Bewitching X, Johnpaul Gutierrez, Defective Pudding, & Lana Crooks.
Bewitching X, Stranger Factory’s 10th Annual Fall Group Exhibition
features works by Genevieve Greer, Anna Tillett, Ally Burke, Jeremy
Cross, Amy Earles, Fika Art, Vannesa Ramirez, Defective Pudding,
Kaitlin Zeismer, Stephanie Eichelberger, Caitlin McCarthy, Kathie
Olivas, & Brandt Peters.
Artists are invited to find inspiration in the season of Halloween.
To tricks, treats, ghouls, and of course, witches.
Brandt Peters Astrobats!
*Limited to one per household
Brandt, “Apparently I broke the internet by uploading my hand painted
vinyl sofubi for Bewitching X…it crashed our site. So this is what
we’re going to do…”
If you would like to be considered for random lottery drawing to
purchase a piece, please send your email and contact info to
firstname.lastname@example.org from NOW until 12 noon PST Monday, the
A number will be assigned to your email and you will be emailed should
your number be drawn. We will contact you with further instructions
from there. Thank you all who were looking forward to your very own
Astrobat, we apologize for the difficulties earlier today. -Stranger
Dark Playgrounds by Johnpaul Gutierrez
Gutierrez developed the theme of Dark Playgrounds in response to the
growing uncertainty of our children’s future. Having two young
children himself has caused him to reflect on the upcoming
difficulties of navigating the rapidly, changing world. Witnessing the
constant chaos and unrest in the news as well as social media, has
created a nervous agitation about humanity’s immediate future and more
so for our littlest and most vulnerable humans. The need to express
this concern became prominent as playgrounds and schools were shut
down due to the pandemic.
Gutierrez creates a swirling mashup of slides, skulls, and symbolic
creatures emerging from the eyes and mouths of colorful faces. The
characters are the hidden voices that are constantly trying to dictate
a response; these monsters emerge yelling and suspicious while
inhabiting this dark playground.
Dark Playgrounds was created using acrylic paint, watercolor, and the
artist’s favorite medium, pen and pencil.
Bystander in My Tale of Luck by Defective Pudding
Self-taught illustrator and visual artist, Christa Dippel, works under
the artist name Defective Pudding. Her works are primarily created in
color pencil and graphite. Her pieces take on a nostalgic, sweet
appearance while also exploring melancholy subjects. She draws most of
her inspiration from vintage media, toys, and clothes, as well as
wildlife and nature.
Bystander in My Tale of Luck explores the daily experience of anxiety,
mental exhaustion, and a wide range of emotions that mute any attempt
at productivity. Defective Pudding puts emphasis on the emotions in
her creations by utilizing the artist’s feelings towards one’s daily
life. The feeling of an inexperienced gambler each morning, waking up
with no clue what to expect, and the feeling of losing more often than
not. Hope you enjoy this tale of luck.
Portland based artist, Lana Crooks will be having an ongoing solo
exhibition, Found Lost. Unlike other shows, this one is released as
small collections throughout the rest of the year. The next phase of
this series is coming soon.
See the entire show here
We will be rescheduling our upcoming exhibitions; check our website for updates!
Brandt Peters & Phil Noto coming this November! This will be a preview
show for a larger upcoming exhibit in February!