Archive for the ‘MPH Exhibits’ Category

Studio Gold group exhibition opens 04.16.16

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

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The Studio Miners’ fifth annual exhibit, Studio Gold, opening at myplasticheart on April 16, 2016 features work by over 25 artists from across the country and overseas. The exhibit hearkens back to the roots of the curating duo’s mission – to document the wonderfully exciting world of artists, collectors and creatives of all kinds. For this exhibit, artists were free to create any work, as opposed to following a theme as in previous years, as long as the artwork embodies a 12″ x 12″ space.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a zine of the same name will be released in a limited run at the opening. The zine will give a glimpse at the spaces, collections, and objects artists surround themselves with, offering a look into the every day inspiration and processes of the participating artists.

Featuring the artwork of :

Angry Woebots, Chris Austin, Maret Bondorew, Betso, Brian Butler, Bwana Spoons, Dave the Chimp, Chris RWK, Chula, Mathew Curran, Evoker, Flying Fortress, Ekiem, Kev Grey, Mike Guerrero, Michael C. Hsiung, Aya Kakeda, KaNo, Peter Kato, PhiIip Lumbang, MCA, OBLVN, Podgy Panda, Lou Pimentel, Clams Rockefeller, Smut Villain, Tougui, Mr. Walters

Studio Gold
Friday April 16th 7-10PM

210 Forsyth St. NYC

646.290.6866

studiominers.com
myplasticheart.com

Join the conversation and see sneak peeks of some of the pieces here – https://www.facebook.com/events/217808351918109/

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

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Jack The Rascal Signing and Mini Exhibit with Wesker Zhan 04.01.16

Friday, March 25th, 2016

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Join us on Friday April 1st from 7-9pm for a signing and mini exhibit with NYC artist and illustrator Wesker Zhan. He will be signing and sketching at the event to mark the recent release of his newest vinyl toy “Jack the Rascal”. A special edition Pink & Black version will be available exclusively for $40 each, along with 2 limited edition silkscreen prints featuring Wesker’s illustration work.

On display will be an installation featuring over 30 Jacks arranged in an assortment of rainbow hues. Each one is hand painted and one of a kind, and will be available for $45 each.

Wesker will be signing and sketching throughout the evening so be sure to bring your sketchbooks. Refreshments will be served.

Jack The Rascal Signing and Mini Exhibit with Wesker Zhan
Friday April 1st 7-9PM
210 Forsyth St. NYC
646.290.6866

myplasticheart.com

 

Monstrosities returns Jan 2nd!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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MONSTROSITIES is back for another installment and this time will be just as impressive as the last! This year’s lineup has almost doubled with 12 amazing US and Japanese Kaiju artists being represented including the following:

Blobpus
Bwana Spoons
Buildbots
Figure Lab
Gumtaro
Guumon
Paul Kaiju
Mechavirus
Miscreation toys
Mutant Vinyl Hardcore
Splurrt
Snatchpunch

MONSTROSITIES opens on Saturday Jan 2nd from 7-10pm Paul Kaiju/Mutant Vinyl Hardcore/Splurrt figures will be available via lottery at 8:30PM during opening night of the show and all other releases will be available for purchase starting 7PM in-store. Some of the artists will be in attendance so come out and meet some of your favorites!

Monstrosities

Opening Reception Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 7 – 10pm

Exhibition runs through January 31st, 2016

myplasticheart toy store & gallery

210 Forsyth St.

New York NY
10002

646.290.6866

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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