Friday, June 29, 2007

Cronic @ Toy Karma Art Show

In September, Rotofugi (Chicago's premier vinyl shop) will host an art show unlike any seen before. As Mark Nagata, the show's curator, writes on his blog, the show will deal with "the current crop of vinyl makers and how they are all influenced ( directly or indirectly ) by Classic Bullmark and Marusan toys from Japan. It will be the first time a art show explores this connection plus show how US, Japanese and Global artists have taken those classic designs and morphed them into the current Kaiju Boom of toys."

Toy Karma opens on September 8 and will feature paintings, vinyl figures, and prints. Sounds amazing!

A lot of outstanding artists, including Mark, Cronic (Naoki Koiwa), Gargamel, Bwana Spoons, Blobpus, and many more will be part of the show.

A book introducing each artist will be released in conjunction with the show. I was honored to be asked to write the introduction for Cronic. From what I've seen, the book is going to be gorgeous, so make sure to check it out!

Here's the show's official webpage:


geozilla ジーヨジラ said...

This will be a great show!!! I am hoping to make it.

(I think that the correct date is September 8, unless that has been changed.)

The Lost Kaiju said...

It will be insane! They may need a bigger space. I hear more toy makers and artists are invited. I'm hoping to get in the door opening night. I've talked to the owner and their will be exclusives of some figures. Some limited to ten-twenty. No drinks served anymore, someone turned them in. :)

andy b said...

D'oh, you're right, George! Where'd Sep 30 come from?? Got it right the second time anyway. ^_^

(Changed the first sentence to make the post clearer.)

Have a great time at the show guys. Take lots of photos!

Anonymous said...

Look forward to seeing you Geozilla as well as other Middle Coast guys ;-P actually I think there's a lot of Kaiju / Japanese toy collectors who are not on the West or East coast, so Rotofugi is the perfect place..I haven't been to Roto .. but yes I think the gallery will be full both with toys and people !
See some of you at SDCC booth 4837, than in September in Chicago !

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