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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 many 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. However each convey a message that is specific to their surroundings and individual experiences. 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 indelible yet 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 individual 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 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

Running Eye New York City opens 06.05.15

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Running-eye-cs5-1Legendary skate/surf artist JIM PHILLIPS collaborates with street wear brand Subcrewreact, artist Jahan Loh and art figure makers Mighty Jaxx to present his latest sculpture work, THE RUNNING EYE. Produced under the direct supervision of Jim himself over a period of 12 months, this limited edition art collectible will be released in New York City on 5th June 2015.

We have invited art and skate personalities who share the same respect towards Jim and his works, to contribute a unique custom Running Eye just for this event. Also available are some lifestyle items based on the Running Eye design, produced by SUBCREW, to commemorate the event.

Artist Roster:

Jim Phillips
Jimbo Phillips Graphix
Colby Phillips
Christian Hosoi
Steve Caballero
Jakuan Melendez of 360 Toy Group
Greg Rivera of Мишка
Ewokone ART
Buff Monster
KMNDZ
Godmachine
Brian Flynn
David Flores
Spencer MAR Guilburt
Les Shettkoe
Brian Romero
Austin England
Mark Hoppus

 

Jim Phillips Running Eye – Launch In New York City
Opening Reception Friday, June 5th, 2015 6 – 9pm

Exhibition runs through June 15th, 2015

 
myplasticheart
toy store & gallery

210 Forsyth St.

New York NY 10002

646.290.6866

Thrashin’ Preview Mashup

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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The opening of Thrashin’ is this weekend, and since we’ve run out of time for the rest of the previews, here’s an eyeful of artwork to get you stoked for this Saturday!

Thrashin’
Artwork influenced by 80’s skateboard graphics 

Opening Reception Saturday, April 11th, 2015 7 – 10pm

Exhibition runs through March 9th, 2015

Curated by Studio Miners
 
myplasticheart
toy store & gallery

210 Forsyth St.

New York NY 10002

646.290.6866

Thrashin’ Preview :: MSG

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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Here’s a glimpse at the work of MSG for the Thrashin’ exhibit, opening this Saturday! He’s reworked the Santa Monica Airlines Natas Kaupas Kitten board. See the full work at the opening on April 11! Follow @enjoy.msg on Instagram to see what this Providence-based artist is working on!

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Thrashin’ Preview :: Andy Foltz

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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For the upcoming Thrashin’ exhibit, artist Andy Foltz went all out on this detailed work. Read about the artist’s inspiration below:

“When I was a young skate rat in the wilderness of North Carolina, the nearest cool spot to skate was a really sketchy narrow drainage ditch near Hanes Mall. It was maybe 10 feet wide between a rusty orange pond of stagnant run off water and a 5-10 foot drop to sharp chunks of broken concrete, jutting up from a disgusting pit of red mud. It was truly apocalyptic and extremely dangerous.

That didn’t stop my brother and I from walking a few miles to get there and skating until we were tired. We never got seriously injured at the ditch, but it was an all or nothing prospect. If you wrecked bad there, you were probably dead. The figure in the center represents that fork in the branches of the multiverse where instead of being careful, my lame attempt at a boneless spun into a whirling pentagram of broken limbs. Fate spins a capricious, apparently random wheel.

The apocalyptic setting matched the nuclear brinkmanship that reached a fevered pitch in the mid to late 1980s, and this was a persistent bogeyman while I grew up. The prospect of nuclear annihilation was both a nightmare and a fantasy. Games like Gamma World let us explore the positive potential of genetic mutations, and movies like Cherry 2000 and Damnation Alley were a lot of fun.

It was an intense time to be alive, like the life of a repo man. At the top of the painting hovers a glowing ’64 Malibu, cruising serenely over the chaos. If you can rise above the chaos, the jealous cowards, and society’s arms of control the view is really incredible.”

See this and so many other great pieces at the opening this Saturday!
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