Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “THROWBACK” featuring James Groman and Nathan Jurevicius! THROWBACK has the two artists paying tribute to the past in their own unique ways. James Groman’s work screams retro cool, equal parts EC Comics and classic monster movies. Nathan Jurevicius takes a different approach with an ongoing series of original sketches inspired by Lithuanian paganism, Christian bible stories and sci-fi films.
THROWBACK features original drawings, limited prints, custom vinyl toys and more! The show will also see the debut of Nathan’s first collaboration with TAG, the soft vinyl Owl Clam! James Groman will also preview his new mini figure series, the B.C. Blasters, along with some surprises.
Please join us for the exhibit opening on Saturday, May 16th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.
THROWBACK runs through June 5th.
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“GNOSIS” feat. Blood Guts Toys, Deathcat Toys, Grizlli Atom, kto kto, and Snatchpunch opens Sat. 4/18 at TAG!
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “GNOSIS” featuring Blood Guts Toys, Deathcat Toys, Grizlli Atom, kto kto, and Snatchpunch, with special guests Aaron Brookes, Monsterisland, Popsoda, and Purple Toys.
GNOSIS features custom toys and collaborations between these amazing artists including special one-off Elder Demons and Deathcats, Bostyrants, Izumonsters, and more!
The show also features the debut of TAG’s latest soft vinyl production, the Akumaneko (+ Owlene and Psychosophie minis) by Deathcat Toys and Grizlli Atom! Look out for blank editions and special painted customs from the two creators.
Please join us for the exhibit opening on Saturday, April 18th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. Deathcat Toys, Grizlli Atom, and Snatchpunch will be in attendance.
GNOSIS runs through May 8th.
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Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “FULL RESIN VINYL” featuring Mutant Vinyl Hardcore and Retroband. This event showcases these two artists at the top of their game in their respective mediums; soft vinyl and hard resin. With resin Death Guard editions from Retroband and lifesize Sludgedemon fiberglass and custom vinyl figures from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, this show will have something for every collector.
Please join us for the exhibit opening on Saturday, March 21st from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.
FULL RESIN VINYL runs through April 10th.
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “DICHOTOMY”, a Doublethink Group Show. 40+ artists channel their inner undead doppelganger and customize the DOUBLETHINK soft vinyl figure created and sculpted by Takahiro Komuro (TKOM) and produced by TAG!
DICHOTOMY features the following artists:
Ardabus Rubber, Blurbleone, Bob Conge / Plaseebo, Butch Adams, Candie Bolton, David Arshawsky, Deeten, Devils Headquarters, Draculazer, DTOES, George Gaspar, Goreilla, Goto-San, Guumon, Joe Whiteford, Johan Ulrich, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Joseph Harmon, Josh Herbolsheimer, Kenth Toy Works, KTO, Le Merde, Macsorro, Martin Ontiveros, Miscreation Toys, MMToys, Monsterisland, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Okokume, Rampage Toys, Scarecrowoven, Sexualyoukai, SkullToys, Splurrt, TKOM, Todd Robertson, Topheroy, Uamou, and more!
Please join us for the exhibit opening on Saturday, February 21st from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.
DICHOTOMY runs through March 14th.
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Glow in the Dark week starts this Wedneday 2/5 with two new TAG sofubi releases: The TOTIMS by Tim Clark and the MODZILLA from Ron English! Both releases are cast in glow-in-the-dark soft vinyl in Japan.
The TOTIMS stands 12″ tall and consist of 4 individual parts for mixing and matching. Available for $75 this Wednesday at 12PM PST.
The mega MODZILLA towers at 13″ tall and features over 20 individual soft vinyl parts, including removable Rabbbit and Bunnny figures! Available for $150 this Wednesday at 12PM PST.
Also new this week is the Salamander Clear Red and GID from T9G! Features an GID body with a clear red shell that fits over top. TAG is the only US retailer that’s carrying this so don’t miss out! Available for $55 NOW on shop.toyartgallery.com
“FEMINAMORPHE” Candie Bolton, Helen Vine, Okokume, Tasha Zimich, Teresa Chiba and Uamou opens Saturday!
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “FEMINAMORPHE” featuring Candie Bolton, Helen Vine, Okokume, Tasha Zimich, Teresa Chiba and Uamou. Feminamorphe’s six female artists bring a unique perspective to the toy art form, mixing beauty and cuteness with a dark thread of surreality. The show features original drawings, paintings, and prints along with custom toys and exclusive editions.
Candie Bolton: “Feminamorphe is an all female show featuring art that expresses femininity through nature. I chose this theme because I believe it resonates well within the other artists, yet also has personal significance to myself since I’ve always felt that humans should find common ground with nature instead of distinguishing ourselves from it. For my pieces, I imagined a world where the lives of women and animals have been completely merged and exist harmoniously as one creature.”
Uamou: “The approach to my creative work is rather direct and simple, it does not require a lot of thinking really. If anything, I just start painting or drawing with a flash of inspiration. When I was asked to create a series of Uamou for TAG’s “Feminamorphe Show” the first thing that came to my mind was the leopard pattern. Not necessarily restricted to leopards only, the leopard pattern can be found among many animals and plants and have always had my admiration. The leopard pattern is brash and elegant at the same time and I think that for that reason you will find that many women like to wear the leopard pattern as well.
Since the Uamou character has such a simple and universal shape it is possible for me to reinvent the character in an infinite amount of ways. Therefore I have found myself working more and more with colors
and experimenting with patterns. When painting Uamou for Feminamorphe I wanted to accentuate femininity with a swatch of soft and vibrant colors and thus the “New Wave Leopard” Pattern was born.”
Tasha Zimich: “This show is significant to me because my work identifies with the creative ebb and flow of transfiguration. A lot of my artworks follow a surreal vein of things becoming or revealing something else, changing, or appropriating visual or personified qualities. We do that as people too. Growing as individuals doesn’t happen in a vacuum. We’re a product of what we bring into our lives and feed our person with- whether by graceful aesthetic adornments, or the consumption and appropriation of what we aspire to have or be. My figures for Feminamorphe express how we incorporate these forms and traits internally, and they manifest at surface level.”
Helen Vine: “My piece for the show is titled ‘I Live In My Dreams’. The piece is a reflection of my meditations – dreams of me, thoughts swimming in guts, luxury. Like a dream I’d like to leave the meaning open to interpretation.”
Please join us for the exhibit opening on Saturday, January 10th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.
FEMINAMORPHE runs through January 31st.
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Lottery Date and Time: Friday, Dec. 19th 12PM PST through Monday, Dec. 22nd 12PM PST
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present the latest edition of Paul Kaiju’s Slugbeard! Slugbeard measures in at 10” tall and 10” wide, with multiple points of articulation and even a vinyl wrecking ball attached with a real metal chain! This special blank edition of Slugbeard is cast in a milky clear purple soft vinyl.
The Slugbeard Milky Purple Edition retails for $165 and will be released via email lottery starting on Friday, Dec. 19th at 12PM PST and ending on Monday. December 22nd at 12PM PST. Email email@example.com with “Slugbeard Lottery” as the subject along with your paypal address and shipping info. If selected you will be sent an invoice for payment. Please allow 24 hours for a response after the closing time (Monday 12PM PST). Winners will be chosen at random, one entry per participant please (if you submit more than once you will be disqualified). Good luck!