Monthly Archives: February 2014

i-dig-a-ponyOur first preview of what is to come for the all-star packed bill for “Deadeyes” at Stranger Factory featuring Tim Lee, Joe Scarano, and Robert Hoggard!

Our first teaser is by the almighty Tim Lee titled “I Dig a Pony”, and this ride pops with color!

Tim has changed up his traditional color palette some, and it really is astounding from the blues, crisp white, and the rainbow roll of a nose! We will have more soon from Tim and all the artists from Deadeyes soon!



Travis Louie’s Seaweed Pod is an organism discovered in the Sargasso Sea in 1928.

At first, the bioluminescence of these small creatures was thought to be a lure to catch prey. On close inspection it was revealed to be a defensive weapon. These 5 inch diameter floaters can generate an electrical charge, firing a spark even underwater when in danger.

Catch a rare glimpse of the Seaweed Pod, or take him home when Circus Posterus’ Traveling Circus comes to Rotofugi in Chicago this Saturday.

Boomerang2__SMThe winter has been long and cold so far, but luckily for us, that gives Amanda Louise Spayd time to create a new assortment of brilliant Dust Bunnies for Circus Posterus’  “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi in Chicago.  Even Boomerang above is thrilled to be going to Chicago (mostly for pizza).

Alright, onward to Amanda’s amazing work –





Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi opens February 15 through March 9th. 

Coming to Stranger Factory in March 2014 is a new exhibit called “Deadeyes”, featuring new works by unique and talented artists Tim Lee, Joe Scarano, and Robert Hoggard.


Tim Lee’s work combines music, Americana, pop-culture and bits of Southern Gothic, stirred together in nostalgic worlds and imagined time. With elements of cubism mixed with an Eastern European folktale feel, Tim’s paintings and drawings evoke a unique style and flavor.


Joe Scarano’s characters and environments recall the odd early days of animation and the dingy despair of the 1930s. With their popsicle stick bucktoothed grins, hollow heads, and dead eyes, his characters often straddle the lines between funny, tragic, grotesque, and sad.


Robert Hoggard’s mixed media sculptures combine original sculpts and found objects to create a sort of “future vintage”; unique robots that look like the future we imagined in the 1960s. Often ensconced in vintage suitcases and trucks, Hoggard’s well-worn travelers look like they’re wearily heading off on another fruitless adventure, or possibly just returning from one.

This exhibit runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

Almost all the clowns are packed into the car for Circus Posterus “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugibut we still have much to show you before the opening.

On that note, Jen Musatto is set to make a big hometown splash with her ThEm DoLLz gracing the gallery shelves. Jen has been planning, designing, and sewing these plush masterpieces for weeks, and we finally get to see them in person this Saturday the 15th.

How about a preview of a few?


Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” opens February 15 and runs through March 9th at Rotofugi.

Exhibiting artists include Stan Manoukian, Tim Lee, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Joe Scarano, Stephan Webb, Shing Yin Khor, Katie Carillo, Jen Musatto, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Valency Genis, and Travis Louie.

not a spice girl

Put down your chopsticks and take a big gulp of sake because the next Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke sofubi is about to light up your sinuses! This time around lil Miss Ginger has invited her cousin The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy to the party, and she is just as stinky and even more spicy! All that glitter is gold in her book!

Those attending Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi will get the first shot at Chris Ryniak’s The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy that weekend with the rest of us seeing the release at and shortly after.

The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy is an edition of 60 for $89.


Shing Yin Khor is definitely overworked but she still brings her A game for art shows every time. For the Circus Posterus “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi, she even pushed herself a tad more with this brilliant Clown Jelly curiosity cabinet.

tumblr_mzptxwl9Rs1qacyzno7_1280Note all the different clown jelly sculpts and even a life cycle of polyps and medusa stages! The cabinet even includes articles from the sea and small science vials. This mount looks like something straight out of a zoology lab to me!
tumblr_mzptxwl9Rs1qacyzno4_1280There is even a drawer!!! What is in that drawer, you ask? Well, you have to go to Rotofugi to see!

Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi opens February 15 through March 9th. 

The preview should come out sometime this evening for Phil Noto’s “Full Diclosure” and Jim Mahfood’s “Perfect Machine”, so we thought one last glimpse at some of the work was a proper thing to do.

So here are the “Pantless Wonder” and “Starlet” as an appetizer for all the goodness coming tomorrow night at the opening!

PantslessWonder StarletBoth exhibits run February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.