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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
Bjornik
Boykong
Candie Bolton
Doktor A
Doubleparlour
Haus of Boz
Jellykoe
Jenn and Tony Bot
Jeremiah Ketner
Joanne Hsieh
Jon Paul Kaiser
Justin Alan Volpe
Kelly Denato
Kyle Kirwan
Lou Pimentel
Map-Map
Mariangela Tan
Nange Magro
Nathan Jurevicius
OddFauna
Onell Design
Rich Page
SKULL TOYS
Sneaky Raccoon
Stickymonger
Sugar Fueled
TADO
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

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

http://www.peterkato.com
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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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