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The Peepshow is hard at work making sure every tassel is perfectly placed, but we do have a few previews of what lovely ladies you will see at the epic Brandt Peters curated event.

Opening February 6th, and featuring the amazing artistic talents of Ryan Heshka, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Jim Mahfood, Brian Ewing, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Aunia Kahn, Tokyo Jesus and Brandt Peters, we are sure you won’t leave unsatisfied.

Now for a little preview.

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LOOK OF BEAUTY art with matte hi resThe exhibit runs Feburary 6th through March 1st, with an opening reception on Friday, February 6th from 6 – 9 PM. Some artists will be in attendance.

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After some not so subtle hints, we can finally fully report on the next figure in the brilliant Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus sofubi line, Clementine by Kathie Olivas.

The test pulls are in from Japan, and this little lady is outstanding! Designed by Kathie and sculpted by Yohei of Mirock Toy, Clementine is an ready for mischief around the world in all her pigtail glory. Clementine is a first in our sofubi line because she is articulated at the arms, head, and waist, but ALSO comes with a removable rabbit puppet.

Kathie is busy finalizing the final color versions, but we think this lady will be showing up very soon.

More info soon, but for now, the turnarounds.
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VIXEN is Brandt Peters’ contemporary re-interpretation of the classic pin-up art. Super heroes, alien school girls, crime bosses, and girl gangs: these characters embody a new female attitude.Peters’ larger than life femme fatales bravely strut the line between light and dark, and transcend any antiquated notions behind the interpretation of the female form.

The collection of new work was created as life-scale, with most pieces hovering between five and six feet tall.

VIXEN!
February 11th – March 15th

Artist’s Reception
Thursday, February 12th, 6PM – 8PM

Book Signing
Saturday, February 14th, 4PM – 6PM

54 Greene Street New York, NY 10013
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Daniel Talone presents his latest creations at Origines where you meet, discover and visit a place out of time.

Brought to you by Source-a-id.com in collaboration with the Maison Fontaine Paris for the 2015 edition of Déco Off

The Maison Fontaine, is considered a private museum. Not normally open to the public and houses a couple pieces the the french refer to in translation as ‘national heirlooms’ to treasures while the society has existed for more then 3 centuries. Déco Off is a yearly event where some of the old time establishment fabric houses open their showrooms to the public, and introduce new lines and often collaborations with artists. This expo will be showing several artists including people who work with stone or wood… predominately furniture based. Daniel is the only artist present actually exposing ‘sculptures’ During the course of the weekend there will be several ‘talks’ given by different people describing their medium/product, and some talking about color… hence conversations.

This amazing event will take place the 22 – 26 January from 11:30 – 6:30.  Daniel will be present after 5 on week days and the whole day on Saturday and Sunday. If you are in the Paris area, please stop by and say hello to one of our favorite artists and discover this mythical place, as well as some very talented creators presenting their ” savoir faire français.”

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We know you are watching! Don’t try to deny it. We see you sneaking glimpses from behind the curtain!

We get our first look at Stranger Factory’s upcoming show(curated by Brandt Peters) Peepshow with Tokyo Jesus!

Tokyo Jesus, otherwise known as Sayu, is an amazing contributor to this ensemble cast of artists titillating us with their muses. Known for skulls, ruin, and devastatingly beautiful human beings, Sayu already has our “interests” perked up with an early sketch of what he is bringing the stage. Now, just like a proper peepshow, we want to see more and more and more!

Other participating artists in the show include Ryan Heshka, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Jim Mahfood, Camilla d’Errico, Brian Ewing, Joe Capobianco, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Aunia Kahn, Tokyo Jesus and Brandt Peters.

The exhibit runs February 6th through March 1st, with an opening reception on Friday, February 6th from 6 – 9 PM. Some artists will be in attendance.

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Phil Noto’s Galaxia 76 opens this Friday at Stranger Factory and let us just say, Phil is crushing it once again! Phil’s openings have become one of the most popular events in ABQ, and we kind of purposely left everyone with some antici…

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Enough with this silliness and on to some previews! Remember, the show opens this Friday and the preview will go out Thursday night or Friday morning, so make sure you are on the email list at www.strangerfactory.com .

