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The OUTER LIMITS gallery tour comes to Stranger Factory this August

with Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters!

Internationally recognized fine artists and toy designers Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters launched their highly anticipated OUTER LIMITS gallery tour earlier this Summer of 2016 across three cities from the “mile high” city of Denver, Colorado (Sally Centigrade Gallery)… to Old Route 66 in New Mexico (Stranger Factory Gallery), to across the pacific ocean to the capital city of Manila, Philippines (Secret Fresh).
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Stranger Factory is pleased to host the second stop for their OUTER LIMITS TOUR at their flag-ship gallery in Albuquerque, NM. Outer Limits opens On August 5th with an opening reception with the artists from 6-9 PM (both artists in attendance).

Outer Limits presents the most recent collaborations and individual new works from this artist couple. Often known for their hand made art toys and limited edition vinyl figures, both Peters and Olivas have also spent the last 20 years developing their careers as narrative painters. This current series of work is inspired by cosmic travelers, psychic healers, futuristic utopias, and a potential zombie apocalypse.

This exhibition tour marks the first time Peters and Olivas have shown together as a two-person exhibition in over 6 years.
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About the Artists:
Kathie Olivas is an internationally exhibited multi-media artist from New Mexico. Through her current body of work she explores society’s insatiable desire to assign ‘cuteness’ and our discomfort with the unknown. A dark blend of early American portraiture set in post apocalyptic times, her paintings and hand-made art toys are a satirical look at how fear affects our sense of reality.

Brandt Peters is an award winning internationally recognized and accomplished visual artist, designer, story developer (animation-film), illustrator, character and toy designer. His work hearkens back to the earliest days of comics and animation, with a seeming simplicity that hides layers of intricate back story. His humor and unerring sense of composition, combined with a strong narrative thread that has consistently woven through all his work for the past decade, has made him a favorite of art and toy collectors the world over.
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The show will run August 5 – 28th.
Opening Reception on August 5th (6-9 PM)

Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

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Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas‘ embark on a magical Outer Limits Tour! This adventure starts with a Denver takeover including a two person show at Sally Centigrade and a hangout at the Denver Art Toy Meetup at Lowbrow!
Outer Limits: Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters Two Person Show
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 16 (5-9 PM) / On Display from June 16-July 23
Sally Centigrade Art Gallery
1423 Larimer Street
Downstairs Walkway, Suite 080 
Denver, Colorado 80202
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Friday, June 17 at 6 PM / Located at: LOWBROW DENVER: 38 Broadway, Denver CO 80203 / Come meetup with us Friday, June 17th from 6-9pm, after the opening day of Denver Comic Con. We’ll be hanging out with Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas, drinking beers and oggling toys! As if that didn’t already have your fancy thoroughly tickled, we will also have new newness, including the new Stranger Factory Coloring Book!!!!Come hang out!!!

Stranger Factory is pleased to announce Greetings from the Other Side group exhibition!
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“Greetings from the other Side” is a group exhibition featuring 13 artists whose work explores the unexplained. Inspired by their fascination of divination, American spiritualism, and/ or the great unknown, featured artists will be showcasing works based in the manifestation of often otherworldly ideas and visions.

Artists Jeremy Cross, Peter Hague, Kathie Olivas, and Brandt Peters will all be in attendance for the opening reception on July 1st, from 6-9pm.

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Peter Hague
Mudmonkey
Buddy Nestor
Kathie Olivas
Peca
Brandt Peters
Ellie Rusinova
Seymour
Shing Yin Khor
Joe Scarano
Brandan Styles
Slone Slone

The show will run July 1st – 31st.
Opening Reception on July 1st (6-9 PM)

Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

 

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Otto Bjornik’s Exclusive Stranger Factory Bai Chu (Li-Fu! Edition)

Releasing Friday, May 20th at Noon PST is Otto Bjornik’s Exclusive Stranger Factory Bai Chu (Li-Fu! Edition) with a 1:7 Gold Variant!

 

The Tale of Bai Chu the Bloodthirsty!

