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Stranger Factory is pleased to announce our Halloween group exhibition Bewitching VI in our main gallery. Bewitching is the annual Halloween group show featuring an eclectic and diverse group of artists creating their own personal versions of iconic Halloween-related imagery in a wide variety of styles and mediums. Halloween is an incredibly special holiday for Circus Posterus and Stranger Factory, and our favorite time of year. We hold many shows and events each year, but Bewitching is always one of our favorites, and we hope you’ll join us for this celebration of all things dark and spooky.

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kBewitching VI runs October 7th – 31st, with an opening reception on Friday, October 7th from 6 – 9 PM.
Bewitching VI runs October 7th – 31st, with an opening reception on Friday, October 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

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What remains when all is said and done? 21 Artists translate the phrase “All That Remains” in this bone, fantastical anatomical, “remains” themed exhibition. From ink to thread, from stone to bone, a variety of specimens will be unearthed inside Stranger Factory on October 7th.

With guest curation by Lana Crooks
Featuring new works by:
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Jeremy Bastian
Lana Crooks
Jessica Dalva
Kristina Drake
Matt Hall
Stephanie Inagaki
Darla Jackson
Jessica Joslin
Jennifer Joslin
Mahlimae
Lauren Marx
Caitlin McCormick
Stephanie Metz
Christina Mrozik
Forest Rogers
Virginie Ropars
Sinan Soykut
Tyler Thrasher
Jake Waldron
Katherine Walsh of FearsomeBeast
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Both Exhibitions will run October 7th – 31st, 2016.
Opening Reception on October 7th (6-9 PM)

*Several artists will be in attendance as well as Curator, Lana Crooks

 

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

 

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The next installment of the Tomenosuke x Circus Posterus Sofubi line is here and they are a sight to see and ultra limited!
Pink GID swirl Calliope by Kathie Olivas and Stingy Jack by Brandt Peters
 dropping this Friday, September 9 at Stranger Factory and www.CircusPosterus.com at Noon PST!
Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack and Calliope JackalopeThe release date will be:
NON North America at September 10th 2016 at 11AM JST.
North America September 9th 2016 Noon Pacific Standard Time

Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack (edition size 32 world wide)
Pink GID Swirl Calliope Jackalope (edition size 32 world wide)

Good luck!


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Stranger Factory is pleased to announce contemporary character artists, Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd will be joining forces once again for their fifth collaborative Stranger Factory show, entitled “Harvest Moon.” Drawing from a mutual fondness of Halloween, the two have crafted a show that celebrates crunchy fallen leaves, crisp autumn air, and the spooky darkness of a moonless night.

Chris’s detailed sculpting brings iconic characters into his own signature style. Friendly pumpkins, black cats, bats, and other creatures of the night will come out to play.

Amanda’s vintage-inspired Dust Bunnies recall a nostalgic Halloween from days gone by. Festooned with garlands, Trick-or-Treat bags, witch hats, and other festive touches, they eagerly await the witching hour with wide-eyed wonder.

About the Artists:
Amanda Louise Spayd’s mixed-media work combines the textures and colors of antique domestic objects, the natural world, and an obsessive attention to detail. Her aesthetic is influenced by her love of antiques and textiles, as well as a deep nostalgia for the innocent curiosity and emotional attachments of childhood. Creating objects that evoke strong emotions – pity, love, or a feeling of protection over them – is at the core of what inspires her artistically. She has been published internationally, and is highly sought after by collectors around the globe, as well as having recently entered the toy market with both Japanese sofubi and vinyl blindbox toys, as well as cast-resin collectible figures.

Chris Ryniak is an American artist born in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He spent his childhood basking in the warm glow of Saturday morning cartoons and flipping over rocks in search of insects, reptiles and ghosts.

A sculptor and painter of all manner of creatures both large and small, he has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world. His work has also been published in numerous books and periodicals in the US as well as in Europe and Asia. Chris is a toy-designer and sculptor of numerous instantly sold-out editions of designer art toys and figures. He is also well-known for his series of daily monster drawing project entitled ” Morning Scribbles” in which he has created and shared over 800 original creatures.
The show will run September 2 – October 2nd, 2016.
Opening Reception on September 2nd (6-9 PM)
*Both artists will be in attendance

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

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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
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Buddy Nestor
Kathie Olivas
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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/