Events, exhibits, Gallery Shows, New Goblinfruit Studio Stuff, rabbits & hares

Dia de los Muertos at Cactus Gallery

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You can visit Cactus Gallery here

Two of my jackalopes will be joining a host of other Calaveras for Cactus Gallery’s Dia de los Muertos show, opening October 14th and running through November 4th, 2017. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, be sure to stop by and bring photographs and ofrendas to add to their community altar!

 

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“Araceli”

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Events, exhibits

Upcoming May Show

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exhibits, New Goblinfruit Studio Stuff

November shows

Two fun shows coming up within the next couple weeks, in the LA and NYC area….

First up at The Hive Gallery, “Master Blasters of Sculpture”, opening November 5th.

I am pleased to have been asked to participate in this show, given the gathering of artists featured in “Master Blasters” boasts a powerful lineup….Simon Lee, Beth Robinson (Strangedolls), Chet Zar, Nathan Cartwright, Heather Henson are but a few.

 

Next up, MF Gallery’s annual Toy Show on November 12. Lots of affordable handmade toys and dolls by artists Sheri Debow, Esther Verchoor and Christine Benjamen, just to name a few. I have a new crop of off-kilter bunny wands (some teaser pics to come) that will be on display and up for sale, as well!

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Fall shows and other news…

As summer transitions into fall (my favorite time of year, as am I no fan of hot weather),  I have been focusing on creating several new pieces for shows coming up in October and November.

First up is the annual Dia de los Muertos show at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA which will open the second weekend in October.  November brings the “Master Blasters of Sculpture” show at the Hive Gallery, also in Los Angeles. Featuring both local and out-of-state talent, “Master Blasters of Sculpture” usually opens the first weekend (I will post more info shortly!).

I am also very pleased to announced that Goblinfruit Studio will be sharing a booth with King Unicorn and exhibiting at the first ever Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Convention, May 2012, in Kansas City, MO. Conceived and organized by the staff of Spectrum Fantastic art, this convention promises to be an exhilarating experience, with numerous masters of painting, illustration and sculpting within the sci-fi/fantasy genre in attendance. Such artists as Brom, Virginie Ropars, Mike Mignola, Donato Giancola and the Shiflett Brothers are only a FEW of the 200+ exhibitors in attendance. The amount of concentrated talent within the Grand Ballroom of the Bartle Hall Convention Center alone is enough to make my head implode from creative goodness.

From the SFAL website:  “We envision Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! as a fantasy-focused art fair, one in which creators will be able to sell originals and prints while promoting their work to patrons, collectors, and potential clients. Presentations, panels and displays will help broaden the public’s awareness of and appreciation for our field; art directors will be invited to meet new talent and conduct portfolio reviews; workshops and educational opportunities will be offered; and there will be the chance to network, socialize, and share.”

This is gonna be good.

 

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Events, exhibits, GFS Dolls

Is it an EVIL bunny?

Most of my time in the past month and a half has been devoted to creating several new dolls for the upcoming “Evil Bunny” show, opening June 12 in LA, at the Land of Odd Gallery. As of June 3, they were completed, photographed (by good friend, and talented photographer, Stephen Harrison), and shipped off, ready for their installation! Of course, once I complete a project, I tend to become anxious to work on something new right away, and one event fast approaching is the Art Dolls Only 2nd Annual challenge open to all artists. Last year’s theme was the four elements, for which I created this guy. This year’s theme is “Wonderland”, based on, you guessed it—Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Also on the horizon is a collaborative project with the extremely gifted sculptor, King Unicorn. This promises to be a most intriguing project, involving the creatures that prowl through dreams and nightmares, and I am quite excited to be involved in a project with an artist of such high-caliber. More to come on this venture…

And now, for your viewing pleasure, the new bunnies:

Jester 2

Jester 2

Jester 2

...And Call Him George

...And Call Him George

...And Call Him Georg

Henry's Hypnopop © Goblinfruit Studio

Henry's Hypnopop © Goblinfruit Studio

Henry's Hypnopop

Tara and Timmy ©Goblinfruit Studio

Tara and Timmy © Goblinfruit Studio

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“Sweet to Tongue, and Sound to Eye”

Some images of my latest creations which will be on exhibition and for sale at Kris Waldherr’s gallery, “Art and Words”. Created for the “Fairy Tales: From the Dark Wood to Happily Ever After” show, these guys were inspired by Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” poem. Ranging from 6″ to 11″, they were created using Puppen Fimo and Super Sculpey, fabric, faux fur,  batting, wire armature, glass eyes and acrylic paints.  Sculpting these critters was alot of fun, though I think the Snerk brothers were by far my favorite to create. I also had a blast sculpting the tiny fruits…which came as a surprise to me. Believing I would go crazy creating such tiny objects, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were a delight to sculpt and paint. If you’re in NYC, be sure to swing by and check out the show (opening night 10/23 from 7pm-10pm)…it promises to be fabulous, with breathtaking fairytale art housed in  a cozy, charming gallery.

Alphonse Snerk

Alphonse Snerk

Alphonse close-up

Alphonse close-up

Otto Snerk

Otto Snerk

The Snerk Brothers

The Snerk Brothers

Nigel

Nigel

Fingal

Fingal

Fingal close-up

Fingal close-up

Goblin Fruit!

Goblin Fruit!

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Fairy Tales Exhibition

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Kris Waldherr, illustrator, story-teller and gallery owner, will be once again opening her studios to another fabulous exhibition, this time focusing on fairy tales. The title of the exhibition, “Fairy Tales: From the Dark Woods to Happily Ever After” explores both the more sinister side to everyone’s favorite tales, as well as the joyous. From the press release:

“Kris Waldherr, owner and curator of the Brooklyn studio-gallery, says “This exhibit goes way beyond Disney to explore the rich complexity of fairy tales. I’m very excited to bring together such an illustrious group of artists for it.””

I, along with many other talented artists, will be showcasing my newest works inspired by the “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti.  To read more of the press release and explore the participating artists’  bio and works, go to here.

This promises to be a fun and exciting event, so if you’re in NYC, stop by!

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A Book About Death

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Matthew Rose and the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery  in Soho, NYC, have joined together to create the “A Book About Death” exhibit, opening September 10, 2009 and running through September 22, 2009. All artists (more artists are wanted, and anyone can contribute…see link below for submission guidelines.) must create 500 images (or cds, dvds, etc) based on the subject of death and send them to the Emily Harvey Foundation, who must receive them by September 5. These postcards, dvds or cds will effectively create an “unbound” book of death for exhibit goers.

I had quite a different vision in mind for this doll, but given that my costuming skills are limited at this point, I had to take his body in a totally different direction. Given that it’s not exactly what I wanted, I think he turned out well, with just the right amount of disturbing intensity permeating his little cloth bunny body and face. He’s created with wire armature, quilt batting, muslin fabric, paperclay for head, feet and hands, as well as wooden dowels for the neck stumps and a wee bit of mohair for their head curls. My boyfriend created the mirror (formerly an old, cloudy shaving mirror) and helped with the logistics of setting up walls in order to get the correct shot. The wallpaper is flocked paper found at Kate’s Paperie many months ago, just waiting to be used for the right occasion.

This was a fun shoot to do, and Steve was, as always, the consummate professional taking as much as time needed to get the shot just right.

To find out more about the exhibition, and/or to submit postcards, please go to: http://abookaboutdeath.blogspot.com/

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