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If you’re a frequent visitor to this blog, or to our Sideshow forums, you may already be quite familiar with Dan Talone(sethsabbat), whose gorgeous collections we’ve featured before, as well as a series of delightful guest posts during Le Carnaval Des Spectres. This time, we are thrilled to welcome him to Stranger Factory as an exhibiting artist, for our Sideshow exhibition opening in August.

Dan’s art is an atmospheric combination of Old World charm and rustic hand sewing, and his fabric sculpture is a delightful reflection of his eerie, off kilter, packratty, aesthetic.

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He took some time away from his busy life in Paris to chat with us about his influences and collections!

Circus Posterus: How did you find your way to Paris? (You’re originally from America, right?)

Dan Talone: I actually left the states for London. My intention at the time was to take a little voyage before continuing my university education. Needless to say, I extended my visit for 5 years. Towards the end of that 5 years there were several events that took place that brought me to Paris.  It was a good time for a new adventure.  Now after 18 years here I am not sure I could make another move like that again.

How did you end up working with textiles, and what draws you to textile art?

I had a string of jobs that were back to back involving textile.  It started off with wrapping a very old tree in silk in Florence, followed by the covering of furniture and found objects in Irish tweed in Kildare and then decorating a commercial center with 500 pairs of jeans in Belgium.  I amassed a lot of fabric!  I started to do little pieces of work and experiments, I never sewed before in my life, but was amazed at the pieces of handwork I would find in the brocantes (flea markets) here in Paris.   My 3D stuff started with a combination of making creations based from my nephew’s drawings, and doing accessories for a song in a French piece of theater called Les Joyeux Bouchers by Boris Vian  (The Happy Butchers)  which called for slabs of meat, skinned rabbits and legs of ham all in fabric.

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A preview of Dan’s gorgeously off kilter fabric sculpture.

 

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sdcc2014You have patiently been waiting on what you will see from Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters at SDCC, and we finally have some insight into this amazing event.

Both Kathie and Brandt will be signing from 12-2pm on Friday and Sunday at the Cardboard Spaceship booth #5638, and they are bringing along some exciting pieces including:

Midi Green Mint Vamp Masks
Standard Size Mint Vamp Masks
Standard Size Plasma Vamp Masks
9″ Black Cat Skelves
9″ Cyan Vamp Skelves with Red Masks 
…and a few surprises.

More information and images soon!

 

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Releasing this Wednesday, July 16th in the Circus Posterus Store, is the “Fantasmic Rainbow” Muckey!

We have a limited supply of this highly sought after piece from Instinctoy for $140. Standing 7.5” tall and featuring a multi-gradient spray in GID vinyl makes this Muckey truly fantasmic! As with all Muckeys, if you lift the head you’ll get a toothy surprise, and there is also one on its bum too.

Keep checking the Circus Posterus Store this Wednesday and be ready to F5!

We currently have these as “sold out” in the store, this will change when they are available on 7.16.14.

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Stranger Factory is excited to present two new exhibits for August; a group show curated by Kathie Olivas, and a new exhibit in the Project Room by fan favorite Leecifer.

“Sideshow” is a group exhibit in our main gallery featuring circus-themed work from a talented and diverse roster of artists, curated by Stranger Factory co-owner Kathie Olivas. Sideshow features new works by Kathie Olivas, Jessica Joslin, Brandan Styles, Desiree Fessler, Valency Genis, Dan Talone, Seymour (Peter Kelk), DrilOne, and Phil Noto. With works ranging from original drawings to paintings to sculptures and customs, Sideshow brings all the wonder, magic, and mystery of the circus to life.

In the Project Room, Stranger Factory brings new original works by Leecifer, a fan favorite. His new body of work, entitled “Real Live”, brings his signature painting style to a new group of sculptures and customized figures. Featuring a bright and almost child-like color palette that has been worn and weathered, Leecifer’s work looks like designer toys from a distant past…the lost designer vinyl of the mid-century.

There are opening receptions for both exhibits on Friday, August 1st from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Some artists will be in attendance.

 

For the past few weeks, we have been giving you tons of teasers and progress images for the monumental Stranger Factory x Cotton Candy Machine show that opens on Friday, July 11! Two galleries with the same roster of artists is a pretty epic experiment, and we’re excited to be part of it!

Well, if you didn’t get a chance to see all our social media posts this week, here is a quick catch up for you. If you did see all of our fun development images, we have a surprise for you at the end of the slideshow!

hint: it is an image we haven’t shown yet. obviously. 

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