Brian Butler, a participant in our Hanna-Barbarians show, which will be on exhibit until May 17, was recently featured in Boston’s Weekly Dig for his upcoming show, Infinite Scroll in Cambridge, MA at Blanc Gallery. The show is a collaboration with Cody DeFranco and the title is a reference to the infinite amount of information at our fingertips these days. Butler’s drawings in this show are a way to filter and streamline info. into efficient, quick communication; he likens them to emojis. Read more here.
Melding the passions of French artist McBess, Le Dead Plastique is a black and white punch in the face. The 20 and 3 inch rock’n'roll incarnate is tatted up with a mesh of music, marauders, and meat paying special homage to dead pirates and pretzels.
Available at myplasticheart.com starting Thursday 5/9 11AM EDT and at our NYC retail store starting at 12PM EDT.
Remember back in February when we posted about the Bodega figure? Well, the wait is over because this Friday, May 10, mph will host its official return! Produced by kaNO kid, the new updated design features a swivel head and a clearer body to display the featured artist’s graphic. We will be kicking off the return with a signing featuring Toofly and kaNO. Due to the limited edition of these pieces, we will only have a limited amount for the signing, so get there early!
Both the Toofly and kaNO editions will retail for $45 each.
Bodega Toy Release & Signing
Friday, May 10, 2013
7:00PM – 9:00PM
210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
On Friday, May 24, mph will celebrate the opening of a new duo exhibit, Lush Natura, featuring the artwork of Tatiana Suarez and Jason Levesque. Lush Natura is the culmination of these artists’ exploration into the living world of the lesser loved fauna. In this show, Tati and Jason both draw inspiration from slimy slugs to universally loathed critters. Their artwork reflects the artists’ mutual fascination from opposite ends of what is typically considered beautiful, as they create stunning juxtapositions between big-eyed beauties and bug-eyed beasties.
About the Artists:
Tatiana Suarez is a Brooklyn-based Miami native. Her charming style is distinctive — first, the trademark eyes that draw the viewer into a beautiful and surreal world. Suarez takes full advantage of the oil paint’s ability to create creamy, soft images on canvas. Rich with symbols that stem from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage, subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in lovely stillness. The doe-eyed figures look childlike, but also exude sexual overtones, ornamented with plants, insects and other unsettling accompaniments. Beauty is presented concurrently with exotic — even creepy — creatures to create enchanted narratives.
Jason Levesque’s art borrows heavily from the world of biology and explores themes of organic fluids, parasitic life forms and the underlying structures of the human anatomy. While commonly regarded with disgust, Jason attempts to present these themes in new and aesthetically compelling ways mixing elements of repulsive and attractive imagery in such a way as to grab the viewers attention.
Opening night Friday, May 24, 2013
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs until June 23
210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
Brutherford Industries, creator of the Ice Scream Man, just released a few silkscreened prints of the above design entitled “Sad Vader”. Prints are available in velvet and sparkly grip tape in the Brutherford online store. Although we don’t have any Death Star Ice Scream Men (I would love to see that toy!), mph does have them available in vanilla, chocolate, mint and strawberry.