Ferg’s Misfortune Cat Series 2 is now available for pre-order at mph. Shipping in mid-September, these figures stand at 2.5″ and are the follow up to series 1 which was released last year. The blind boxed series features 16 designs in total, including Chris Ryniak’s reinterpretation, with detached head and missing eyes, a version of the custom that we saw back in 2010 at Munky King’s Reconstructing Misfortune show. As you can see in the images, there are also glow in the dark versions in the series. Available for $9.99 each. Can’t wait to get my hands on these!
The Chicago-based artist Jeremiah Ketner, returned to mph on August 9 with his second solo show, Ideal World. to bring the audience a look into the beauty and balance of the natural world. Through beautiful women mixed with breathtaking backdrops, Ketner’s work allows the viewer to step into his rose-colored, splendorous world. Even if you missed the opening, you can still view the entire show and buy the remaining pieces online. To see the show in person, make your way to mph by September 8. Thanks to everyone who attended the opening!
Below get a glimpse at Ketner’s studio after the opening! All of that hard work made for one messy studio space.
Video from Ketner’s Instagram
Philip Lumbang’s Awesome Bear has finally made it into a vinyl production figure and mph has it available for you to purchase! We’ve been longtime supporters of Philip’s work at mph, holding The New Adventures of Awesome Bear back in March, where we took a further look into the depths of this character’s world. Early on in his work as an artist, Philip’s bears were used to channel the noise, traffic and bad habits he found in LA, but over time, his bears shifted from rude to charming and served as a counter to the world’s problems. And we’ve all grown to love that bear’s charming smile.
It’s about time we saw this as a toy; Back in January of 2012, I posted about characters I wanted to see as production toys and Philip’s Awesome Bear ranked at the top! Produced by Dragatomi and sculpted by Walter “Chauskoskis” Jacott, this figure stands 6″ tall and features 2 points of articulation. Limited edition of 300 and available for $49.99 here. Ships the week of Aug. 12 (hey, that’s tomorrow!).
Want more on Philip? Click here to see inside of his studio space.
Last week we featured a preview for the upcoming exhibition Ideal World, Jeremiah Ketner’s second solo show at myplasticheart. Today, we’re are excited to bring you another look at this artist’s process of creating artwork for the show and give you a preview of what is to come at the opening on August 9. His depiction of beautiful, dreamy women set amongst lush, saturated colors makes for an amazing final product, so make sure to come to the opening this upcoming Friday from 6 – 9pm to see the end results!
New Works by Jeremiah Ketner
Opening Reception Friday, August 9th 2013
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs through Sept 8th
Check out the video from Jeremiah below as he takes his work from concept into working process: