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Werifesteria opens Friday 07.08.16

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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WERIFESTERIA (v.) to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery

myplasticheart presents Werifesteria, an exhibition featuring the work of 5 artists whose main medium is in the fiber arts. Revolving around the theme of woodland folklore, and much like the mystery that surrounds the origin of the word, Werifesteria takes us on a journey in search of all the mystical and magical things we might find if we were brave enough to venture. Through the mist and into the forest, come along and explore this wondrous world.

Lana Crooks – http://lanacrooks.com
Caitlin McCormack – http://caitlintmccormack.com
Carisa Swenson – http://www.goblinfruitstudio.com
Mariangela Tan – http://www.mariangelatan.com
Zoe Williams – http://zoewilliams.com

Join us on Friday July 8th from 7-10pm for the opening reception. Many of the artists will be in attendance and refreshments will be served. Exhibition runs through August 2nd 2016.

Werifesteria
Friday July 8th 7-10PM

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St. NYC
646.290.6866

About Lana Crooks – http://lanacrooks.com
Lana Crooks loves the antique, the creepy, the cute and the mysterious. Constructing creatures from fabrics and found objects, she is a purveyor of faux specimens and soft curiosities that are a blend of science and fantasy. Sought after for her pattern-making abilities, she frequently teams up with other artists to breathe three dimensional life into their illustrations, earning her two Designer Toy Awards. She enjoys drawing from real specimens in dusty back rooms of Chicago’s natural history museums but, on an average day, you can find her in the studio surrounded by skulls, old books, aging fabrics, and a cat named Tanuki.

About Caitlin McCormack – http://caitlintmccormack.com
The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue produces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string utilized in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by implementing media and practices inherited from my relatives, both living and deceased, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism’s skeletal remains.

The material out of which my work is composed acts as an alchemical conduit between the garment and the clothesline; it acknowledges the latter as a symbol of the ancestry and familiar bonds which have greatly informed my work. I wish to give the impression that a garment has disintegrated and reformed itself in the image of a tenacious animal’s remains, representative of both the persistence of memory and the significance of cloth and thread in the realm of human experience.

About Carisa Swenson – http://www.goblinfruitstudio.com
Carisa Swenson sculpts and stitches curiously uncanny creatures that strike a balance between odd and endearing, fantastical and familiar, with a background in design and illustration. It wasn’t until 2006 after studying with renowned doll artist Wendy Froud that the final die was cast : art dolls would forever own her soul and trouble her nights, stirring her with a fervor that could only be quelled by sculpting her dreams into reality. Carisa’s passion for creating this eccentric menagerie of peculiar beasts springs from many sources – mythology, folk tales, the works of stop-motion masters Ray Harryhausen and the Brothers Quay: movies such as Watershed down and the puppetry of the Henson Workshop to name a few.

Carisa’s work has been shown in numerous galleries within the United States as well as internationally, and seen in publications such as Art Doll Quarterly and Spectrum. Carisa rides in New York City and is a member of the Circus Posterus collective.

About Mariangela Tan – http://www.mariangelatan.com
Our senses are the triggers that release our memories. Memories are at the core of who we are and where we’ve been. The loss of this changes us. As an artist, I create in an effort to connect to distant memories by affecting more than just sight. 

Currently working in needlefelt, because it is a medium that can be both visually beautiful as well as tactile. I am constantly looking for, learning, and using new materials and techniques, in an effort to create art that affects all the senses. Inspired by the wonder and the oddities of nature, I use them as symbols of things lost or forgotten. Familiar and yet new, my work is the evolution of my memories.

About Zoe Williams – http://zoewilliams.com
Zoë Williams creates otherworldly creatures that serve as spirit guides. Her sculptures are inspired by dreams, visions, and the collective unconscious.

Born in 1983 in New Orleans, LA, Zoë Williams holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of New Orleans and a Certificate in Fiber Art from the University of Washington. Her work in needle felted wool has been exhibited in galleries around the world. She currently lives and works in New York City.

Join our Preview List – http://preview.myplasticheart.com/

Toofly “Love Warrior” Art Print Exhibition opens 06.24.16

Monday, June 6th, 2016

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TOOFLY “LOVE WARRIOR” ART PRINT EXHIBITION at My Plastic Heart / New York City
OPENING 6/24 from 6-10PM

New York City, New York — World renowned street artist, designer, and social entrepreneur, Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo brings together the complete “LOVE WARRIOR” ART PRINT series to New York City’s My Plastic Heart Gallery on Friday, June 24th, 2016. An anticipated exhibition in the heart of downtown’s Lower East Side. Held from 6PM to 10PM, arts enthusiasts, tastemakers, press and friends will get to view the series that inspired a completely new direction for TOOFLY. Admiring a palpable presence of feminine power immersed in the rising spiritual.

