Archive for the ‘MPH Exhibits’ Category

Parlor Tricks – New Works by doubleparlour opens August 8th

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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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

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/1489602288020580/

Join our Preview List – http://eepurl.com/ba9hl1

 

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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 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 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

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
http://www.myplasticheart.com

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