Remaining pieces from the opening night are now available online here.
Work from Bwana Spoons and T9G’s TxB is now available online, lots of awesome pieces left! If you’re in the area make sure to come by the gallery from now til June 9th to see the show in person, including Bwana’s massive mural and mini diorama.
Shop TXB here!
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “TxB” featuring the work of T9G and Bwana Spoons. “TxB”, as the title suggests, has Bwana and T9G customizing, designing, and mashing each other’s signature characters together in a host of mediums including paintings, murals, toys, and more!
This concept extends to production as well, as “TxB” marks the debut of the three unique vinyl figures co-designed by Bwana and T9G (who also sculpted) and produced by Toy Art Gallery!
TxB also features individual work from the artists including a new black and white zine from Bwana and a life-size Rangeas from T9G.
Bwana and T9G descend on TAG in person for the “TxB” opening on Saturday , May 26th from 7-11 PM. with a DJ, drinks, and more. Join us at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. “TxB” runs through June 9th.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Hi, my name is Bwana Spoons. I am a painter, and half jack of many other trades. I heart trees, moss, and monsters. I make toys, and design shoes, bust the occasional illustration, or work on an installation. I make art. I own and run Grass Hut Art Market based in Portland Oregon. GH is a little gallery and retail space showcasing both local and global arts.
My clientele includes- Foundation Skateboards, Hurley, Converse, Dekline, Bumbleride, Threadless Select, Hessenmob, Gargamel, Super7, DC Shoe Company, and a host of others.
I have shown my arts in various corners of the earth including- Artoyz- Paris, Thrashout, Hurley Space Tokyo- Tokyo, Double Punch, 111 Minna, Super 7- San Francisco, Giant Robot, Switcheroo, TAG, Gallery 1988, Hurley Space, La Luz- Los Angeles, Subtext- San Diego, Atticus Gallery- Barcelona, Concrete Hermit- London, Motel, Compound, Grass Hut- Portland, Roq la Rue- Seattle, Outre Gallery- Sidney, Max Fish, GRNY- New York, and a pile of other places I forget.
Most recently I have worked on a few large murals and installations with Hurley in Los Angeles and Tokyo. That is fun.
T9G is a figure creator based in Tokyo.
His backbone as a toy figure sculptor allows him to create his own figure.
Uses doll eyes as an icon of his work.
Creates his original world into figures.
T9G’s work is exhibited at LOVELESS Character Aoyama, Tokyo, SFT National Art Center Tokyo (on display and for sale), “The Lobby” in the Hankyu Department Store Umeda, Osaka (solo), SILAS & MARIA (Joint Exhibition), minorityrev (exhibition) exhibition, and many others all over the world
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Three great new releases from Secret Base just arrived at our doorstep. Miss Mysterious is looking better than ever in marbled pink and yellow vinyl and Dr. Mortality is lighting the place up with a glow in the dark cloak and clear green head and hands (with a clear gray variant!). We have the newest Devilman mini set, this time blind-bagged (Blue or Green version) with a sweet Rockin’ Jelly Bean poster!
Check out all of our Secret Base goodness HERE.
Work from Nathan Hamill’s Bellicosity: A Bellicose Bunny Group Custom Show is now online! If you missed last night’s opening here’s your chance to pick up some amazing customs from artists such as A Little Stranger, Ardabus Rubber, Cris Rose, J*RYU, Julie B., Leecifer, Luke Chueh, Martin Hsu, Miss Mindy, Nebulon5, Osirisorion, Ragnar, RsinArt, John “Spanky” Stokes, Steve Talkowski, Southerndrawl, Task One, Todd Robertson, Touma, Toybot Studios, Valleydweller, and more!
Click HERE to see the customs and make a purchase!
Be sure to check back over the next few days as more customs will be added.
BELLICOSITY runs through April 6th at Toy Art Gallery.
Nathan Hamill’s Bellicosity: A Bellicose Bunny Custom Group Show is coming to Toy Art Gallery March 23rd. Stay tuned to the blog for some sneak peeks from the huge variety of talents who are participating in the show, including but not limited to:
A Little Stranger
Blamo – Mikie
John Paul Kaiser
Old Oak Tap