Hundreds of years ago, there lived an infamous Commander General named Bai Chu. Bai Chu was feared by enemies and friends alike, for he was a fierce and ruthless leader, and he inspired the utmost dread in those who would oppose him. Incredibly ambitious, he hungered for power and plotted to take over the world with his army of fearless warriors. Tales of how Bai Chu would behead his foes and drink blood from their still-beating hearts were especially terrifying, and mothers would tell them to frighten disobedient children. “If you are bad, Bai Chu will come for you in the night!” they would caution a wide-eyed child.

One dark and stormy evening, in unexplored forested lands of Calinan after a bloody battle, Bai Chu lay restless in his tent. While devising plans to gain more strength and conquer more nations, he thought he heard mournful voices outside. Instantly alert, he quickly came out to investigate, and very soon he was lost in a huge forest where the very trees seemed to whisper in the wind. Suddenly, an old lady appeared in front of him.

“Help me, O great warrior, for I hunger so”, she croaked. Bai Chu scoffed and raised his weapon in anger! “Fool crone! Know you not who I am? I am Bai Chu the bloodthirsty, the long-lived, the mighty! I will put you out of your misery!” But before he could lower his weapon to take her head, the old woman vanished, the wind seemed to beat and howl, and in her place a beautiful diwata appeared. She spoke with the voice of the wind:

“O Bai Chu, in your arrogant pride you have become so small. From this day forth, I curse you to hunger, to be insignificant and ignored!

Bai Chu the bloodthirsty: I make you a blood drinker.

Bai Chu the long-lived: I make you immortal.

BAi Chu the mighty: I make you smaller than a tiny child’s plaything!

The spell shall only be broken when your heart becomes true, It is done!”

And that is how Bai Chu the Bloodthirsty became the cutest, smallest vampire to ever exist. He refers to everyone he meets as his Dark Minions. As he is too small to really drink a large human’s blood, he subsists on blood oranges, which he finds are surprisingly delicious. It is not uncommon to find blood oranges near him, with two tiny tell-tale teeth marks. Bai Chu is still quite fearless, and likes to run at his enemies ferociously screaming his own name: “Bai Chu! Bai Chu! Bai Chu!” From a distance, it sounds like a small voice is yelling “Biteyoubiteyoubiteyou!” from somewhere around your ankles.

Will you be Bai Chu’s jailer, or his accomplice? Will you try to change his wicked ways, or help him achieve world domination? Whatever you choose, you better have some blood oranges ready before he comes home with you!

Bai Chu: (Bite You)
Talisman: “I Hunger!”
Height: 5 1/2″ inches
Material: Resin Body and Magnet
Edition Quantity: 35pcs

Available at www.circusposterus.com

The miniscule vampire stands approximately 5 ½” tall (you may need to stoop down quite low to hear him shouting “Biteyoubiteyoubiteyou!”as he is very very small). He is cursed with a rigid resin body emulating the smooth vampiric skin of his kind, and a neodymium magnet that pulls him towards your refrigerator (an indignity Bai Chu will probably never forgive you for).
His magnetic restraining talisman with the words “I Hunger” written in beautiful Chinese calligraphy is removable, and you may need to reattach it should Bai Chu prove too much to handle!

Gold Variant 1:7
Li-Fu : Nature
Green Li-Fu contains the mighty power of nature. Forged in the forest and tempered in verdant environments, the Li-Fu edition communes with nature spirits to hone in on Bai-Chu’s targets every single time (however, being green, he is a bit gullible).

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  • This is for a PRE-SALE – Figures are estimated to arrive in September (Fall 2016)
  • The next character in the highly sought out THE 13 universe from Brandt Peters & Kidrobot
  • Figure is 8” (tall)
  • Comes with removable skull mask, electricity props, and skull cane accessories
  • Box comes signed by the artist, Brandt Peters
  • Pre-sale Lord Strange comes with a 5″ x 7″ marker sketch by the artist and designer, Brandt Peters

    Pick one up now at
    http://www.circusposterus.com/store/new-releases/brandt-peters-lord-strange-8-dunny-pre-sale/

Stranger Factory is pleased to announce 3 new solo exhibitions coming to our gallery in June!