The exhibition will run for one week June 24th – July 1st.

LOVE WARRIOR is Toofly’s new series of work deeply rooted in merging both her Ecuadorian heritage and upbringing on the streets of New York City. The series boasts images of strong, sensual, indigenous womxn, adorned with warrior markings to portray the deep reserves of strength inherited from ancestral experiences.

Throughout TOOFLY’s travels to North and South America, she used her sketches, illustrations, and street works to capture a myriad of perspectives around womxn’s attitudes, feminism, and spirituality.

The “around the way girl” has matured; she’s tapped into contemporary messages about going “back to your roots” in order emerge as a “Free Spirit,” “Native Soul,” and “Freedom Dreamer” – which also happens to be the names of a few limited edition prints on display. Works are celebrated via different mediums: paper, apparel works, and rich photography of TOOFLY’s colorful aerosol murals throughout Latin America. Each of her pieces serve as an inspiration to travel, love, create, and experience the freedom of letting go from all that holds us back.

OPENING 6/24 from 6-10PM:

6-8PM
Complimentary Drinks by Crafty Cocktales© // http://craftycocktales.com/
Event Photography by Alexandra Henry of @streetheroines // www.alexandrahenry.com

Exclusive Print Release 16″X16″ of “Native Soul”, and Free Spirit.

Toofly Shop: Prints, T-Shirts, Tank Tops, Stickers, Notebooks, and more available to purchase for 1 week at My Plastic Heart June 24th -July 1st.

Follow @Toofly_Shop on Instagram and #tooflyshop #lovewarrior hashtags for special deals leading up to the opening!

Gallery / Store Hours:
Tues – Sat 12pm-7pm
Sun 12pm-5pm
*** CLOSED MONDAYS ***

About TOOFLY:
Maria Castillo a.k.a. TOOFLY is an international artist, designer, and social entrepreneur. Recognized in the early 90’s for her hard and fluid character style, she gained popularity as one of the few females in the New York City male-dominated graffiti scene who created work to empower women. In 2007/2010 she founded female arts collectives like Younity, and Ladies Love Project who continues to produce exhibitions, pop-up shops, and youth workshops. In 2015 she helped jump start and produce the 1st ever international women arts festival entitled “Warmi Paint” in Quito, Ecuador with guest artists like the legendary Martha Cooper, and Lady Pink. Toofly runs an independent art and design company called Stay Tru© where she consults, designs, and develops art/design workshops internationally. Toofly’s constant and active role in her community allows her to stay true to her roots, as she continues to draw raw feelings from the ever-changing world around her. Her work has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, and can be found in various galleries, public walls, and print publications like Graffiti Women, Open Door Gallery, and Juxtapoz. www.tooflynyc.com

About My Plastic Heart:
Established in 2004, My Plastic Heart is a toy store and gallery dedicated to bringing the best in both the designer toy and contemporary art world together in one place. Located in the Lower East Side in New York City @myplasticheart provides one of the largest selections of designer art toys anywhere. From mini figures to plush to art books and prints you will find a wide range of unique art and design products related to the designer toy culture. The myplasticheart gallery hosts monthly exhibits showcasing many contemporary underground pop and urban artists and illustrators from all over the world. My Plastic Heart has exhibited works by Julie West, Chris Ryniak, Shawnimals, Andrew Bell, Scott C., and Aya Kakeda to name a few. You can learn more about our gallery and shows at myplasticheartnyc.com

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Junction book signing with Nathan Jurevicius 12.04.15

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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Please join us on Friday Dec 4th from 7-9pm for a special event with artist and Scarygirl creator Nathan Jurevicius.  He will be signing copies of his new art story book “Junction” published by Koyama Press. Original artwork from the book will be on display and some available for sale, as well as a few surprises!
About the book
For generations the Face Changers have made the clay tokens that change the winds and faces of their kin. This month the youngest is tasked to take the ten thousand footsteps to the top of the mountain and engulf the town in the winds of change. Junction is an all-ages picture book that combines a variety of influences to produce a magical piece of modern myth making.
About Nathan Jurevicius
Nathan Jurevicius is an Australian/Canadian illustrator who has worked in a variety of media including designer toys, video games, and animation. He is best known for his acclaimed multi-platform project, the psychedelic and heartfelt modern folktale Scarygirl. Nathan currently lives and works in Toronto.
Junction book signing with Nathan Jurevicius
Friday Dec. 4th 7-9PM

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002
646.290.6866

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WuzOne signing at myplasticheart 11.11.15

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

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Join us on Wednesday Nov. 11th from 6-8pm for a signing with WuzOne , designer and artist of the No Strings on Me Dunny by Kidrobot. Bring your Dunnies, blanks and books to get sketches! Handmade customs will also be available. See you there!

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