuck Exclusive
Funko Capt. Apollo Exclusive
Funko Dorbz Rides Batmobile Exclusive
Funko Hikari Dirty Penny C3-PO Exclusive

Signings
Thursday 10/8
2pm – Ron English

Haruo Nakajima
Kenpachiro Satsuma
Tsutomu Kitagawa

Other

NYCC Events

Everyday
Martian Toys (Booth 203) custom Nakanari Spiki Show ‘Spiki Attacks’ at NYCC
Suburban Toys (Booth 208) custom Tequila Show at NYCC
Myplasticheart (Booth 113) custom Ghost Girl Expo at NYCC
PIQ (Booth 614) custom Four Faced Gummy Bear Show at NYCC

Thursday 10/8

Friday 10/9
New York Comic Con Panel – 6:30pm Room 1B03
Pop Surrealism – Camilla d’Errico, Tara McPherson, Travis Louie, Calor McCormick, Mab Graves, Jonathan Levine

Coarse New York Scratches – 7pm
myplasticheartnyc
210 Forsyth Street
New York, NY 10002
Special Release – $90

Saturday 10/10
Designer Toy Awards – 8pm
Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Ramiro Davaro-Comas, 7-11pm
Ian Burke Paper Monster Book Release / Party – 7-11pm
Cotton Candy Machine
235 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.387.3844

Sunday 10/11
Huck Gee Pub Crawl
Find Huck Gee at posted Pub location and buy a skullhead blank for $75

Releases

Parlor Tricks – New Works by doubleparlour opens September 12th

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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myplasticheart is proud to present Parlor Tricks, an exhibition featuring new works by San Francisco duo doubleparlour. Specializing in handcrafted resin sculptures, they will be introducing a cast of new and mysterious characters highlighting their propensity for the odd and fantastical.

“The theme is inspired by magic and the art of deception. There are magicians who carefully guard their secrets. The smiling assistants hold their breath as danger gliders past so close. Carnival performers display feats that amaze and baffle the crowds.” -doubleparlour

About doubleparlour
Founded in November 2007, doubleparlour is Ernie and Cassandra Velasco. They are a husband and wife artistic collaboration living in San Francisco, CA. Cassandra has a B.A. in Fine Art from Humboldt State University and Ernie is a self taught artist.

doubleparlour produces work in a variety of mediums; however, their primary focus is on making hand­formed sculptures and embellished cast resin figures. The work includes a broad range of characters including animal hybrids, mutated humans, and anthropomorphic figures. Their work has been described as “unsettling,” “cute yet creepy,” and “disillusioned children.”

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday September 12th 2015 7-10pm. Both artists will be in attendance. Exhibition runs through October 8th 2015.

Parlor Tricks
New works by doubleparlor

Opening Reception Saturday, September 12th 2015 7-10pm
Exhibition runs through Oct 8th 2015

myplasticheart
toy store & gallery
210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002
646.290.6866

Join the conversation and see sneak peeks of some of the pieces here – https://www.facebook.com/events/1489602288020580/

Join our Preview List – http://eepurl.com/ba9hl1

 

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Metal and Fur – New Work by Philip Lumbang and ChrisRWK opens August 8th

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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myplasticheart presents Metal and Fur, featuring the work of artists ChrisRWK and Philip Lumbang where the melding of their unique styles bring together an east coast meets west coast collaboration. Both share similar influences ingrained in a common graphic/illustrative style that is most notably demonstrated in many of the murals and walls both have adorned over the years in the streets of NY to LA. Philip whose iconic Awesome Bear character is often seen on walls and abandoned lots in downtown Los Angeles helps to spread Phil’s message of fun and happiness along the way. Chris started doing graffiti as a kid growing up in Staten Island and has evolved his ominous character Robots Will Kill. The two artists bring their collective influences to the table where they explore the dichotomy as well as parallels in their work with solo pieces as well as fully collaborative works. Through this joint endeavor you will see a growth in their visual verbiage and a willingness to come out of their comfort zones.

“When I was asked about doing a two man show at myplasticheart I was excited. I’ve always loved showing at MPH and the crowd. When they mentioned having the other person be from the West Coast and mentioned Philip I was definitely amped. I’ve always loved his work and felt it would be a great pairing. We both have a quirky sensibility to our work that I feel appeals to a wide audience.” – ChrisRWK

“I remember our first conversation about the show we had a few months back; I told [Chris] ‘I want to try something different’ and at the time I had no idea what that meant. Over the course of the next 3 months I continued to push myself to paint everyday looking for something new. I finally found what I was looking for, taking all my strengths and overcoming weaknesses I have created some of the best paintings I have ever done. These paintings tell the story of my transition to becoming more of a painter with a new focus on narrative.

This show serves as an introduction to a new style that is pretty much untested. I want to keep pushing myself and the work I create while still keeping the same message of peace, love and happiness.” – Philip Lumbang

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday August 8th 2015 7-10pm. Exhibition runs through Sept 6th 2015.

We will be giving away limited edition ChrisRWK x Philip Lumbang totebags to the first 25 attendees who ask for it. The rest will be available for purchase at the opening.

We will also be one of the featured exhibitions at this year’s LoMan Arts Festival in celebration of street and mural art. Learn more about it at www.lomanartfest.org

Metal and Fur
New work by Philip Lumbang and ChrisRWK

Opening Reception Saturday, August 8th 2015 7-10pm
Exhibition runs through Sept 6th 2015
 
myplasticheart
toy store & gallery

210 Forsyth St.

New York NY 10002

646.290.6866

Join the conversation and see sneak peeks of some of the pieces here – https://www.facebook.com/events/778677588914897/

Join our Preview List – http://eepurl.com/ba9hl1