Jasmine Becket-Griffith

jbgWorld renowned fantasy artist, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, known for her highly rendered imaginative ‘pop’ genre fantasy, horror, sci-fi and gothic based artworks, will be focusing on small, highly detailed works for her upcoming exhibition. Her work features doe-eyed innocents in sweet, idealized scenes reminiscent of old master’s portraits. Her soft technique of painting plays with light and color in a way that the transcends typical fantasy narrative and is more of an exploration in escapism from a harsh modern world.
 
Highly sought out by major entertainment studios from Walt Disney to Hot Topic, Jasmine has reached acclaimed international recognition with her fan base. Her original work can be seen gracing countless books (as well as art books), oracle decks, games, clothing, and more.

Becket-Griffith graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. She currently lives in Celebration, FL with her husband, Matt and their cats with a satellite studio in London, England.


Desiree Fessler
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California based traditional painter, Desiree Fessler will be joining the main gallery room with her exhibition.

Known for her humor and dreamy super sweet, colorful animal imagery, Fessler focuses on new works that  explore her fascination with child-hood imagery juxtapozed against the contrasts of haunting and realistic animal archetypes and icons pulling the viewer through purposeful tension and emotions.

Fessler lives in Los Angeles with her husband David, and their amazing dog Ni.


Stephan Webb
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Joining us with his newest exhibition of bronze sculpture and wearable art pieces.Stephan Webb creates complex surrealist sculptures that combine elements of biological forms and figures in metal casting and bronze sculpture highlighting the commentary on the fabricated nature of our surroundings as humans  and pushing the conversation about the roles that nature, industry, and technology play in our lives and our constant need to seek harmonious balance between the two.

Webb lives in Albuquerque and is a graduate from the University of New Mexico with a BS in Biology.

The show will run June 3rd – 26th.
Opening Reception on June 3rd (6-9 PM)

 

Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

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From the world of Stingy Jack, comes a brand new figure by toy designer, Brandt Peters known as The Night King! Making his debut release during the Stranger Factory 5 Year Anniversary show on May 6th, The Night King appears out of the shadows in two colorways of Candy Corn and Half-Dead! Be the first to channel this mysterious being this Friday!

THE NIGHT KING

o   STRANGER FACTORY DEBUT RELEASE – May 6th

o   HALF-DEAD (blue colorway) / Edition: 310

o   CANDY CORN (Orange colorway) / Edition: 265

o   Vinyl toy with articulated ball-joint bat wings

o   Comes with top hat accessory

o   Produced and Manufactured by Cardboard Spaceship Toys

o   3D Modeled by Dennis Cornetta

o   Boxes signed by artist when purchased through Circus Posterus or Stranger Factory www.circusposterus.com

o   8” Tall /203 mm (approx.)

o   $58

 

May brings two new exhibitions to Stranger Factory!
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Japanese artist Erika Sanada presents several new expressive sculptures that she considers both odd and dreamy. Her softly bizarre ceramic creatures make their first debut at Stranger Factory in May with her solo exhibition “COPE.” As autobiographical spirit animals, her unique canines allow her to cope with her own anxiety and serve as empowering alter egos.

She recently earned her MFA in Ceramics at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

“My work reflects the weird and the creepy; I am fascinated with the dark side. “Odd Things” are my current body of work and I use ceramic for making bizarre creatures. They have extra body parts such as multiple arms, legs, teeth and ears.  These are how I express my sensitive mind. There are two reasons I create misshapen and abnormal work. One is my bitter childhood and the second is my constant anxieties.”

Stranger Factory presents

5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
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Tim Lee (on left) / Danita Art (Middle) / Splurrt (on right)
Stranger Factory is pleased to announce our 5 year group anniversary exhibition with an all star line-up of character driven artists that have graced our walls throughout the years.
ARTIST LIST:
Joe Scarano
Tim Lee
Tokyo Jesus
Eimi Takano
Karl Deuble
Peter Hague
Dennis Cornetta
Vanessa Ramirez
Kathie Olivas
Jen Musatto
Michele Lynch
Lana Crooks (bat wings)
Danita Art
Brandt Peters
Creeptoons
Fika Art
Splurrt
Stephan Webb
Erika Sanada”COPE” and Stranger Factory’s “5 Year Anniversary” opens Friday May 6th, from 6-9 pm (open to the public).
The show will run May 6th – 29th.

 

Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049