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Stranger Factory – February Exhibit

Peepshow – A Group Exhibition of Pin-Up Artists

Stranger Factory is excited to announce “Peepshow”, a new group exhibit of contemporary pop artists reimagining the concept of pin-up art. The classic pin-up was a lowbrow form of art, originally intended as cheap titillation for the masses and commonly used as advertising. Curator Brandt Peters invited his peers to revisit the pin-up not as cheap commerce, but instead to use the form as a showcase for contemporary style, as well as more modern attitudes towards women and the female form.

Participating artists in the show include Ryan Heshka, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Jim Mahfood, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Aunia Kahn, Brian Ewing, Tokyo Jesus and Brandt Peters.

The exhibit runs Feburary 6th through March 1st, with an opening reception on Friday, February 6th from 6 – 9 PM. Some artists will be in attendance.

 

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Stranger Factory will host a special Open House this Friday, December 12th for holiday cheer and shopping while continuing to showcase the Winter Salon exhibit. Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters will also be on-hand to sign copies of their newest books!

Brandt Peters is a guest artist with an 8-page story in DC Comics Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1. Fans can bring their copy for Peters to sign, and there will be a very limited amount available through Stranger Factory to purchase. Peters will also be selling original sketches from the story, as well as exhibiting and selling the original hand-drawn pages.

HarleyKathie Olivas will also have on hand her fresh off the press 98 full color page art book Safe from Tomorrow. This pure eye candy art book features new works from Olivas’ current solo exhibition at AFA NYC + selected works from the past 6 years.
safefromtravels_bookNot to mention, Stranger Factory is packed from wall to wall with original artwork, toys, prints, and holiday gifts for everyone. Come on down to our open house that runs til 8pm 12-12-14!
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Master class

Time to plan our next vacation for this epic workshop coming in 2015!

An Extraordinary Invitation…

Master Classes
Kathie Olivas | Brandt Peters
Nika Dunne | Martin Meunier

Workshops in a medieval castle, Summer 2015
“An Animated World”
Week I: July 25th – August 1st or  Week II: August 1st – 8th
Brandt Peters | Kathie Olivas | Martin Meunier | Nika Dunne

Professional and amateur students alike will learn how to harness their imaginations through instruction and collaboration. Character design and story telling skills will be taught and used to create a stop-motion film. Finally, a seminar with a mentor who will guide students to acquire the savvy to successfully market and produce their own film project.

Students will follow a three-course curriculum over one week at Chateau Belcastel, located one hour south of Paris in one of Frances official “Most Beautiful Villages”

The Courses:

The Fine Art of Character Design, taught by Peters and Olivas

The Art of Stop Motion Animation, taught by Meunier

Producing Animation, taught by Dunne.

Peters and Olivas will train and navigate students through the visual story-telling world of idea and character generation. Students will design characters in both 2D and 3D. In their next class with Martin Meunier, they will breathe life into their ideas and forms through the practice of stop motion animation. In this hands on studio class, students will take their designs and make a final ready-to-shoot puppet.

In the final class of the day, Dunne will navigate students through the business side of animation and production. The class will be cumulative, and engage with material learned in the first two classes. Pitching, script structure, marketing, and setting and keeping budgets will be covered and will help set up film/animation projects for success.

Students will attend all three classes daily over the course of one week. This complete experience will give you the necessary foundation to begin the journey as film-makers focused in stop-motion animation.

TWO SESSIONS, 2015

WHEN: Session I: July 25th – August 1st | Session II: August 1st – August 8th

WHERE: Chateau Belcastel, a one hour flight south of Paris in France

WHAT: Master classes with four renowned artists to learn creative filmmaking and production skills in an historic monument coupled with a holiday in with a rich cultural and culinary experience. for professional and amateur students, and a holiday in a medieval castle which is both an historical landmark and a sprawling art gallery.

INCLUDED: One week of Master classes with accommodations in a semi-private fully furnished house to share in Belcastel, just below the castle where classes will be held. Transportation to and from the airport or train station in Rodez. (20 minutes away.)  A champagne reception with the artists, a private VIP tour of the castle, a fine brunch and dinner in the castle. Students will enjoy a visit to a neighboring village for trips to the market and have dinner at a local farm-to-table restaurant. Friday nights all are invited to attend a village feast by the river .

Students may prepare meals in their own kitchen or dine at the brasserie or Michelin starred restaurant in the village. Airfare and some meals and project materials are the only additional costs.

To see the complete itinerary and pricing, please visit the site here.

How is that for epic?