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Coarse : New York Scratches opens Friday Oct 7th

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015



Coarse – Omen Fade Ignited

Press Release
October 6, 2015
For Immediate Release

coarse to release a very special figure this Friday at myplasticheart in NYC

Fans attending the reception for coarse’s latest exhibition, New York Scratches, will be able to purchase the vinyl toy designers’ most personal release yet. The reception sees the release of Omen Fade Ignited, a hand-packaged glow-in-the-dark version of the figure coarse released to commemorate the late Roman Shevchenko, a coarse collector who passed suddenly in 2014.

The piece, which measures 7” tall and costs $90 (USD), will be available at the reception happening this Friday, October 9 from 8-10 p.m. at myplasticheart, 210 Forsyth St, NYC.

Several new pieces by coarse will be on display at the reception, and coarse artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk will be in attendance.



When avid coarse collector Roman Shevchenko died suddenly in late 2014, the team at coarse responded by dedicating a piece to Shevchenko at their next exhibition. Entitled Omen: Fade, the resin sculpture captured their iconic owl, Omen, with his eyes half-closed and his head bowed in grief.

At the time, it was announced that coarse would release the figure as a vinyl edition in 2015 with proceeds donated to Shevchenko’s wife and family. Two editions of the figure were offered to collectors in September 2015, and now a third and very special version is being released.

Omen Fade Ignited reimagines the grieving owl in haunting glow-in-the-dark vinyl and each figure comes shrouded in an opaque paper envelope inside a hand-screen-printed cotton drawstring bag. Each envelope is sealed by a hand-stamped sticker that reads “this goodbye was not like the rest.” Every Omen Fade Ignited was hand-packaged by the coarse team at their studio in Los Angeles as a token of respect to Shevchenko.

Sales of Omen Fade Ignited also come with a limited edition postcard and each figure will be limited to one piece per customer.



coarse: New York Scratches
Friday October 9
My Plastic Heart
210 Forsyth Street
New York, NY 10002


NYCC 2015 – Ghost Girl Expo

Monday, September 28th, 2015


This year we’ll be showcasing a small exhibition at New York Comic Con featuring a talented group of artists working on Matt Siren’s new Mini Ghost Girl platform. Each artist will be putting their signature flair on this iconic character, which you may have come across on the streets and galleries of NYC. This figure in its new mini size has never been release to the public so this may be your only opportunity to add a Mini Ghost Girl to your collection. We’ll be posting glimpses of what we’ll have in store in the next couple of days starting with L.A. artist Reactor88 :


Reactor88 brings is signature totem motifs to the mini Ghost Girl form with these 2 amazing designs.


Jenn and Tony Bot brings the cuteness with Lovesick and Gus custom Mini Ghost Girls.


Alsyone & Maia by Candie Bolton


Darkness on the Rise by Brent Nolasco


Weeping Ghost, Sugar and Candy by Jon-Paul Kaiser

Parlor Tricks – New Works by doubleparlour opens September 12th

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015


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

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

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

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015



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

Metal and Fur
New work by Philip Lumbang and ChrisRWK

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

210 Forsyth St.

New York NY 10002


Join the conversation and see sneak peeks of some of the pieces here –

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Bedtime Stories – A Custom Bedtime Bunnies Exhibition opens July 11th

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

ad_fullpage_bedtimestories_450myplasticheart and Peter Kato are proud to present Bedtime Stories, the first custom exhibition of Bedtime Bunnies, an original character created and designed by Peter Kato. This exhibition will debut a 4.5 inch version of the character made specifically for the exhibition.  Showcasing the work of over 30 artists exploring the theme of bedtime stories, we invite them to revisit some of their favorite classic fairytales.

Bedtime stories come in many varieties, whether it’s a fairytale or fable or nursery rhyme, they bring us back to our childhood and our memories of stories and storytelling. Each custom Bedtime Bunny will tell it’s own story and give us a glimpse into each artist’s childhood inspiration.

Featuring the work of:
64 Colors
Alyce Benevides
Andrea Kang
Candie Bolton
Doktor A
Haus of Boz
Jenn and Tony Bot
Jeremiah Ketner
Joanne Hsieh
Jon Paul Kaiser
Justin Alan Volpe
Kelly Denato
Kyle Kirwan
Lou Pimentel
Mariangela Tan
Nange Magro
Nathan Jurevicius
Onell Design
Rich Page
Sneaky Raccoon
Sugar Fueled
Teru Fujita

About Bedtime Bunnies
Peter’s Bedtime Bunnies are original resin figures hand made and produced by Peter himself in his Brooklyn studio. They have garnered much popularity and a huge following through this past year. This will be the first time the figures will be presented in an exhibition of custom works.

“Bedtime Bunnies Imagined on a late night inspired by fairy tales and children’s books the image of bunnies wearing bunnie-slippers came to mind and so became these sleepwalking companions to those long magical nights. It’s been one full year since the bunnies debuted last Spring with many colors, variations and form. We continue to bring you new things from their world. Stay up with them. Peter Kato is an artist who explores the subjects of imagination & sleep through toy sculpting, illustration & painting. He spends his time in his Brooklyn studio dreaming up curious bunnies, robots and clever animals.”

Bedtime Stories – A Custom Bedtime Bunnies Exhibition
Opening Reception Saturday, July 11th, 2015 7 – 10pm
Exhibition runs through August 2nd, 2015

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

Join the conversation and see sneak peeks of some of the pieces here –

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